Weight for Perfect Drying time?

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SSgrower

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Hanging of whole plant is a way to slow down the drying, I could but if the Cola's are ready to harvest and the lateral limbs are still developing buds, what's an old hippie to do?SS
 
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Hanging of whole plant is a way to slow down the drying, I could but if the Cola's are ready to harvest and the lateral limbs are still developing buds, what's an old hippie to do?SS
Chop the tops and hope it doesn't shock the rest of the plant so much that it stops growing? If you have time or are inside I suppose.
 
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I was thinking on the way density will affect drying time and

 
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Madbud

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Hanging of whole plant is a way to slow down the drying, I could but if the Cola's are ready to harvest and the lateral limbs are still developing buds, what's an old hippie to do?SS
I harvest tops all the time, let the lowers keep going, dab of bagbalm on the cut. I would weigh one of those colas daily to see when it stops losing weight, then jar.
 
Madbud

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Sat nite, still down significantly even tho i got the ambient humidity back to 60%.
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Madbud

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Latest development, jarred the final jar and the needle dropped from 60 to 55%. Combined the two cuttings into the first jar(which has held steady a couple days at 60%) for a jarred weight of 16.8, second jar trimmed from the stalk at 26.8 g, monster plant i know. Weight loss on the cuttings and plant both below 10% the last 24 hours drying, 5 days total. Branches bent sharply but didn’t snap, small buds popped right off.
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Yep 60% is a nice spot to maintain for a nice cure.

For smoking it's good for vaping but on the high end for joints or bowls. 55-58% smokes much nicer for that but it only takes a day or so max once ya pull it out of the jar to hit that.

I like to keep mine 60-63% until ready to smoke and nice and cool. Just seems to carry that stink a lot better.
 
Madbud

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Yep 60% is a nice spot to maintain for a nice cure.

For smoking it's good for vaping but on the high end for joints or bowls. 55-58% smokes much nicer for that but it only takes a day or so max once ya pull it out of the jar to hit that.

I like to keep mine 60-63% until ready to smoke and nice and cool. Just seems to carry that stink a lot better.
Thanks but no stank here, wife likes it fruity🍋🍊🍍
 
jadins_journey

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here's the weight I said I'd get for you @Madbud There were 2 very distinct pheno's in this run so I'm weighing 2 different buds.
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jadins_journey

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I would think they are both ready, losing less than a half gram, buds snap off pretty clean? Got a humidistat for the jar? Thanks for taking the time👍
I would have thought the same but it wasn't the case. Went in yesterday and finished the yellow tagged pheno. Started on the smaller buds of the red tagged pheno, processed a jar but the rest still wasn't ready. bud density is the determining factor at this point I believe
 
Madbud

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I would have thought the same but it wasn't the case. Went in yesterday and finished the yellow tagged pheno. Started on the smaller buds of the red tagged pheno, processed a jar but the rest still wasn't ready. bud density is the determining factor at this point I believe
So they’re continuing to lose weight drying?
 
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I would have thought the same but it wasn't the case. Went in yesterday and finished the yellow tagged pheno. Started on the smaller buds of the red tagged pheno, processed a jar but the rest still wasn't ready. bud density is the determining factor at this point I believe
Yea, I think bud density and oil content have everything to do with how much weight your going to lose. I have little doubts about that one.

ie. dry matter vs oily residue ratio's. Water bridges the gap between these two factors, and the oil/resin has a much higher molecular mass per volume than the dry leaf component.
 
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