drying / curing in cold

THANKS ,IT TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD, FOR A RANDOM SEED, I FOUND IN AN OZ....NEXT SEASON I HAVE SOME GOODIES SAVED UP AND PLAN ON TRYING SOME AUTOS .THIS YEAR IM DOING IT RIGHT GONNA CHECK MY PH AND MAKE MY OWN NUTES UP..BUT THANKS FOR THE REPLY
 

Nrk.cdn

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Freezer drying and curing is possible. Lay buds in cardboard boxes in "frost-free" freezer. Usually chest freezers are not frost-free. It has a fan extracting any humidity from freezer. You can cut, trim and into freezer.

Start at page 51. (Maybe take info and bring to RIU ?)

 
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SisterMooo

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Very interesting read.
I'm drying a batch now.
Walk in closet
60 to 65 F
45 to 50 humidity
I actually put my h2o for my plants in the closet to raise the humidity to that.

I did hear on a show the other day that cold drying and curing helps keep poientcy higher.

I do see that the color of the bud isn't changing color as much as a higher temp dry.
 

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Nrk.cdn

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So it's been 5 days, temp avg is 0-4 Celsius (32-40f) with humidity starting at 75%. I went with mainly dry trim, but slowly trimming each day as i wanted to keep moisture/humidity below 70%. 2nd and 3rd day the humidity spiked due to drying of leaves with 85% humidity. I had oscillating fan on 24hrs. Forgot day 3 to turn fan on in shed, feared 90-100% humidity..nope..60%.. checked for mold.. none.. put fan back on and its steady at 64%. During winter harvest in outdoor rooms, probably better to wet trim if your area is humid like my area. Still have 5-10 days left for bigger bud. I am lucky as the strain has not much leaf mass so i am hoping final trimming will be easy.
 
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SisterMooo

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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
 
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.
 

Wizzlebiz

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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 is all true. I actually went with a 50 degree dry and 45% humidity.

It took 3 weeks and 2 days.

Came out phenomenal. I was playing with fire though allowing it to dry for that long. But I got away with it.
 
To add to my comment, once the chlorophyll is trapped its trapped. You cant get it out by putting it into a jar or trying to rehydrate the buds. There are ways of of extracting from the bud and using crc ect to filter out the chloro taste but that's another thread. Furthermore jarring the bud "too soon" with more moisture content than it needs to be sealed will create odd smelling musty/musky buds. Its not really talked about. There is a fine line between being able to jar and still needing another day of drying. If the stems not snapping don't jar it. Maybe a paper bag for a day before the jar. Bovada packs and those micro humidity meters are your friend in times of uncertainty
 

Nrk.cdn

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My outdoor building has been stable with the weather gods helping. 5 celcius (41f) with 50%RH. Been hanging for 6 days.. Buds are great, slowly trimming leaves off now. Malawi is really sticky. Moving to cardboard boxes in 4-5 days.

I keep an eye on the hanging buds nightly.
 

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Chenomac

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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
 
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
 

Nrk.cdn

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Dry trim, no wet trim. Cut down and take fan leaves only or you could remove fan leaves the night before cutting it.
 

Chenomac

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A little wake and bake here?
. 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 right
 
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