Drying question

Wavespell

Member
Short version-
Plants drying for a week and not that dry yet, normal for cooler temps 50-65? It was raining today and the drying room window was open so humidity hit 70% am I Fuc*ed for mold?

Long version;
So I cut down one week ago, they are hanging in their tent 4x4, inline fan at top, two desk fans inside on the bottom, for the first few days I checked the temp/humidity and it was on the chilly side 53-65f and 45-55rh. Was pretty constant throughout different parts of the day.

Well it's been raining all day today and checked the tent tonight and humidity was at 70 because the window was open! Am I fucked? I've never had mold after harvest and that's what I'm concerned about.

Since they're just hang drying in the dark, I was leaving them completely alone. Tonight I checked and everything was still pretty moist. Most the leaves aren't even crisp and I squeezed a couple buds and theyre super sticky but they aren't dry at all. They didn't feel nearly as dense while they were growing. I used a light and looked at them and no signs of mold anything yet. I've dealt with bud rot years ago so I've seen that and didn't see anything like that, it's just that the nugs were a little squishy how bud rot feels when you squeeze it so I'm just paranoid
 

Oldreefer

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I have the opposite...winter time low humidity is a bitch to dry weed.... I made a custom dry tote so I can adjust/redirect air flow according to humidity. Drying in a bathroom (no concern about smell) helps with humidity and sometimes still gets dry too fast.
Make sure you have air flow around the buds, not directly on them, you'll be fine. The longer the dry, the better.
 

SisterMooo

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I have the opposite...winter time low humidity is a bitch to dry weed.... I made a custom dry tote so I can adjust/redirect air flow according to humidity. Drying in a bathroom (no concern about smell) helps with humidity and sometimes still gets dry too fast.
Make sure you have air flow around the buds, not directly on them, you'll be fine. The longer the dry, the better.
how do you dry with low humidity.... that is my issue too...... I don't put a fan in the closet.... just so it takes a little longer to dry. I'm at 45% RH right now.... .... 64 degress F
 

Oldreefer

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how do you dry with low humidity.... that is my issue too...... I don't put a fan in the closet.... just so it takes a little longer to dry. I'm at 45% RH right now.... .... 64 degress F
Yes, kinda tough to dry in low humidity...first, I chop plants per limb, defol all fans, leavin sweet leaves, hang in bin, adjust extraction fan to setting according to room ambient humidity. Always an adjustment with air flow according to season. Personally, I like drying to bout 50%, then rehydrating with a fav citrus peel...old stoners always find a way...just like growing, controlled air exchange is important.
 

SisterMooo

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Yes, kinda tough to dry in low humidity...first, I chop plants per limb, defol all fans, leavin sweet leaves, hang in bin, adjust extraction fan to setting according to room ambient humidity. Always an adjustment with air flow according to season. Personally, I like drying to bout 50%, then rehydrating with a fav citrus peel...old stoners always find a way...just like growing, controlled air exchange is important.
I trimmed the Sugar leaves.... I did put my water bucket in the closet too..... left top off for a little more humidity....
 

Wizzlebiz

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how do you dry with low humidity.... that is my issue too...... I don't put a fan in the closet.... just so it takes a little longer to dry. I'm at 45% RH right now.... .... 64 degress F
Leave all leaves on and lower temps to 50-55 degrees.

Temp vs RH is what causes fast vs slow. Temps to high humidity to low fast dry.

Temps to high RH high. Slower than fast but still fast.

And so on.
 
Yes, kinda tough to dry in low humidity...first, I chop plants per limb, defol all fans, leavin sweet leaves, hang in bin, adjust extraction fan to setting according to room ambient humidity. Always an adjustment with air flow according to season. Personally, I like drying to bout 50%, then rehydrating with a fav citrus peel...old stoners always find a way...just like growing, controlled air exchange is important.
In the winter I have terribly low humidity too 30-40%,even with two aquariums in my house.
If I’m drying in the winter I chop the whole plant,more plant matter the slower the dry I’ve found. Don’t go branch by branch and leave all the fan leaves on her too.
In the higher humidity spring/summer I defoil all the leaves and hang dry.
might make a difference for you good luck!
 

Wavespell

Member
update on my plants -


turned exhaust fan up, pointed fans a little bit upwards rather than stirring everything down below, raised the temps to 68-74 by closing my window and the humidity dropped to 55.

The outter leaves had a feeling of starting to get crisp to them so i think im back on the right track. The buds were firming up and were not as squishy as last night. This is my first winter in the PNW, I'm used to southern california drying weather!

I was just scared last night when I squized them and they were basically soft and wet after a full week
 

osowhom

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I have a old vaporizer that I use for an hour here and there during the day, got the humidity up....49% now
get it up even more if possible this is the most crucial point of the grow getting them dried and cured correctly you dont want that HAY smell or harsh taste
 

Corso312

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I trimmed the Sugar leaves.... I did put my water bucket in the closet too..... left top off for a little more humidity....

I dry in low humidity and never have any problems, hang whole plants to slow down the whole process. Don't trim anything until the stems snap.. Usually 6-8 days on indoor grown plants and 2 weeks on outdoor grown plants.
 
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