huh interesting i never did actually try with cooler temps maybe 4 the next outdoor growive 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.
good 4 u man was it a bagseed or did u know the strai or clone?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.
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!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?
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:wut is the safest coolest temp to dry in...
is too cold... bad?