Finished product smell problem

#1

My finished product has no smell. Kinda like minty hay what’s wrong?

#2

Possibly dried at too high of temps or dried too quickly. Possibly hasn’t cured long enough.

#3

Do you think harvesting too late could be factor it also or just the temperature and speed?

#4

Yes, also a possible factor

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#5

How long has it been curing in jars? Did you remove all sugar leaves?
It takes close to a month for my buds to really come around.
Also, use a 3rd party to get an olfactory opinion. You may be desensitized to the scent.

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#6

So I’m not desensitized it smells bad. No I don’t remove all sugar leaves am I supposed to? I remove most leaves and leave the super crystallized ones on.it starts smelling this way before I jar it so after it still smells like bad not much better, it smokes better but not smell

#7

When was it cut, how long did it dry, what were temp and humidity of drying location?

Also, when was it placed in jars and how often is it burped?

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#8

It was cut and hung dry for 6 day with fan leaves cut off 60%rh 60-65 degrees f
Burped once a day for 5 min for like 4 days so far

and tried a cola in a brown paper bag after 4 days hang dry

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#9

Gotta burp them for about 2 weeks or better

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#10

60% is on higher end of what you’d be looking for to dry in. I would usually dry for 10+ days before getting smaller stems to crack with rh like that.

How are your buds currently, do they seem a little moist? If so, extend your burp time to about 15 minutes and do that twice a day for next 10 days or so.

4 days worth of burping I wouldn’t be too concerned about. But if they’re still kinda damp you’ll want to get rid of some of that moisture.

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#11

Just wondering what strain it is ?
Have seen a few posts recently about White Widow not having much or any smell.

#12

One northern lights
One big kush
One chocolate skunk within the last 3 months or so

#13

Was there much smell during flowering ?

#14

Yes. It smelled great during flowering

#15

Not sure why that would be. I recently harvested some GG & that smelled great during flower then once it was dry an smokable it didn’t have much smell. Now after about a month it has a nice smell to it.
Whats it smoke up like ? Any strange taste ?

#16

It tastes better than the last batch but sti not perfect.

#17

Def sounds like you need to cure longer and trim the buds better

As mentioned burping for at least two weeks and you should let the jars breathe 10-15 min at least when you do at least twice a day

And curing min of 4 weeks

You can smoke the bud once dried but it doesn’t reach its potential until it’s cured

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#18

If you only hang dry for 6 days then went to jar you need to burp for like 30 minutes to a hour because your buds will remoistin and you don’t want mold. You can always take them out of the jar and set on a screen. Those little black temperature and rh meters are cheap on eBay 10 dollars for 8 or something like that. A good cure is 3 months i know waiting sucks but it is well worth it. Another thing that helps me is to use the vacuum sealer for the lids they are 12 dollars for both a wide mouth and regular size jar on Amazon i seal after i burp. Mine smell of wet grass/hay at first then i get no smell but a light good smell and then at 3 months i open a jar and the whole room reeks. I start by burping in the mourning for 10 or 20min then again when i get home and then vacuum seal them then after 2 weeks i go to burping once a day but if my rh is high in that jar i leave the lid off longer. And work my way to burp 2 a week and vacuum seal them. I Know there’s a million ways to cure but this really works great for me hope this helps you.
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#19

I’ve used the vacuum seal
Method as well @ThcinKC it really does work well
Good share

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#20

Please send me a link for those vacuum sealers