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Rehydrating bud that's too dry or worse dry and terpless

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I just found something interesting called evergreen humidity pods. I haven't bought 1 yet, wondering if anyone here has used them. They look like they will work well. They fix to the inside of the lid and you reuse them by adding water.

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I've been using 2 way humidity packs since I started growing but they're not cheap and its a constant expense. It does work well though and couldn't be easier.

I also just found a new type of humidity pack by integra called terpene essentials, they aim to add a bit of life back into over dried buds. Problem is can't get them in the UK. Basically its just a 62% pack with a single terpene infused into the gel inside, you put this pack in your jar for 1-3 days then take it out and use a normal 55% pack or whatever you normally use. So what they do is give a little bit of a flavour boost, I suppose you figure out which terpene is the dominant in your strain and buy that one. Not sure if its a good idea or not.

I'm thinking/wondering if i can make my own version by using the evergreen pod and just add a drop of whatever terpene I choose

 
Posted : October 21, 2022 7:11 pm
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@notbot I would leave it tbf mate, adding moisture to dry buds will kill of many terpenes. If youre adding terpenes back in it isnt the original flavour of the bud and is just something else.

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Posted : October 21, 2022 7:33 pm
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@macky I dunno about that man, I've saved quite a few buds from the edge of staleness using these humidity packs. The past few months I've been buying my smoke which has been a nightmare because it seems a lot of the local merchants don't know how to store bud lol. Anyway long story short I've had some shockingly stale bud that I can say with 100% certainty those 2 way humidity packs brought them back to life, well most of the time anyway if a bud goes stale stale to the point where its kinda musty then there's no saving it. That wasn't adding any terpenes though just more moisture.

 
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A little off topic,

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Β I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and it works very well to know when buds are dry enough to put into Mason Jars, I've also put some my buds just harvested in grove bags

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to see how they go.

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Posted : October 22, 2022 6:27 am
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@pirate33 that's an interesting idea, I'm guessing the reading will take a bit of trial and error to figure out. For example if you want your bud to be 58% you will need to work backwards to get the appropriate reading on the device. If I pulled a number from my ass let's say it reads 1.02 when its the perfect moisture but yea man I don't see why it wouldn't work.

I've seen those grow bags on the YouTube's, definitely interested to know if they work well or not although last I looked I can't get them here.

 
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@macky I dunno about that man, I've saved quite a few buds from the edge of staleness using these humidity packs. The past few months I've been buying my smoke which has been a nightmare because it seems a lot of the local merchants don't know how to store bud lol. Anyway long story short I've had some shockingly stale bud that I can say with 100% certainty those 2 way humidity packs brought them back to life, well most of the time anyway if a bud goes stale stale to the point where its kinda musty then there's no saving it. That wasn't adding any terpenes though just more moisture.

I've now had my medical buds in jars with the 2 way humidity packs for 24 hrs and there's been a significant improvement. They all smell better and have all rehydrated some of the way. The LA sage tastes better today than it did yesterday. Still a little dry though but it will get better everyday for about a week probably.

I've been looking around and there is some people saying its potentially possible to loss some of the most volatile terps by using these humidity packs although for better or worse they seem to be the minority. There's some talk about some kind of salt used in the boveda brand that might steal some terps that doesn't happen by using the integra packs that use a different gel inside. I don't know lol I've got both and the only difference I notice is I prefer the buds at 55% rather than 58% which means I prefer to use integra.Β 

Anyway I think were talking about 2 different ends of the same stick lol. I'm talking about buds that have already lost those volatile terps and are to dry and are on the verge of going stale, basically been stored in a not quite air tight container for to long, it really is surprising how well it works rehydrating these budsΒ 

 
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@notbot When you dry buds, the outside of the buds will get drier before the middle. There is moisture trapped in the middle of the buds that disperses out when they are put in airtight jars. If you jar the buds too soon, and that moisture disperse across the buds, the terpes are damaged and will remove the smell and flavour from those buds. This is why it is very important to make sure stems are snapping before jarring your buds. If you jar too soon, when there is still moisture in the centre of the buds, it will damage terps.

Now that doesnt mean there will be no flavour when the buds get moisture reintroduced to them, they will have some, but it will be nowhere near as tasty as it should be πŸ˜‰Β 

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Posted : October 22, 2022 12:25 pm
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@notbot The last couple of harvests I've done, I use these

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from ebay and put them in the mason jars, I usually put buds in the jars a little early.

Thats where the little hygrometers come in giving a fairly accurate reading, and some times I've had to take the buds back of the jars and put them on a shelf to dry for a while depending on how high the hygrometers read.

What I have found by using the newly purchased humidity meter, it has made it even easier to know when to put the buds in jars.

This saves putting buds in too early and risking damage to the buds.

I got a lot of information on the Grove Bags website, they have some videos there describing how to use the humidity meter and when is the best level of humidity of the buds to put them into the Grove Bags .

An example is by checking buds with the humidity meter it should read between 10 and 12 percent humidity, which they say is best for smoking cannabis.

What I've also found that buds in the mason jars with the the hygrometers reading 62%, when testing the actual buds with the humidity tester they are around the 12% humidity mark.

I've also found in the past by getting the buds into the mason jars around the 62% humidity mark, the will usually stay very close for extended periods.

Of course that is after going through the initial burping at the begining of the cure.

All the best with you rehydrating your buds Bud Β 

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@pirate33 I was looking into getting one of those meters myself, from what I’ve read up on them you want to be looking for a moisture reading around 12-14% and then jar/pack them have you done similar? And are you monitoring the humidity levels in the both? I also have a few grove bags there that I’m thinking about using on my next harvest.

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@fweetch I checked the buds that I put into the grove bags to be at 12%, I also put a hygrometer in the grove bags for insurance, so far the humidity in the grove bags have been 62%.

This harvest I have buds curing in mason jars and grove bags, it will be interesting to see once my wife and my friend have tried them both, and see if there is any difference between the 2.

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Posted : October 22, 2022 1:19 pm
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