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criticalkushweed started grow question 4 years ago
How to dry professionally?
Week 13
Techniques. Defoliation
HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
To dry easily hang the branches upside down in the tent with the temperatures between 60-70°F (15.5-21.1°C) and humidity between 45-50%. Depending on the size and density of the buds the drying can take anywhere from 5-14 days. You can check to see if the drying process is complete by bending a smaller branch and if it snaps instead of bending then you are good to go. Another method is to squeeze the bud looking for a slightly crunch exterior that will get re-hydrated in the curing process. The slower the drying process is the more resinous the final product will be. In terms of curing I buy Boveda 62% two-way humidity packs and put them directly in the jars with the dried bud. As long as you remember to burp the jars this is perfect cure every-time :sunglasses: Hope I helped, makes sure to keep us updated!
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hang the plant whole upside down in a dark room at 70% humidity for 14 days. that's how the pros do it i saw it on tv lol
Ganjagrandaddy answered grow question 4 years ago
for me and how i now do it everytime. ,no cuts at all until totally dry. hang with rootball , all leaves and stems attatched. The ladies are still alive after the chop and in no nice way. instead of her slowly exhausting all of the nutes and goodness still left in her stems and sugar leaves , chopping and trimming are like cutting short her final gift to the buds she lovingly created and protected for her whole life in the form of converting available chlorophyll etc.. to thc,oils etc... I firmly believe if dried slowly this way , then curing becomes about storage rather than expecting hay smelling ( unripened) weed to become star quality potency and aroma from it. Read up on this for a more experienced and scientific explaination than i can give but it does work well. Have felt the sting of decent weed not being dried properly and ruining the flavour we pay so much to harvest. slow, slow and slow is my advice
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello! Like Athos told you , professionals just need more space to dry more weed :grin::+1:
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
It's not rocket science. Just hang the buds in the dark with a temperature of 21°C (70°F) and a humidity around 50%. Remember a slow drying is better. As for curing, you might want to get a boveda packs, they help you maintain the humidity inside jars at 62%, which is ideal.