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Posts posted by Dudz

  1. Manicuring the buds first and then using the rack dries them faster, which can actually make them smoke slightly less smooth. In my opinion drying by hanging them upside down still attached to the branches gives the best results. The slower you can dry them without getting mold/mildew gives the smoothest smoke. I suppose a person could argue that hanging the full plant still on the main trunk may be even better - I would not personally know, as I have never tried, but it wouldn't surprise me.


    Me personally... I am willing to perhaps sacrifice a small amount of smoothness and get the mess consolidated and curing sooner, in the mason jars.



    As far as density, I think that's far more affected by factors during the grow cycle. Unless you are not gentle with the buds, it shouldn't make much difference.

  2. Nice!

    I failed to plan ahead and found myself in bit of a rush, so ordering online wasn't a good option for me.


    The only advantages I see to mine are that the shelves are removable in pairs. I can use 2, 4, or all 6 at a time. Also it has adjustable straps through the center so it doesn't sink in the middle from the weight of the all buds placed on it.

  3. Sorry I kinda haven't posted on this in a while, things have been hectic lately. Anyhow, I finished chopping them down this weekend. 3 full jars are already curing, plus this.



    The drying rack is 3ft wide...




  4. I have never tried water curing either, and my worrisome self would worry about getting them dry fast enough.


    I have seen and smoked water cured buds however. They look sort of strange due to the lack of green color. A lot of the chlorophyll gets rinsed out with all the water changes. Sounds like a particularly good idea if planning to make oil using that material :)

  5. Might not hurt to send Graywolf a message directly as well - he is pretty much our resident expert on this sort of stuff.


    I doubt it, but he might know of and recommend a slightly different process aimed more specifically at removal/decontamination of mites (and their feces).

  6. Yes - if you make oil, there are processes you can use to remove just about anything from it.


    Make oil via whatever method you want. Then "winterize" it by diluting with ethanol in a jar, freeze it overnight, remove any ice, and pour through a paper coffee filter, then boil off the alcohol. Now you have a much cleaner oil. This also removes a lot of chlorophyll, plant matter and waxes. Of course every time you clean the oil, the yield will shrink ...but really you are just getting a more pure product.

    More detail, compliments of Skunk Pharm:



    You can take this a step further too... Which is actually a process used to remove pretty much anything and everything including mildew and bud rot (and the spores) *and* from what I understand... most, if not all, of the gross flavor it produces as well.


    Here is a quick rundown...

    Cut the oil wayyyyy back down to a very thin liquid using ethanol. Obtain small micron syringe filters and related syringes online. Run the liquid through those filters, then boil off the alcohol again. You will be left with a very pristine oil.

    Here is a much more detailed rundown, compliments of Skunk Pharm:


  7. I took a handful of soil from one of the random containers and put it a quart jar, I also added about 2 cups of 8+ tap water in it and shook it up and let it  sit over night. This morning I poured some of the water threw a mesh screen and then tested the water, I got a reading of 6.68


    Is this going to be okay?

    Looks like your soil may be just a bit acidic, but if you aren't seeing any negative effects, keep doing what you are doing. Especially if they are outdoors. If you can water straight from the hose and get away with it.... Awesome!


    That was more than one plant. Think I averaged about 10oz per.

    just to make sure I understand u correctly, 10 oz per plant? Is that right? If that is true did you grow it outside? How many watts were u running if inside?
    You understood just fine.


    I had a 5.5' x 5.5' walk-in closet with two 600's ...and for two of the three rounds I had a 432w T5 fixture as well.

    My biggest harvest in there was 43oz of cured meticulously manicured buds.



    Oh, and I had a few old small 12" 45w LED panels for one round that basically did nothing.


    Great write up and design that looks like an awesome cloner.  I made a ghetto cloner and ran into issues with the roots and gave up.  They started to grow right away but soon developed a clear, slimy mucus like substance around the cut site and any roots.  Would the the addition of hydrogen peroxide help prevent this?  Also, how often do you change the water?



    You need to keep the water changed out, then this won't happen in the future. :) Change out the water every three days.

    Also, you have to keep the water cool enough. Best under 70 degrees. To hot and your water will go bad real quick.

  10. Ok so it's been a while. I've had a few setbacks, but things are going well.


    Here is a sneak peak. Today is day 17 since I flipped the timer to 12/12. These pics were taken yesterday. They are all the same image, just more zoomed in.