Yes to stretching out makes for better taste and high.drfting07 said:I have a question about this burping stage. When burping, is there a specific time limit to how long the jar stays open and closed? I dont want to be opening it too often, or not enough.
I find myself on day 2 of burping my jars. The buds are much drier but need a little more time. Is it ok to leave the jar open for an hour or two at a time? Then close it up and check again in a couple hours? Or is it just 15 mins at a time only? Does stretching this proccess out make for a better cure? Or are we just trying to shoot for even moisture being released?
Yes, I'm not referring to that. I'm referring to the process of drying the buds out as you're curing them. Obviously you want to keep them in the jar for as long as you can, but the longer you keep them in the jar with too much moisture in them, the higher you risk having your buds mold. As stonloc said, once you get to about 60% or so, slow the burping down. The cure stops at 55% RH... from there on out, it's storage and letting it fester in its own stink.drfting07 said:Getnasty..Ive heard of cures going for months at a time, like roddy is saying. The idea is the longer the cure, the tastier and smoother the smoke.
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong here, but I read in another thread on these boards, I believe (I'm thinking Puffin said it at one point, but I can't be certain; let's hope he agrees ;p), that you can put the buds in a brown paper bag again for 12 hrs to a day. It'll help pull some more moisture out of the buds. Are your stems still pliable or do they snap when you try to bend them?drfting07 said:Heres another thing i was wondering. When your in jars, and your buds are still maybe a little too wet, what options do i have? Ive already trimmed them free of there main branches into individual nugs. & I know you guys dont like using bags due to trich loss.