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Jammo85

How to cut buds off??

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I think my drying is done the plants have been hanging now 10 days, I think they should of been cut off by now but I haven’t a clue how to cut the buds off....

 

Is there any where I can see someone actually cutting the Bud’s off? 

 

Ive read the Pinned harvest post 

I’ve read the Harvest section in the Grow bible,I’ve search through many posts in the forums and websites and videos on YouTube  trying to see how to actually cut them and where to actually cut.

the trouble I think is most growers know what the final product should look like, where as I don’t smoke and don’t have a clue what’s good and what’s shite.  

 

I don’t know the difference between a good bud and a airy bud, what’s too airy. 

 

most of my stuff will be for oil but I’d like to cure some for my mate to smoke. 

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Tgey will just snap off the stems mate 

Just give em a squeeze either nice and dense or not 

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If you turn a cola upside down from the way it was growing, and look down the stem at the very bottom of the bud structure you should see a little stem on which the bud is growing. Snip this with some nail scissors and that bud should fall off or come away easily. 

 

Once this his has happened you should see another stem for the bud that is higher up the stem, keep snipping and they should all just come away.

 

i hope that makes sense. :yep:

 

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I separate the leaf and small buds for bubblehash and stuff, chop a branch trim till the bud is clean of leaf till its all separated then I jar the bud and store the rest in the freezer till i'm ready for it.

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Just pull the bud a little bit by a sugar leaf and you should able to see where the stem is that you need to cut.

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Scissors

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2 hours ago, stu sleeper 20vt said:

 

Thanks this is brilliant, I’m confident now of cutting, only issue now is what’s a good bud to cure and smoke and what’s too airy I haven’t got a clue there 

thanks for the video tho, I was down my shed I wasn’t being rude, I seem to be having trouble while on 3 mobile network the adult filter keeps blocking the site, I’ve taken the adult filter off many of times but it seems to be playing up! Bloody told the bloke on phone I’m not even watching porn and doing anything rude ffs, he didn’t comment on that lol. 

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2 hours ago, Cursed said:

If you turn a cola upside down from the way it was growing, and look down the stem at the very bottom of the bud structure you should see a little stem on which the bud is growing. Snip this with some nail scissors and that bud should fall off or come away easily. 

 

Once this his has happened you should see another stem for the bud that is higher up the stem, keep snipping and they should all just come away.

 

i hope that makes sense. :yep:

 

 

Thank you mate that did make sense when I got down there and had a look!! Nice one much appreciated 

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When cutting buds to place in Jars.....

 

i haven’t got enough of these Douwe Egbert glass jars with rubber seals...

 

is there anything like jam jars with metal lids? (A normal jar of jam) I can use? 

Or aren’t they air tight enough? 

Plastic ice cream tubs? 

 

I thought i would of had enough but I haven’t finished one plant yet and it’s clear I won’t have enough space in jars 

 

 

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What ever you got until you got something better.  I've used the jars from sweet shops. Plastic Tupperware. Bags.

 

Until I got more than enough jars

 

Don't forget to burp and don't be afraid to put them out of jars again into paper bags until its regulated again if they're not dry enough yet

Oh and don't fill the jars to capacity. Leave some space

Less chance of bud rot. 

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Ok thanks mate 

glad you said I been filling them to top! 

Burp every few hours? 

Ok to leave over night? And again then when in work?

 

do you personally taste/feel/notice the the curing does? 

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3 minutes ago, Jammo85 said:

Burp every few hours? 

Ok to leave over night? And again then when in work?

 

do you personally taste/feel/notice the the curing does? 

Burp every few hours for a few days then I’d drop down to once a day for a week or two. You should be able to notice if they are still to damp as time in the jars will bring out the moisture and make them feel too spongy, it has a distinct smell to, you can start to smell damp. If this happens put the buds in paper bags for a day or two then back in the jars, repeat if necessary.

 

if you smoke fresh weed it will taste planty and be harsh (ish, not always) and still be very green. Over time they will become less harsh, the taste and smell will develop and the green colour will diminish, eventually, if it lasts long enough, will turn more brown in colour.

watch for white spots developing as this will be mold. I’ve only ever had a moldy jar once and that was early on and I wasn’t keeping an eye on them

 

this takes time though and you probably won’t notice much difference early on. Two months and it’ll be totally different to what you put in the jars.

 

 

this is the part that I found the hardest in some ways, it takes doing it a few times

to really get it “right” and know what it should look smell and taste like after a cure. But like I said, give it a month or two and you’ll notice the difference

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Make sure the stems are snap dry mate,then you can just jar and forget about burping them,done it like this for years without any issues.

 

To be really sure its dry theres always the option of brown bagging them for a few days before being jarred.

 

Anything thats light/whispy/airy we keep a jar seperate for that and smoke that first whilst the better buds cure away.

 

You will be surprised how good a cured bud is to a fresh bud.

 

Anyway well done on getting to harvest,

 

Enjoy your fruits.

 

Tenchie.

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