does it matter where you hang ( sealed cupboard/ in the garage/ in the spare room with a sheet over / on the washline outside)
should it be bone dry or still tacky to the touch
when bottling ,dose the type of bottle make a difference
Cool with all that said/asked
Whenever I dry the trees they become to dry (even in like two to three days) so I have a big challenge ahead of me because I have my first biggish harvest in a month and don’t want to screw it up again
The branch should snap not bend, that means it is dry and should begin to cure the bud. There are many different ways to do this.
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If the buds are crispy you can trim them off and put into mason jars. Store them in a cool dry dark place with the lids on loosely. If you can get a fan to blow over the lids, that’s even better. I use little petco hygrometers in the jars as well. Once rh in jar stays around 50-55% lids go on tightly. Then burp until you wanna smoke… the longer they stay sealed in the jar - the tastier the smoke.
I used the paper bag method which helped greatly. The paper bag slows down air exchange of the buds after drying and before putting in mason jars. It made for a very good finish on my cured bud. Smoked beautifully.
I live in a really dry climate kinda like you it sounds… where if I hang in a room or anywhere else my humidity is very low maybe about 10% so the plants tend to dry quicker than I want them to … so what I did was put stringlines up in a bathroom that I use on a regular basis and blacked out the windows as to not let any light in while they’re hanging… but the trick of it is I take a shower in there at least every other day I have 2 bathrooms so usually all shower in there every 2 to 3 days bringing up the humidity which allows me to dry my plants for 2 to 3 weeks so that I do not dry them super quickly and the relative humidity stays about 25% in there which isn’t too much and isn’t too little… just something you might think about trying …
I over dried mine and tossed them in mason jars with a 62% bovida pack and in 2 days they were fine again and bovida is cheap and easy . Try just start a cure on some of the buds also they probably have more moisture in the interior than it seems . Good luck
I have a different situation here on the Central Coast of California. The climate is mild, fairly high humidity, morning fog, Temps in the 60’s which is challenging for drying the harvest. I HAVE to run multiple fans on the buds and it takes 10 days or so for the moisture content to drop enough to start curing. If I didn’t move air across them they would mold in no ti,e.