drying / curing in cold

smartsoverambition

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yeh cold shouldn't really affect it that much but it will dry faster between the 70-80 degrees.
where are u trying dry u're plants?
 

Spittn4cash

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ive recently found out that drying in a slightly cooler spot produces a faster drying time, and it doesnt affect the potency or anything, just be careful to have a slight breeze, nothing too strong or it will dry out too quick.
it took my buds exactly 5 days to dry out, and I have it all jarred now.

the cooler temps are actually encouraged while curing, many people store the curing buds in deep freezers once all the moisture is gone from the buds.

ive had my buds curing in lower temps, and so far I havent noticed any difference in potency, only taste and a smoother smoke


once I harvest, I hang my buds inside of a cardboard box, and I leave the top open, I set it in a corner of my bedroom and keep my window open, temps have gotten as low as 40*F around here, we recently started seeing snow and hail, so its been pretty chilly but my buds did great.
 

smartsoverambition

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ive recently found out that drying in a slightly cooler spot produces a faster drying time, and it doesnt affect the potency or anything, just be careful to have a slight breeze, nothing too strong or it will dry out too quick.
it took my buds exactly 5 days to dry out, and I have it all jarred now.

the cooler temps are actually encouraged while curing, many people store the curing buds in deep freezers once all the moisture is gone from the buds.

ive had my buds curing in lower temps, and so far I havent noticed any difference in potency, only taste and a smoother smoke


once I harvest, I hang my buds inside of a cardboard box, and I leave the top open, I set it in a corner of my bedroom and keep my window open, temps have gotten as low as 40*F around here, we recently started seeing snow and hail, so its been pretty chilly but my buds did great.
huh interesting i never did actually try with cooler temps maybe 4 the next outdoor grow :mrgreen:

i put mine in a walkin closet abt bout 72-75 degrees with a fan indirectly blowing on them, but hopefully i ca make a bud dryer so i dnt have 2 do that anymore and risk mold lol
 

jman,tokerforlife

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Im drying mine in 60 degree temp are less and the smell keeps to the buds in my opinion,fast drying pulls all the taste out cause of high temps and direct wind blowing on them is no good!Keep it cool and you will like your results,if you do happen to pull alittle to early which is very easy on deciding,put in a paper bag to help drawl out xtra moisture and i do it even if there fine just a good step i always use right before curing,get a 2 gallon bag and roll down the top and leave open on to of something making sure not on floor...good luck
 

pacman123

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I just took my first sample from what I have had drying for about 4 days in about 60 degree temps. Just a small pinch of a popcorn bud, enough for one good bong rip and WOW! It hit me right away, and then keppt getting more and more intense. I harvested at the PERFECT time! Mostly head high, tons of energy but just the right amount of body love! Best bud I've ever smoked! And it tasted nice and mellow/smooth with a touch of fruit. I'm hoping it just continues to improve while I cure it. It's drying in an 18 gallon rubbermaid. I have a 78cfm PC fan exhausting air from the box. There are about twenty-5 half inch holes lining the bottom and the lid is half open at the rear. That kept VERY gently whisper of air entering the box to keep air movement over the buds with out being forcefull like with a fan blowing on them. It also helpsThey are just to the stage of feeling crisp on the outside, so I may paper bag it for a few hours and throw into jars.
 

smartsoverambition

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I just took my first sample from what I have had drying for about 4 days in about 60 degree temps. Just a small pinch of a popcorn bud, enough for one good bong rip and WOW! It hit me right away, and then keppt getting more and more intense. I harvested at the PERFECT time! Mostly head high, tons of energy but just the right amount of body love! Best bud I've ever smoked! And it tasted nice and mellow/smooth with a touch of fruit. I'm hoping it just continues to improve while I cure it. It's drying in an 18 gallon rubbermaid. I have a 78cfm PC fan exhausting air from the box. There are about twenty-5 half inch holes lining the bottom and the lid is half open at the rear. That kept VERY gently whisper of air entering the box to keep air movement over the buds with out being forcefull like with a fan blowing on them. It also helpsThey are just to the stage of feeling crisp on the outside, so I may paper bag it for a few hours and throw into jars.
good 4 u man was it a bagseed or did u know the strai or clone?
what kind of weed was the seed fro if it was bagseed?
 

pacman123

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It was a LR #2 crossed with a BC Mango. It stayed compact, and I LST'd to keep it uniform under the HPS. I have one more that is finishing slower, but is about 50% larger than this one was. Check out the pics in my other thread!


Lowryder #2/BC Mango
 

chrome9k

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if it completely necessary to have a fan...

i dont have a fan as of right now... would i be able to get away with burping the area or leaving a side of a box open instead of a fan actually pulling air?

also... could i get away with just paper bagging the buds instead of hanging?
 

pacman123

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if it completely necessary to have a fan...

i dont have a fan as of right now... would i be able to get away with burping the area or leaving a side of a box open instead of a fan actually pulling air?

also... could i get away with just paper bagging the buds instead of hanging?
You need air movement at first, so dont paper bag until they've hung a bit. You don't need a fan. just an open space. A cardboard box with holes in it is a tried and true method. When you do, if you do, go into paper bags, rotate the buds once a day to prevent getting too wet or too dry on one side!
 

westy9992011

Active Member
Just trying mine in shed its about 55 to 65 degrees hanged hole plant lets wait and see my other easy ryder is still going for some reason but all looks good thanks for advice been worried about temps
 

greenhousegreg

New Member
wut is the safest coolest temp to dry in...

is too cold... bad?
I read through all the posts in this thread and don't really see any definite answers backed up by scientific facts. There are some good ideas but none really authoritative. Here are my thoughts after curing in my cold cellar which is about 40 degrees F:
1. The colder the air, the dryer the air. Colder temps are better for preventing mold from growing because mold doesn't grow well in the cold, and it needs moisture. Btw, I saved the buds I trimmed from my Kush plants that had mold on them (wet outdoor conditions) and dried them for a couple hours in a food dehydrator, then cured them for a month. Just one little bud got me really high, so don't throw them out cause of a little mold; just cure them separate from the rest. Some species of (black) aspergillus molds are toxic and can make you sick if injested in sufficient quantities but the white mold that grows on buds is harmless.
2. Does the curing process work better with a little more warmth? Maybe. Does anyone KNOW? I don't think so. I think it probably just happens slower in colder conditions. The slower the curing process, the longer it has to do the chemical conversion that create the cannabinoids.
 

HawHaw

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I'd like to get in on this.
I'm just starting to dry my plants, and I've been a little concerned about temperatures and humidity. I'm drying in a room in a trailer/caravan, with thin walls, and at the minute temps are down to 40f/5c at night, and humidity in the drying room is around 50-75%. I had them hung up for the past 5 days, and I have transferred them to a cardboard box strung up at the top so they are suspended in the box.
I can't take them in the house to dry as they will stink and there are tiny child noses in the house.
I'm glad to see that greenhousegreg had success drying at 40f in his cellar.
Greg, do you mind me asking what the humidity was in your cellar?
And further, any suggestions, opinions or advice is appreciated.
 

HawHaw

New Member
Bump.

Does anyone know the temps where mold can take hold, or more importantly, the temps below which mold cannot propogate?
If we could establish that mold takes hold above a certain temperature, we could reasonably hazard a higer RH level as long as the temperature is low enough to prevent mold, thus resulting in a more gradual smooth dry?
 
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