Proper curing

Sir Napsalot

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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!
Thanks! That's Chernobyl from my 3rd grow and it's really nice dope
 

since1991

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68f to 74f and 50% to 60% relative humidity for initial drying. 5 to 10 days depending on how you break the buds down from the main stems. I wet trim my small buds an place on the racks. The bigguns I leave most inner leaves on and slower dry & on the string lines for a dry trim later. All my out door gets a dry trim and strung on lines for a longer 8 to 14 day dry. Because its so damn much and way leafier..outdoor crops.
 

PURPLEB3RRYKUSH

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Not exactly, i grow for personal fulfillment and i'm just not into trimming. As long as there are trichomes on the leaves i see no point in trimming them off.

But for each his own ;) Peace brother :bigjoint:
Enjoy smoking plant matter why not make oil out of those frosty leaves, each to their own
 

since1991

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I get a SHIT TON of good grade frosty trim leaves every month or so. I bulk wholesale mine to a neighborhood processor. He asks me everytime do I want oil or cash or both.I pick oil (its oh so good) almost everytime. My patients arent having untrimmed flower. And neither am I. Its what wives..girlfriends..sisters and moms are for. Chicks (single moms especially in this podunk broke ass town) are hands down the better and more meticulous hand trimmers in my experience. And I take care of them.
 

710revolution

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If youre not in shape, and out there eating like shit, yet sit there and talk about smoking plant matter. Please stfu, and sit down. I run 3 to 5 miles every morning, do muay thai/ jiu jitsu, and lift weights regularly. I smoke my homegrown buds with leaf all the time. People these days are so backward its hilarious.
 

kingzt

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Does anybody have a preferred temp range for their curing buds? I usually burp my my bags and jars in my basement which stays 60F. I was wondering if I’m missing anything by possibly burping and storing buds in warming temps than what I currently do.
 

macsnax

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Does anybody have a preferred temp range for their curing buds? I usually burp my my bags and jars in my basement which stays 60F. I was wondering if I’m missing anything by possibly burping and storing buds in warming temps than what I currently do.
Warmer temps will cure your buds faster. I've done lower and higher temps to verify. But I would like to do both at the same time, same strain to see if there's a difference in final product.
 

macsnax

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Are you talking warmer temps curing in jar baggie or another container? Or warmer temps initial drying?
I mean curing in mason jars at warmer temps. Been a while since I read up about it, but temps in the 90°s F were mentioned. When I did it, it was more like mid 80°s verses mid 60°s. Curing in mason jars like that is a fermentation process higher temps quicker fermentation.

My mid 80°s temps weren't constant either. This was done in a shed without a door during summer, so night temps were 50°s.
 

kingzt

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I mean curing in mason jars at warmer temps. Been a while since I read up about it, but temps in the 90°s F were mentioned. When I did it, it was more like mid 80°s verses mid 60°s. Curing in mason jars like that is a fermentation process higher temps quicker fermentation.

My mid 80°s temps weren't constant either. This was done in a shed without a door during summer, so night temps were 50°s.[/QUOTE
I wouldn't be doing it in that warm of temps. I usually cure in my basement and I burp everything there too. It stays around 60F this time of year but I was wondering if should keep my buds somewhere else in the house where it's generally warmer like ~70F.
 
Hahahahaha man we microwaved buds as kids when we didn’t know any better, and drying at 80+ temps is just that, drying not curing, drying at 100 degrees sounds insane to me because THC begins to deteriorate at those temps.
a true cure is done between the low 60’s and 70’s with an RH as close to 50% as possible with a slight airflow but not directly on the plant. That said, if drying at 100 degrees works for you, then do it! It’s about being satisfied with your own product and making yourself smile, not everyone else...right?
That said, has anyone who cures in low temps, have you ever gotten to warm for a day or two..say 78 tops, if so did it affect the end cure... taste and smell wise?
thanks ✌
 
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