^^ now that's Malawi gold!
it's the cure based on compressed anaerobic conditions coupled with just enough but not too much moisture. this is my take. maybe the corn husk has inherent micro organisms essential to the process? me thinks not.
the compression leads to sweating. the sweating needs compression and damp buds at room temp or higher for a while; duration
).I know from picking outdoor buds and cramming them into a bag for transport that by the time I get them back to the house if I have a large bag crammed ( lightly ompressed) bud the bud is hot by the time I get it out of the bag at the house. this hot bud always turns darker during drying; not curing, drying.
I'm wanting tangwena to answer the following question:
do you think the same effects can be achieved by eliminating the cob and just compressing slightly damp bud ( very compressed, slightly damp; stems still limber, bud not crunchy
) in a seal a meal vacuum bag, remove all the air ( anaerobic
, no oxygen, no air period) with the vacu seal method and then store in a dark paper bag for same length of time as the cob cure with corn husk?