Keep the temp above 32 degrees F and below 77 degrees F... the ideal temp is 68 degrees F with a 62% RH during the cure process..From my understanding 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit is optimal. Anyone else?
Just harvested my other 2 plants. hanging in closet..... 46 % humidity..... and about 60 to 65 F.
Unfortunately the buds on the one plant were light and airy....... I think it will be 4 days + to dry.....
My last harvest was dry in 5 days..... jarred and measured 62% humidity in jar.... Bonus
This is all true. I actually went with a 50 degree dry and 45% humidity.It's cool this threads been up so long I just made an account to chime in. So in my experience and I think this is proven. Drying to fast traps chlorophyll (green/hay/grass) taste and smell in the buds. Even a 7 day dry is too quick imo. You still get a harsh smoke with an off/dry taste. You want the stem to snap near the head of the cola with a few strings still attached so not a clean snap. This should be after 10-14 days hanging with sugar leaves still attached but big fan leaves snipped off. In order to dry this slow temps have to be between 55-60 f and an RH of 50-55%. Some people do whole plant hang drying when they are in dryer climates like CO. Cold and slow is the only way to get a top shelf product in the end. I've seen some fire get ruined by people drying incorrectly. I've guilty of it myself. Patience is key.
This my 1st time buti see this is a long thread with good apinions
Im drying in my wardrobe with cardboard on 4 sides and top an bottom, i have a 4 inch fan that points at the side not the bud, the temp is between 18 at 22 an humidity is 50 to 60%, i just trim and hang today and the smell has gone and smells like dirt now. Is this ment to happen will the smell come back? I have 5 more plants to harvest in next week. But dont no whati doing wronge anyhelp would be great thanks oh its zittlez am growing and smelt lovly this morning before chop
. Whati ment to say was that it had only been in an hour befor it smelt the tenp is sitting at 28 7 and 57%HUM With a 4"fan blowing against the side not the bud, i stripped plants yestaday 3 days after 2nd flush watered them again now i leave in tent for a few days to dry out a bit before harvest, is this rightA little wake and bake here?