How long should I dry

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New to the game and drying is now my dilemma . I'm drying with 50 to 54 percent humidity in my tent and my buds were green trimmed so how long should I leave before jaring
 
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Hey Franko74, I'm a new member and this is my first post so if I'm not doing this right please let me know. I've had a few good harvests. My issue is also about drying. I harvested 8 days ago. Problem is my drying closet is 76 degrees F. Humidity is 70 . I'm in fl. and wonder if anyone has a suggestion. I know how to test by bending a small twig till it snaps . Don't wanna get mold if I dry for too long. Any suggestions?
 
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It varies so much from region to region, climate to climate.I sure don't envy you southerners on this topic. You need to find what works for you where you are... Trial and error. Where I am, no matter what I do, mine is dry enough to de-stem and jar after 3 - 5 days. Once they are sealed up for 24 hours, (sweating) the humidity usually comes back up the around 65 - 70%. From there another 2 - 3 weeks to get down to 62% and use-able. At that point I add the boveda packs (62%)

This works for me but I'm always trying to slow my drying down a tad. Slower is better if not a little riskier.
 
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there is no set time to dry ... it depends on a bunch of factors (humidity, bud size/structure, whether you trim before or after drying, temperature, air flow etc...) - The general consensus tho is not to dry too fast as this will result in harsh smoking bud. I think most people shoot for about 10 days...

I believe the risk of mold would be caused by poor airflow and high humidity... you should aim for 45 - 55% humidity in your drying room/tent. When my buds get crispy on the outside but I can tell they're still not fully dried I like to put them in paper shopping bags (like big brown paper bags) and loosely fold over the top... you need to check on them regularly and 'burp' the bags so the moisture redistributes towards the outside of the buds... if it's still very wet ill leave the bags open for 15-30min or even hang them back up....

when you put your buds into jars or paper bags its crucial to check on them within an hour or so (if it smells/feels at all wet leave the jar open for a little while or even take the buds out and spread them to let them redry).... Then check twice per day (preferably have a hygrometer in your jars and shoot for 59-62%
 
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Hey Franko74, I'm a new member and this is my first post so if I'm not doing this right please let me know. I've had a few good harvests. My issue is also about drying. I harvested 8 days ago. Problem is my drying closet is 76 degrees F. Humidity is 70 . I'm in fl. and wonder if anyone has a suggestion. I know how to test by bending a small twig till it snaps . Don't wanna get mold if I dry for too long. Any suggestions?
Go down to Lowe's and get a dehumidifier.

I like a slow dry (1 week - 10 days). Keep fans running to circulate air.
 
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Hey Franko74, I'm a new member and this is my first post so if I'm not doing this right please let me know. I've had a few good harvests. My issue is also about drying. I harvested 8 days ago. Problem is my drying closet is 76 degrees F. Humidity is 70 . I'm in fl. and wonder if anyone has a suggestion. I know how to test by bending a small twig till it snaps . Don't wanna get mold if I dry for too long. Any suggestions?
Try in a paper bag in your refrigerator. It's 50% rh in there and the cold temps will help slow the process down a lot. It's going to take a lot longer but dont pack them in, leave the bag open and toss the nugs around every day once or twice.
 
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A dehumidifier is going to raise the temp of the room already at 76 so just watch that carefully you're already a week into it the dry right? How do the plants feel?
 
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New to the game and drying is now my dilemma . I'm drying with 50 to 54 percent humidity in my tent and my buds were green trimmed so how long should I leave before jaring
My advice first and foremost get on Amazon and get some humidity packs it will save your crop if over dried or under dried. I check my plants every two days , because I have problems keeping my humidity up , so my room is usually filly dry in 5 or 6 days. The two way humidity packs have saved a few over dried crops for me.
 
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Go down to Lowe's and get a dehumidifier.

I like a slow dry (1 week - 10 days). Keep fans running to circulate air.
Thanks man, my closet where I dry is super small, like 2ft by 6ft. I have a small 6" electric fan ,also several containers of Rapid Rid to help with humidity. It's been like 78 to 80 degrees and 98 rh here in SE Florida. Turned my air to 71degrees to try to lower both. Right now it's 77 degrees with 68 rh in the closet, I harvested 9 day ago and twigs are still bendy. How long can I dry before problems.
 
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Hey Franko74, I'm a new member and this is my first post so if I'm not doing this right please let me know. I've had a few good harvests. My issue is also about drying. I harvested 8 days ago. Problem is my drying closet is 76 degrees F. Humidity is 70 . I'm in fl. and wonder if anyone has a suggestion. I know how to test by bending a small twig till it snaps . Don't wanna get mold if I dry for too long. Any suggestions?
I’m in FL too and high humidity is def problem a good dehumidifier for this time of year - usually the ac takes care of most . Anyhow if ya can’t get the humidity down any other way grab a damprid moisture control bucket at a dollar store and place it inside your dry space it helps but in no way is the best solution.
Another method a fellow Floridian used was putting a bowl of rice inside a paper bag and drying in the bag

Personally I use out spare bedroom stays about 70 degrees and 55-60 rh sometimes drops to 50 - I hang buds to dry not the whole plant- only to speed things up - we usually need the smoke ! Lol takes 6-7 days before it’s smokeable then she hits a jar
 
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Thanks man, my closet where I dry is super small, like 2ft by 6ft. I have a small 6" electric fan ,also several containers of Rapid Rid to help with humidity. It's been like 78 to 80 degrees and 98 rh here in SE Florida. Turned my air to 71degrees to try to lower both. Right now it's 77 degrees with 68 rh in the closet, I harvested 9 day ago and twigs are still bendy. How long can I dry before problems.
Sorry man I missed this post before my answer ! Lmao ur on it
 
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Go down to Lowe's and get a dehumidifier.

I like a slow dry (1 week - 10 days). Keep fans running to circulate air.
Agree with my mystic brother, dehumidifier is critical. I'm also in a high humidity environment and have the air conditioner set at 20. I've added a Hitachi Air Purifier because it also removes humidity. I have taken several of the smaller buds and after 1 week put them into brown paper bags loosely folded....then check day by day shake the bags....do a dance and wait. I had some of the big buds go to mold so am being 1000% careful.
 
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My opinion get it somewhere under 70f. I have a buddy with his basement in the 50s F plants hung full they take over 3 weeks in low humidity.... more than needed but the temps imo are more Important than the humidity. Can always let em get crispy them toss em in storage totes of pails to slow the rest of the dry.
 
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Atleast 7 days. I do about 5 days then put branches in toats for 3 to 5 days while i trim and jar
 
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My opinion get it somewhere under 70f. I have a buddy with his basement in the 50s F plants hung full they take over 3 weeks in low humidity.... more than needed but the temps imo are more Important than the humidity. Can always let em get crispy them toss em in storage totes of pails to slow the rest of the dry.
What do you think about my refrigerator idea all the way back in post number 6? Lol 🤷‍♂️
 
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What do you think about my refrigerator idea all the way back in post number 6? Lol 🤷‍♂️
Yeah that will slow em down alot.... if I were to do the fridge I'd probably do the in out thing... pretty sure someone did this here and it took well over a month to dry.
 
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Tried a controlled enviroment (veg room) for the first time at 19-20 deg 62% humidity with a couple 4inch usb fans in there and worked bloody great.cant remember how long but it was between 7-10 days. But i wet trimmed and straight onto the rack which had news paper .i dont cure its smoked before then .no complaints..
 
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