Another question has been on my mind. I have not been able to find an answer to it. But once you harvest and they have been drying for a little while, how do you tell when they are dry enough to go into the jars? I have smaller sections that could not be hung on stems so I would like to learn for those specifically but definitely open to other advice. I know snapping the stem doesn’t work for everyone.
60f/60h or thereabouts to hang / dry.
In my opinion it should be "just" dry enough to properly mull a session and enjoy smoking it.
At this point myself, I then transfer it all into large paper bags for a day or two. To even out the dryness / moisture, before jarring for long term.
More often than not, there's still a few larger buds that are a tiny bit damp still inside we miss.
I find the paper bag method really helps in this regard.
Just good old brown paper grocery bags.
In my very honest opinion, ideally once jarred, you shouldn't have to open it again until you want to consume some.
You want to preserve (cure) all those good smells.
Should smell just as good, if not a bit better, than the day you jarred it.
The trick is not to dry way too far, or store when still damp.
There's honestly nothing worse for it than storing / smoking when still damp. For the bud itself, shelf-life, smokability, smell, visual appeal etc. It's also very unpleasant to smoke.
"White ash" that everyone is after, in my own experience comes from properly dried smoke, not from flushing.
Black solid ash, gunky tar, harsh tasting, throat burning weed is ime still too damp.
Better too dry, than too damp. There's been a couple times when I've thought I over dried it. But once I put it in a closed paper bag, the next day it seemed just right.
Only mean to say it's much, much easier to under dry, than it is to over dry. So long as your environment isn't too extreme.
If you're new to the hobby, you'll get a feel pretty quickly for when they're ready.
Hope some of what I've said is helpful.
Good luck and enjoy!