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Offlinemystkspiral
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Drying Help
    #660957 - 03/03/13 02:31 PM (4 years, 21 days ago)

Been hang drying my buds for about 3 days now. The flowers seem really crisp n dry but the branches still kinda bend. Some branches are cracking, but also bending.

I'm worried the buds will be way too dry since they seem pretty dry already. Can I jar them n start curing or still keep then up for drying?


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Re: Drying Help [Re: mystkspiral]
    #660965 - 03/03/13 03:43 PM (4 years, 21 days ago)

personally i don't wait until the stems crack. i wait until they bend, but almost crack.....and when the buds are slightly crumbly to touch. 

my last harvest i started using hygrometers to aid in the curing process.  it was a huge help to be able to see what the levels of humidity were in the containers i used. with the hygrometer i was able to provide a much slower dry/cure with my meds. it's well worth the purchase imo. here's the one  picked up for only 16 bucks.

http://www.cubancrafters.com/products/DIGITAL-HYGROMETER-THERMOMETER-FOR-CIGAR-HUMIDORS-%252d-HYGROMETERS-KEEP-YOUR-CIGARS-AT-THE-PERFECT-HUMIDITY-LEVEL-AND-TEMPERATURE.html


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Re: Drying Help [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #660966 - 03/03/13 03:57 PM (4 years, 21 days ago)

Thanks for the tip on using a hygrometer. I have a few already in possession, never thought of using them for using!


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Re: Drying Help [Re: mystkspiral]
    #660993 - 03/03/13 08:19 PM (4 years, 21 days ago)

hang dry for a few days till crisping, then put them into large paper bags inside plastic bags, open and close them at various times to slow the drying time down--wicking moisture from the stem into the buds. When they're ready to crack off the main stem, jar then open every so often till they feel like real bud.


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Re: Drying Help [Re: phychotron]
    #661027 - 03/04/13 09:28 AM (4 years, 20 days ago)

I transition mine to a cardboard box. Usually a shoe box. Paper bags work but Idk boxes work better for me. Lid off over night, back on all day until they're ready.


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Re: Drying Help [Re: RasJeph]
    #661060 - 03/04/13 03:52 PM (4 years, 20 days ago)

same concept-- a paper 'buffer' but yours is rigid and thick enough to probably go without the plastic. Since I leave my buds on the stems its easier to use bags for multiple small loosely packed batches. I might try a shoe box between the bag/jar phase after I cut them off the stems, since they can usually still have a bit of moisture left.


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