Diy Auto Curing System

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Hey,

I just finished up another harvest and have all my flowers hang drying. I never have a problem drying and can usually extend my drying time to 14 days before I put them in jars. I live in the desert and average humidity is about 30%. I have to run humidifiers in my drying room to keep the humidity at 60%. If I didnt use them my buds would dry out in 2 or 3 days.

I try to automate everything, veg room, flower room and drying room are all set up with enviromental controllers to keep temps and humidity perfect. However, I always seem to fuck up the curing. I have way too may jars to open and close to stay on top of. I'll forget I opened the jars to burp them and when I realize I come back and my buds are way too over dried (dry desert air will dry buds out fast). So I've looked around online and didnt really find any automatic curing systems.

So instead I'm going to try to build my own automatic curing system. I want to see if anyone on here has tried something similar or if you know of a product that already does this.

I'm planning on using a food grade 5 gallon bucket with a gamma lid to seal the buds airtight, https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-White-Bucket-Gamma-Seal/dp/B07BL3T6VY.
I'll then install some 1 way air valves at the top of the bucket that will let humid air out but not allow dry air to reenter https://www.amazon.com/Pawfly-Aquar...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-589896776041&psc=1.
I'll then use a humidity controller that will measure the humidity level inside the bucket https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Digi...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-615357952492&psc=1. I'll have a small air pump connected to the humidity controller that will pump dry air into the bottom of the bucket when the humidity level raises above 62% humidity.

In theory, this autocuring bucket should burp itself without me have to check on it. I want to cure my buds for 4 weeks without having to constantly be checking on them.
Do you think this will work for curing?
 
RippedTorn

RippedTorn

It could work,pending that RH increases at an acceptable rate. The airspace volume is the main variable outside of how waxy your bud is. In other words, the only thing that decides how often the air exchanges is how quickly moisture leaves the bud and enters the air, which will never be identical grow to grow, strain to strain.

If you burp more than a few seconds in jars, they might as well be in 10lb bags still. Mold and moisture shouldn't be on your radar by the time they are jarred. I dont know what happened that made bags fall out of fashion as an intermediate step, but Im blaming hydro,since you really can't cure chemmy like you can real bud.
 
CardinalPuff

CardinalPuff

There are auto- cure products out there but they’re kind of pricey. Even the “digital cure cork” for an individual jar runs upward of 200 bones. Google auto cure, you’ll get a few to come up.
 
Freshone

Freshone

I live in the same type atmosphere as you and i need a dehuey in my room when its full of drying plants,your dry room either leaks like a sieve or you dont have enough plants hanging.
 
zuckuss11

zuckuss11

Hey,

I just finished up another harvest and have all my flowers hang drying. I never have a problem drying and can usually extend my drying time to 14 days before I put them in jars. I live in the desert and average humidity is about 30%. I have to run humidifiers in my drying room to keep the humidity at 60%. If I didnt use them my buds would dry out in 2 or 3 days.

I try to automate everything, veg room, flower room and drying room are all set up with enviromental controllers to keep temps and humidity perfect. However, I always seem to fuck up the curing. I have way too may jars to open and close to stay on top of. I'll forget I opened the jars to burp them and when I realize I come back and my buds are way too over dried (dry desert air will dry buds out fast). So I've looked around online and didnt really find any automatic curing systems.

So instead I'm going to try to build my own automatic curing system. I want to see if anyone on here has tried something similar or if you know of a product that already does this.

I'm planning on using a food grade 5 gallon bucket with a gamma lid to seal the buds airtight, https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-White-Bucket-Gamma-Seal/dp/B07BL3T6VY.
I'll then install some 1 way air valves at the top of the bucket that will let humid air out but not allow dry air to reenter https://www.amazon.com/Pawfly-Aquar...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-589896776041&psc=1.
I'll then use a humidity controller that will measure the humidity level inside the bucket https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Digi...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-615357952492&psc=1. I'll have a small air pump connected to the humidity controller that will pump dry air into the bottom of the bucket when the humidity level raises above 62% humidity.

In theory, this autocuring bucket should burp itself without me have to check on it. I want to cure my buds for 4 weeks without having to constantly be checking on them.
Do you think this will work for curing?
Exactly what your talking about. I'm going to make some as well. S
Hey,

I just finished up another harvest and have all my flowers hang drying. I never have a problem drying and can usually extend my drying time to 14 days before I put them in jars. I live in the desert and average humidity is about 30%. I have to run humidifiers in my drying room to keep the humidity at 60%. If I didnt use them my buds would dry out in 2 or 3 days.

I try to automate everything, veg room, flower room and drying room are all set up with enviromental controllers to keep temps and humidity perfect. However, I always seem to fuck up the curing. I have way too may jars to open and close to stay on top of. I'll forget I opened the jars to burp them and when I realize I come back and my buds are way too over dried (dry desert air will dry buds out fast). So I've looked around online and didnt really find any automatic curing systems.

So instead I'm going to try to build my own automatic curing system. I want to see if anyone on here has tried something similar or if you know of a product that already does this.

I'm planning on using a food grade 5 gallon bucket with a gamma lid to seal the buds airtight, https://www.amazon.com/Gallon-White-Bucket-Gamma-Seal/dp/B07BL3T6VY.
I'll then install some 1 way air valves at the top of the bucket that will let humid air out but not allow dry air to reenter https://www.amazon.com/Pawfly-Aquar...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-589896776041&psc=1.
I'll then use a humidity controller that will measure the humidity level inside the bucket https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Digi...ocphy=9030750&hvtargid=pla-615357952492&psc=1. I'll have a small air pump connected to the humidity controller that will pump dry air into the bottom of the bucket when the humidity level raises above 62% humidity.

In theory, this autocuring bucket should burp itself without me have to check on it. I want to cure my buds for 4 weeks without having to constantly be checking on them.
Do you think this will work for curing?


Automatic burpers .. Derek Gliman setup is sweet and exactly what your looking for. ..There's a link for his which is made of air tight 5 gallon pails and another someone made from mason jars.
I will be making one this year too.
 
redshift75

redshift75

Exactly what your talking about. I'm going to make some as well. S




Automatic burpers .. Derek Gliman setup is sweet and exactly what your looking for. ..There's a link for his which is made of air tight 5 gallon pails and another someone made from mason jars.
I will be making one this year too.
I made mine this year works great. Put in meters in the gama lids, Have it hooked up to a RH controller+timer to cycle the air pump. seems to be solid.
 
Aqua Man

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I mean i wouldn't call it automatic but if you have enough product would be worth it in my opinion if curing but most with this much product dry and sell. I know my dry and cure is aboit a month before anything goes anywhere but most of my buddies are 7-14 dry and out the door. Not many cure for a month to 3 months that I know other than for personal.
 
Glassdub

Glassdub

Sorry I missed this one and yes I use nothing! Put a hydrometer in the jar and burp till around 59 or so the seal her up - I started out using bovedas and they do work but I noticed all my bud tasting and smelling similar much happier with final product after I quit using them
Think I will try the same, have a 12 pack of hydrometers on order.
 
Tejashidrow

Tejashidrow

Sorry I missed this one and yes I use nothing! Put a hydrometer in the jar and burp till around 59 or so the seal her up - I started out using bovedas and they do work but I noticed all my bud tasting and smelling similar much happier with final product after I quit using them
My opinion is that boveda works great when doing long term storage but the “loss of terps/off taste” usually comes from when bovedas are used dureing the cureing process.. use it to store, not cure.
 
Glassdub

Glassdub

I'm using paper bag method: https://www.thcfarmer.com/grow/drying-curing-and-storage-paper-bag-method.289/
chopped 17 days ago hung dry a little longer than suggested as I dry trimmed on all but one of 6 plants & waited until the bulk sugar leaf to dry (plus I was busy & trimmed on the following weekend), did this this on day 6&7, box dried & paper bagged over the next week, the last few days I'm been moving the lot into turkey bags, I don't have my mini hygrometer order in yet but I put a big one to check the level as the buds still seem bendy & a bit damp. I really expected the humidity to be higher, is this ok?
The bags are not fogging up at all & I burp them regularly.
 
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Tejashidrow

Tejashidrow

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Here’s a pic of my first gen auto burp. The timer, air pump, and empty protein powder ( food grade) canister I all ready had. I popped a cheap hygrometer into the top of the canister. It’s been steady at 61% for a couple days. 2.5 weeks to go.
I could not find a gallon canister I liked or was in my price point. Then, I Found this new gallon ( blue on right) Colman jug for $5 at good Will and thought “why not??” The jug will replace the white protein powder canister. This jug has the air tight seal and wide mouth I want. I’m a small scale farmer and this jug should hold 3-4 oz. perfect for me. I’ll have to seal up the spout with white silicone. There will be a humidity controller added to the jug. The jug is just another option for small scale farmers.
Pax
 
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