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Drying Times

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. 

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    • 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. 

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      • 10 days seems like a very long time to me. I may end up building a drying cabinet and see if I can control it a little better.

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        • i really don't think there is much difference from 7 to 10. 

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          • i really don't think there is much difference from 7 to 10. 

            I cannot confirm nor deny that.  undecided

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          • A lot of the guys on youtube that you would consider trustworthy say 60F and 55% to 60% RH 10 days er so...I myself have not achieved that yet, but will on next harvest... 

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            • I will try it and see if I can get that.

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            • 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!

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              • I did a test in the Garage and I think I can keep stretch it out for 10-14 days so I will give that a try. I think 6-7 days is plenty but you never know until you try it 

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              • It all depends on your temps and RH. Temps in the 70's will be a little quicker than temps in the 60's. I think there are a few more variables too. I like Sub's take on it !!

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                • My garage stays in the 60's most of the time then in winter it gets really cold in there

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                  • if its still moist and sticky like cotton candy, its not dry yet. 

                    put that into a jar and the moisture will lead to mold and the infamous ammonia smell

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                  • I agree and that is why a question the 10-14+ days of curing. It seems like I mold magnet 

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