Purple Haze ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œโ˜ฎ๏ธ (UNITY) LOVE, RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING

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After you cut them they need about a week to dry in total darkness. Then can put them into paper bags before jarring or using grove bags. Tween 58- 62 rh seems the sweet spot. The goal is slow dry in darkness then keep all buds away from the light. I keep finished buds in an insulated bag in the dark. OK?
What is the purpose of putting them in paper bags before jarring them?

What's a Grove bag?


I've seen some people dry their buds under LEDs still, but on low power with a fan.


Is the darkness better?
 
SunshineSupergirl

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What is the purpose of putting them in paper bags before jarring them?

What's a Grove bag?


I've seen some people dry their buds under LEDs still, but on low power with a fan.


Is the darkness better?
What about using a fan on low in the dark to help dry?
 
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Just dont put the fans blowing directly on the buds...drying with light ain't right. Paper bags help slowly draw out moisture. Flip them inside the bags so they dont go all flatsie on you.
How long do you leave them in the bags before transferring them to jars?
 
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I usually do 4-7 days hanging then 1-3 in rolled up paper bags about a third full and flip them a couple times a day. I go by feel though, cause different size buds dry at different rates. I also wet trim first. When the small bud stems snap easily and the buds feel crunchy outside but soft like a marshmallow inside, they're usually ready to start curing. The paper bag step is to even out the moisture across different size buds before cure, kind of jumpstarts the cure. Not a necessity, but I think it's a good thing, old timers swear by it. Grove bags make curing easier, they breathe and eliminate the need to burp jars daily, though I still turn my buds to check on them and make sure they're not getting squished or doing anything funky... curing is a really important step and has a lot to do with the final quality... so I'd read up on it... and always dry in darkness, drying in light can make the chlorophyll taste strong and bud harsh, it will break down better in the dark. I aim for around 55% humidity and between 62 and 65 degrees in my dry space with good air circulation, not directly blasting fans... you don't want to speed up this process with higher temps because you can ruin some of the more delicate terpenes and that will effect taste and smell. Grove bags have a website, I just started using them last year, game changer if you have a big harvest, but jars would be perfectly manageable for you. Feel free to shoot me any questions, drying and curing can seem overwhelming until you do it a few times. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒž
 
sambapati

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Individual bags for each branch?
Or one big bag?

What kind of bag, Paper bags from trader Joe's work?
TJ bags are perfect, Burger King or Starbucks, anything that isn't coated really. You don't crowd the buds in the bag, they shouldn't be touching each other and no sex. I like to use the bags you get from the hospital for prescriptions too. They can all be stacked up. Everything @TSD said above is gospel. Paper bags help everything. I never understood the plastic or paper question. Huh?
 
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TJ bags are perfect, Burger King or Starbucks, anything that isn't coated really. You don't crowd the buds in the bag, they shouldn't be touching each other
I have plenty of paper grocery bags because I can never seem to remember my reusable ones... it remains a mystery why I'm so forgetful ๐Ÿคฃ I have a big outdoor harvest so I put more than you probably should in each bag, but I always leave a good amount of headroom and keep an eye on things. I refuse to let 7 months of work be ruined by negligence in drying/curing... only had one snafu since I got it dialed in, and that was my own stupidity for trying to wash a full plant, hang it, and then going out of town for 2 days... fluffy white mold took half my Super Silver Haze.... at least I had split it in half. Some lessons are painful to learn lol.
 
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I have plenty of paper grocery bags because I can never seem to remember my reusable ones... it remains a mystery why I'm so forgetful ๐Ÿคฃ I have a big outdoor harvest so I put more than you probably should in each bag, but I always leave a good amount of headroom and keep an eye on things. I refuse to let 7 months of work be ruined by negligence in drying/curing... only had one snafu since I got it dialed in, and that was my own stupidity for trying to wash a full plant, hang it, and then going out of town for 2 days... fluffy white mold took half my Super Silver Haze.... at least I had split it in half. Some lessons are painful to learn lol.
it remains a mystery why I'm so forgetful ๐Ÿคฃ, better call Sherlock Haze
 
SunshineSupergirl

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TJ bags are perfect, Burger King or Starbucks, anything that isn't coated really. You don't crowd the buds in the bag, they shouldn't be touching each other and no sex. I like to use the bags you get from the hospital for prescriptions too. They can all be stacked up. Everything @TSD said above is gospel. Paper bags help everything. I never understood the plastic or paper question. Huh?
Should the paper bags be open at the top?


Also.... No sex... ๐Ÿ˜
 
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With all due respect to my esteemed colleagues, donโ€™t try paper bags on your first dry. You have neither the feel nor experience to trust your judgement. Be scientific and get a scale and a big drink cup. If you canโ€™t get 60ยฐF at 60% humidity itโ€™s ok, just stop drying when they stop losing weight, could be 5 days, could be 7 or 8 but there is no guessing when to jar them.
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With all due respect to my esteemed colleagues, donโ€™t try paper bags on your first dry. You have neither the feel nor experience to trust your judgement. Be scientific and get a scale and a big drink cup. If you canโ€™t get 60ยฐF at 60% humidity itโ€™s ok, just stop drying when they stop losing weight, could be 5 days, could be 7 or 8 but there is no guessing when to jar them. View attachment 1280036 when you use a scale. View attachment 1280035 View attachment 1280037
I have that hygrometer ๐Ÿ˜‡
 
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And i have your light๐Ÿ˜‰
Switched to refrigerated distilled water tonight... ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I swear I could hear my plant go...
riiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ


But, there hasn't been much color changes except for the pistols, which are still a brownish/reddish/purple.

Been using just room temperature distilled water the last week, so experimenting with ๐Ÿ†’ water ๐ŸŒŠ

Hopefully cool nights (60-65ยฐ) WITH cold water ๐Ÿ’ฆ will help bring out the Anthocyanins and Purple ๐Ÿ’œ
 
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Switched to refrigerated distilled water tonight... ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I swear I could hear my plant go...
riiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ


But, there hasn't been much color changes except for the pistols, which are still a brownish/reddish/purple.

Been using just room temperature distilled water the last week, so experimenting with ๐Ÿ†’ water ๐ŸŒŠ

Hopefully cool nights (60-65ยฐ) WITH cold water ๐Ÿ’ฆ will help bring out the Anthocyanins and Purple ๐Ÿ’œ
Ice cubes next....
 
sambapati

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I'm not sure about that.

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You need strong temperature fluctuations between the nights and days. 20 degrees plus. Hot days and cold chilly nights bring out the purple color. If you want to bring out the colors you should lower your A/C during the day so it gets a bit warmer then at night crank your A/C and put a pile of ice-cubes on top of your pot. over the night the ice cold water trickles into the soil and chills the roots. Keep repeating this process once you are close to flush. Hot day followed by chilly iced out night and it should help. There is no additive or special fertilizer that will bring purple out that is entirely genetic and its triggered by temperature the most.
 
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You need strong temperature fluctuations between the nights and days. 20 degrees plus. Hot days and cold chilly nights bring out the purple color. If you want to bring out the colors you should lower your A/C during the day so it gets a bit warmer then at night crank your A/C and put a pile of ice-cubes on top of your pot. over the night the ice cold water trickles into the soil and chills the roots. Keep repeating this process once you are close to flush. Hot day followed by chilly iced out night and it should help. There is no additive or special fertilizer that will bring purple out that is entirely genetic and its triggered by temperature the most.
Alright, I will buy some ice, problem is I have a small freezer, so will have to buy ice daily.

Going to the store tomorrow to get some more distilled water and I'll get ice.

Thinking I might be too late for the color changes to appear, but will do our best. ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ†’


P. S. There's no air conditioning here but usually I don't need it in San Francisco anyways.


If I leave the heater off and the window grow area it gets to about 60ยฐ overnight.
 
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