My method for drying is what I learned on here, 70° at 70% RH for 7 days, but I have only hit the 7 day mark only once. These days I wet trim with a bowel trimmer and I have tried dry trimming but its messy and I dont notice a difference. I suck at hand trimming and I have no motivation to get better at it as yet.
Anyway do you guys manage to stretch out the drying time longer than 7 days? I am reading now that 10-15 days is ideal but I dont know, is that possible? I use a meter to test dryness and I have done comparisons but 11% is about the same dryness as when a bud brakes snaps off and at 6 days of 60%+ RH its dry and ready for the cure.
im with you i usually get 7 to 10 days but i drop my temp after day three to 62 and helps get me to 10 days most generally. I have a plug that keeps my humidifier and dehumidifier in check the a/c unit in the room keeps the temp down.but i often still only get 6 to 7 days.
ive been chopping the whole plant after a good pre-harvest trim. (all the large fan leafs)
Then i hang the whole plant in air conditioned dark room or closet. i dont really go by days but i will keep track of the days in my head.
i will dry trim my buds in either mason jars or large freezer bags once i have determined if they are dry enough. make sure theres no air in the bag.
the way i tell if they are dry enough is by feel. I will give a little squeeze of the bud and if i think i can break it up and put it into a pipe or joint, it is dry. by that time i can usually just pluck them right off the stem!