A perfect cure every time

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by SimonD, Mar 22, 2012.

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    I didn't say anything about not checking pH. I use vegamatrix right now, and it pH'es itself...if you use the chart they provide. However, their chart will burn all but the heaviest feeding breeds, So I make my own schedule and have to check or it'll be all over hell. I also use silica once a week till second week of flower, which requires a lot of down to equalize. So I'm a pH checker.
    As far as the additives go, I use the "Big and Sticky" from Vega. at half strength, from week three through seven. honestly not sure it makes a huge difference, don't think I'll use it again when this quart runs out. The best thing I've found so far is UV light. If the additives work for you, rock em. I just am finding that less is more in a lot of things.
     
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    black jesus

    black jesus Well-Known Member

    Ok just jarred a few days ago but I'm still above 70% I even took the buds out and let them sit for 2 hours...now I have to got on a trip from friday til monday. Should I leave the bud out to dry for a day or 2 then jar up while I'm gone...
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    I would put them in brown paper bags in a dark dry place for about 6-8 hours and then I would jar them back up and check them after a couple of hours. They will most likely be in the high 60's and then I would just burp them every 3-4 hours for the next few days until you get ready to leave. Right before I left I would put a Boveda 62 pack in the jar if I had any. GL
     
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    black jesus

    black jesus Well-Known Member

    Thanks I'm going to do that when I get home
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    Forgive me if this has been answered but my adderall wore off after only reading half of this thread...
    I've got my buds in a mason jar with the lid on tight. I'm reading 64% RH after 24 hours in a sealed jar. At that point should I just leave the lids on and not burp them? I haven't done this in 10 years and I never had a hygrometer back then so I'm not used to all of this new "sciency" stuff. Thanks for feedback.
     
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    CannaBruh

    CannaBruh Well-Known Member

    is it stable at 64% or is it climbing still, if it's stable maybe it's ok to leave it shut up? I'm new to using the hygrometers, but what I'm seeing is that if the RH is gonna go up it is typically happening fairly quickly, minutes to few hours. You might be stable enough at 64% to leave it closed up?
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    My RH hasn't changed in the past few hours and it's been 24 hours since I put it in with the buds. So yes, I'd say it's stabilized. So again, once it's stabilized within the 60% +/- range does that mean I should leave the lids sealed and not "burp" them?
     
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    black jesus

    black jesus Well-Known Member

    It says it on the first page of these thread..I think you need to get between 55 and 60
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    Exactly. But that still doesn't answer the question:
    Once I get it to that 55-60% RH, do I need to worry about "burping" the jar or do I just seal it up and let it go????? I am at the recommended RH now. Do I need to "burp" the jars like we did in "the old days" 10 years ago or not?
     
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    black jesus

    black jesus Well-Known Member

    Last time i didnt...your going to be burping everytime you take some out or just want to smell it anyways.. the more you open it the more your shortening the life of the bud...it is so easy to dry out
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i would open them for about an hour once a week till they got to 62% rh, then i would leave them alone
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    Thank you for setting the record straight. BTW, I happen to be a card carrying member of the knights who say, "NI."
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    If you are smoking out of it then you will be burping it enough when you take some weed out to smoke, but if you are planning on storing it then I would leave the hygro in for a week & check RH once a day (without opening jar) & if RH doesn't change at all then after the week is up I would take out hygrometer & store it.
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    You want to stay below 63% to avoid mold from growing, you also want to store away from light & heat.
     
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    revengefor2008

    revengefor2008 Member

    Good info, thanks. Just getting back into growing after a hiatus. Didn't know how exact the process can be using a hygrometer before reading this thread. Curing used to make me feel like a blind man at an orgy, having to feel my way around. It really is awesome being back at it, especially with all the info available here. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
     
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    rickyrozayyy

    rickyrozayyy Well-Known Member

    Bovedas are a must!!!! Anyone here doing 24 or 48 of darkness before the chop??
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    I tried both, but never saw any benefit myself. I would grow 4 plants & put 2 in 48darkness & 2 not in darkness & I would not see any noticeable difference
     
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    rickyrozayyy

    rickyrozayyy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input... yet to try it. Thought it would help somewhat with flavor... being that when they're sleep the nutes run back down the plant and into the root system.
     
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    tripleD

    tripleD Well-Known Member

    Some people swear by it, but I wld blind taste test with friends and no one cld tell the difference either. But maybe none of us have a professional grade "taste testing tongue".... try saying that 3 times Fast while baked! :wall:
     
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    rickyrozayyy

    rickyrozayyy Well-Known Member

    LOL for sure bro... I definitely flush.. usually 5-10 days before chop. Sometimes there ride out a little longer then expected.
     
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