What is the average humidity% of MJ after drying and when you FIRST put it in your jars to cure? I tend to over dry my MJ and it would be easier for me to pop a piece into a jar with a hydrometer and check the humidity % to see if it was dry enough to cure. The snap the stem doesn’t seem to work for me @bob31 @Countryboyjvd1971
What the humidity in the drying room or tent @Bobbi
If it’s to low they will dry out faster ?
I try to maintain around 60% in my grow room when drying my harvest and a week or two they are ready for jars and are about 60% humidity
@Countryboyjvd1971 When you put the MJ in the jars to cure, it’s at 60% humidity. Do you put Boveda packs in your curing jars? What humidity percentage do you like to seal your final cure at?
I agree with @Countryboyjvd1971 I try and keep my drying tent around %60 humidity. When I put them in jars I try and maintain between %60 - %65 humidity in the jars.
I have some of the %62 Boveda humidity packs but I don’t end up having to use them as I am usualy able to maintain a stable humidity level in the jars. I have a few of these small hydrometers that fit right into the jars with the cannabis so I monitor those and of the humidity rises above %65 I’ll open the lid for a bit to drop the humidity back down.
I believe %62 is the ideal humidity level for the jars for the best cure.
No @Bobbi I don’t use the packs during the cure
I’ll ad them once I’ve got the bud cured for min one month and when I vac seal my jars for the long term storage
I keep mine around 62% as well @Jmesser80 but I believe the humidity is a personal option definitely wouldn’t go higher than 62 but other will store and cure at lower levels
Imo somewhere between 55-62 is perfect so if I’m in between those figures I don’t stress it to much
Thanks for your question post. I’m going to be doing my dry/cure soon and am still confused
@SmoknGranny LOL, join the club. I fail at the snap the stem test so I purchased a bunch of cheap hydrometers at Amazon and put a chunk of weed in a jar for about an hour. After a while I go back and see what the % is, if it’s still high the weed still needs more drying out and it goes back on the drying rack. @Countryboyjvd1971 says his drying tent is 60% humidity, maintain between 60-65% in jars. Anything above 65% is at risk for mold. right John?
I think until the plant material properly dries out you really need to pay attention for mold always. Unless of course you live in Tucson or something.
Us old people can think of random ways to make stuff work! Check out my closet in the “Bonsai” grow journal for beginners
Prior to trying a grow, I have sworn by Boveda 62% packs. I store my flowers in C-Vaults with the packs. I think that with them you could just get it close (on the high side) then jar them. You are still going to burp it regularly, so you can check for any issues each time.
I mean seriously, How much time per day do you spend looking at the plants, singing to them, etc then you’re just gonna lock them in a jar? Oh HELL no!
@Whodat66 Funny, I don’t sing to them but I do name them and talk to them as I water them. I felt bad yesterday when I put Esther’s neck on the chopping block!
Yes @Bobbi anything higher is a risk of getting mold
You’ll get the hang of the curing and drying process like anything else there’s a learning curve
I take each grow and apply what ive learned from my previous experiences and things just get easier each time as they will for you Happy growing
Just checked my basement. Currently 68 with 54 humidity. It has plenty of air flow and somewhat shaded but I can tarp two east windows. I initially planned on hanging upcoming harvest there for drying and curing. Trying to work with what I have this year. Opinions???
Yeah you can definitely do that if you want
As long as humidity is good
I would still put a fan in the area where the bud is blowing toward a wall nor directly on buds to ensure air movement around drying buds the cooler temp will help with a slow drying as well which is good imo when temps are to hot they dry out faster
Due to only a 15 amp breaker for all of basement including the overhead lights and a small chest freezer I’m leery of running ANYTHING else there. I already had a small electric fire in garage (also 15 amp) this past winter from running heater for old dogs. NO $$ for upgrades Best I can do is to crack a window. Thanks for your support. Financially, having a bad year, but hopefully next year will be better
10/4 I understand your concern and just so your aware a fan draws about 1.6 amps running and a heater can draw up around 12–15 amps when running
I’m sure you be fine but you know your house better then I do
Would hate for you to loose a harvest due to mold cause of lack of air flow
FYI I’m a Commercial HVAC guy from NYC I understand electric very well
If you have a count of equipment your currently running plus type of lights your using is be happy to help you figure out your usage @SmoknGranny
Tne even sell battery operated fans at the big orange box hardware store FYI
I will look at my small fans stored in basement and see what I can find about the freezer and get back to you on those. Re: garage outlet flare up - a friend replaced the outlet then I luckily found a radiant 15 amp heater. Ran heavy plastic around dog runs, essentially cutting off half of the garage. Kept it warm enough with extra blankets for the old dogs. I now have large industrial fan running for them. This house was built by original owner as Contractor Allowed in Nebraska). Between him and his friends helping SO much is wrong with electric and plumbing I can’t believe the County & State passed them on inspections. I don’t even want to tell you what’s going on in my kitchen!!!
@Countryboyjvd1971 The only item not accounted for is the water softener unit which I think is on same circuit with water heater. To date, I have only found 1 GFCI and it pops during power pops mostly during bad storms. 8 overhead screw in lights with 100 watt CFL or LEDs. Of those lights 5 have drawstrings to turn on. I’m not an electrician but I really think there’s some bad wiring going on I hope this helps you to help me