Finished product smells/tastes like arse!

I’m sure by now you know Why after you’ve read everything. All I can say is join the club and don’t feel bad because it seems that Often I’ve grown crap that smells like arse.
Made all the common mistakes especially feeding it full nutrients in a nutrient packed black hyponex soil.:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::nauseated_face:
Overfeeding in general.
My buddies used to call it bahaya or Bahia.:grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Live n Learn

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How many days it take at that rate? Just because your numbers are there, doesn’t mean your air movement isn’t too much. No one measures wind speed, but if you are using a really small area you would put an intake hole with a hepa filter and an exhaust with carbon filter. No inside fan, that would dry them too fast even at optimum temp/humidity. And for like a 10 gallon container set up on here I saw earlier, that exhaust fan was only a 6inch computer fan controlled by an ac infinity controller. Just smoked, can’t recall shit. Lol. If your buds go into curing too soon, and you do that process correctly, the clorophyl should still disipate. It’s part of the plants process, and as far as I understand, unless you get under a certain water content that chlorophyll will continue through it’s process. @Hellraiser shows his process of having the hygrometers in the containers twords the end with no lids on untill it reads 62? iirc. In pretty great detail in his soil journal. Then begins his curing/freezing. Would definitely check out hellraisers journals for general questions on all stages.

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If you pinch a bit of flower off and crush it between your fingers and thumb, what does that smell like?

Well, I just checked and it smells like normal good weed. Smells yummy when I do that haha

Thanks for the reply man, really appreciate the input/advice. How many days for the total with drying or just drying?

Suggested? 7-10. Oh just drying. You should be rid of that taste with just drying, if not, like Uncle Roger says “You f*** up.” But yeah. Try to not have the bud humidity down to 62 in less than 7-10 days. The reason you can’t keep conditions beneficial for drying much longer for the chlorophyll to disipate is because then you are in conditions suceptable to mold/mildew. That’s a run on if I ever saw one. But can’t see how to easily fix it. English isn’t my thing. Lol

https://support.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/t/ac-infinity-for-drying/66292?u=painfree

Here’s a link to the thread

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So maybe it isn’t actually as bad as you thought. And it has been curing, but I wouldn’t touch my flowers for 8 weeks.

Buy at least one of the hygrometers I recommended. Make sure your humidity is low enough. And then wait; I think your patience will be rewarded.

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I actually just looked. I cut it 4/9, which is a Friday. I put it in jars in the following Friday. So 7 day hang dry time. Not 5. Appreciate it, @Budz

Thank you! That’s an awesome setup!!

I hope it keeps getting better. Thanks for all the tips. I will pick up a hygrometer for sure!

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Remember the 7-10 is supposed to be expected not suggested. Whatever container you decide to cure in should have a hygrometer sitting at the top for an hour before you put the lid on. If that hygrometer says anything above 62%, do not put the lid on. If it’s a couple percent off, can leave it in and just jostle them occasionally. If hits 5% or more (67%+). Get them spread back out in a single layer. Really want to hit that 62% closer to 10 days.
There’s also 50 million paper bag methods. Just search here for paper bag. What all the old hippies did. Still do. Grower I knew growing up wouldn’t even hang em all. Was just a patient man and put out 3 plants for every one he wanted to harvest. 1 for deer, 1 for theives and one for himself. Always remember that one

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Do u have rh meters in the jars??? When u jar tgem at first after about 20 to 24 hrs what was the rh in the jar. If not abouve 58% then the buds wont do any conversions as they r too dry for anything to hapoen. When curing buds they need to be in the dark even for just storing after curing as the light degrades the thc and trics. I never wait for sticks to snap when i dry and cure. It always has a hay smell if i do so i now take the buds down when i feel like the oiter half or more of the bud feels dry and cfisp i trim them all and jar them and watch the rh in the jars. Afyer 20 to 24 hrs if anything over 62rh i open jars for a while mix around. Uds ect. Close at night. If over 70 rh i leave lids off during night time. As rh drops i leave lids of but flipped backwards only covering so much of the hole so it dont dry out super fast. In short i have way better succes with taste smells and all watching it all in jars than i do letti9ng it hang dry like everyone says fo do.

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That’s also a longer turn around. Even on the Netflix documentary about humboldt county there’s a grower who says it’s already sold, dry, no time to cure. I been smoking weed 20 years, maybe I got lucky, but I only ever got hay tasting weed 2-3 times total. And we’re talking about an 8th a day in college. It can’t be that hard if everyone’s been doing it for over 20 years. I think it would be beneficial as a community to understand better why we have trouble with an old concept

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My first grow came out hayish or no taste or smell. After that i just experimented on my own on getting the dry to go slower. Involves alot of opening jars and all but its better than growing hay lol. Hell i bought a bowl trimmer for trimming buds used it 2 times and said man it makes the bud look like hell and it dries out too fast if u do seperated buds. I javnt tried drying loose buds from trim bowl i just do trim bow to trim it then if small enoigh it goes for bubble has or gets left to the side for pressing

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Want to know something almost sickening? It was so easy for old farmers I’m starting to think the genetic jumps have made the drying process more difficult or very many are using too many nutes. When I was 13-14 I’d go to my guys house twords fall, he’d just walk in his door and pick a bud off the shriveled up plant just inside the door on the floor. Was an Amish built all wood house in the amish community, he wasn’t amish, just a racist pothead redneck. And that shit tasted fantastic. He had all kinds of different ways to dry it. Including throwing fresh buds in a paper bag and running them over then leaving them in the road for a few days. No one checks what’s in a bag that’s ben ran over. even that didn’t taste like hay. How can they do anything and we have to try hard? Maybe we’re trying too hard.

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Maybe. My house seems to always be super high on humidity. Have a dehumid running on full blast always

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His house didn’t have electric. In Tennessee on the plateau. So we know he wasn’t using anything. All he did was sprout like 2-300 seedlings each spring. Keep a good amount for himself and sell them at $5 ea. Then he would plant them, go around once to top them, then harvest time. All he ever saw them. Ofc this was gurilla. Only had one on his property. But there was one guy I knew who would buy 4-5 every year, were always bigger and prettier than Jerry’s. Jerry said the guy would go sit and talk to his plants everyday, water them when it was dry out. That’s all the guy did different. The difference was noticable. Just talk and water. And he would sell them all that he didn’t intend to keep. But he also the guy at the local watering hole.

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Thanks for explaining that. Makes a lot more sense now and seems pretty easy to follow. Appreciate the tips!

I don’t no…just learning about them in this thread.

Jars are in a dark tent so I’m good there I think. Thanks for spelling out the steps you take. Seems simple enough. Thank you!

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Maybe that’s the trick…I can sing to my plants! :slight_smile:

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I just sit with mine for bit each day and try to keep music going for them. As long as my signal reaches from the shop. There are a few notable tests on music with plants, one done by myth busters. All tests showed a constant of growth vs the control of no music. So we know plants like music, that’s for sure. But all tests had completely different results for what genre of music worked best. So I think it’s probably more of an energy thing. For the myth busters tests metal came out on top. On the second most notable, metal came out last. Everything you see including you is made of energy. Everything you speak and think is energy. My theory is plants probably like positive music. And without specific song listings the genre means nothing. There’s negative and positive songs in any genre. While I may not be a fan, my girls love billie elish. They perk up when her bass lines get going. Like I said. I sit with them. There’s one of her song that pops up and they lay down tho. Don’t remember the name. Just remember skipping it and moving on. They didn’t perk back up there time. Like it may have made them sad. Who knows tho, I disliked it for them.

Maybe I’ll try a little flight of the bumble bee :slight_smile:

On a serious note, that’s really interesting. I’ll try n find the myth busters clip on youtube.

I get the humidity down to 61%, or slightly lower, then put it in a mason jar with a Bovida pack (61%). This usually takes several days of careful drying. After sealing it in a jar, I don’t even look at it again for at least a month.
I prefer a few months of “cure time” before I smoke. Until that time, you will get the harsh taste due to chlorophyll still in the bud. Over time the chlorophyll breaks down and the weed looks much more brown. Then you will have what you are looking for. :smiley: