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Bud in curing still smelling like hay

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • #1
  • Jermaine Concern
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    Hey guys. Looking for some help here.
    The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for veg and bloom)
    I vegged them out for a super long time, almost 5 months i’d Say, and did defoliation throughout the veg maybe once every ten days. Flipped to12/12 and never defoliated again.
    Using Botanicare base grow and bloom

    Being that I vegged them so long, I got impatient when it came time to cut down. I waited till 90%+ of the pistils were orange, then cut. I didn’t see very many, if any, amber trikes. But I read a few places it’s better to cut down early than late. I staggered a few plants at a time and let the other ones develop for a few days more.

    The first two plants I cut down, I immediately snippedd off all fan leaves then I put them into a machine trimmer, the handheld crank one. Then, I put the Buds all on a hanging screen rack at around 50% humidity 65°F for five days with good (maybe too good, but still indirect) air flow. I noticed the buds were getting pretty dry on the outside, so I use the black garbage bag method and sweated them out for 18 hours and then put them back on the drying rack’s. I notice a little bit of the moisture coming back to the outside of the bud, so about 12 hours after that I put them into 1 gallon jars filled up halfway. My cheap hygrometers were reading around 60% Rh after a day in the jar, burped twice a day for the first two days.

    The bud was still smelling like hey, so me as a newbie, also trying to sell it as fast as possible because I’m cash poor and sitting on pounds, I let them go back into the screens for another 18 hours. Then back into the jars. Since then it’s been three days.

    They still don’t smell good. If I squeeze the bud I can tell it’s not completely dry, and I do get some smell after I squeeze it.

    My question is, if I fucked up: where? Will being patient with burping restore the smell?

    • Apr 24, 2018
  • #2
  • Bonsaiweed
    Member of the Month: May 2018

    Hey guys. Looking for some help here.
    The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for veg and bloom)
    I vegged them out for a super long time, almost 5 months i’d Say, and did defoliation throughout the veg maybe once every ten days. Flipped to12/12 and never defoliated again.
    Using Botanicare base grow and bloom

    Being that I vegged them so long, I got impatient when it came time to cut down. I waited till 90%+ of the pistils were orange, then cut. I didn’t see very many, if any, amber trikes. But I read a few places it’s better to cut down early than late. I staggered a few plants at a time and let the other ones develop for a few days more.

    The first two plants I cut down, I immediately snapped off all fan leaves then I put them into a machine trimmer, the handheld crank one. Then, I put the Buds all on a hanging screen rack at around 50% humidity 65°F for five days with good (maybe too good, but still indirect) air flow. I noticed the bugs were getting pretty dry on the outside, so I use the black garbage bag method and sweated them out for 18 hours and then put them back on the drying rack’s. I notice a little bit of the moisture coming back to the outside of the bud, so about 12 hours after that I put them into 1 gallon jars filled up halfway. My cheap hygrometers were reading around 60% Rh after a day in the jar, burped twice a day for the first two days.

    The boat was still smelling like hey, so me as a newbie, also trying to sell it as fast as possible because I’m cash poor and sitting on pounds, I let them go back into the screens for another 18 hours. Then back into the jars. Since then it’s been three days.

    They still don’t smell good. If I squeeze the bud I can tell it’s not completely dry, and I do get some smell after I squeeze it.

    My question is, if I fucked up: where? Will being patient with burping restore the smell?

    Some bud when first harvested does smell like hay. That is the chlorophyll you smell. When those sugars are consumed by curing, they usually change smell. But that isn’t to say, the product will gain any other smell.

    This is just information from reading from here. The more experienced people will chime in with their knowledge and/or opinion.

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    Bonsaiweed
    Whut. I was distracted.
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    Hey guys. Looking for some help here. The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for…