@SinCityThanks @Buzzer777 I enjoy your posts.
I see you grow for hash. Endlessly curious--what kind do you make if i may ask?
I grow for flower, so cure is everything. I also need it to store beautifully--sometimes up to 11 months--so no oxygenization is also everything.
I do NOT use any of these products during curing. And I don't seal until I have a very good cure. The absolute shortest cure time in my eyes is six weeks. I refuse to release anything before that. I take most of the harvest to 8 or 9 weeks, and the rest i take to three months. "I serve no wine before it's time".
For storage, I don't want to vacuum so much air out that the plastic 'shrink wraps' too tightly around. Crushes the bud!! I leave a bit of room as you can see from the pic. And that means there's oxygen sealed in with the flower. Even after a three-month cure, putting bud it in an airtight container can draw some moisture out from the plant. Bovedas and Boosts are both humidiccants, which can both absorb and release moisture to keep the air within the sealed container (be it a mason jar or a vac sealed bag) at 55 RH at all times.
I've never used Bovedas (but I'm told they can sometimes be problematic). Integra Boosts, on the other hand, are awesome in my opinion/experience--just make sure you buy them from company directly and that their indicator cards are light blue .
I also put a Stayfresh oxygen absorber in when i seal. Stored units are kept in a dark, dry, cool room and I'm always amazed at how well-preserved they are. No discernible effect on flavor or smell. (I've heard Bovedas can dull the terp profile--but I've never used them.)
I prefer Ice Water Hash, and also make smaller batches of dry sift. I would be shot in days of old, but today I wind up mulching alot of bud that people would die for. The law here will not allow me to give away more than an ounce at a time, which is no where the amount that I want to dispose of.
I grow mostly for the fun of it these days, since there is always something new in the garden to catch my fancy. Luckily, I have never experienced tolerance, and I attreibute that to the many different strains and methods of consumption available.
I still love flower, and have a pipeful 24x7 or my pain returns. BUT Rosin has become my favorite for the past 2 years or so. Tincture at night with some hash as a desert, and I am golden!
I have not experienced anything negative with 62% Bovedas, but also heard about them affecting taste/smell. (Not for me though).
Can you recharge the Integra packs? I recharge the Bovedas at least 4 times with RO waterThis is the latest Rosin that I pressed, using parchment only and no filter bag. Preheated 1st; then 220dF for 2 minutes (depending on strain..yada, yada.)
Just began pressing some cured outdoor bud from this summer (2019) and it is extremely potent and flavorful. (especially DJ Short Blueberry), but also very dirty compared to inside grown. All in all, it's so fun to experiment with everything....makes for a well rounded hobby experience.