where to store?

Discussion in 'Harvesting and Processing Marijuana' started by dido, May 3, 2016.

  1. Hi good people,
    another newbie question...
    I wanted to ask your opinion.
    after curing the harvest... which is the best thing to do?? shall I decarb all the amount and store it or wait to decarb a bet by a bet when needed?
    also is it better to store the jars in a closet or in a freezer (or the fridge)?
  2. After you've got it fully cured, store in Mason jars with screw-on airtight lids in a dark place somewhere. If it's cured right, it'll stay there for a long time and never change. I use quart Mason jars and fill the jar where I can shake it a little and everything inside has room to move around. You don't want to stuff them too tightly, but you can get between 1.5 and 2 oz in a jar, after it's cured, for store. Congrats on the harvest. Hope it was all you expected and wanted it to be. TWW
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  3. Im still waiting for a couple of weeks more for the harvest)) just preparing myself , and hoping for the best ;-)
    so... u think its better not to decarb all and do it on need to use bases?
    and is the idea to store in the deep freezer is a bad one??
  4. Why would you decarb it?
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  5. For edibles and tencture
  6. My dry-cure

    My grow is So Calif and between the temps and the very low humidity it's very easy to over dry.. Even a single day to long on the line can ruin it all..
    To keep the wife happy all my work is restricted to the garage so I get to be inventive at times.. If you search long enough you'll come across the 777 of curing .. This being the 7 days @ 70 degrees @ 70% humidity.. Works well if you have a temp and humidity controlled room.. We don't so we use jars to achieve the same ends..

    While I started in jars this soon proved impractical trying to unscrew all the jars over and over.. Some trial and error later I worked out a method to limit exposure to our stone dry air and still get things done in a timely way..

    I take the plant a branch at a time and trim close while seconds off the living plant.. All the leafs are standing tall and you don't get a better shot at trimming.. Hang..
    Depending on temp and humidity this stage can take from 24 hours to a week.. just hung bud is dead limp to the touch after 12 hours or so.... When the buds start to stiffen when slightly compressed I remove from the branches..
    And the buds get placed in cut down paper shopping bags about 3 inches tall..
    Next I place the bags in a air snug-tight container.. Mostly I use either an Ice Chest or a New unused Trash Can.. I try and size the container to the load.. You don't want 1 bag of buds in a trash can..
    While I did use several hygrometers early on for this stage I've since found I can do it all just by feel now.. Leave bags in can till limp to the touch again.. This first day that won't take very long. a couple of hours... Once limp remove from container and set bags out till stiff when compressed slightly.. I'll flip the contents of the bags to a third bag to get the lowest buds up on top.. I'll continue this rotation of the bags into and out of the container gradually spending less and less time exposed.. the last few days the bags will only be out an hour or so.. This takes me about 7 days..
    This is where I do use the Hygrometers.. The can is now acting like a large jar.. Your best readings come in the morning after the can has had 12 hours or more to stabilize and will tell you how much exposure your product will need that day.. Combined with a hygrometer telling me what is outside helps..
    A full can requiring a single meter as well as being able to get the product in and out rapidly made this a much more practical way at least in the extremely dry SW USA..

    Once the can has reached 65% and 7 to 10 days have elapsed It gets jarred in Half Gallon mason jars with a 62% Boveda 60 gram and I'm done.. 60 days minimum cure time for me.. Longer is better but you'll have a very respectable smoke in 2 months..

    Caution this may get you a large container of mold in a less dry area.. Just what I've worked out in my smoking hot and extremely dry garage..
    I store the finished jars either under the house setting in the cool dirt and the dark or on the cement floor of the garage again in a dark cupboard.. Tends to be hot here and that's the 2 coolest places I have..
    The whole idea is to dry slow and not to deep as below 55 % humidity it won't cure.. Drying weed is like cooking a steak to done is just that.. can't un-cook meat and you can't undry over dried weed.. You only get one shot at doing this part right.. If your lucky enough to live in the perfect humidity you can ignore all this..
    Most of us don't and I ruined a shit load of quality smoke when it turned crispy from hanging to long..

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    Hey. You answered Alot of my questions here and you definitely sound like you know that your doing. . I'm on my first Grow and have spent a lot of money, a little over 10g and this pic above here is the equipment to harvest I ordered. I have Jars in my cellar but I use all 300 quarts to can vegetables, my chickens I slaughter and venison. Please let me know what you think and if this is suitable for curing. The machine I ordered to vacuum seal has a manual seal override to shut down the vacuum and seal when I feel I'm at the correct amount of air remaining in the bag. And I have 8 62g boveda packs. I'll only be sacking out air to right before the buds start to be compacted. But they will not be compacted. Then I'll seal. Check out my grow log and let me know what you think. I haven't got any idea on what my yield will be but my room is pretty hooked up. I have the growing part down I think, especially for the noob. But it's a learning curve and I'm getting it.

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