Higher temperature means you want to stay closer to 62% humidity. So it can’t over dry too fast. 58-62% is your finished product target. Don’t want to really hit those numbers for a few days. I usually get bellow 70% in about 3 days then I let them sit in a Tupperware untill they get down to 62%. Shaken 5+ times a day so no moisture gets stuck anywhere. Then I jar with two way humidity control packs (boveda).
Ohh!! That’s how you do it in Tupperware. I wondered how’d you take care of airing them out when you have so much stuffed in there
I also never lid the Tupperware. At most put an empty paper bag over the top. Since they absorb moisture too. As long as they aren’t already too moist.
Couple of my jars. Size doesn’t mean much. Except to how much boveda to use ofc
And air gap at top. Yes these are sealed. Still need an empty space for gasses for burping. That’s why we don’t fill jars all the way up
So when you get it in the jars and you are done burping with the RH stable at 62% with your Bodeva packs.
How do you store it then? I’ve heard people putting them into fridges then to freezers, but since we have sooo much it would be beneficial to make it last for a year+
After burping for 2-3 weeks it’s “cured”. Has an indefinite shelf life almost. At least a year before it begins to lose much potency I’m told. Never had any last that long.
If you get it down to around 70% hum in 3 days how long is your drying time all together? Like a week?
So ballpark range is decrease 3% hum/day.
And as you have your stuff in the Tupperware in your tent, you still have the air circulating and all that jazz till you reach 62% then in the jars they go or something like that?
No once I put it in the Tupperware it’s just in lung room. It’s already in jars. Gets up to 64-65% still. When I burp I shake them once half way through and don’t put the lid back on till my hygrometer reads 62 or less again.
So it’s been over a week and still not all down to 62. It’s fine to smoke. Doesn’t taste to good yet. Needs another week of burping. Was 65% when opened. Closed after a couple turns during 20 minutes. So it says 60 now. But it’ll climb back up. Now that’s it’s sealed again
I use grove bags for curing. After drying just bag your stuff in these & it basically cures whiles storing. It’s easier this way for me. I have 5 grows bagged minus what’s been smoked.
Got it so all that weed in the Tupperware was when you were still drying and shaking 5x a day.
I have looked at them. So how do you size your bags? I see othe 1lb bags are they really that big to hold a pound?
Also when you Heat seal them can you open them up easily and then seal them back up.
From what I’ve seen heat sealing is only for long term storage. They have zippers.
This is probably what I’ll use with a carbon filter on top and a hole in the side for an intake.
I got 2 small computer fans and will run the exhuast on high and the intake on low for neg pressure and that should do it.
Will the bud dry out if it is too close to the exhuast fan?
Also how close can I put them in there? I am going to hang the branches with most of the leaves on there to slow the process and then have 2 mesh screens closer to the bottom for the heavier colas on by themselves.
I use several sizes for curing & storing.
Love the prints on the bags.
A closer look at my process. As per my hygrometer history. Which was in the Tupperware and is in one of the jars. To base the others off of.
So last week it was in the Tupperware and now this week it is in the jar?
Once it starts to stabilize at 62% like I see it did today(9/12) do you then drop down to burping once a week then aim towards once a month?
It is and isn’t that simple. It’s been the jars for 5 days. Was in the Tupperware for maybe 18 hours… I do everything based off feelings. If it wasn’t for the days on the hygrometer and the 9/11 tragedy I couldn’t even tell you the day. Because I just don’t care about it. Time is a restriction of great work. It’s best to ignore time and just do your best.
Based off of the graphs. It looks like I jarred first on 9/6. They may have spent 30 hours in Tupperware. Since 9/4 looks like when I would’ve been cutting them from stems… see how easy is it to denote my actions? You’ll learn it with experience. Just don’t try to learn too much at once. Overload is real.
It was also in the tent where they hung. So it’s been with them the entire way. This is how I document what I’ve done. I don’t need text to know what I’ve done. A picture is worth 1000 words. So when I take pictures. I also take them to show something that will remind me. Since no one will benefit more from a journal than yourself.
Had a thought. That some may say someone like @Hellraiser has journals that aren’t more beneficial to themselves than others. While his journals do help masses. I see a lot of growth in his own knowledge in them. For example his beginning feeling on “triploids” vs his feelings on them today. Organization of information also increased over time. It doesn’t matter who you are. Journals are like brain exercise, all muscles need exercise.
Yep, it’s amazing how much the plants keep teaching me and as I try to teach others, I keep learning more myself. Always look to improve.