Cannatrol cool cure? Its a cigar fridge!

Yeah cause if it can only fit one plant the rest of the plants would have to dry traditionally until that space cleared up unless you harvested a week apart. But no way am I gonna try and time that. To me it’s not worth it unless I could fit half a 5x5 in there which I doubt I can.

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Yeah but then what would be the point? I really want it for the drying aspect. I can cure in grove bags. To me the benefit from tve unit would be keeping my veg tent clear as I use it for drying after each flower run when I move my veg tent plants into the flower tent.

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Sucks cause I already decided to get it too, but now I don’t think I’m going to. I really want it to work for me I’m definitely not trying to find reasons not to get it .

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I have the kinda luck that if I buy this one for 1700, they will come out with a bigger unit that will fit over double for less than 3k next month :joy:

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Ehh worst that happens is you buy another one next year or they make a bigger model and sell this one to one of us for a discount of course :grinning:

@matty777 yeah im kinda in the same boat but i figured i average 1.5-2lbs per grow now so the thought is it should work for my application. When i saw @Took1-4theteam post about it he stuffed his pretty full. But now im wondering cannatrol or dab press for tax time because i caught wind of how much my return will be and its not enough to get both unfornately

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Is that dry weight or wet though? If I could fit what would end up to be 1.5/2 pounds after drying then it would work for me cause that’s all I get per harvest as well.

I’m hoping that is dry weight cause I want the thing and it would be so helpful for me as I have a perpetual grow set up with no set drying tent/ room. That would make everything run smoothly :fire:

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From their site:

The Facts
Wet Capacity: 2.2 pounds
Dry Capacity: 4 pounds

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I think before going thru with my purchase im gonna call and talk to their customer support team. I know @pr and @Took1-4theteam said they were really helpful and answered just about all if not all their questions and if im spending that amount i want to be clear on the functionality and not be surprised by anything although i have done a decent amount of research already i think ill always have more until i have the product

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If anyone has any questions they want to ask please post it in here and ill ask them

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That’s a great idea brother, I’m gonna do the same cause your absolutely right and I have the same concerns myself.

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Yeah if im dropping over $1730 shipped i wanna be sure i like what im getting. I looked at the closest retail store but it was up by chicago 5 and a half hours one way and even then i dont have a truck to haul it back lol

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I just want to know how much you can dry in there at once. Meaning how much bud can you chop down/ how many plants you can fit in there at once for a drying cycle?. I’m not too worried about the cure cause I can use grove bags but I really want to know how much can be dried in the unit at a time.

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@Took1-4theteam hey bud can i get that discount code please? Ill probably purchase that unit next month if my tax return comes back within 3 weeks as the government stated lol

@matty777 Alright so heres what im gonna ask.

  1. How much can the unit dry at one time without overloading? (wet weight)
  2. What issues would there be if you couldnt maintain optimal operating temp range? (60-73 degrees)
  3. How do you maintain the sponge? That being cleaning and long term resuability
  4. How often should you check the sponge or change out water/refill?
  5. Best settings for a wet trim?
  6. Best settings for a dry trim?
  7. If you do a wet trim is it still recommended to hang dry the whole plant or branches for a day or 2 before starting the dry in the cannatrol?
  8. What is the ideal dewpoint range? How can you consistently keep it in that range?
  9. If there are issues caused by accidental overloading is it covered under warranty?
  10. Are there any active discounts at this time?
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I get about 6 to 7 ounces dried out of cannatrol. Thats packed full without any stems. My sponge i rinse w/ tap water and ring it out after bud is done. When bud is in cannatrol I check the sponge every other day. I was weary of buying cannatrol also, but it is nice to have. Next time I am going to stagger my grows. Last harvest I still had to dry half of harvest the traditional way.

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Yeah that’s my concern with it and it’s like at that point what’s the purpose ? Let me know how the stagger harvest goes cause that’s what I was also considering is growing strains with different flowering times to finish on different weeks, but that’s a lot of trouble but might be worth it.

@matty777 ask and you shall receive! I hope this answers your questions

Thank you for reaching out to us. I believe I was reading that same ILGM forum over the weekend! To make it easier I’ll answer the questions in order below:

1. How much can the unit dry at one time without overloading? (wet weight) The Cool Cure can handle 2.2 pounds of wet flower at a time (4-5 pounds of dried flower for curing and storage)

2. What issues would there be if you couldn’t maintain optimal operating temp range? (60-73 degrees) The unit may not be able to maintain the desired set points if the temperate of the space the unit is in is outside of that range. For example, if it is in an 85 degree room, that will drive the temperature inside the Cool Cure up, which will change your calculated RH.

3. How do you maintain the sponge? That being cleaning and long term reusability It is rare but some users have gotten some odor or discoloration from their sponge over time. Alcohol or very hot water is what I use to sanitize mine periodically and haven’t had any odor issue. Ultimately, if you were ever in need of a replacement sponge, we can send you one.

4. How often should you check the sponge or change out water/refill? I find I only need to add water to mine once every week or every other week(depends on the season and how much I’m opening the box. Ideally you want to refill it before the display has to tell you to.

5. Best settings for a wet trim? Our default settings give the best results, and whether you wet trim or dry trim(or even a combination of the two) is all a matter of personal preference. Some of our commercial clients will dial the dewpoint down to 50 to make the dry trimming a little easier, but again this is all preference. I have done both wet and dry personally, but I always leave my Cool Cures on 68 dry bulb and 54 dew point.

6. Best settings for a dry trim? See answer 5

7. If you do a wet trim is it still recommended to hang dry the whole plant or branches for a day or 2 before starting the dry in the cannatrol? Hanging for a day or two before putting the buds in the Cool Cure isn’t necessary. We list this as a tip because we know many users are pushing the weight limit of the unit, so hanging for a day or two gets some initial water weight off before loading the box which allows you to get more of your harvest into the unit.

8. What is the ideal dewpoint range? How can you consistently keep it in that range? 52-54 is the range our default settings are in. As long as you don’t have the box overloaded and you keep the sponge wet, the unit will very accurately maintain that dewpoint. When you first load a batch in, the dew point will spike, but within 12 to 24 hours, the machine will pull that dewpoint down to the setpoint. This is because there is a lot of water leaving the plant in the very beginning of the process.

9. If there are issues caused by accidental overloading is it covered under warranty? Overloading will ice up the fins on the TEC and the fan, but doesn’t damage the unit. The fix is to unplug the unit, let the ice melt, remove the excess product to get within the 2.2 pounds, and then plug the unit back in. The unit will start back up with no issues.

10. Are there any active discounts at this time? We offer multiple unit discounts and a military discount. The multiple unit pricing is listed on our web store and the military discount is $100. We don’t currently have any additional discounts. We build the units right here in Vermont and provide our team livable wages and benefits. That in turn makes our margins smaller than companies that make everything cheaply overseas, but for us it’s the only way we want to do business.

If you think of any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’ll do my best to answer them as soon as I can.

Thanks

Ed Wells

Director of Commercial Sales

VT Dry & Cure Technologies

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