Drying help? what does mold look like and how does it affect the smoking


#1

While drying, the buds seemed to turn a bit white. When I was pulling buds off of the stems I noticed what appeared to be a white looking smoke or powder coming off the buds. Any ideas?


#2

If that is mold, please don’t smoke it


#3

Pics are a must in this case. I’m told that a black light will reveal mold.


#4

Just to be clear, smoking or using moldy bud in any fashion will make you very sick! @nuthouse


#5

Breaking a bud and a puff of powder comes out. that’s mold. The buds start to look fuzzy and the smell is gone. If so and it’s early, I would throw it in an oven for 45 mins at 175° and bake something after.


#6

What would putting it in the oven do to the buds or mold?


#7

Thank you for your help.


#8

This is powdery mildew, but a mold infestation, I don’t think this is suitable, but it’s the best I can come up with…


#9

Thank you for the help and information!


#10

mate why dont u use silicon gel the ones u get wid yr shoe box that wat it for to stop mold


#11

Honestly, I’ve never battled even the smallest mold problem lol, so I’m probably about the least experienced person to talk about mold. :man_facepalming:
Even when I dry, I don’t take any temp or humidity readings, I just hang them in my garage and put a fan on them and never had a problem one, lol, lucky I guess

@Shuggz


#12

Oh you’ll know it. Keep your harvest in open air until it’s quite dry. If it’s in jars or bags Frequently open them to air. fluff up.