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    Originally posted by dufous View Post
    Alternative to Caliber III : Mini Digital LCD Indoor Temperature Humidity Meter Thermometer Hygrometer. Super cheap on Ebay, buy a bunch. Batteries are not so expensive, either. First check the price of batteries for whatever device you might buy.
    I have these too. Think it was $2 each on ebay. Got 10 of em. they are all just as accurate as the thermo pros that are pupular on amazon.ca

    Just had 3 out of 8 thermo pros not be accurate and they sent replacements under my warranty. So thats cool. Im swimming in hygrometers now! have one in every room of the house.

    I have good experiences with acurite as well on amazon.ca which are $10 each.

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      Originally posted by AgentPothead View Post
      I bought 2 hygrometer from my grow shop for like 14$ a piece, and the batteries in them die so fast compared to the caliber. I don't think I've had to change batteries in the caliber once yet, and I've had it a year and a half now.

      Agent, those batteries in the Calibers will last probably twice as long as that if not longer. Ive got a couple of Calibers that have been running on the same batteries for 4+ years. Infinite energy!
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        Originally posted by Dave Coulier View Post
        Agent, those batteries in the Calibers will last probably twice as long as that if not longer. Ive got a couple of Calibers that have been running on the same batteries for 4+ years. Infinite energy!
        That's crazy, it has to be the polling rate. I feel like the caliber only update every 10 seconds or so, but that means it's using 1/10 the energy of a hygrometer that checks every second.
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          I always went with The Calibur meters.. They are dead accurate and hold a battery charge forever.. 2 years old and still on and accurate according to my test a week ago... They cost... But the quality of my flowers demand the best of everything used... So I have Zero Issue spending a bit more for this type of quality equipment.... Not a single hitch with these meters... That are so sticky and still getting it done...
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            Originally posted by Aspenou812 View Post
            I always went with The Calibur meters.. They are dead accurate and hold a battery charge forever.. 2 years old and still on and accurate according to my test a week ago... They cost... But the quality of my flowers demand the best of everything used... So I have Zero Issue spending a bit more for this type of quality equipment.... Not a single hitch with these meters... That are so sticky and still getting it done...
            How accurate are they? How do you test them? I just line up 5-10 of mine and they are all within 5%RH.

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              Easiest way to check for accuracy is throw a couple pacs of Boveda 62% in a jar and put your Calibers in there for a couple days (several days insures accurate reading). The ones that don't read 62% are off and you can mark with a marker how much to add or subtract.

              The newer ones you can calibrate (after Caliber III if I'm not mistaken).

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                Hello everyone, I lurk here a lot and have spent hours upon hours reading about curing... I am feeling a bit defeated because I tried to do everything right, but my harvest has completely lost its smell in the jars.

                I hang dried my plant (Critical) at 70F, ~55-60% RH for 7 days after a wet trim. I removed buds from the stalk when the small stems would be snappy but the big ones still bendy. I jarred them up, and for about 3 weeks the buds smelled ultra dank, absolutely amazing. During this time the RH in the jars dropped from 70% to 65%. After 4 weeks in jars the buds had almost completely lost their smell, and when smoked there is no flavor and little effect. After 4 additional weeks the RH in jars is now down to 59-60%, the bud is a little drier and smokes better but there is still no flavor and little effect. Probably the most boring weed I have ever smoked, when I really thought it was going to be 10/10.

                Opening the jars now causes a mild odor to escape (the kind of odor you want, but only 10% of the intensity). After this, there is no more smell. If I take out a bud and put it to my nose, I smell nothing. When I crush and squeeze it, there is some great weed smell for a moment, but that's about it. I just find it disappointing how it smelled so great in the jars for such a long time before losing it completely. Maybe it stayed too long at >65% RH, maybe it is the wet trim... the jars are air tight. Perhaps somebody has experienced this and can share some tips.
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                  ^^^ in my humble opinion, it looks like you cured by the book, this book
                  no reason apparent why you got what you got
                  i've seen this result posted by quite a few, their plants just cure to a poor state
                  maybe some details on the grow, soil, lighting

                  edit: just did notice the wet trim
                  current thinking seems to be more to dry trimming
                  at least for nose and flavor, that said i used to wet trim, never had that much of an extreme effect
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                    I wet trim and have never had any ill effect on aroma and flavor. I’m with igrowone... might be the way it was grown or even strain.

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                      Originally posted by igrowone View Post
                      ^^^ in my humble opinion, it looks like you cured by the book, this book
                      no reason apparent why you got what you got
                      i've seen this result posted by quite a few, their plants just cure to a poor state
                      maybe some details on the grow, soil, lighting
                      Thanks,

                      Started from seed, "55 day strain" - actually a little over 77 days of 12/12 under CMH, healthy and green until after 2 week 'flush' of the light mix peat soil (peat moss and fibre) with a typical inorganic fertilizer regimen and the hyped Green Sensation. Harvested at white trichomes with some ambers, overall a really good grow for me... Felt like I really nailed the harvest window. Great smell all the way throughout the initial drying!

                      So what saddens me is the ultra quality that was there, but I seem to have lost. I think the genetics were fine because the smell honest to god kicked my ass. Like "yes please I will take 50 grams of that". I didn't smoke any for weeks because I wanted to wait for the cure.

                      Usually I read about bud losing its smell after the initial dry was done too quick. My previous autoflowers (blurple LED) smelled like nothing during flower and at harvest but developed great smell in the jar eventually. Wasn't really monitoring RH back then. This time things have gone the opposite way.

                      I always hear commercial growers dry/cure quickly, poorly, not at all etc. - truth is, I've very very rarely bought commercial weed that smelled and smoked weaker than what I have in my jars now (And I bought for over 15 years from coffee shops). In theory I feel like I should be producing a better result, especially after 'already' 9 weeks in the jar. Maybe I am stupid and impatient and it will take another 2 months of curing; I just don't really see it happening. I wonder how the big guys apparently 'do it worse', yet are able to get such amazing and consistent results. There is such a high amount of great quality commercial weed here that gets bought up daily. I can't imagine those guys curing anything for more than 2 weeks or messing around with jars. The high quality weed also appears much drier than what I observe at 62% RH, the supposed ideal smoking RH.

                      (Sorry to ramble... just trying to get high from my own supply)
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                        well, i'm at a loss to explain this experience
                        certainly sounds like your understanding of the drying process is sound
                        no consolation but this seems to happen pretty regular, it's a category unto itself
                        good smelling weed goes into the jars, and the odor/taste vanishes
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                          Hi it is really simple: not all strains are suitable for jar curing. It depends on the terpenes it contains. And by strains I actually also mean phenotypes of the same strain.

                          I never jar cure strains like amnesia or SPG or white strains in general as it is detrimental to the quality. The first 6 weeks in the jar they smell great and dank and then it i just ruined and changes the weed from AAA+ to B or C quality. They lose their original dank smell and become boring in jars. For those strains there are other methods (for example short cure and freezing or vacuum cure).

                          Some cannabis strains need to be consumed fresh like a young beaujolais wine. Other need to be aged.

                          SSSDH for example cures perfectly in jars.

                          The thing is you need to test it to be sure :(.

                          To be honest jar curing is my least favorite method. I don't get why everyone is always focussed on jar curing.

                          You can also get cannabis drier than 62% and get great quality, but not in jars.
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                              No there are other ways of curing/ storing.

                              Anaerobic vacuum (or almost vacuum) curing is one.

                              Another one is simply drying the cannabis till you reach a certain wow point and then freezing it.

                              Haven't you ever noticed that sometimes during the drying process the cannabis has a perfect smell and taste and smokeability? This is before the curing process and this happens at some points during the drying process at different moisture levels. Provided that the majority of stems snap you can freeze them at that point in time. I package them in mylar ziplock bags that I close with an iron. This way the quality is preserved and will even get better after a few months. Basically you can freeze the herb when you decide that is is really good at that point in time and you will (pardon the pun) freeze the moment.

                              This method is perfect for vaping or for strains that are at their best when fresh like amnesia or SPG.

                              Even though there is no real curing, I often find that cannabis stored this way is way superior to jar cured cannabis, especially after 6 months and especially for vaping (but also smoking). The frozen cannabis will be strong and tasty as ever while the ones in jars gets stale, still dank but stale compared to the fresh frozen weed with very loud terps and taste.

                              My big problem with jars is that during the first 4-6 weeks the fresh qualities of the herb get more pronounced and then with aging it changes. This change can be good for some strains but many strains totally change terpene profile. Sweet pink grapefruit smells so dank when it is fresh. After 3-4 months curing it smells like a generic white strain, still strong and dank, but it is just not SPG anymore....


                              Another problem that I have with jars is that the quality constantly fluctuates.

                              For example: I open a jar that was closed for 3 months at 62-64% RH. I open the jar, the smells are fucking perfect. WHen smoked or vaped, the cannabis is perfect.

                              A week later I will open the jar and find smells and tastes have deteriorated. And the more I open the jar the worse the quality gets. After a while the weed just makes me cough and the effect becomes weaker. And I am taking about opening a jar maximum once per week after the weed

                              Freezing cannabis does not dry out the cannabis and I don't lose trichs because I put them in a place where they are NOT agitated.

                              When I take it out of the freezer I keep the mylar pack closed for 12-24 hours before opening it. This way I always have loud smelling and tasting strong weed with the original terpene profile.

                              The best way I could describe the difference in smells is a bit like comparing live resin vs oil made from dried herb.

                              I always freeze the majority of the harvest because I am a vaper who likes the loud fresh terps, I jar about 1/4 and I vacuum cure about 1/4 just to have variation as every method gives a totally different result/taste/effect.

                              I only use jar cured weed if I want to smoke a joint but for vaping the jar cured weed totally sucks.
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                                hi superbadgrower, i think that problem is in shortness of drying,,, istnt 7 days too short for drying by 20Celsius?

                                i dont know if you keep more dry plants before harvest, but i cant believe some serious buds are dry by a week,, maybe some super slims sativa stickies, but resin also need to dry in buds



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