HELP drying at 75-80 % humidity

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Bait head, May 31, 2018.

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    Bait head

    Bait head Active Member

    Hi all I am currently drying some buds I have removed all the fan leaves and most large sugar leaves the plant is hanging as a whole plant just chopped at the bottom they are in a tent with a extractor fan sucking out stale air and a small oscillating fan on the floor circulating air but not blowing on the buds the temperature is at a steady 21 22 Celsius but my concern is that the humidity is at 75 - 80 % and won't get no lower and I am adding a few plants in there everyday which seems to bring humidity back up again will this make my weed dry wrong or smell bad as the smell seems to be disappearing they have been in there for 4 days now and still no where near dry could someone please advise me or am I just being paranoid thanks all
     
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    GroErr

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    You're reading it right, those plants won't dry in that high RH. You'll need to drop the RH to ~65% somehow, or move them somewhere where you can get the RH down. No need to panic, the slower you dry them the better but at 75-80% you could leave them there for weeks and they wouldn't properly dry.
     
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    Bait head

    Bait head Active Member

    Ok then I'm happy to wait as long as it takes and I am constantly checking for mold and none so far just worried it will come out smelling like hay do you think it is possible to smell good after such a long dry period
     
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    GroErr

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    No, actually I wasn't clear enough. You cannot dry them in that high RH, even after weeks they wouldn't dry to the point where you can burp/cure them. You could try but you're risking mould, not necessarily hay smells, only time I've had hay smell was chopping and hanging very wet outdoor plants. No other options for reducing your RH in that tent like a dehumidifier?
     
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    70's natureboy

    70's natureboy Well-Known Member

    There is a reason people shoot for 65%. Higher than that is mold growing envoirnment.
     

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