How to cure a large harvest

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  1. Sep 13, 2017 #1

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    Hey everyone long time no see. Okay the question is how would you dry and cure a very large harvest? 1000 plus plants? I thought about 55 gal metal drums.
     
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    Thanks Rose but I'm not sure even the biggest one would handle this much. Last years was hung and dried like tobacco. The main problem is storage for curing. I'm talking like 6 55 Gal drums full. Will metal drums cause any damage?
     
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    I wouldn't use it but I am a ridiculous purist. Hanging like tobacco is good. What a problem to have, huh? :vap-Bong_smoker: I am thinking here. Others will be by. Shrink wrap lbs?
     
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    that many plants I would not know. I will say I like to use Turkey roasting bags. for the cure. they hold close to 1/2 pound trimmed and dried bud. and IMO drums of the size your stating would be to much product in a large space to cure right. ( center may mold ). Hope this helps.


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    Hang them to dry.
    Sealed room to cure.
     
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    Thanks everyone Rose yes it's such a great problem to have. I see lots of RSO in my future.
     
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    Drying is so very important, low and slow. 65 degrees with major air movement. I use a storage container insulated with 2inch thick marine grade Rmax. It's a must. Air conditioners throughout and dehumidifier(just in the beginning). 6 days is ideal. To really utilize the space I like using the netting it makes it very easy to move each row back-and-forth, also allows good air movement. As with everything you must be attentive every few hours to come out with a fantastic outcome. Good luck.

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    Aggie007, What type of storage container? Is it a purchased one or something you built. I'm sure it's not a rental storage unit, lol. Thanks for the tips.
     
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    I've gone thru a few shipping containers. Depends on your budget but it's worth to by a "one trip" high cube container that basically band new. Shop around and you can find a deal. You must use insulation to achieve long controlled curing. I use the 40 feet long ones. Gives good room to move in.

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    Very cool Aggie I'm going to look into one of these.
     
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    **** sweet guys i want in on all that ��������
     
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    Use large square plastic bins with lids and maybe do 12 of those instead of 6 metal drums.
     
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    burping 55 gal drums to cure makes sense to me
     

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