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Hay smell from almost dried buds
    #672178 - 05/23/13 10:54 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

ok so I harvested my La Bella Afrodita autoflower on monday and started drying it in a trash can...I taped strings across the top of the open can to hang the buds then put the lid on with a crack in it and a fan blowing constantly on them.. I checked them this morning and they smelt like hay not like the chocolatey/fruity smell when I harvested, any thoughts?


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #672206 - 05/23/13 12:38 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

You shouldn't have a fan blowing directly on them.

They dried too fast.

Bud will lose smell as it dries and regain it as it cures..but in your case you probably did damage the finish product with your drying method.  Hanging in a dark room 65-70 degrees with average humidity and a fan circulating air but not blowing directly on the buds is your best bet.


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: Angus]
    #672210 - 05/23/13 01:36 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, curing will help bring that funky smell out. Also, I've found that if you clip them off the stem too soon can affect the smell and flavor. A good long dry with a nice jar cure after will bring out the best flavor. Also, I have never had an auto flower that was delicious. Lowryder was gross tasting and smelling.


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: joshisstoned]
    #672213 - 05/23/13 02:11 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

oo well it did smell good but what do you mean clip it off the stem too early?


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #672215 - 05/23/13 03:01 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Hang the plant upside down after you take off the fan leaves. I found when I clipped and trimmed the buds and put them on a tray they tasted more like grass than the buds I left on the tree and hung upside down until I cut them off with scissors and threw them into a jar.


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: joshisstoned]
    #672216 - 05/23/13 03:34 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

oh ok and also how much do you usually get off an autoflower cuz her buds were really airy not dense at all probably less than 11 grams


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #672217 - 05/23/13 03:36 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

i have pics of her in my gallery


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #672228 - 05/23/13 05:37 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

I never got more than 3/4 of an ounce from the original lowryder. This was in 2003ish when it first became available in the u.s. (at least to me). The new variations may be different, but in my experience, lowryder was not tasty at all and looked just like you described. I quit fucking with it. Just get a quick flowering indica?


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: joshisstoned]
    #672933 - 05/29/13 12:55 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Go ahead and jar the buds.  Give them a few days and the remaining
moisture will likely return to some extent.

Congrats on the harvest. 

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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: Javadog]
    #673053 - 05/30/13 10:39 AM (3 years, 6 months ago)

thanks man and I did put them into jars and some smell came back but most of it was lost in the drying process


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #673061 - 05/30/13 01:00 PM (3 years, 6 months ago)

Keep taking it all out of the jar to crisp backup. Then put it in the jar. Keep doing this and it will get skunkier and funkier. It's like aging wine. It just gets better and better. The gland heads ferment if you will and bring out that funky notes in the reefer. Cheers! TA da!


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: joshisstoned]
    #675742 - 06/23/13 03:59 PM (3 years, 5 months ago)

I say you clipped it too soon, sounds like you just grew it through it's first growth plateau... the buds start growing and get big then seem like they have stopped for a week or so, then it goes through another growth faze that makes the buds dense.... also did you water everyday? cause you should let the dirt get totally dry before watering again (2-3 days at least)


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: 420milehigh]
    #675889 - 06/24/13 09:04 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

Good insight!


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: joshisstoned]
    #675899 - 06/24/13 10:48 AM (3 years, 5 months ago)

thanks, spent a lot of time with hippy growers in the emerald triangle... I suggested not watering as often because your plant produces more thc to protect itself from dehydration, also letting the grow room dip in temps to 65 degree F at night will induce more thc production IME


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: 420milehigh]
    #678672 - 07/19/13 08:32 AM (3 years, 4 months ago)

Another rookie mistake is not trimming enough. My first maybe 3 harvests I couldn't tell why it always smelled like hay. Turns out I needed to trim more. Just cause there's THC on it doesn't mean it belongs on the bud still.


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #678739 - 07/19/13 07:26 PM (3 years, 4 months ago)

IMO. 2 most important things. Time drying, and temperature. 1st in my experience the most important thing for drying those flowers, is to get them there in 7/8 days(from harvest). This usually takes a dark place with 2nd a nice unchanging temp of under 75Fand above 60F. IMO these two things regardless of how u trim or when, give ME the best step towards dank NUGGETS! If that's easy keep relative humidity at around 35-40%. After this u must cure correctly. This takes a few weeks to get them top notch smellys! After they're dry, and manicured, store in QtCanning jars I think Kerr is one. Everyday open the lid for a few hrs, make sure the bottom buds rotate down to evenly cure. Caution try not to handle buddsicles you will lose the candy with too much.  These aren't the only way, faster drying = harsher greener tasting flower. Light and O2 farther degrade trychs after harvest. Store in cool, dark spot.
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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: Sam.Cee916]
    #678867 - 07/21/13 11:00 AM (3 years, 4 months ago)

ok i currently have a small tree hanging in my  closet but the temp is an issue cause i dont have AC so the temps are in the 80s and the humidity is 60-70%. Someone told me I should never have a fan blowing directly on the tree so what should i do to try to cool it and lower the humidity


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #678930 - 07/22/13 02:50 PM (3 years, 4 months ago)

I'd say point a fan at the wall and that should disperse the air nice enough, without it blowing directly on the plant...


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: 420milehigh]
    #678939 - 07/22/13 06:39 PM (3 years, 4 months ago)

ok ill try it thanks


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Re: Hay smell from almost dried buds [Re: UnsureE]
    #679278 - 07/26/13 07:01 AM (3 years, 4 months ago)

No fan at all! N less its a large damp area! You need to hang it in a cool dark closet! Cut stems from 12" to 18". It's most important that it drys(snapping stem) in exactly 7-9 days, too short= ruff hot burning hay flav. Too long and you may face mold. It doesn't mater how u cut. If you dry area is more warm, hang the whole plant, if its cool and dry, manicure for jars and dry on screen....IT'S THE TIME U TAKE, MAKE IT TAKE 7 days, whatever u must do.


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