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Afternoon lovely people of Percy's, how's things? 😀 

It's getting to one of those times of year where gardeners are gonna' start looking at storage solutions for curing and hiding those tantalising smells too.

As I'm sure everybody here knows (way better than I do), curing is a make-or-break for your crop and it goes without saying that you need to keep the dank smells under control.

What is curing?

The big advantage of curing is that the terpenes and cannabinoids in the medicinal herbs are optimally preserved. During the process, the chlorophyll in the medicinal herbs breaks down and the smell of hay disappears. Finally, cured medicinal herbs are softer on the throat and have a longer shelf life.

Our top solution to cover all these necessities is the C Vault.

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What makes C Vaults the number 1 storage and curing solution?

Curing and storage of medicinal herbs in stainless steel CVault containers combined with the use of Boveda humidity packs guarantees an optimal quality product. The storage system conserves quality and prevents the herbs from losing weight and degrading. 

Operation of CVault 

The CVault containers are made of food grade stainless steel. This means that the material meets high hygiene standards. The stainless steel containers are easy to clean with alcohol.

Light and air 

Plants need light and air to grow. But after harvesting, light (UV radiation) and air (oxygen) affect the quality of the medicinal herbs. Storage in a container that allows light and air management optimizes a long-lasting quality of the medicinal herbs. Odour, taste, weight, structure and effect are preserved in this way.

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Preservation of trichomes 

Studies show a 15% higher score on maintaining trichomes (with terpenes and cannabinoids) when the medicinal herbs are stored with Boveda. Maintaining 15% more trichomes means that the medicinal herbs look better, taste softer, smell better, work better and of course sell better.

Operation of Boveda 

The Boveda humidity management is based on the principle that salt attracts and retains moisture. Each type of product benefits from a different relative humidity. For medicinal herbs that percentage is 62.

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(2 x free Boveda Packs with every C Vault, size depends on the size of the C Vault)

Two-way regulation 

Boveda guarantees a 62% humidity thanks to a special salt mixture. The patented two-way membrane from Boveda in which the salt mixture is packaged allows moisture to pass through to two sides. If the relative humidity in the container exceeds 62%, the salt absorbs moisture through the membrane. If it becomes too dry inside the container, the salt will release moisture through the membrane (reverse osmosis).

Pure water vapor 

Boveda's hyperfiltration membrane only allows water vapour to pass through. As a result, there are no impurities in the medicinal herbs.

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Storage and quality

CVault stainless steel food grade containers are lightweight and airtight. Air and light do not get a chance to affect the quality of the product in the container. Boveda ensures that the relative humidity remains at 62% continuously.

Fluid fluctuations are not good once the medicinal herbs are dried and cured. The storage in the stainless steel CVault container in combination with Boveda ensures that the medicinal herbs retain their scent, taste and effect for a long time. With this combined system, curing and storage of herbs provides a better quality product that has a longer shelf life.

No mold

The ideal relative humidity range for storage of medicinal herbs is between 55-65%, with an optimum between 58-63%. Below 50% the herbs are really too dry and trichomes are lost (with a negative effect on taste and effect). Above 65% the risk of mold increases considerably. The CVault and Boveda combination keeps the humidity at an ideal 62%.

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No weight loss

Another important advantage is that a continuous relative humidity for medicinal herbs ensures weight is maintained during storage. By default an average 3 percent of the weight of the preserved herbs is lost during storage, without the use of Boveda. That is a considerable loss. Three percent less weight means three percent less profit. The use of Boveda is therefore more than worth its cost.

Standard for quality

The use of medicinal herbs is rapidly gaining in popularity. Before the CVault combination with Boveda entered the market, there was not a good standard for monitoring the quality of the products during storage. This professional storage system now sets that standard. With CVault and Boveda, medicinal herbs can be stored for at least 160 days without reducing taste, effect and volume.

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Plethora of Sizes

One of the greatest aspects of C Vaults is in the choice of sizes to suit any grower's needs. From 14g all the way to the 50 litre which holds around 5000g, there is one for everybody.

 

Do you own a C Vault? If not, what's your favourite solution for curing and storage?

 

You can find the whole range of C Vaults right here at Ali Bongo. With the exclusive discount code PERCYS15 for a huge 15% off, it's an absolute stealth and an excellent investment.

https://www.alibongo.co.uk/search/?q=c+vault

 

Keen to hear your thoughts  

 

Ryan

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Topic starter Posted : September 24, 2020 1:03 pm
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Nice article mate! Do you guys have Cvaults in stock? 

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Posted : September 24, 2020 1:56 pm
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They look great but a little pricey for me CVault_21ltr

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Posted by: @macky

Nice article mate! Do you guys have Cvaults in stock? 

Thanks Macky mate 🙂

We do indeed, my slow Thursday brain didn't even mention this on the OP so it's now edited, thanks for pointing that out!

 

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Posted by: @jacks_farm

@ali-bongo

They look great but a little pricey for me CVault_21ltr

For sure, look at it as an investment; your grow is only as good as the weakest element and these C Vaults really bring the fruits of your labour to it's fullest potential!

The 21 Litre holds 1kg - 2lbs+, with your PERCYS15 discount code it'll come down to £92.65 (down from £130 because it's currently on sale but your discount code stacks with this 🙂 )

I'd even suggest looking at the Large Personal C Vault. It will hold 2 oz / 56 grams and is only £20.40 (down from £30.50), having multiple of these may even be the way to go if you've got different strains at different stages.

Also @everybody we will price match too. I will create a seperate post explaining our price match conditions  

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@ali-bongo C Vaults look amazing (really love the design and the discount makes it tempting) and your right in what your saying but Kilner Square Clip Top Jars 2ltr are very high quality and if you get any moisture at the bottom of the jar (62% Boveda top of the jar).

You only lose a couple of Oz's and you can buy a set of 6 for £35 that could store/cure 12oz's 

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@ali-bongo C Vaults look amazing (really love the design and the discount makes it tempting) and your right in what your saying but Kilner Square Clip Top Jars 2ltr are very high quality and if you get any moisture at the bottom of the jar (62% Boveda top of the jar).

You only lose a couple of Oz's and you can buy a set of 6 for £35 that could store/cure 12oz's 

That is decent for a budget option no doubt. I think if somebody can afford a C Vault its the way to go, no need to burp and your chances of getting mold and other issues is very small!

Growing takes some ingenuity for sure haha   'Improvise, adapt, overcome'

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Posted by: @ali-bongo

didn't even mention this on the OP so it's now edited

Brilliant, now i look crazy 😉 lol 

These are highly rated man. And considering you will use them for a very long time, as you said, they are a good investment  

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@ali-bongo I use mason jars with boveda packs in a ziploc bag with holes in it. It works but definitely looking for an upgrade. My only concern is the cost of shipping them to Canada? How much is the cost of shipping to Canada if you even do ship them that far lol

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I'm gonna play devil's advocate here and say that a 12 pack of 1L mason jars costs is a far better investment than C-Vaults/Bovedas.. the only plus of using Cvaults are that they are opaque (no light gets in), and they are steel (hard to damage). Besides that, there is zero difference, in my experience. I have a big one, medium one, and a small one so, I have actually used them.. LoL.

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Here in Canada, Boveda has a poor reputation.. lots of people (that I trust) claim it robs terpenes over long periods and impart a funky smell/taste to the cannabis. I can neither confirm or deny this as my ganja doesn't usually last long enough to tell. That's all anecdotal, mind you, but often said. Nor do I regularly use humidpaks, unless I have a very good reason (in that rare case, I usually go for the Integra brand, or a 're-hydration stone' if very dry) 🙂 

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Studies show a 15% higher score on maintaining trichomes (with terpenes and cannabinoids) when the medicinal herbs are stored with Boveda.

But yeah, I would very much like to see those studies that Boveda has that claim otherwise.

Just my two cents. 😶 

 

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@templegrower with you on the jars lol 

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Question on long-curing:

If I was to take some bud at 62% RH, place it in a small kilner jar and just before sealing the jar spray in an inert gas like nitrogen or argon to push out all the oxygen, would it in theory hold at the RH it was when you put it in the jar (if stored at the right temp - around 12-13 degrees C)? 

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@gggrowboy In theory you could use a larger kilner jar add 62% Boveda and some kitchen roll between the Boveda and bud, use some tape to seal the jar round the neck a few times put it in a zip bag

and bury it in the garden, 1ft down, should last years (cold and dark), nobody will ever find.

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Thanks @jacks_farm, good to know 👍🏼

Planning on experimenting with long curing a portion from each seasons grow. Maybe cure for a year and enjoy over the next couple. 

Anyone already tried this? 

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I’ve experimented with long cure at room temperature. My experiment was using 15 grams in small glass jars, several strains. Storing at between 50 & 60% rh the trichomes continue to ripen and by the time it reached 11 months it’s almost all amber trichomes and very couch lock weed. Not at all bad if you are looking for nighttime meds or just love couch lock but the weed is very different from it’s original self imo. Still have a few nugs going but I’m not expecting anything special from them. On the bright side the weed is very easy to smoke aged this long as it’s turned a lovely amber color and not the original greenish color.

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