Harvest Time: A Tutorial

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by fdd2blk, Sep 27, 2007.

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    SharK_BaiT

    SharK_BaiT Member

    Mind my ignorance but who or what is that?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the original poster put a picture in where he was done talking, of a happy plumber, you should start reading on page one and not stop till you see the happy plumber
     
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    slow_grow

    slow_grow Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, so I've followed the instructions but dig this, I've heard lids popping three times. What would cause an internal vacuum like this? I've never f'd with mason jars before but I assumed that you'd need to actually properly can something for the vacuum to exist. I don't understand why the are sealing with the buds just sitting in there without any heat/cool cycle applied.

    Should I go air them all out or something?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    for the first couple of weeks of the jarring process you're supposed to open them for short periods daily to let the moisture out and fresh air in, hope you've been doing that or you may have some funky, fermented buds brewing
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    and it could be that the room is close to the temp where the lids would pop, so what seems like little or no temp fluctuation to you might be just the right amount for those lids, try moving them a little closer to the ac vent, or a little farther away
     
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    slow_grow

    slow_grow Well-Known Member

    Ok cool, they've only been in the jars for 48 hours and I had the lids open the first part of the first day just to be safe. The tutorial mentions leaving the lids off if they felt moist but it's so hard for me (newbie) to distinguish between moist and super sticky bud (which these happen to be). That said, they didn't go into the jars until the stems would audibly snap without actually breaking in half.

    Current environment is 43% and 77°. Do you think I should open the ones whose lids have popped down? So far 2 of 10 jars have done it.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i'd open all of them daily for a while, dump them out and repack the jars. the smaller buds are going to dry faster than the big ones, if you stir them a little every day the moisture the big ones are giving off will be absorbed by the little ones and they should come out of the jars pretty close to the same moisture content
     
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    slow_grow

    slow_grow Well-Known Member

    Gotcha, ok will do man. Thanks for the quick response!
     
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    Username85

    Username85 Member

    Is there an approximate time frame for the "hanging" method of drying? I'm sure it depends on variables, but is it usually days, weeks, hours? This is my first time and trying to get an idea.
    Also, how important is leeching 2 weeks prior to harvest? Was reading that if leeching isn't done, all nutes stopped by 2 weeks out that it can make the buds smoke/taste poorly?
    I wasn't aware of this and fed nutes this morning, now I'm worried I dot have 2 more weeks to flush the soil. All I've used is MG all purpose soil and a bloom nute, no additional fertilizers or products. Here is a pic if anyone has an idea of the length of time before harvest-I'm thinking maybe 10-14 days, but not sure.
    Thanks all.
     

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    Greenhouse;save

    Greenhouse;save Well-Known Member

    Yea she's defo got a couple of weeks left(alot of white pistils).....water only and keep an eye on your trichs mostly cloudy with some amber use a loup for this but I wouldn't worry to much about tast carry on as u suggested and youll be fine.............hang branches individually until bud feels crisp and stems r close to snapping
     
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    Greenhouse;save

    Greenhouse;save Well-Known Member

    Love the colours mate.......
     
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  12. I harvested last Oct 17 and still have one nice bud from some some sort of indica bag seed left. Still nice and moist. Will stick to your fingers. I still have it because this bush was a really couchy sort of buzz whish isn't really what i prefer. I didn't trim them as tight as you do. I'm going to try that with some this year. I was reading today that you can leave it in the pot to start the drying process. I'm not sure what to think about that. Any thoughts. Anyone???
     
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    Tigerpaws

    Tigerpaws Well-Known Member

    Is this a decent trim for a first timer?
     

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    Greenhouse;save

    Greenhouse;save Well-Known Member

    Yea looks ok............make hash with popcorn bud and sugar leaves........
     
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    Tigerpaws

    Tigerpaws Well-Known Member

    I don't know how to do that yet. I put the trimmings and popcorn buds and in a cardboard box in my flower room
     
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    Tigerpaws

    Tigerpaws Well-Known Member

    Some of the buds are darker than the others. Could I have chopped them too soon?
     

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    jbcCT

    jbcCT Member

    Excellent post, thanks for taking the time to put this mini guide together.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    go to ebay and buy a stretched piece of 120 silkscreen, a small frame is ok. all you do is put it on top of a tray and break it all up on the screen and card it back and forth, i just grab it and scrub it across the screen, not really hard but firmly. kief will collect on your tray. keep scraping the kief off to one side, when it starts to take a long time, you're done, throw that weed away and press the kief into a chunk...thats hash.
    you can do the same thing with ice water in bubble bags, theres quite a few videos on youtube about how to make hash. i suggest the method i described your first time, quick and easy, and only requires about a 20 dollar investment, if you like that you may wanna try the bubble bags, which also work with dry ice

    oh yeah, look into a pollen press, they have them on ebay and amazon, just a tube with little spacers that you can use to form the kief into hash, i made my own from stuff at the hardware, but just buyin a cheap one works too. i would suggest the aluminum ones, though, the plastic ones just seem flimsy
     
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    Tigerpaws

    Tigerpaws Well-Known Member

    Do I do that after they are dry?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    yes, thats the "dry sift" method, if you're going to do the dry ice or bubble hash method they recommend freezing all your trim fresh.
     
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