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Old 09-24-2010, 10:45 PM #21
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my mate does this also. he puts them in sealed glass jars and puts them in the freezer. works very well. when i first seen this method i thought he gone loco till i took a puff. best way to cure bud IMO
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:36 AM #22
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ok, gotcha, makes sense now. thanks for the clarification. I will try it.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:42 AM #23
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Thats pretty crazy.... I was going to tell the OP NOT to freeze your buds, but after reading the first post, maybe it would work....I guess it does if Rosenthal put it in his book.......

I would be afraid of it smelling like hay and being wet, but He's saying let it dry out first, and instead of burping jars, just freeze it.... Thats crazy...but cool...

Sounds like you got good results...Nice job mang.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:50 AM #24
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ok, took some out of the jar and put into an empty frito dip jar with the lid off and put in the bottom of the freezer. this area gets minimal light when the door is open. I will leave it in there approximately 20 days. I will also keep the stuff in the jar for the same amount of time. Mind you, this bud is from a romulan plant that broke a branch. It's an outdoor plant and the weight of the branch and the wind just took it out. I tried to fix it but it wouldn't take. So I chopped it and hung it. the plant still has a few more weeks of flowering left, so the bud is not mature yet, but I should be able to tell the difference in the smoke. It was drying for 5 days in my closet and stripped it off the stems today as it was feeling a bit dry. right now in the jar it's 77 F and 58% RH with a caliber 3 hygrometer. I have it under my bathroom sink. I will wait 24 hours to let the jar stabilize and recheck.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:57 PM #25
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I will try and give the most accurate and detailed update I can. I'm sorry but I'm horrible with dates and time lines so feel free to ask more questions if I'm confusing.

This last harvest that was dried in the freezer went much quicker than the one before. I let the buds dry for 4-5 days after the initial chop then they went into the freezer for 9 days instead of 20. The buds were ready to smoke at this point. I think the main factor in the reduced freezer time was that I let the buds dry a little longer post chop before they went in the freezer.

The buds all went into three airtight containers after their 9 days in. I used the Caliber III to check my humidity and did have to sweat the containers twice to go from 62% down to about 55-57%. At this point all pot was smoking very smoothly and the flavor and smell were coming back and getting stronger.

I took a few buds out of one of the main containers 6-7 days ago and put them into a jar for myself to pinch out of for my smoke. The jar gets opened 4-5 times a day so by last night the buds were significantly drier (crumbly) and not smoking as smooth. I dipped into one of the main containers to refill my smaller jar this morning and the buds are still very spongy and smoked very nicely. I'm seeing, so far, that the main idea to keeping your smoke as quality as possible is to maintain that proper moisture level.

Whether you're curing in jars or the freezer, the goals are the same. As far as I can tell, curing buds for short or long term storage with the freezer method works very well. I can't imagine using another method in my situation! I am very glad to have stumbled across that golden nugget of info in that book because I had never read about it in any forum!

ps I've got 5 day old F13 and Kali Mist seedlings to replace the Apollo "bagseed" I'm running right now, so quality will be able to be tested on a whole other level in about 4 months or so



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Old 10-15-2010, 08:48 AM #26
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I went in to retrieve my buds in the freezer after two weeks to find a chunk of ice in the jar. looks like maybe some water was leaking down the back of the freezer and into the jar and freezing. I lost half the buds in the jar due to the ice chunk freezing them all together. So what I could salvage came out and I let it sit out for a little while. The buds were nice and moist still and looked good. I put a lid on the jar and put it away for a few days. Took them out today for a comparison. The buds that I cured in the jar still have a grassy smell to them. Not sure if it's because of the nutrients i was using when the branch broke or maybe because it was an immature branch. The smoke was smooth and didn't have much taste which was odd. The bud was dry and burned nice. Then I took out the bud that I cured in the freezer. didn't have much smell but was still a little moist in the jar. fired it up and was a little harsh and didn't stay lit. I'm guessing the bud wasn't dry enough. I didn't check it with a hygrometer. I only had a few nugs in the bottom of the jar. I would say that this is not an accurate test in my opinion. I have been bogged down with trimming my harvest and getting everything situated that I put this on the back burner. Sorry I couldn't help much with this one. I got a few pounds hanging to dry right now. Maybe I can try it again with some ripe buds and put them in a box this time in the freezer. Then make sure I check the humidity when I put them into the jar.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:15 AM #27
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Sorry to hear of that foul experience there navyguy. I'm not sure what to say other than don't let your pot end up in a block of ice, lol. We used to have to deal with 5 gal buckets of ice in our commercial freezer. Water can most def be a very destructive force!

I'm still enjoying my freezer dried stash. The buds seem to have more of a smell than ever and the smoke is plenty smooth (even with dozens of immature seeds I smoke in EVERY bowl, haha).

I chopped another plant a couple nights ago and when she is dried enough in the next couple days, her buds will finish drying in my freezer. I love this method! Now that I have a bit of a stash built up, all I have to do is throw my recently harvested and partially dried buds into the freezer while I smoke on what is already cured. In a couple weeks, I'll take 'em out of the freezer and the process goes on and on.

I would still love to hear others opinions and experiences as I know there is still room for improvement. Take care everybody!



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Old 11-03-2010, 09:21 PM #28
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Anybody else trying this? I am still rolling chopped plants in and out of the freezer with consistent results. I'm sure I haven't perfected this method for myself yet but that is part of the excitement: it's working well now but I'm sure it can work even better!

I have upgraded from a 250w CMH to a 600w HPS in the past week. I have one plant that will get chopped tonight so the effects from the 600 won't be noticeable but the next couple of plants to come down should have larger and denser buds than compared to the buds coming out from under the 250 CMH. I am interested to see how the drying timing will be affected. For some reason I get the feeling that bigger, denser, and more plentiful buds might not increase dry and cure times all that much. It has something to do with sublimation over just plain evaporation, IDK why but its a hunch.

Thx again for entertaining my thoughts.



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Old 11-03-2010, 09:50 PM #29
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing that stuff JPG. I have yet to try this, but im always down to try new things, so I'm sure ill give it a go when i get a chance.

...after your 9 days, or whatever, in the freezer, you said its ready to smoke at that point..my question; i think already answered, but... it sounds like you took some out for personal, while leaving the majority in the freezer at all times?
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:13 PM #30
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After the 9, 10, 11-14 days my buds take to be dried to perfection, THE ENTIRE STASH gets taken out and put into tupperware containers or large jars. The jars and containers are then stored at room temp in a dark cabinet. I take bud from the large container and put enough to last me a week or so into a smaller jar. Doing this allows me to keep the lid shut on the larger container most of the time which in turn allows the pot to remain at a constant moisture level. The jar I smoke out of gets opened 5-10 times a day (I like smoking weed... A LOT!) and by the time I'm getting close to the bottom of that jar, the buds have gone from perfect to just a tad crisp. The larger container that is supposed to hold the stash for a longer period of time only gets opened once a week, compared to all day everyday with the smaller jar. I know I'm rambling but am I being clear? I want more folks to try this, let me know if I can be more concise!



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