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Humidity outside is the same as whats inside the bag... in the 70s. Sucks. Thinking of firing them in the fridge for a couple days. Just don't want to ruin this harvest. Im expecting at least 5.5-6oz from this girl
id say you will have more chance of ruining your harvest that way bro maybe try putting you rh meter in an empty bag as im pretty sure the humidity in the bags will be slightly different also for brown bag drying i think i use thinner bags than yours but just work with what you have
 

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My house is actually pretty warm. Around 22 degrees. But the humidity is still super high man. Its a real struggle the now because its summer time here and the weather rh sometimes goes up to 90%
The air from a small ceramic heater is pretty dry You may only need a couple of degrees to change the rh in a room. Did you check a closet? Closets are sometimes a little dryer than a bigger room.
As @St. Tom said, You may have to go with it. Just make sure to keep checking and burping.
May I ask why not just put a dehumidifier in the room/house.?? Just a thought.
 

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The air from a small ceramic heater is pretty dry You may only need a couple of degrees to change the rh in a room. Did you check a closet? Closets are sometimes a little dryer than a bigger room.
As @St. Tom said, You may have to go with it. Just make sure to keep checking and burping.
May I ask why not just put a dehumidifier in the room/house.?? Just a thought.
Because unless you have a commerical dehumidifier its not worth it. Those portable ones barely drop humidity and use a lot of electricity.

My closets are also 70%

I'm confused as fuck on what to do with them right now. I've seen the fridge drying method...

Cut the buds off the plant, store in paper bag, and fire them in the fridge for a week or two. The fridge temps are lower than anywhere else and the humidity is a lot lower than 70% too.

I just have a feeling this harvest is going to be ruined. I have never had to deal with this humidity issue before because I've never had plants ready in the summer time
 

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Because unless you have a commerical dehumidifier its not worth it. Those portable ones barely drop humidity and use a lot of electricity.

My closets are also 70%

I'm confused as fuck on what to do with them right now. I've seen the fridge drying method...

Cut the buds off the plant, store in paper bag, and fire them in the fridge for a week or two. The fridge temps are lower than anywhere else and the humidity is a lot lower than 70% too.

I just have a feeling this harvest is going to be ruined. I have never had to deal with this humidity issue before because I've never had plants ready in the summer time
ive dried with that humidity in my tent also maybe ask @Mañ'O'Green but id just leave them in the bags with airflow as ive never known anyone to use that frozen or freezer method i only freeze it when im going to make extracts with my buds and if your worried about losing smell doing all differant methods methods may not help thats just my 2 cents
 

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ive dried with that humidity in my tent also maybe ask @Mañ'O'Green but id just leave them in the bags with airflow as ive never known anyone to use that frozen or freezer method i only freeze it when im going to make extracts with my buds and if your worried about losing smell doing all differant methods methods may not help thats just my 2 cents
I've left 3 bags in the fridge. Ill leave them there for a week and see what they're like humidity wise and smell wise. I dunno if these bags are thicker than yours. Made from paper from morrisons lol. But if you are using primark bags I'm assuming they will be thinner.

My main goal is to get the drying and curing phase on point. But right now im not sure how because any time im checking humidity in the bags or a jar its still in the 70s and im not sure if the buds are dry enough based on that reading. So i don't know when to jar them yet. I don't want to risk them molding or leaving a weird smell in those RH ranges
 

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I've left 3 bags in the fridge. Ill leave them there for a week and see what they're like humidity wise and smell wise. I dunno if these bags are thicker than yours. Made from paper from morrisons lol. But if you are using primark bags I'm assuming they will be thinner.

My main goal is to get the drying and curing phase on point. But right now im not sure how because any time im checking humidity in the bags or a jar its still in the 70s and im not sure if the buds are dry enough based on that reading. So i don't know when to jar them yet. I don't want to risk them molding or leaving a weird smell in those RH ranges
how would you of dealt with it if you were hanging your bud s to dry at 70 rh also my bags are off eBay but ive used MacDonalds ones before anyhow i will let you get on with it
 

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Do not close buds in a jar at 70%, <67% is ok and <65% is even better. Heavy duty Brown Paper Bags Like from the grocery store is what has worked best for me. Your RH environment must be lower than the buds to dry - period. Yes it costs a lot to run a dehumidifier but how much is the bud worth.

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This is the dehumidifier I own and use. In a 10x15 room I can get the RH down to 40% when the outdoors is in the 80%s. I have to dump the thing 4 or 5 times a day when conditions are like that.

If you have a "Frost Free" refrigerator it will work over a longer period. If it is not frost free forget it.

The life of a farmer is never easy or cheap.

:goodluck:
 

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Leave in bags pinched closed in a big plastic box with lid on and baking soda on the bottom/or couple boxes inside. Check hygrometers regularly. Baking soda and also cat litter will absorb moisture...
 

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Do not close buds in a jar at 70%, <67% is ok and <65% is even better. Heavy duty Brown Paper Bags Like from the grocery store is what has worked best for me. Your RH environment must be lower than the buds to dry - period. Yes it costs a lot to run a dehumidifier but how much is the bud worth.

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This is the dehumidifier I own and use. In a 10x15 room I can get the RH down to 40% when the outdoors is in the 80%s. I have to dump the thing 4 or 5 times a day when conditions are like that.

If you have a "Frost Free" refrigerator it will work over a longer period. If it is not frost free forget it.

The life of a farmer is never easy or cheap.

:goodluck:
If it has a hose fitting on the back you can drain into a condensation pump and pump it to wherever you want. Mine was like $40 from Amazon
 

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If it has a hose fitting on the back you can drain into a condensation pump and pump it to wherever you want. Mine was like $40 from Amazon
Its been some hassle. No matter what i do, when i open jars or bags its just gonna fill with whatever humidity my air is outside.
 
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