No humidity in my curing jar - yes i have a Boveda 62% in there :)

Hey guys! First cure here. First grow actually. It wasn’t a great harvest. about 18g. But it was my first (Bubblegum) and I have been learning a lot so I have high hopes for the next one!! It dried fast. 3 days with temp around 21C and the humidity around 53-54%. A lot of the buds were small. Put them in the mason jar. After 2 days humidity wouldn’t get above 47%. Then tossed in the 62% Boveda (about 24 hours ago). which has brought it up only to about 52%. Also, the buds are sticking together in the jar. If I give it a shake they come apart. and should I be burping or not? Thoughts, tips, opinions?? Thanks in advance!

I would definitely give them a shake, so you don’t get pockets of elevated moisture.

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Yes you should still be burping. Burping doesn’t have anything to do with humidity. It is done to release curing gasses and replace with fresh air for the whole process to start over again.

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The problem with boveda packs are they are extremely slow at actually raising or lowering humidity, it will take a long time to get your jar up to the ideal 60-62RH. You’d be better off ditching the boveda pack and going with a 1/4 sheet of paper towel moistened and then wrung out really well, put that in your jar for a few hours and your humidity will jump up pretty quick. Then remove the paper towel and see what your RH settles at the next day, then adjust as needed.

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Is the temp of the room you’re curing in also 21° C ? I’ve found cooler temps lowers the Boveda packs effectiveness

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Ok, thanks. I’m gonna give that a try!

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Yes, it is!