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  1. Drying and Curing

    From the album blog

    Dry and Cure Secrets
  2. Are you a fine cannasseur ? Keeping a little jar of each delicious strains that you grow ? Pheww, just in time for a little reminder..... Enjoy and share with us ! Dry and Cure Secrets: How to Keep the Cannabis Smell
  3. From the album Repotted to 8 litre

    Day 60 and they are coming down ready or not. Green Gelato from RQS feminised photoperiod.
  4. Afternoon all, Today's the day i'm going to chop my first DWC - HSO The New . Obviously i want to get amazing results so i want the best environment available for drying. Current tent environment is : Temps - 17ºc > 21ºc RH - 50-65% - with dehumidifier on it brings it down to 55% but increases temp to 22-3ºc. This is with the extraction set to 40% which is too much for drying. I have lowered extraction to 10% to see if that increases RH and so far it's staying steady 61% RH & 20ºc daytime and around 17ºc night time. Anything else i should be looking out for??? I read not to put a fan in the tent as it'll dry the buds out too quick. I have a few bug colas and wanna avoid getting bud rot etc so wondering it's best to put the bigger colas by the intake or in the middle of the tent to get an even dry? Trim the big fan leaves off? How much? All of them? Also read not to remove the leaves as it'll dry out too quick? So many questions Any advice would be appreciated! Much love!
  5. I've got a 1.2m x 1.2m tent, with a 5" extractor fan and a 4" dual speed intake. Also got another 5" inside running a diffuseair. I'm going to use this same tent for the drying process. My plan was to turn off the 5" extractor and turn the 4" intake into an extractor on it's lowest speed. So no intake, just a 4" on it's lowest speed extracting the moisture. Then just hang the diffuseair above the drying bud which will be hanging. Was just wondering if someone could tell me whether this is the best thing for me to do? Don't want it turning into hay. Thanks
  6. Hi guys I’m on day 3 of flush now. planning to do a week now Instead of 2 after advice on here. What I want to know is which is the best % Boveda packs to go for once the harvest and drying is done? Also, does anyone have any recommendation on wether to wet or dry trim once cut down? First grow so want to do my best by these girls as a friend just ruined his crop by leaving to dry for too long! Thanks in advance
  7. Only on my 2nd dry. 1st dry I made an arse off it but had small airy buds so my starting point was screwed and they dried way too quick. Changed my method considerably for the current dry. Just hung it straight from the plant with minimal trimming and I mean barely any trimming. Will dry trim once fully dry. Does anyone gradually reduce the humidity over the dry period? Or does this just happen naturally as the buds dry out. I'm sitting at 60-62% average RH with some periods where it spikes to 65%. I'm on day 5 and they seem to be drying nice and slow at the 16-18c temp range. I'm running extraction on minimum with a circulating fan every 4 hours for 10-20 mins to stir up the air - pointing away from the buds. I'm reluctant to speed the dry up and it'll take however long it takes, but was thinking about during flowering how I dropped the humidity incrementally each week till harvest and wondered if anyone does the same for drying. I dare say I could incrementally lower the humidity by slightly increasing the fan speed if needed. Or am I just overthinking this!?
  8. Over the years I’ve searched high and low for a drying/curing method... Ive picked up bits here and there, I wanted to put all that I’ve learned and tested into the method I use below. Dry trimming beats wet trimming hands down IMO, in regards to the smell and taste. Leaving the leaves on & hanging plants from the stems keeps the moisture in the bud.... Although its a bit more tedious removing leaves when they’ve shrunk tighter to the bud. Everyone knows if your shit dries too fast it’s gonna smell like hay and that’s exactly what wet trimming allows it to do, especially if you remove the buds from the stems and put em in a drying rack. I’d say The scissor cuts create a lot of ‘exit wounds’ so to speak, for the moisture to evaporate. Where as leaving them on, they coat the buds ‘protecting’ them from the air that will dry them too fast.. I’ve wet trimmed more than I have dry, but the last few times that I’ve dry trimmed, the difference is night and day, I can honestly say I will never wet trim ever again! My method is low and slow... keep temps at 16 - 18C (weather permitting) with 60 - 62% humidity for 10 - 14 days with the whole plant hung. My environment sits naturally around 60 - 65% RH after a few days... to make sure these factors are precisely controlled I hook up a humidifier and dehumidifier to inkbirk controller, if it drops then the humidifier will activate for a short time to boost atmosphere to 60% (try not to position directly under buds), same with the dehumidifier, the controller will activate if it rises above 65% note the dehumidifier hardly, if ever comes on and when it does it’s very brief. The humidity will naturally be higher than 65% for the first few days but this is expected, just keep air moving with extraction fan on min (if have a fan controller) and intake switched off just as passive. I also like to switch on a mini clip fan for an hour or so, couple times through the day on a timer, at floor level blowing horizontal under the plants (not at them) preferably toward humidifier to help disperse moisture evenly if needed.... Follow these instructions and I dare say you can’t go wrong, once nearly dried (at least 10 days depending on bud size) you will be left with a lovely smelling bud, same as when it was growing. Put some in jar with mini hydrometer for hour or so and when it sits at 62 - 65% it’s in the perfect range to cure.... if it’s higher take it out to dry a little more and repeat until you get 62 - 65% if it’s lower, add Boveda packs to boost moisture (some people say it changes taste smell) not sure as I’ve never used them. Cure for at least 2 weeks, burping regular and it will bring out an even better terpene profile of your buds, cure for a month to 6 months to get the fuller flavour and smell. Hope this helps and good luck
  9. Hi everyone, I'm reaching out to the community for a bit of help, I'm a novice grower with only around 5 small crops to date. I seem to be doing ok with the growing side of things but am really struggling to get the hang (no pun intended) of the drying and curing process! I am chopping my plants removing fan leaves and then hanging them to dry this time around I purchased a hygrometer to monitor RH and temps was sitting at around 53-58% varied day by day but never went above or below that range and was at a steady temperature of 18-20 degrees. The plants are hanging for around 12 days before achieving a snap on the smaller stalks at which time I am removing the buds from the main stalk proceeding with the final trim to tidy them up and jarring them. Once jarred I am burping for 5 mins each day and rotating the buds around the jar for two weeks all the way up to 1 month sampling the buds at different intervals and I cannot seem to achieve a nice smelling bud. I will lift it out of the jar and it smells really earthy and grassy, once ground up it let's off a much better aroma but still not how it should. Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong or if there is any other method I could try to achieve the results I am aiming for. Sorry for such along post but wanted to answer all the obvious questions in my post rather than just saying 'weed don't smell right' and thank you all in advance for taking the time of reading and hopefully helping out with a few tips along the way happy growing and stay high Tastebudz420
  10. Hi everyone, I'm reaching out to the community for a wee bit of help I'm a novice grower with only around 5 small crops to date. I seem to be doing ok with the growing side of things but am really struggling to get the hang (no pun intended) of the drying and curing process! I am chopping my plants removing fan leaves and then hanging them to dry this time around I purchased a hygrometer to monitor RH and temps was sitting at around 53-58% varied day by day but never went above or below that range and was at a steady temperature of 18-20 degrees. The plants are hanging for around 12 days before achieving a snap on the smaller stalks at which time I am removing the buds from the main stalk proceeding with the final trim to tidy them up and jarring them. Once jarred I am burping for 5 mins each day and rotating the buds around the jar for two weeks all the way up to 1 month sampling the buds at different intervals and I cannot seem to achieve a nice smelling bud. I will lift it out of the jar and it smells really earthy and grassy, once ground up it let's off a much better aroma but still not how it should. Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong or if there is any other method I could try to achieve the results I am aiming for. Sorry for such along post but wanted to answer all the obvious questions in my post rather than just saying 'weed don't smell right' and thank you all in advance for taking the time of reading and hopefully helping out with a few tips along the way happy growing and stay high Tastebudz420
  11. Hi my fellow green fingered friends! I’m trying to plan ahead for the harvest...my ladies have recently gone out into the wild...admittedly harvest is still a few months off. I am estimating, should everything go to plan and they don’t get ripped or found ill have about somewhere in the region of 100oz. Surprisingly in the bounty of info that is this site I could find an estimate of how much bud I could dry successfully in a particular size tent. Currently I only own a 60x60x60 size tent (no fan or carbon filter) for starting off the ladies for a few weeks before going into the wild, so I can’t imagine that will be of much use. My question is whats the best setup for a dedicated drying tent? I’ll happily get a dedicated tent, fan and filter to avoid any smell and not put my liberty at risk, however if someone could advise me the size tent I’m likely to require and the size fan and filter please? As I’m running 6 different strains I’m aware they won’t all finish at the same time, but I’d rather err on the side of caution and have a big enough tent just in case. another thread suggested a 4inch fan for extraction into a carbon filter would be best - anything more may dry out the bud too quickly, however there were no specifics on the size of that harvest, so I can’t be sure that will apply. If anyone could recommend a particular brand of fan or filter and the appropriate size, I would be grateful. Hopefully I’ll have a bounty to last me years to come...hopefully! It’s all down to the green gods! Appreciate the help and advice
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    From the album Pre 99 big bud

    Day 7 of drying..
  13. Hi there, my question is over my last 3 harvests, each approx 3 days long, Everytime I have noticed by the third day, I do a clean up around the floor area of any bud that has fallen on the floor from day 1 or 2 for example, and I keep coming across some unbelievable smelling buds that are absolutely glistening and pretty dry and I can't work out how they have got like this as the ones on the rack are not as similar so to speak, as stated its happened everytime during the night on day 1 and 2 I am turning off all lights and temps dropping to around 16 any idea ????
  14. Hi there quick question hoping you can help, I recently harvested and during this time a few bits from the floor I have put onto the side in the grow room, we're back to them and they are nice and solid, but the rest of the harvest is drying at a different location it is drying lose and airy and not "pulling in" as such more just drying the shape as it is even the nugget kolas, and looks pretty bad tbh, obviously I am thinking the drying environment, can anyone give me and solutions to rectify for this problem or the causes for this the bud is not super super dence but it sure wasn't like this the drying tent temp is 17/18 and humidity is 60RH any replies is greatly appreciated
  15. My ladies have been hanging for 8 days now at a perfect 60/60 temp/humidity. It already seems crispy to the touch but yet a bit spongy. I only have the exhaust on at its lowest setting. Hanging in the same tent it was grown. Do I wait for the distinctive snap of stem or jar them a little before the actual snap? Also the air has quite a ‘hay’ smell in the tent. I thought the slow dry would help preserve the smell of the buds? Thanks 420
  16. Hey 420, I’m about to harvest in roughly 10 days. Ive been given great advice from the guys on here regarding the temps and humidity. I’m going to whole plant hang at 18C 60RH low and slow for 14 days or until stems snap. What I’d like to know is, when drying how do I have the tent set up... 1. Do I have the intake port completely closed off, or the fan just switched off, resulting in the outake fan pulling fresh air in through via intake ducting? 2. I’m expecting the humidity to be really high the first day or so, do I have dehumidifier on to get it down to 60% or will having it on dry it too fast? 3. If the humidity drops lower than 60% during the drying, do I use humidifier in the tent to maintain the 60%RH? 4. With the outake fan turned down to minimum, I guess that will keep air moving, do I also need a small fan pointed away from buds to help circulate air.. or is outtake enough? quite a few questions but if anyone can help out with any of them, that would be great. Thanks!
  17. Hi, I wondered if when drying bud, it smells less (during the process of drying) if it is dried slowly. I would guess that as more moisture is released into the air (by a fast dry), it will also introduce more of whatever makes the plant smell. Anyone know if this is the case? Cheers,
  18. Hi, Sorry for 2 questions in 1 day, but I keep seeing people drying the bud upside down and from a layman's point of view this seems counter productive. Assuming the plants nutrients ability to expire from the plant depends on the plant moisture, and assuming that moisture can travel in the plant, then I would have thought that the plant "Juices" that contain all the bad chems and nutes, will flow the way of gravity. Therefore for best flavor etc its best to hang (somehow) the buds the way they grew rather than upside down. Has anyone experimented with this? Cheers
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    From the album x4 Subbie Strains + Dinafem Dinamed CBD

    x6 Subbies, line drying.
  20. Hi, hope everyone is doing great. I live in a damp basement flat. Top tips for drying would be shiny.
  21. Hi guys, Just successfully completed my first indoor grow of 4 cheese cuts. Absolutely chuffed to bits with how it's gone considering the few hick ups I had along the way! I owe it all to my close friend and this forum for the knowledge, so thank you guys Anyway, as the title says... Drying times.. I keep reading people saying 10-14 days drying time, so when I chopped them last week I pulled the light, heater, humidifier out etc. Kept the filter fan on 35%. Turned the rad in the room off and opened the window and was getting daytime temps of around 15-19 degrees and night time temps as low as 9 degrees in the tent. Even still my bud felt crispy after five days and the stems snapped perfectly. At first I thought it even seemed a little too dry but after a couple days in the jars it's got just the right amount of ick back to it. I like my bud to have a little bit of 'life' to it still, I hate it when you get it bone dry. It seems to ruin the taste I find. So I was wondering how are you drying it so slowly? Or do most people seem to like it dried to to a crisp!? Aphat
  22. Hi there all. I don't know if there is anything I can do but I have made a monumental screw-up after just harvesting my buds (just one plant). I had just cut down and trimmed my first ever autoflowerer and was just finishing trimming when I had to drop everything and attend another family matter 300 miles away. So. I just threw all the trimings, buds, leaves in a cardboard box wrapped loosely in grease proof paper (I thought this maybe wouldn't absorb or adsorb any trichomes that I had worked so hard for these last 6 months. To cut a long story short, I was gone 4 days and have just opened the box to find my buds and trimmings all with a layer of mould on the underside that was against the paper. I'm not sure if I should bin the lot or wash them in a waterbath for 7 days then dry them. Any ideas out there? I don't plan to smoke them but to make tinctures or edibles, or at least that was my original idea. I would certainly appreciate any help I can get......many tanks for now, Cmoon..........Respect, as always.