Nug of the Month: Feb, Oct 2018, Mar 2019
Congrats on your harvest man! That is a respectable first pull
Nice job man! You'll get the purple to come out next time. Winters the best time to flower if your temps fluctuate with the seasons in my experience. I put my space heater on the light timer so that nights drop into the high 60s. I got a plant to go black. Don't mind the crispy leaves, I fried my plants with to heavy of hand spraying it down with a neem treatment.
Top of the mornin to ya 7 ! Great harvest my brotha! You have been "assimilated" ........
Duggs!!! Yeah buddy, I'm stoked about it and looking forward to the cure. By the way, just be clear, what are your thought on drying?
I'd actually like to see what others do as well, Ima go looking around and read up today. I haven't done much of that[emoji23][emoji23]
There's a thread called Ziggy's slow and lo. It's a process I've been using lately to bring out the flavor. You have to be diligent though. I've had two plants worth go bad figuring out the process. Luckily, small plants, but it still sucks. It really does seem to enhance the flavor, but I've had it take up to 3+ weeks to dry to 65% where I throw in a boveda and close it up.
The standard procedure is to hang in a room with air movement for 3-7 days depending on the rh. The longer it takes to dry, the better. I've read that once the buds snap off the stem they are ready to jar. I've jarred it slightly before that as it seems a bit to dry for my taste. It's something that you get better at recognizing the more you do it.
no air movement in drying room....got it.....none!....only exhaust !!!!!NO air movement!
'Cause they'll dry too fast on the outside, while the stems will still be green - makes stabilizing the RH harder.
Although, when that's happened to mine, I just pop them in a jar and the humidity redistributes - nice terp explosions, too. But it's tricky. I use Bovedas, so I don't have to worry much about the jar being too humid.
Only thing about Boveda is that they don't absorb over the percentage of the package labeling they only reestablish rH in the jar to the specific percentage. This per the company videos. Great for long time storage not the best for curing, unless you are under your desired rH.
I believe this to be more true when the package is new. Maybe when it is old it has an absorption rate as well..... No, cause they dry out completely, if that's they case then they only emit moisture and not absorb it.
Funny how now that I'm a little stoned I want to go check my facts. I'm still. Going to post this though, just for feedback, in case anyone else wants to pop in lol[emoji6][emoji6]
Damn it..... I still think I'm right [emoji16][emoji4]
I've been using Bovedas for 4 years, including dozens of jars with herb 2-3 years old. I bought a total of 60 of them over time and I still have every single one. They last ... forever.
As they come, with 62% humidity established in the "stuff", they'll remove as much humidity as they can before they saturate. But a dry one will easily absorb more moisture. You can tell by weighing them. I've forgotten the numbers, but it ranges from something like 7 grams to 13 grams? Like that? Well, 6 grams is a fifth of an ounce. That makes a huge difference in a jar with only an ounce or so of herb in it.
If a pack goes dry, it'll plump right back up if you put it in a glass of water - as easy as that. If it gets hard and cakey it'll take a little more time.
I store my unused ones together in a sealed jar by themselves and they equalize each other out. Every one of them is still plump and usable. The only thing that concerns me about reusing them is the possibility of cross contamination of diseases and bug eggs. But if the produce is clean when it hits the jar, that shouldn't be a risky issue.
Do you use them for curing or storing?