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I think I made a mistake

Everybody’s giving ya the same sound advice. Last harvest I had a plant I was totally unhappy with and kinda wrote it off. Let it dry for like 2 weeks paying it no attention, even considered just tossing it. I went to trim it up and give it some attention and it crumbled. I mean desert dry. Peeled and orange and left the rinds in a brown bag for 3 days with the bud. Checked on it twice a day just before the peels started to mold actually. That would have really screwed me but it was a miraculous recovery. I finally got it into jars 3 weeks later…lol and it wouldn’t get below 70% … what a save.
In my defense I mixed up my seeds and thought it was a purple trainwreck that I hated from 2 previous grows and came so close to tossing it all. My wife toked on some when it was brittle trash and said it was awesome. LoL thus my adventure!!

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Again apple slices. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t mold.

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I’m sorry I don’t mean to sound stupid but how do you put the rind into the mason jar with the buds? Wouldnt the smell transfer onto the buds, or get them wet from touching the rind? Do you put the rinds or wet sponges exposed in with the buds? I haven’t tried to method because I already screwed up with the dry so I’m trying to be extra cautious and not ruin them more lol and I haven’t communicated my confusion with the rind method so here it is! The trimmings that were shoved into the dr bud mason jars have been bringing up the rh a little, all 3 jars are at a steady 50 with one even reaching 55 on a good day.

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That’s a valid worry definitely not stupid. It would suck to lose it to mold, trust me… LoL BUT you’ll be just find regardless it sounds, 55 is about there.
As for answering the ? though I’ve done mine in paper bags with the peel off to the sides a little bit. Trying not to have it touch the buds. In a jar it be just as simple.as placing it on top skin side down. The reason we use fruit is it isn’t a bad smell to transfer if it does. And my stuff smelling like orange or apple is least of my worries compared to trying to smoke powder. LoL

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The best I’ve ever used was a small bit of lettuce. Just toss it in the jar and check it in about an hour. Zero flavor transfer and far less chance of mold because it’s only water and iron, and the iron doesn’t transfer. There’s almost nothing for mold to feed on except the bud itself.

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I also forgot to mention… I think it was Trish talked about using leafs from a current grow. That is the way to go if you have something else growing while in the predicament! I’m sorry, I should say that is what I would have done but I had just chopped everthing… LoL

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I actually do have 2 current grows that I got back from my partners house a week ago so I’m going to try to do the leaf trick to not chance the mold issue as per rinds because the mason jars can go up to 80° with the surrounding weather conditions, but if all else fails I will definitely try the rind. All jars are a little higher than 50% rh and have been for a few days. Should I even burp them?? I read some people didn’t burp their jars for 2 weeks when the buds were overdried to maintain the moisture inside. With my inability to properly cure them because I waited too long to cut them down from hanging I was thinking about curing them for a month, do you guys think that’ll help the potency and smell/taste? Because the boveda packs are confiscating some smell already, understandably so considering the buds needed that moisture

Your doing just fine, you only have 8-10% to go. Just make sure you have some air space in the jar, so you can gently move the buds around in the jars without damaging them, it will help them to hydrate faster and more even, no matter what you use for a moisture source.

Tortilla shells!! It only takes a small piece for a jar id imagine. Im usually in totes… No mess, no rotting produce!!

Yep I’ve used potato peel in a zip lock bag brings it back in about 12hrs :ok_hand: and you don’t need much only about 5-6 peels. There are grove bags out on the market that help with the curring process there cheap and worth a read up on if you haven’t heard of them :+1:

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This can be scaled down to fit a small grow.

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I put it the leaves from my new grow and we’re at 60° Y’all!! Yesterday I took all the buds out of the mason jar because of rh rise and it was like a brick of bud because it was so packed in there from being overdried so I separated everything. Now that we’re a week in we’ve finally hit perfect curing temps. My buds still smell so the boveda packs shouldn’t rob them of their smell as I previously thought they would.

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I wouldn’t worry to much about the boveda, I know some people think they steal terps and that boveda says that they don’t negatively effect terps. So I will share my experience with boveda packs. I have some flower that’s been in glass jars with boveda that are 2 years after harvest and the terps are still super strong, I haven’t noticed very much difference In terms of reduction in aroma/flavour but I have noticed that the flavors/aromas do evolve over such a long period.

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Wow 2 years!! That’s impressive! It’s like fine wine lol. I don’t have much product as my two trees didn’t yield that much because my space is small. I also had a clone from a previous batch that I didn’t really even want but figured it’d be good for extractions so kept it which used up the extra space. Now I’m a week and 2 days into curing and they’ve all finally reached 60-63% rh in all jars! I took out all of my product because my 32oz jars didn’t have any space in them so I figured they reached a good enough rh to restore moisture so I could lay them out and check for any mold even though doubtful in the dry conditions but still—better safe than sorry lol. So, by finally storing them in jars 2/3 of the way full they all managed to reach the same perfect level of humidity

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I’m typing so much and blogging my progress just in case anyone else on the forum comes across a similar issue. Also, I love failure because it helps me understand the craft better!

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Ahhhh…there’s a saying round these parts…isn’t learning fun¡¡¡ Mistakes are the best teacher. First weeks are critical, checking your buds over well is a great idea. I jostle em in the jars, flip buds around and get a good looksy but sadly do not commit to your same detail. Very wise none the less losing a jar or any for that matter to rot will teach ya lesson…lol …sad but true… thank you metallica!