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Old 01-13-2019, 05:46 PM #1
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What Do YOU See Wrong With These Instructions for a CURE?

I just saw these instructions posted online. It's how to "CURE" your cannabis properly.

What do YOU see wrong with these instructions?

How to Properly Dry and Cure Cannabis Buds
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Here’s FOUR KEYS TO CURING CANNABIS:
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1. Start with mostly dried buds or colas. The bud stems may be just brittle enough to snap after bending a bit.
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2. Set up a climate-controlled environment with consistent temperature and relative humidity so the buds lose water at a stable, slow pace.
* Temperature: 65-70° F (18-21° C)
* Humidity: 50-55%
* Continuous circulation using oscillating and/or ceiling fans on low
* Buds or colas placed loosely on trays, in boxes, or hung on lines.
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3. Time: 10 to 30 days
The buds dry slowly and consistently over several weeks. Curing allows the terpenes, which are oils, to continue to evolve. The trichomes continue to dry and smooth out and the THC-acid (THCa) converts to 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
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4. Light: Constant dim light
Bright light, especially ultraviolet light, degrades cannabinoids and terpenes. Curing buds must sit in low light to total darkness.

What steps would you change, so new growers are not ruining their cannabis?
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:59 PM #2
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I start when the bigger stems are almost crisp. Then jar in a cool dark place. To start with I check every few days and burp accordingly. When the stems start to snap and the buds are still just most enough to not be brittle I seal the jar. This is when drying ends and curing begins. Keep jar sealed. Anerobic bacteria begins to convert chlorophyll to sugars.

Without getting scientific this about sums it up for me. The longer in jar the better the cure. I used to think the burping part is curing but it is actually after drying is over and jar stays sealed. Opening starts process over. The only reason for burping jars is to make sure no extra moisture needs out. You can get away with no burps if you are a great judge of how dry the herb is.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:12 PM #3
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Appreciate you sharing. What is your answer to the question?
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i dont personally like the bud i get from drying at 50-55, atleast not 50
i try to stay around 60


question : does all thc-a convert to thc from a cure? i didnt think so. that would mean its 100% decarbed?
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Appreciate you sharing. What is your answer to the question?

For some reason the first time I read through it I thought it said to start with already completely dry herb. Instead of re reading I just went right to rambling.
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They strike me as instructions on how to dry your harvest, not cure it.

Reminds me of telling a budtender at a dispensary after he recommended a strain that it wasn't cured well if it was the same batch I had bought the week before. And if the same batch, I wasn’t interested. He proceeded to take a bud from the jar and tell me, as he snapped the stem, that that’s how you know it’s been cured. I didn’t bother trying to explain the difference.

And I am scratching my head over #4. Constant dim light? But then it closes by saying or total darkness. I’d go with darkness.
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Yep, you guys are on it. They're instructions for drying your cannabis. They're not for curing.

Next question.

What quality cannabis will you get if you follow these directions explicitly?
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I'll ditto DUST!
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