Think i fu#ked up

Discussion in 'Harvesting and Processing Marijuana' started by Imnew, Sep 30, 2022.

  1. #1 Imnew, Sep 30, 2022
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    This is my frist time growing. 1 day of drying i tryed to get the humidity down to 55%. Never got there. But after some more research its saying 65 to 70% humidity for 7+ days. Did i f-up or can i bring it back now .that its only been one day at the low humidity.
     
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  2. Ok thanks. Im running now at about 68 humidity and 67 temp
     
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  3. Ive never checked humidity levels after my harvests just room temp dry.
     
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  4. some times it depends on your buds, size and density
     
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  5. That should be OK I know it get hard my humidity is at 55 temp 67

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  6. I was thinking maybe I shouldn't worry either about humidity that much either

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    low and slow is the way.... old school 7 days at 70f and 65%-75% Rh

    ..I like to keep my throat in one piece, and my lungs in my chest ..lolol

    all here: Moisture meter recommendations - Curing
     
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  8. 75pct!? Man - that's flirting with danger imo.
     
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  9. that is absolute max more like 58%- 68%
     
  10. 777 is the ideal dry. 7 days at 70 degrees and 70% humidity.

    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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  12. I think i got the humidity under control now. Holding right around 67% without the humidifier on. Hopefully the 1st 20 to 25 hours it was down close to 55 hasn't ruined it.
     
  13. Shouldn't have hurt it. Even when I have single number humidity it takes a full 24 hours to start to crisp up the small fry enough to pull off the branches.

    BNW
     
  14. I wonder if we will ever get one of those drying/curing machines that still so very expensive ..I'm interested only as I find this part of the weed.(drying and curing) down right boring ..lol
     
  15. It stopped being boring the first harvest, the 2nd, the 3rd, the 12 the. It was getting really old having all that beautiful bud turning to shit over and over again. All to often my fall harvest window is also our low humidity event.

    Called a Sana Ana Wind. It blows Desert air over me and out to Sea. Humidity can drop to 9% and stay there for a week or more. It really makes things challenging to say the least.



    BNW
     
  16. from that cursed wind then you'd be a contender for a curing machine?

    (right now I got that stinking putin gas coming down on the sea breeze
    not going anywhere near my plants tho, Im taking air from inside the house)
     
  17. Sarcasm or is this a legit thing? Nordstream smells from the pipeline traveling to the public?
     
  18. No sarcasm here: wind changed by now, but one moment back, you would not strike a match, public smart and inside
     
  19. that's really unfortunate - sorry to hear. So do you think it was Putin or the west via proxy that blew it up?
     

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