But here’s the thing… 14-16 day dry in controlled environment, buds smelled, smoked and tasted amazing, not harsh… into grove bag & heat sealed, RH in bag 62%, then dropped to 58 after a couple weeks, then down to 53 a few weeks later. Bags were in 68F. After 7 weeks of cure the buds are not as flavorful and became slightly harsh..back of the throat deal when smoked from a small dry glass bowl (no filtration).
Since the buds were flavorful and smooth before going into grove bags
you can rule out that this was a drying error. Since RH in bag was proper that rules out too dry or too wet going into bags. Temps were good in the room, never got above 70f.
Like I said before, next run I’ll do half jars and half bags. But as the info outlined above shows, it seems the bags are the culprit for loss of flavor and adding to the throat hit.