• Come join us as we welcome Horticulture Lighting Group to the Autoflower Network!

    We have an official representative from HLG that will be active on the forum to answer your questions, several units that are coming for our official product testing (grow and show's,) and we'll be working together to provide better information on lighting in general!

    Come say hello!
  • Do you LOVE AFN?? bighug We do too!! But we need your help to keep the servers running!

    If you feel like AFN has been useful in your journey and would like to help us pay some of the bills, we have a gofundme page setup for donations.
    Any amount that you can spare will be gratefully received

    Click [HERE] to donate to AFN

Drying in a brown bag

NorseGrower

Plug Unplugged 2020
Joined
Oct 13, 2020
Messages
299
Reputation
50
Reaction score
486
Points
0
Currently Smoking
Creme de la Chem
So my first harvest, I had dedicated tent and maintained temps and RH perfect. I ended up over drying and ruining chance of cure. So I decided to try brown bag method. Just did this week and I like that I now can continue to use that dedicated tent now to grow instead of having to schedule it to be available for drying. In additon, I did not overdry. BUT I don't really like that the buds flattened out a lot. So I think next go around, which is a few weeks I may trying hanging inside a cardboard box to keep bud symmetry.
 

WildBill

Auto Warrior
Cultivators Club
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
6,548
Reputation
2,398
Reaction score
20,130
Points
0
So my first harvest, I had dedicated tent and maintained temps and RH perfect. I ended up over drying and ruining chance of cure. So I decided to try brown bag method. Just did this week and I like that I now can continue to use that dedicated tent now to grow instead of having to schedule it to be available for drying. In additon, I did not overdry. BUT I don't really like that the buds flattened out a lot. So I think next go around, which is a few weeks I may trying hanging inside a cardboard box to keep bud symmetry.
You might want to try a clothes rack inside a cardboard box. You can clip the stems to the rack and place the rack inside the box. I'm currently drying whole a small girl. I'm on day 6 and still quite a bit more to go.
 

Attachments

LoveDaAutos

Auto Warrior
Cultivators Club
Joined
May 2, 2019
Messages
593
Reputation
190
Reaction score
3,688
Points
0
Currently Smoking
Non Smoker
I follow a routine post harvest. No matter where I grow my plants I wash the buds. I lay them on paper towels to dry and then they go into brown paper bags and into the fridge. I lay the bags flat on the big side (think where mom wrote the names for lunches) after slightly rolling the top closed. I can stack them three high easily if space is at a premium. I don't do anything to them for three days. On day four I open the bags and gently rearrange the buds handling them very gently. I repeat this step until I feel they are sufficiently dried which is usually about 10-12 days on average. The reason I do this is drying using the low and slow method helps the buds to retain more of the terpenes. And because of this the buds have a much improved aroma after curing.
 

NorseGrower

Plug Unplugged 2020
Joined
Oct 13, 2020
Messages
299
Reputation
50
Reaction score
486
Points
0
Currently Smoking
Creme de la Chem
I follow a routine post harvest. No matter where I grow my plants I wash the buds. I lay them on paper towels to dry and then they go into brown paper bags and into the fridge. I lay the bags flat on the big side
So your entire dry is done inside a brown bag inside fridge? Do you out entire branches or do you wet trim and put individual buds on bottom? So you use one layer or more?

Thanks
 
Top