Does weed after harvest during the dry smell like hay/grass. I’ve had a few harvest where my weed always smells good growing but once chopped and dry smells like hay. Online says it’s all the Chloro slowly releasing my buds never smell like traditional weed for a while I’ve also had 8 ounces stay hay smelly well after 2 months.
I herd most big time growers don’t even cure their buds theirs smell great right after the dry.
So what I’m really asking is it normal after chop that your buds smell like hay or should your weed smell like weed the entire cycle from seed to long term jar storage.
A couple of weeks ago I lost a branch off an outdoor GDP. I hung her to dry and she smelled heavily of hay or cut grass.
One way to cut down on the smell is a slower drying process but unfortunately the woman keeps the humidity control set to “Death Valley” so it’s dry as hell in here.
Upon further study and reading I have discovered that most of the smell, if not all, will(should) go away once in the jars and the long slow cure begins. According to the literature some strains take as long as a couple of months to completely rid themselves of the smell.
It has to do with the interior moisture of the bud spreading through the entire bud as it cures.
I wonder if the smell possibility could be diminished if the plant was cut just before lights on when chlorophyll activity should be at it’s lowest and THC and terpene activity is at it’s highest?
Every keeps saying a slow dry… I get that but this is what I’m trying to figure out. Currently I’m on 18 hours drying my buds smell like hay so they haven’t even dried out yet so a long slow dry hasn’t even took place. During my grow my bud smelled like bud literally 18 hrs ago lol.
It happens commonly dude!
You just cut a ton of green, growing material that’s full of chlorophyll so basically concentrated lawn mowing.
Cure it right and the smell will go away probably.
18 hours isn’t that long!!
Hay or grass smell is common after the chop, during drying. It usually develops it’s good smell during the cure. I’ve been curing some Girl Scouts Cookies for a little over two weeks. I give it a whiff every few days and every time, it smells more and more like good weed.
She’ll still continue to ripen during the curing stage, Terps will become stronger as well. Well with the few I had smell like old dry hay. 60 days in the curing jar and bam, had a decent dankness to it.
Drying and curing is a pain, cuz it’s pretty much the make or break process. I wouldn’t worry about the smell until a few weeks after jarring it up. Keeping the environment right can make you wanna pull your hair out. Good thing I buzz my head.