Photoperiod Grow Dinafem Quick Kush & Quick Critical

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Nice! Thanks for the in depth reply Mark! Seems like quite a few folks hang dry and then go into brown bags. Must be a reason for it!

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I would say it's mainly to get the moisture out or should I say most of the moisture out :thumbsup:

Think about it logically mate. If you put fresh cut flowers into a bag your trapping all the moisture in which will cause issue's in my opinion :pass:

I just do what my dad taught me and over 40 years I've never had a crop go moldy or rot issues whilst drying. I have growing but never in the drying stage :pass:

Anyone who's done outdoor for 2 years+ if you ain't had a rot issue something ain't right :crying:

All the best :bong:

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Oh 1 more thing :pass:

I mentioned plenty of air movement!

This is essential but don't have your fans directly blowing at the flowers :thumbsup:

I use 3 ocilating fans set around 6-10 feet away from the branches drying with no direct wind blast and constantly turning on a low setting :cheers:

All the best :bong:

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:yeahthat: :wiz: perfect advise mate! Only time I think paper bags are good right off the plant is if the RH% is so brutally low you need that higher "air RH% buffer" to slow the drying down... too fast and the "death thoes" chemistry can't take place properly, and you get that harsher greener tasting funk,.... I think a certain amount of moisture needs to be present for this to happen....

@RivetGrrl :drool: :bravo: I wish I was there to sniff too! And sample... :smokeout: gorgeous bud, and the effects sound on point- :thumbsup:
 
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Oh 1 more thing :pass:

I mentioned plenty of air movement!

This is essential but don't have your fans directly blowing at the flowers :thumbsup:

I use 3 ocilating fans set around 6-10 feet away from the branches drying with no direct wind blast and constantly turning on a low setting :cheers:

All the best :bong:

Mark..
:yeahthat: :wiz: perfect advise mate! Only time paper bags are good right off the plant is if the RH% is so brutally low you need that higher "air RH% buffer" to slow the drying down... too fast and the "death thoes" chemistry can't take place properly, and you get that harsher greener tasting funk,.... I think a certain amount of moisture needs to be present for this to happen....

@RivetGrrl :drool: :bravo: I wish I was there to sniff too! And sample... :smokeout: gorgeous bud, and the effects sound on point- :thumbsup:
Hopefully I'm not hijacking RGs thread too much here, but my humidity is maxing out at about 40% right now, I was thinking of going straight to brown bag... Is my humidity about right for that?

I'd be breaking everything down into golf ball sizes or smaller and spacing them out some with brown bags in a cardboard box.

I normally hang dry, but my previous place of residence had really high humidity (60% throughout the house), so I'm interested to see what you guys think.
 

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Wow I don't know how I missed the earlier alerts, sorry folks!!

Hanging to dry vs brown bag?
Looks like Mark covered you, I'll add below.

Dam that is real nice!
Thank you :toke:

I hang mine up side down and leave some of the fan leaves on to cover the bud while she drys it helps keeping the bud covered.
Both :pass:

My approach has always been

1 prior to harvest I'll remove all fan leaves which makes the next stages more easier (Done over 3-4 day's a few each day)

2 chop the whole plant and either cut of the stems or leave whole.

3 give a quick trim to remove leaves that have no trichomes

4 hang to dry with the right humidity 60% temps around 65o(f), dark room with plenty of airflow.

5 after 5-7 day's I'll remove all buds from the big stems. Do a good trim over a "trim bin" or hash screen

6 I'll now jar or brown bag my weed for another 5-7 day's. I prefer glass jars with boveda pack 58% if I recall :pass: I don't use boveda if I'm brown bagging :thumbsup:

After a week like this I'll do my final trim and quality control check :pass:

Then cure time. In glass with Boveda packs :thumbsup:

That's just my method buddy, adapt to suit :thumbsup:

All the best :bong:

Mark..
Perfect answers, I have started doing the same, only the humidity is SO low here I often skip the bag now and they go into jars, with a small hygrometer. If the buds are over 62% I put them on a bag for 12 hours then back in jars ti test again. I use the 62% Boveda, either the small ones for smaller jars or the big honkers like this jar (OK having issues uploading, I'll try again in the next message). This is part of my QC + harvest.

I would say it's mainly to get the moisture out or should I say most of the moisture out :thumbsup:

Think about it logically mate. If you put fresh cut flowers into a bag your trapping all the moisture in which will cause issue's in my opinion :pass:

I just do what my dad taught me and over 40 years I've never had a crop go moldy or rot issues whilst drying. I have growing but never in the drying stage :pass:

Anyone who's done outdoor for 2 years+ if you ain't had a rot issue something ain't right :crying:

All the best :bong:

Mark..
Thanks Mark!
:yeahthat: :wiz: perfect advise mate! Only time I think paper bags are good right off the plant is if the RH% is so brutally low you need that higher "air RH% buffer" to slow the drying down... too fast and the "death thoes" chemistry can't take place properly, and you get that harsher greener tasting funk,.... I think a certain amount of moisture needs to be present for this to happen....

@RivetGrrl :drool: :bravo: I wish I was there to sniff too! And sample... :smokeout: gorgeous bud, and the effects sound on point- :thumbsup:
Oh you should smell it now, SO sweet smelling. I wish I could pass my bounty around to you all, I share with all my friends here but I love having a large group just hanging out, smoking and chilling.

Hopefully I'm not hijacking RGs thread too much here, but my humidity is maxing out at about 40% right now, I was thinking of going straight to brown bag... Is my humidity about right for that?

I'd be breaking everything down into golf ball sizes or smaller and spacing them out some with brown bags in a cardboard box.

I normally hang dry, but my previous place of residence had really high humidity (60% throughout the house), so I'm interested to see what you guys think.
My humidity is usually really low too, but the basement has been super damp so it actually worked to hang them down there this time. I had decent air flow (but good tip to not have direct, I did)! They still dried in about a week, as the humidity was up and down and I opened the door to get the humidity down. So it went from about 58%-70%+

I was wet trimming and putting directly in paper bags, and the bud was still pretty smooth. But it smells even better and I still need to smoke some and give a report.
 

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:smoking: not at all @Animatey ..... what's the T? Around 68-70F is best, RH% depending,... 40% is borderline on bag use IMO, what's the day/night swing on that? ....maybe let them open air dry for a day or 2, to moderate wilting, then bag them, single layer (I lay the bag on it's side) and closed,...check them daily to track drying rate.... setting the bag onto something breathable is recommended too!
 

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I gotta run C+2.0 again! My pheno' was very odd, strongly leaning sativa in bud build/density, and the aroma was sweet cedar/pine and citrus dominating, floral notes in the back seats.. super yummy, never had sweet cedar like this before! But entirely different from what samples I've had before... She was fast as hell too, 6 weeks bloom and done! makes me wonder how much faster the Quick version can do than this, if at all? Most everything finishes ahead of general descriptions for me when outside, I think seasonal influences and the light hours changing rate are, at least in part, facilitating this.... :coffee:
 

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I gotta run C+2.0 again! My pheno' was very odd, strongly leaning sativa in bud build/density, and the aroma was sweet cedar/pine and citrus dominating, floral notes in the back seats.. super yummy, never had sweet cedar like this before! But entirely different from what samples I've had before... She was fast as hell too, 6 weeks bloom and done! makes me wonder how much faster the Quick version can do than this, if at all? Most everything finishes ahead of general descriptions for me when outside, I think seasonal influences and the light hours changing rate are, at least in part, facilitating this.... :coffee:
I would be really interested to see how fast the quick strains finish for you.
Right on time for the AutoPot at 49 days, and right where I expect for the DWC at 7-10 days extra.
I have grown some strains from other breeders that were SO far off the stated time I won't touch them again. Most are pretty close tho.

OK rebooted everything and my 'puter is back to talking to my phone and transferring photos automatically.

Here is a nice jar of QC+ with one of the little hygrometers I use, and the big Boveda (Integra) I use either one both are good. Dollerama is a great place for jars, once I am done burping them they go in a closet where it is cool and dark to cure.

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I would be really interested to see how fast the quick strains finish for you.
Right on time for the AutoPot at 49 days, and right where I expect for the DWC at 7-10 days extra.
I have grown some strains from other breeders that were SO far off the stated time I won't touch them again. Most are pretty close tho.

OK rebooted everything and my 'puter is back to talking to my phone and transferring photos automatically.

Here is a nice jar of QC+ with one of the little hygrometers I use, and the big Boveda (Integra) I use either one both are good. Dollerama is a great place for jars, once I am done burping them they go in a closet where it is cool and dark to cure.

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A nice filled jar of Quick Critical :pass:

So glad you like her mate and our flowering times were correct :thumbsup:

Hopefully I'm not hijacking RGs thread too much here, but my humidity is maxing out at about 40% right now, I was thinking of going straight to brown bag... Is my humidity about right for that?
Your humidity is about right to brown bag mate but other factors such as temperature must be considered :thumbsup:

I would still do a hang dry prior to bagging for 3-5 day's. By they those buds should be "snapping" away from the main stalks or very close :pass:

Hope that helps buddy :thumbsup:

All the best :bong:

Mark..