Sealed bud

Discussion in 'DIY and Homemade' started by Nimski13, Nov 4, 2022.

  1. I received homegrown plant freshly harvested but was sealed for almost a week in a bag without being ‘burped’. Just started the drying process a week later. Do you think the weed will be good? Or time will tell and fingers crossed no mold?
     
  2. Wet weed sealed for a week usually molds. If not then.


    A lot depends on your local humidity. If your not drying at 70% humidity extra steps are needed to stay in range as the dry is the most critical step. Blow the dry and no cure can happen.

    I only take down off the plant what I can trim up in 10 minutes as longer then that and it wilts and makes trimming that much harder.
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    A jar of denatured Alcohol to dip and clean the scissors in keeps them from gumming up.
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    Hang until the smallest popcorn buds firm back up. In my local low 12 % humidity this can happen in just hours.

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    Strip all the buds from the major branches, cut into thumb sized nugs and bag them.
    A pair of grape scissors works best for this.

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    Stack bags in new clean closed trashcan overnight.

    Set back out during the day. They'll spend less time out and exposed as the days progress. Stir the bag contents a few times a day.

    This slows the dry and made all the difference in how my end product started to come out. Soft and squishy = needs more time exposed. Stiff and almost crunchy = needs more can time. At the end of 7 to 10 days you want to be at 65-62% when the can is first opened in the morning as that is your best read. I suspended a humidity gauge at the top of the can.
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    At that point it is perfectly dried and can be placed in jars with no pesky burping needed.

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    Half gallon mason jars with a 60 gram size 62% Boveda humidity pack for insurance and a 60 day cure will give you as good as it gets.
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    This works in low humidity zones and will get you a can of mold in Florida hurricane season. :)

    BNW
     

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