Proper curing

Dr. Who

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I know this is old but.... I'm a fan of a long cure, it just seems to get better with time. Long story short I screwed up and left three of my cure jars open too long. Figured it out, closed the jars and ordered 58% bovedas. I'm not sure what the humidity of the buds got down to. I'm assuming at least 55%. If they dried out below that, will the bovedas bring the cure back? Or is it time to extract?
They should be fine, after re hydrating. They should continue the cure as they did not get too dry, and they were actually still curing. They hit 50% and the cure stops. Re hydration and warmer temps will restart a stalled cure. Time increases though.
 

macsnax

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They should be fine, after re hydrating. They should continue the cure as they did not get too dry, and they were actually still curing. They hit 50% and the cure stops. Re hydration and warmer temps will restart a stalled cure. Time increases though.
Thanks man, I think I'll just let them sit for a month or so. This is my first time using bovedas to cure, I was hesitant at first. I've got some blue kush (that didn't over dry) curing for about 10 days with the packs, and I can actually see the buds changing. so far so good.
 

macsnax

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They should be fine, after re hydrating. They should continue the cure as they did not get too dry, and they were actually still curing. They hit 50% and the cure stops. Re hydration and warmer temps will restart a stalled cure. Time increases though.
Thanks man, I think I'll just let them sit for a month or so. This is my first time using bovedas to cure, I was hesitant at first. I've got some blue kush (that didn't over dry) curing for about 10 days with the packs, and I can actually see the buds changing. so far so good.
 

RM3

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In building a dry/cure box you need a way to control the temp & humidity and a way to control vented air movement. In mine I used a battery operated digital thermostat to control 2 ceramic lizard heaters (60 watts each) and because I'm in Colorado I need to add humidity, this was simple, I just placed ceramic coffee cups on the lizard heaters. In my 6 foot cabinet I put (2) 1 inch holes at the bottom and (2) 3 inch puter fans in the top that are controlled via a rheostat (pot that controls fan speed). The thermostat flips a 10 amp relay that turns the ceramic heaters on/off

I run the cab between 80 ~ 84 degrees (varies with changes in ambient room temp) and keep humidity at 60 ~ 65 (never over 70) for 14 days (longer it takes, better the outcome)

And for those unaware the way to determine whether or not there is a danger of mold is by calculating the dew point ,,,,,,,,,,

http://www.dpcalc.org/
 

joken

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I helped a friend trim some green indoor last week and he dried it at around 70 degrees and 40% humidity. I grow outside in Oregon and harvest is like mid October. I can't use his method because I have too much and it's going to be wet from high humidity even though it is under cover. This curing business is unfortunately not one size fits all.
 

Budley Doright

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I helped a friend trim some green indoor last week and he dried it at around 70 degrees and 40% humidity. I grow outside in Oregon and harvest is like mid October. I can't use his method because I have too much and it's going to be wet from high humidity even though it is under cover. This curing business is unfortunately not one size fits all.
Your right, larger grows are hard to deal with lol. We learned real quick that the logistics start when you pull, the growing is easy lol.
 

whytewidow

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If it was a quick dry that worked best we would all use a dehydrator and have buds in a day. its not drying, its fermenting slowly. if its jarred its fermenting quickly. The ferment breaks down sugars/carbs/off fertilizer flavors etc. Quick drying will not be as efficient.
have we all quick dried, likely, light bulb, top of a reflector, etc....but then as we grew more and more we found this is a waste of good weed flavors.. Good being subjective of course, but if you're in the neighborhood I'd be glad to set you straight with some
good smelling good tasting good effects weed, dried in a pr drying space. you'll stop quick drying the next day;)
and yes, I will gift you cuts of that strain

Too bad you're clear on the other side of the big ol pond. I cure normal and right. Not bake it in an oven. Lol. But if gladly smoke up with ya and bring a cut back lol.
 

cindysid

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It's very humid here. I dry on the rack for 4-6 days with a dehumidifier going. I trim wet and separate the buds on the mesh rack as well as I can. I have a kief catcher below the racks. I don't like a long cure. I think you lose a lot of the terpenes that way, but that's probably just me. After about a week in the jar it's perfect for my taste.
 

Budley Doright

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It's very humid here. I dry on the rack for 4-6 days with a dehumidifier going. I trim wet and separate the buds on the mesh rack as well as I can. I have a kief catcher below the racks. I don't like a long cure. I think you lose a lot of the terpenes that way, but that's probably just me. After about a week in the jar it's perfect for my taste.
I feel somewhat the same but I tend to like it a bit longer then put the jars in the freezer to stop it and when I take out a jar it's fresh. Some people say it's not good to freeze it but I have for years and it stays fresh for a year if sealed in jars. I actually treat it just like jam and boil the jars to create a vacume seal.
 

whytewidow

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It's very humid here. I dry on the rack for 4-6 days with a dehumidifier going. I trim wet and separate the buds on the mesh rack as well as I can. I have a kief catcher below the racks. I don't like a long cure. I think you lose a lot of the terpenes that way, but that's probably just me. After about a week in the jar it's perfect for my taste.
I do the samething. Except I wet trim and hang. I don't lay em down. But I also leave some sugar leaves on that are coated. And I like them to hang on the buds going from bottom to top. For me 2 weeks in a jar in the pitch black after burping. Tastes amazing. I do have some pineapple express v2 that I'm long curing. Gonna do 6 weeks. It has major fruit nose to it.
 

Sickomindo

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I couldnt read anymore after he uses the microwave lmao. Special Olympics is correct but I also have herd awhile back was there are guys who specifically try to mess up other peoples grow. Sad. Some must be bored.
 

deep_rob

Active Member
There aren't any fan leaves
trim style is what we know as commercial trim. ideal for retail. nothing wrong with that trim.. .For a Cup entry, or to smoke it yourself, i would totally manicure it way more.. that being said, if dont have to please anyone else and you're happy with it, then that's all that really matters. Looks dank as fuck, btw.. great job!
 
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