I finally harvested, what do you think of the drying conditions...?

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On my first harvest I fucked up and got the dreaded hay smell. The smoke itself was not bad for a first time grower. Smooth and enjoyable high but lacking flavor big time. I wanted to get some input for my current harvest. Last time, I chopped and hung it branch by branch after wet trimming. This time, I chopped and hung the entire plant. I did cut some of the bigger fan leaves off the main colas but other than that not much. It's been 24 hrs and I think I'm in a good spot. I know my temp could be better but it's the best I got. I am freezing out the women in my house, lol. My goal is a slow dry of 10-14 days but I don't want to end up with mold either due to too slow of a dry. This plant smells fucking delicious and I want to preserve every last terp. My moisture meter is reading between 26-28%. I am open to any suggestions or recommendations when it comes to drying because it's a completely different animal.
 
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Grapefruitroop

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Yeah for perfect curing after tweekin a bit with numbers i finally settle to this

I keep my dryng room between 62-65 RH for a week and then i start trim in the same room...after a total of 15 days i turn the dehum a bit harder till it reaches 58 RH , let the buds sit in paper bags for a night and then vacuum seal em....
Awesome terp retention even after 3 months from the sealing....
 
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Yeah for perfect curing after tweekin a bit with numbers i finally settle to this

I keep my dryng room between 62-65 RH for a week and then i start trim in the same room...after a total of 15 days i turn the dehum a bit harder till it reaches 58 RH , let the buds sit in paper bags for a night and then vacuum seal em....
Awesome terp retention even after 3 months from the sealing....
My tent has been at a consistent 63-65 degrees and 60-62 rh and the nugs are drying nicely.
 
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Looks good to me. Leave the plant while when you hang it. Keep every water leaf on. Hang for no less than 14 days.
 
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Dry trim if you want the best product. Always dry a littler long than you think. My dry cycles are always 10-14 days on 90% of my product.
 
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The hay smell comes from the water not the drying process.
Let your water sit 24 hrs before using then you’ll get no more hay smell
 
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The hay smell comes from the water not the drying process.
Let your water sit 24 hrs before using then you’ll get no more hay smell
What does this do? I thought you only did this for tap water to dechlorinate the water. I use fresh spring water from an actual spring I have access to.
 
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What does this do? I thought you only did this for tap water to dechlorinate the water. I use fresh spring water from an actual spring I have access to.

Well that threw me
I was taught it was due to not gassing of water however as your said your using spring water I had to research to figure myself as I don’t want to give out bad information.

After reading up lo and behold I’m going to hold my hands up and say I was wrong it can be down to drying incorrectly

Live and learn eh
Thanks tbh i wouldn’t off realised the information was bad if you hadn’t said anything 👍
 
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Hi guy just chiming in so do you consider 71f and 60 rh and incorrect dry because I have smell issues and taste???
 
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I had mine at 65f and 60 rh and it still dried too quickly. I am still new to this but 71f seems a little high.
 
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everybody is different, rules more or less the same
I wet trim, then slow dry for just 2-3 days in around 60% with fan and circulation in area on. Then I bud them, pack them in cardboard boxes and keep them in room with 65% for a few days opening and tossing once per day. I drop a big bag of 62%boveda into boxes after and leave it on for another 3 days and at the end I pack into smaller containers (jars or cvault for precious ones) with 62%bags in. Boveda makes longer, more controlled cure simple

nice plant btw, looks frosty and delicious ✌️ enjoy it
 
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IME Sometimes RH sensors like anyother one can be decieving and tricky.....

Its important where you place em and understanding that air moves mainly along the walls creating a vortex of dry air straight from the dehum that can hurt some plants even if the sensor says that you are in the desired range...
To avoid this place the dehum as far as possible from the plants and away from walls....or ina lung room

Never trust the built in hygrostat of the dehums, have always a couple of sensor in the dryng space....and with enough air movement dont be afraid to get a bit too wet because it wont hurt a thing, but sure few hours of too dry will.....and can potentially ruin or descrease the terp profile

Yes and I have no idea what I'm doing wrong
Are you sure is not a genetic problem? maybe the variety is not that smelly......
 
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So taste and smell is not there???? even after trimming?
Yes and I have no idea... But taste is getting a little bit better I'm on day like 18 of curing in jar
IME Sometimes RH sensors like anyother one can be decieving and tricky.....

Its important where you place em and understanding that air moves mainly along the walls creating a vortex of dry air straight from the dehum that can hurt some plants even if the sensor says that you are in the desired range...
To avoid this place the dehum as far as possible from the plants and away from walls....or ina lung room

Never trust the built in hygrostat of the dehums, have always a couple of sensor in the dryng space....and with enough air movement dont be afraid to get a bit too wet because it wont hurt a thing, but sure few hours of too dry will.....and can potentially ruin or descrease the terp profile


Are you sure is not a genetic problem? maybe the variety is not that smelly......
Ok that good information My dehumidifier is by the wall but I do have fans on the floor and above the canopy and I think always have multiple humidistats hey when I'm drying my humidity never goes under 50 I was told 50 is okay
 
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hey when I'm drying my humidity never goes under 50 I was told 50 is okay
I would never , ever, go under 60, especially during the first days when you want to make sure that the brakedown of chlorofill happens....
If you are reading 50 on your sensor that means that there is for sure a current of bone dry air somewhere....on the 40s
 
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I would never , ever, go under 60, especially during the first days when you want to make sure that the brakedown of chlorofill happens....
If you are reading 50 on your sensor that means that there is for sure a current of bone dry air somewhere....on the 40s
Ok so just so I'm clear when drying keep humidity high and bring down gradually between 60 and 65 humidity (don't go below 60) and 71 degrees is ok if that's the lowest I can get??? Correct
 

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