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When does the smell of weed get strong? During drying or Curing?

I’m in the process of drying my harvest. Is it supposed to smell strong now or when I cure?

My temperature is between 60 and 75 and humidity at 40-55. But The temperature has mainly been at 65° & humidity has been between 48% and 50%. I know it fluctuates but my area humidity is low 30s and the temperature is in the 20s right now.

If you could help please enlighten me with a few words.

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Usually lose most smell during dry and it comes back during cure. Make sure not to let it get too dry hanging or taste and smell will be hayish. On e my outside of buds feel dry and crispy almost and inner is moist i kar mine with hygrometers and watch the jars if it gets over 65 rh i open shake a bit and lay on its side for a whike. Shake again and cover til rh gets up there again. Once rh maintains between 58 and 62rh for 24 hrs or more u can leave the jars alone for cure. Ive had best luck this way just have to watch jars and shake them up quite a bit til rh is stable so u dont mold any. Good luck

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Ok thanks Bro and am trying to make sure I don’t over dry also. None of the steams are snapping their jus bending. So I think am good on that part at least. I just got some widemouth mason jars and I just ordered some humidifier meters for the jars they should be here Wednesday and at the same time my plants should be dry do you think I need to get a I R meter also to help identify if the plants are dry or not?

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@Growmanwilk18 , great advice from @Mark0427. And also as soon as the stems snap you will know they are ready to be bottled. Just something to remember is if its cold/wet/rain around you, make sure the buds dont mold, this can be done by burping the jars daily.

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i think lower temps an humidity when drying make a better cure. you got this! i am a beginner but i have done summer and winter. winter does better for me. read @kapouic journal and @hoppiefrog talking about cold curing. please dont confuse RH with jar humidity. its alot to learn but its worth it

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For sure rh and moisture content are different

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@hoppiefrog so you cure in the refrigerator?

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Winter is great especially if you have a unheated basement that stays in the 50’s-60’s. BUT NEVER put them outside to dry when it is freezing out. Ask me how I know lol. Frozen and re-thawed is a mess.

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I would cry.
Plus, I thought Missouri was in the South, and didn’t get cold.
:rofl::joy::rofl::joy:

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Missouri gets snow. My neighbors are from st louis area. They daughter and grandkids still live there.

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If you can say, what State are you in Mark?

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Michigan. Go blue. Lol

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:flushed::flushed:
I don’t know why I thought you were in a southern State.
Married into Go Blue family.
A loyal bunch you all are.
One of my bucket list items is to see a game in the Big House

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I dont watch sport nor follow any. Only sport i do is grow mary jane. Its a rough sport sometimes.

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Amen brother.
GO WEED GROW!

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Well, it’s hard to say if there will be smell in your weed… Is it your first grow…? In what week did you harvest?

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@Growmanwilk18 did ur meters get to u yet and hows the dry coming alone bud. Ya got some pics to show us all??? Love to seebyour progress

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My first grow smelled like straight doodoo… Or it had a serious lack of smell and taste. Takes a couple times to get it right!

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What did you change in your grow to help with aroma?

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Nutrients and feeding was a big part. And my growing tactics weren’t that great… I cropped early which didn’t help either. It was a snow balls of newby mistakes that ended up with very little terps at the end! It was a big disappointment.

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