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TerpBurglar83
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Hi guys new grower here  Thanks for adding me and thanks for the podcast, it's mint.

Just a bit confused about how dry my buds should be before going in the jars and when to stop curing them.   I'm seeing so much conflicting info. Some folks saying 62% and some people going all the way down to 50%. I'm pretty confused tbh. Thanks in advance for any help Thumbs Up  

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@terpburglar83 get them in jars at 64-65rh first imo.

As macky said the range is 62rh max to 58rh at lowest, once your below the 58rh mark, the cure stops and terp loss occurs.

If you get them into jars around 65rh max you can be sure to burp down to a 62rh reading on you mini humidity sensor in the jar. Once you reach 62rh naturally over  2 days (your basically doing a slow dry for the last 2 days before curing starts) you add a boveda pack (65 gram size pack per 500g) to keep it at 62rh.

When you put buds in jar and it reads 65rh, lay out your buds for a few mins only, to get good air exchange, and then put back in jar. It should read 62rh when the buds are ok to put away (but probably will have creeped back upto 64rh overnight/24 hours later hence done over 2 days approx).

Transition from drying to curing, keep curing temps around 17c if possible, higher temps will evaporate your terps fast.

For me ideally you shouldn't smell the bud until you grind it. If your smelling terps in the air then they are not going to be in your smoke, keep them locked inside the trichome.

2 weeks gives a good smoke 4 weeks gives a better terp profile around 6 weeks the cure peaks out. I have kept it vacuum sealed in the fridge once perfect cure is achieved (test liberally 🙂), that way its cured and preserved. I said fridge not freezer and make sure there is no smell in the fridge or your bud may get tainted. 👍

 

 

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Also make sure your fridge light goes out when door is closed the light will degrade your bud to a brown colour, like heat and air would also do, over a period of time.

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@huskie-2 Thanks man great info. So even tho it's at 62 you keep curing for weeks after and it still stays at 62?

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@terpburglar83 yes correct, the cure takes place when the moisture in the bud is just enough to cause a rh of 62 to 58rh in a jar.

Once you hit 62rh your buds are moist enough to start curing but not too wet too mold.

58 is the lower threshold in rh. starting the cure at say 58rh could mean that when you go into your jars to get buds out, over time, your moisture will drop to below cure levels, even if it was cured at that point you would still lose terps as that humidity barrier is not there around the buds. A boveda 62rh would bring the bud back to 62 but if any terp loss occurred the boveda can't replace those terps, quality drops.

So by starting and keeping the cure at 62rh for 2-6-8weeks will give you the best complex high and flavour.

So in short, yes the cure takes place over a period of time,  multiple weeks, and this starts when your buds around 62rh in jar.

The bud can stay around 62rh without a boveda 62 pack but that depends on how oily your bud is and the rh of the 'room air' your storing your buds in (air exchange happens once jars are opened).

That's why once you reach 62rh naturally by burping you add the boveda 62 to keep it in that 'Cure Zone-Sweet Spot'.

Adding the boveda to early before 62rh in jar or lower than 58rh in jar does not work aswell.

You will know how long each strain needs curing for by smoking it daily/weekly taking note of how you feel the flavour and the high has changed👍

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@huskie-2 That's man, really appreciate all the info Mr. Green

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Welcome ot Percys mate! Thanks for joining us. 

You wont really be able to tell the humidity as it should be hanging as its drying. When the buds are snapping off the branches, its dry enough to go into jars. 

From there the humidity is kept between 58 and 62% for the cure Smile The cure stops when the bud has gone lol 

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@macky  Hi Macky nice to speak to you mate. I hung them up for a week then put them in jars with the little hygrometer. I must have over dried a bit before it was reading 50% so I checked a few fresh leaves in there and got it up to about 60ish. To me they feel a bit moist now, a normally like to crumble it in with my fingers but this feels really moist and sticky still. Should I keep curing until its how I like it. I don't use it a lot so tbh it's going to last at least 6 months

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@terpburglar83 yer mate keep curing. Itll remove the moisture slowly. You can always take a bud out and leave it out to let it dry quicker whilst the rest slowly cures if that works.

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@macky Thanks mate. I'll do that. Fucking awesome show like mate, I've been binge listening for the last 2 weeks. I like the Dude grows show but your podcast blows it away imo. Keep up the good work and thanks for the info and entertainment. Thumbs Up

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@macky Thanks mate. I'll do that. Fucking awesome show like mate, I've been binge listening for the last 2 weeks. I like the Dude grows show but your podcast blows it away imo. Keep up the good work and thanks for the info and entertainment. Thumbs Up

lol, awesome man, that means alot Smile I am glad youre enjoying the show man! What you gonna do when youre up to date though? lol 

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@macky haha fuck knows mate. Probably start again because my brain is useless and ill have forgotten most of it lol

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@terpburglar83 Welcome to Percys mate, good to have you onboard 🙂    Soil, Migro Aray and Biobizz, I like your style, thats what I use AND the weed in my grinder is a wee bit on the sticky side too 🤣  I just harvested it 2 or 3 weeks ago but my weed just stays in the curing jars and I take buds when I  need one, it dries after a wee while more curing tho 😉 👍 

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@stootie Cheers mate, appreciate it. You use Migro and biobizz lol ? Are you having good results, I went with biobizz because it seems like the easiest option. I like that I don't have to check my ppm and ph and all that. Its also great that it's all organic too. Was thinking of trying PM old timers organic too, seems even more simple

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@terpburglar83 I only started growing in a cupboard last November with a £30 light from amazon and Biobizz... likely just because I didnt know what to get and I saw people suggesting biobizz on the net so I bought one of those biobizz try-packs, and iv just stuck with it since, I only joined Percys in Jan I think.

My first 2 plants only gave me about 22-25 grams each, but I bought my Aray 4 and used it for my 2nd grow, and I got about 150g each plant using the Aray, so I dont really know how good biobizz is compared to other stuff because its all iv ever used BUT one thing I can tell you for a fact is that an Aray 4 is a lot better than a £30 chinese light off amazon 🤣 Im happy with biobizz so far so im just going to keep using it 😉 👍 

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@stootie Cool man. You certainly can't complain with 150g per plant, that's well good. I got like 60g from this plant but its my first ever proper grow so I can't complain. Do you do any training or scrog or anything?

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@terpburglar83 Thats damn good for a first grow, nearly 3 times more than what any of my first plants did.lol

No iv not done any training or anything yet, just topping. my main grow is in a shower so theres no room to do much with the plants in there.

I bought a small tent and another light short ago so I'll be trying some training in it soon, just wanted to get a good supply of weed in jars before I start fucking about with the plants too much.lol

I have enough weed here to last me about half a year now tho so I think a can afford to tie a few plants in knots and see what happens 😆 

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@stootie lol definitely mate. I think I over trained mine tbh and I had mini caterpillar issues. I'm buzzing you got so much with the same light and nutes, that gives me hope and a target to aim for.

Thanks again buddy 👍 

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@stootie lol, awesome man, everyone starts somewhere 😉 The important thing is that you do start

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Welcome along @terpburglar83, sounds like your off to a great start man 😎

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@rufio Thanks mate. I've definitely got the bug Thumbs Up

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