I am going to harvest soon so I am currently measuring the humidity in my garage, which is the only place I can dry and cure. I’m in Los Angeles so the temperature is high: it’s already gotten up to 90 degrees! The RH is staying between 43 and 55%.
How can I make it cooler in there during the day? I also have a fan and was toying with the idea of opening the back door a crack and blowing hot air out the back to cool it. Any other easy ideas? Maybe a swamp cooler?
Also is it okay if light gets in there a few of times per day or should I really try to keep it dark all the time? (My husband takes his bicycle out + puts it back in there every day)
So you’re going to need to do a bit of calculations to get where you want. That’s around a 15-20 difference you are wanting to reach. You’ll need to be exchanging the warmer air out of the garage, so adding fans or an AC will work against you without a good air exchange.
What options do you have to exhaust air? Trying to take a room generally designed with poor insulation and air flow is going to be a challenge without this.
Unfortunately you might need a portable ac unit.
You can try exhausting as much air as you can but I don’t think it will do the job.
You want to aim for 60-70* F for temperature
And about 60-65% humidity for drying…
Without AC your going to end up with bud you dont even want to smoke. In those conditions you will have zero terps, harsh and hay smell.
Portable aircon will so the job or bigger fans in yah room
I have been reading ideal humidity is 45- 55% for drying!
I wouldn’t go lower than 55%