Curing Overdried Buds with a Boveda Pack or Humidity Packs.

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Outdoors' started by AngryPossum, Oct 18, 2022.

  1. If you over-dried your buds from harvest, can you use a Boveda pack or add some moisture/humidity to the mason jar when curing,,,,without screwing up the curing process.
     
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  2. I've done it, but to me (and I have not done any actual testing to confirm this) it seems like the boveda bags do better at lowering the RH of the storage jars, than they do at raising it (like trying to take a jar at 50% RH and bring it up to 60% seems less effective than using a boveda bag to drop the RH from 70-60,
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    It won't hurt to add them in an attempt to "re-hydrate" the buds, but it may not be super effective depending on jar size / boveda size / and how full you are packing each jar with flower. Hopefully someone with better curing knowledge (most of my skill is in lighting and electrical) might give you some better ideas, but for now, at least this post will bump the thread for you!
     
  3. The moisture can be replaced; however, the product will never be as good as it would have been had the proper moisture level been maintained throughout the dry and cure process. There are some important processes that take place during the dry and cure making it very important to monitor things closely.
     
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  4. are we talking about pounds or ounces? also how dry are they like turning to dust? there is a certain point beyond return just be more careful next time if you try to add any mist it could cause more damage like mold
     
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  5. is that how full you fill your jars? just curious
     
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  6. If the humidity was too low you can kind of rehydrate them but I don’t believe it can revive the curing process. I fill the jars to at least 3/4 full and I only have giant ones and one of mine was like less than half and had a shit cure and I threw a boveda pack in and the humidity went back up to 62 but the smell is way off and they’re still crunchy as shit
     
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  7. Nah those are "party favor" jars left over from a weekend bud trimming party. Usually I put 1 to 1.5 ounces per quart mason jar and 1 size 4 63% boveda pack.

    This is about how full I pack them when they are ready for storage (some jars are too high RH based on the meters, so I may burp them a few times before putting them in storage, also it was a very rainy day when I was working, which can also make the jars read higher as they are initially filled with super wet rainy air as opposed to more dry conditions) The size 4 packs boveda says can preserve up to an ounce, but as long as you dry them out a little beforehand so they enter jars below 70%, a size 4 pack can easily preserve 1.5 ounces for about 2 years (the longest stored weed I've personally grown and smoked)
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    Next grow I'm thinking of simplifying the "share jars" from the current quart size into some big ass 1 gallon jars with like 2 size 8 boveda packs or one size 63 per gallon jar in there.
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  8. back in the day, 20 years ago or whatever....a slice of orange peel for a day or two did the trick.. bro science!
     
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  9. No not dust, but pretty dry. I may do the Boveda Packs. It couldn't hurt I suppose.
     
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  10. I just leave the lid of the jar for a couple of days but hey Im high in Rh% here
    one of my favorites had I over dried is re hang them again, this time leave a damp towel hanging close by

    does the trick
     
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  11. I've had the same deal in reverse on humid summer harvests here (esp if they have to be cut early or wet trimmed), hung it for 7 days, tried to jar it up, but no amount of desiccant would get the RH down enough to prevent bud rot, so I had to un-jar and re-hang like 2lbs of bud for an additional 2 days once.

    Shit sucked, but I wasn't about to risk that much flower, sounds like you had to do similar, but in reverse.
     
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  12. it would be nice to have a tool to measure the content in flower,
    all I have is my scales to give a rough indication ..lol
     
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  13. Stick a fan leaf in with it
     
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  14. I use white bread to put moisture back into super dry buds. It has no flavor so it doesn't affect the taste of the buds and its way way way way cheaper than buying Boveda desiccant packs.
     
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  15. Well apparently a tool does exist. I saw a YouTube video at some point in the jillions of hours I spent researching harvesting and in one of them them there was a small scale commercial grow and they were doing whole plant hangs and they had probes that they stabbed into the stalk that they used to judge when to jar it.. it looked expensive though so I didn’t even bother looking into it lol
     
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  16. Probably had it sponsored to them
     
  17. #17 TimJ, Oct 19, 2022
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    This subject has been beaten to death here and on other weed related sites. You can add moisture back to over dried bud. But, once your bud goes below 55% relative humidity. You can no longer bring it back to a curing state. Period. One other thing I'd like to add. Bread contains yeast and even though yeast are only single celled fungus. They can contribute to mold. Adding citrus peel is a quick fix to try to decrease the harshness of over dried bud. But, again it will not bring you back to a curing state. Once terpenes are lost due to over drying they cannot be revitalized. Good luck. Whenever you want accurate information about cannabis. It's worth using a search engine like this one. Google Scholar
    Research hemp when cannabis gives you little on the subject or even Tobacco.
    Scholar.google will give you accredited studies.
     
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  18. I tried one this year, wasn't too impressed. - https://www.homedepot.com/p/General...ater-Damage-and-Mold-Prevention-MM7/309036963
     
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  19. I've owned several different moisture meters for wood. I owned and operated a custom cabinet shop for around 9 years. Pinned moisture meters work based on resistance. I'm not sure who suggested that it would work for bud or stems. But, they usually require a correction chart for the materials/wood species being tested. I believe I posted a link that clearly explained that in the post you made.
     
  20. A cheap and easy way if u cant find boveda or short on $, try a Lower Tortila.
     

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