Agreed, i never take stems to a full break. The times that i have the flower was to dry.
After the bud has reached a point where im positive it won’t mold (there should still be moisture in the bud at the time its transferred to the jar, it’s just a very small amount), i only burp two or three times a week like Bogleg. I’m not saying this is the best way but what i will say is i personally don’t really notice a difference in bud quality burping every single day, compared to every couple of days.
Me too, and this is how I’m able to track quality differences in curing. I do observe small and subtle differences through time but for me, if you throw it in the jar and burp every several days after its dry, it’s hard to f*** up.
For me, this most difficult thing to overcome is drying to fast. I’ve gotten to much airflow before with humidity at 45%. Now 45% humidity with normal air flow ain by to bad, but i had the “fans a blowin’” And on the third day every stem on almost a pound of bud would break if you looked at it wrong.
So this is tdubwillys opinion only:
Curing is extremely important but hard to f*** up, so my focus is never to have a “good cure”, that will almost undoubtedly happen on it’s own if you put it in the jar at the right level of dryness.
Drying, although not as important to taste and bud quality is easy for me to f*** up, so that’s where i put my focus and efforts.
If You can get it into the jar at the perfect dryness, then you can try all different kind of curing techniques and it will taste great.