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  • Hombre del mont
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    Hi dreaded, I personally liked to chew up up good until it is just liquid, over a period of several minutes, before i swallow it. I usually take a drink of some sorts straight afterwards as i find that large amounts (1gm) of chewed cob can cause me a little reflux/heartburn, (but i do have a bit of an issue gong on, so may not be relavant for younger folks).
    The longer it is chewed for in the mouth, the sooner I feel the effects; it can be within 10minutes!

    What i have found is that if i do eat very young cob, the effects are quite short lived compared to a more aged cob. The flavour improves with age too.

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  • dreaded
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    @Hombre del mont.... Smells nice. & i thought the same thing about eating it. On that topic...do you eat it or do a cheek & gum?

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  • Lebanizer
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    Hombre del mont
    Thank you for the explanation. I will definitely try that with a sample of my next crop so I can compare with the classic dry curing.

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  • Tangwena
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    Originally posted by dreaded View Post
    Ok, mine did dry out & I finished the 7 day fermentation. Leaving out to dry a little more for long storage.
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    It shines bright like a diamond under the light.
    Thats a good sign its all the resin and oils coming to the surface after aging it will look like its covered in sugar or salt I'm sure.

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  • Tangwena
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    Originally posted by Hombre del mont View Post
    Some New Caledonia buds that were left on the sticks and just tossed into the vac bag.
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    And here are some Zamaldelicia buds that suffered the same fate.
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    Look at the Sparkles on that beauty!


    A collection of Super Malawi Haze and Goldern Tiger. Some of these little guys have only been made about 3 weeks ago but already have a good smell and i will keep them out somewhere warm for several days before sealing them up for aging.
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    As you can see, I have copies of each type of cob and will vac the copies up again straight away and let them have another week or so, just for comparison.

    The smells are something else. Petrol, turpentine, different leathers, insense, fruits, hash and of course sweetness.

    Here's a close up of the experimental " 1/3 Fresh Super Malawi Haze with 2/3 2yr old Malawi".
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    The bits that appear white, are infact shinning like diamonds in the sunshine! all of the cobs that i've made this year are already sparkling (no salts coming out yet though), but this one is exceptionally sparkly so soon.
    The dry part ie, the Malawi was grown by a friend up at 900m in 2019 from a plant that i gave him. Recently he visited and gave me several oz that he would never smoke. It had been kept in a jar but had really come to the end of its life (I've never kept a jar of any weed longer than about a year myself, but then I'm a F'er for the Herb). Don't get me wrong, it's still a damn strong smoke, but it has lost its intensity, so i dont mind experimenting with it. Somewhere i've got some photos of the plant; i'll dig them out and put them up.

    Love the buds done o natural the Zam is right up my ally ha ha I love the red colored cobs they are so authentic.
    Like a kid in a sweet shop at your place brother the New Caledonia would be interesting to try cured like that it looks super tasty.
    You sure dont do anything by halves the SMH and Golden tiger cobs will be like trips once aged I'm sure ha ha.

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  • Hombre del mont
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    Originally posted by dreaded View Post
    Ok, mine did dry out & I finished the 7 day fermentation. Leaving out to dry a little more for long storage.
    It shines bright like a diamond under the light.
    I'm looking at the little bit on the left and i'm thinking "eat it".

    How's the smell now? much improved I guess, no?

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  • dreaded
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    Ok, mine did dry out & I finished the 7 day fermentation. Leaving out to dry a little more for long storage.
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    It shines bright like a diamond under the light.

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  • Hombre del mont
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    Malawi 2019

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  • Hombre del mont
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    Some New Caledonia buds that were left on the sticks and just tossed into the vac bag.
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    And here are some Zamaldelicia buds that suffered the same fate.
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    Look at the Sparkles on that beauty!


    A collection of Super Malawi Haze and Goldern Tiger. Some of these little guys have only been made about 3 weeks ago but already have a good smell and i will keep them out somewhere warm for several days before sealing them up for aging.
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    As you can see, I have copies of each type of cob and will vac the copies up again straight away and let them have another week or so, just for comparison.

    The smells are something else. Petrol, turpentine, different leathers, insense, fruits, hash and of course sweetness.

    Here's a close up of the experimental " 1/3 Fresh Super Malawi Haze with 2/3 2yr old Malawi".
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    The bits that appear white, are infact shinning like diamonds in the sunshine! all of the cobs that i've made this year are already sparkling (no salts coming out yet though), but this one is exceptionally sparkly so soon.
    The dry part ie, the Malawi was grown by a friend up at 900m in 2019 from a plant that i gave him. Recently he visited and gave me several oz that he would never smoke. It had been kept in a jar but had really come to the end of its life (I've never kept a jar of any weed longer than about a year myself, but then I'm a F'er for the Herb). Don't get me wrong, it's still a damn strong smoke, but it has lost its intensity, so i dont mind experimenting with it. Somewhere i've got some photos of the plant; i'll dig them out and put them up.


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  • Hombre del mont
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    Originally posted by Lebanizer View Post
    This is an interesting thread for sure. However I don't get what "sweating" means ? How do you do it ?
    Hi Lebanizer, sweating is the first part of the process. Once the not yet dry buds are compacted, sealed up and placed in a warm environment, they begin to sweat ie The bacteria that are on the weed do what they do (breeding and generally having fun) and their metabolic processes give off moisture which colloects on the inside of the vaccum wrapper; Like when you get some green veg at the shop and they put it in a sealed plastic bag, by the time you get home and take the bag off of the back seat of the car, you may have noticed some moisture inside the bag.
    Sometimes though, we don't actually see a sweat if the starting product is already quite dry (must always have some residual moisture left in it before we start), but providing the basic instructions are followed, it will work.

    Later today, once my medicine (cob!) has started to wor,k i shall be taking out a few more cobs for final drying, before sealing up for the long cure.
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  • Hombre del mont
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    Originally posted by Tangwena View Post
    Once they are aged you will be the local wizard just like the Black Sabbath song everyones happy when the wizard walks by ha ha.
    I remember the song! (I saw them once, many many moons ago. I even went back stage and met the band!, Tony Iommi had taken a liking to my brothers girlfriend and we all got a back stage pass!

    I already have a degree of notoriety, as I always have good weed on me and i like to get everyone high and I'm known as being more than a little ecentric, to say the least.

    The select few who have already tried my cobs love them. I'm looking forward to dispensing goodness and magic to my unsuspecting friends, once they have aged further. (the cobs that is, not my friends, although i guess they'll age further too.)

    Couldn't have done it without you though brother Tang. Thanks!
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  • Lebanizer
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    This is an interesting thread for sure. However I don't get what "sweating" means ? How do you do it ?

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  • Tangwena
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    Sublime images brother I can only imagine the sweet aromas and being outdoor grown the highs are going to be number one.
    The Zamaldelica and 2nd harvest Panama are calling my name I can hear them ha ha. Nice work brother your just getting better and better but then I knew you would ha ha.
    Once they are aged you will be the local wizard just like the Black Sabbath song everyones happy when the wizard walks by ha ha.

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  • GreenAndFast
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    Wow man

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  • Hombre del mont
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    So now is much later in the day, in fact it's evening time, just after diner and the fire is burning nicely.

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