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Have about a half pound of bud that I dried and cured. During the drying process I had a minor flood in my grow space causing the humidity to go sky high for a few days. Although I had fans constantly rotating air around the buds they seem to still maintain that hay smell.
I let them dry completely then began curing in mason jars with Breveda packs @ 62%. I still burped the jars throughout first week as a precaution.
My issue is this. When I open the jar it smells great, but after a few minutes that hay smell begins to come back, and if you take out an individual bud to smell it has that hay smell as well. The smoke is good, but lacking flavor and of course scent.
Any suggestions on how to help with this or is it a lost cause?
Thanks in advance for any insight
Sounds like the dry was to hot and or to fast
how long ago? how long have they been in jars? If they have smells in your jars. I would say your curing. its a process PAITIENCE I can also say that I have buds that at first for a split second I can smell, but then fades. while other people who are not around it say they can smell it. I think our noses might become accustomed to the smell. Now on the other hand I KNOW when I screw up on some strains cause O M G the shit STANKS SSH being one of those!
Never stop burping the jars. After a month you can skip to every few days but keep it going. The smoke will get better and better.
Your issue sounds like you have humidity issues. Pull it out and dry it a day more. Then start cure again without the packs. Store the bags in a jar so they stay moist. The hay smell is the chlorophyll still being in the plant. And is normal for the first week or two. Reason why cure is important. After you have cured without packs for a few days you should notice the hay smell going away and the aroma of the bud coming out. This means you have evened out the natural moisture of the buds. It might be lower then the 62% but its even and what you want. Now you can add the packs slowly bringing them back to the 62%. The hay smell will come back but be minimal and not last as long. After a few days you should have a killer smell but keep burping till its all gone.
They’ve been in jars about 2 weeks. Going to pull out and leave on drying rack for another day or two then put back in jars.
I’ll post an update after a few days in the jar.
Thanks for the help DoubleJ, Warlock and Mutt.
U could also try re manicuring ur buds,If u have too much leaf material left it will smell.
I would trim some more.
“We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.” – John Adams, U.S. President
I grew some Lemon Haze & some White Diesel. The Lemon Haze took on a hay smell while drying. It went away after a few days. The Diesel never did smell like hay & always smelled good even though both were handled the same. I cured in jars for a few weeks. The Lemon doesn’t have a very strong smell upon opening the jar, but once you break up a nugget, it has a good smell.
I think your plan of removing everything & allowing it to air out for a day or two is sound. Maybe a small oscillating fan in the room to promote circulation. Just don’t aim the fan directly at your products.
I took the buds out of the jars and placed them back on my drying rack. Placed an oscillating fan underneath. I like this for 48 Hours.
I’ve had them back in jars for 72 hours and burping them twice a day. I plan to keep it like this for another 3 days then add in the Breveda packs (62%).
So far the smell has had a dramatic improvement. The hay smell has diminished by almost 80%. At this point I think I smell it because I know it was there. Also, the sweet smell that I was missing of the buds has returned.
Thanks for everyone’s help and insight.
Warlock is on the right track it takes time to get a good cure. First smells like hay then has very little smell then wait even longer and BAM. You smell and flavor will start to show and get better with age. Like fine wine.
Its important to let the Buds sweat out,when they are touch dry,put them in a bag and seal it.After some Hours open it and the Buds should be wet again cause the left moisture deep in the Bud has come out and spread evenly.You need to repeat that some Times to get all Moisure Out.
Also the Temperature must not rise over 27-30 Celsius.
When you realy need to get moisture out of the Weed like with your Flood Accident,then put it in a Bag together with a Containr of Calcium Chloride (DIY Market,Refill Packs for Moisture Killers)
The C-Chloride is Hydrophyle,when there is water somewhere in the same Atmosphere the Water is dragged from whereever it is and connects to the Calciumchloride.It can bind its weight x6 in Crystall Water
I guess this Brevda Packs you mentioned must be something simmiliary? i dont know them
In Case you realy dont like it,make some Icolator from it
Have about a half pound of bud that I dried and cured. During the drying process I had a minor flood in my grow space causing the humidity to go sky high for a few days. Although I had fans constantly rotating air around the buds they seem to still maintain that hay smell. I let them dry completely then began curing in mason jars with Breveda packs @ 62%. I still burped the jars throughout first week as a precaution. My issue is this. When I open the jar it smells great, but after a few ]]>
Last edited by Weedburner; 05-01-2015 at 01:46 AM .