Hey all, hope everyone is doing good!
My cob here
by my calendar its been 16 weeks since I wrapped and sweated the cob.
-Vac sealed with no husk 24 hours dried zamaldelca
-incubated in camping cooler and heat mats on a controller for 24 hours @ 104f (+/-)
- opened and dried slightly, re-vacced
-have checked it a few times during the first month but have left it alone until a few days ago
-initially the odor was not very pleasant almost like a burnt or de-carb smell that was mentioned, swampy, dark
- new odor: checking now it has turned to a sickly sweet over-ripe fruit smell combined with muted zamaldelica terps, more on the vegetative carrot woody herbal spectrum, except pine is strongly present
-excessive white film
-scoping did not reveal much, I was expecting to see webs among the trichomes but I'm not sure if I'm seeing plant stem hairs or decapitate or degraded/broken trichomes.
I did however see some interesting formations like you described Tangwena - one of the first things I looked at was those little dots all over it and thats where I found what looked like mountains of crystals ... half trichome, half salt deposit.
So far Ive chopped a small piece off for sampling and the rest was re-sealed for further inspection soon
-the texture was like clay or taffy, still very wet inside, but the pieces I saved for a joint were dry enough to smoke the next day
I'd really appreciate what you all have to say about the cob. Ive already eaten it and smoked it and it seemed fine. more on that later.