Originally Posted by Ncali
Oh the cobs are looking like they will turn out alright! Those buds look mighty fine on their own, though. How does the smell change with the cob? Pardon, I'm new to the procedure...
Hi my friend its a totally different twist on the smell dried.
When the cobs come out of the vacuum bag after 1 week of curing, the first time you open the bag its very sweet fermented smell based on the smell of the buds that went in.
If you get into cob curing the smell tells you with a little experience if it needs further curing or is right to partly dry and start the aging process.
The aging process is just partly drying not fully drying and then resealing it for a minimum of 1 month.
Three months is best after that its just storage time. But at 3 months aging you will find if its all gone to plan. That you have a stick of herb with the consistency of soft hash and a very mild smoking profile.
The high will have changed as well to something that you probably have never had before or if you have it will be a distant memory.
With the right herb its as good as a high can get IMO.
This method is not about the look, the smell or the taste its all about getting the best high imaginable from your plant. If you get it right you will not care about the look or smell ever again.
Its not for everyone but those who know usually never want anything else once they have used this method a few times.
Below is some Golden Tiger cobs and buds before and after.
As you can see there is nothing the same about them.