Made a post on whether my plant was nearly done and I got those responses! I was curious if I could put electrical tape around the mason jars (to block light out) and stick them in the fridge with the buds curing for 3 weeks. I have humidity packs to use inside the jars (boveda). I have seen many say cooler temps help preserve trichomes so thought maybe a fridge would be good. Would like to know more if anyone uses this method and if it’s safe for the buds. The lids I bought for the mason jars tell me temp and humidity within the jar. This fridge is just my normal household fridge.
I would leave them in another cool, dark place. The humidity in a typical fridge is pretty low (~20%.)
I thought about buying a cheap used wine cooler on Letgo. Would that be any better? Since those normally can’t go below 50-60degrees
I think you are over-thinking the whole thing. You do need room temps to allow chlorophyll to break down into CO2 and water: that’s the reason for burping jars. Grove bags eliminate the burping requirement. Once cured the flower can go in jars in the fridge of in my case I put into a freezer for long-term storage.
There’s absolutely no reason to wrap jars in tape as the amount of light is negligible.
But it’s your flower; if you want to do it, have fun!
I didn’t know anything about grove bags till now! But did some research now and definitely bought me one
You’ll like them. Just get your flower as close as you can to ideal RH before going into the Grove Bag. A lot of growers are using them now and report good things. I have several of the “1 Pound” size and they’ve done a good job.
A wine fridge is better as you can set the right humidity and temperature
I tried curing like that years ago and wont go back to it. It will take alot of smell out of your buds and give them a refridgerated smell/taste
Gross. Definitely no thanks. Kinda similar to stale food left too long in the fridge lol.
It was like if you chill your tap water in the fridge in a pitcher you get that refridgerated smell to it. The buds still smoked just as good and tasted good but some strains were really pungent and dank to begin with
Grove bags all the way!!
I did the jar and burp stuff for years, it’s a PITA, Add the dry weed to the grove bags and forget about it, job done! You won’t be sorry.