So, my first grow is officially done. I hung the bud upside down in tent with light off and a fan until the smaller branches snapped. We then trimmed and put in mason jars. At the moment I’m having trouble with the RH getting above 55% for that best cure zone. I added a damp paper towel in the mason jars lids which helped get it to 65-70. Ten mins after taking the paper towel out it was bad to 55%. Kind of unsure what to do at this point.
Should add I don’t smell much hay/grass. Hard to distinguish because gg4 is suppose to smell earthy and piney. I do get a citrus type smell as soon as the lid is open. The girl smoked some of the trim from the buds and said it was smooth, and hit her instantly so that’s good. Just want to cure it the right way and need some tips, you find so many different articles online my heads spinning.
What @Retiredoldguy said! Best to get some Humipaks or Baveda packs or something to stabilize the RH in the jars but don’t have a stroke about it. 55% is not that bad. Measurement instruments for inside your jars are notoriously inaccurate. They may be off +or- 4-5 points.
I know you didn’t @Newt . I’ve made the mistake myself. What a pain in the ass! Had to destroy @1/2 a jar full due to this stupid move on my part. Then I washed the remaining bud in a H2O2 Solution. And dry it again. All of it will go into Everclear for RSO not to smoke.
Correct you are measuring moisture in the bud. It is extreamly accurate. Do the reading and it will make sence. A 10% to 12% moisture reading in the bud WILL equate to 58 to 62% Rh in a jar or grove bag.this has been well documented here!