I am a very successful home grower. nice thick buds… feminized seeds. i’m like a chemist with fertilizers. stoney as hell. BUT i cant seem to really capture the aroma and flavor of the buds named. blueberry, strawberry, pineapple, all smell the same. freshly cut hay!!!
Any one else have the same problem?
My process is 36 to 48 hours darkness, then i cut down, then i hang in super sized paper bags for 3 days, then in large mason jars burping once to twice a day until cured, about 3 more weeks.
I’m not dry after three days. just too dry for me not to put in a jar. I’m not at 50% humidity. I’m drying in my house. i grow out doors in pots. buds are smaller because i pinch every time till flowering.
I’m on my second grow and on my first grow I tried the 24 and 48 hrs of darkness. I have harvested 2 trees from my second grow without the 24hrs 48 hrs of darkness and noticed that the trees are still sticky which none of my first grow had any stickiness by the time I chopped them but they were very sticky before the extra darkness. The two I just harvested in the last month have the best flavor ever, so I would try not doing the darkness and don’t over do with the nutes and really try just water for the last two weeks. @sambonie also I don’t trimm until after they dry
@sambonie, all I know is what the pros tell me. 7 to 10 days drying followed by a cure in jars (or Homer buckets) for at least a month, venting on a schedule as the chlorophyll breaks down.
If you are having trouble slowing down your drying time, leave the fan leaves on when you hang the branches. This will shroud the buds somewhat during drying. It’ll be a pita to remove later but at least your crop dried properly.
good thought. how ever this year i’m not going to have that luxury cause im in boston and we went thru a 2 week rainy season. bud rot set in-- and i needed to clean and prevent spread. so all the fan leaves went in the clean up… did not disrupt the budding. so beautiful…
It is tough with immature buds. I think an even longer slower drying would bring them around. If they smell like mowed grass in the jars, they still have too much chlorophyll in them. Get them back into the bags with a hygrometer till they get down to 55 rH keep the bag closed, but open it 3-4 times a day for fresh air and toss the bud. Best Wishes
if that doesn’t work consider making oil or something…
well thanks bud!! appreciate your reply’s all i have learned a lot so far in here. @Majiktoker ty. im going to push the buds longer. @Myfriendis410 ty good thought. @Macadon im going to try that on a plant and see. but dude. im a beliver in the size differences.