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Clean and Sanitize entire room, top to bottom, all bare walls and floors sprayed with plant friendly disinfectant spray. 2. Let room dry all the way through. 3. Cover any windows and light leaks. Fire board glued to wall works well. 4. Floor of concrete will be too cold, getting wood pallets, Styrofoam plated, or any other medium will work. 5. Cover floors with PVC black foil, build a rim of wood frame around in a basin for drainage. 6. Lay out all plastic (titanium white) as needed. 7. Apply anti detection foil before white foil as needed. 8. Joints are sealed with duct tape. 9. Suspend lights with grow yo’s. Plug in all timers and set accordingly. 10. Set up air intake and exhaust. Ideally we want all fans, filters, Light ballasts, and any other heat generating units to be outside the room and a fake wall to be built. 11. Spread for fresh air to come in the lowest part of room and exhaust upwards. 12. The exhaust has to exceed the capacity of the inlet. 13. Set up positions of water barrels, RO units, and feeding barrels. It is best if all are near a drain and water picket for ease of cleaning and drainage, all to be in separate room. 14. Set up all circulation, feeding, and air pumps to be in feeding barrels. 15. Water needs to be 74 degrees. 16. Fill and place pots with 2/1 mix of happy frog and fox farm, mixed together with 35% peralite. 17. Place all air conditioning and de humidifying units in the room, run drain hoses out. 18. Lights will be high off the plants at first, about 6 feet away so not to burn them. 19. Place all circulation fans pointing at plants. 20. Place a few temp and humidity meters in easy accessible parts of room. 21. Run room with no plants to make sure air flow and temperature is good. 22. All the clones and prepare the nutrients. At first plants will only need water every two days, only for the first week as they take to the room. 23. 200 ML of water given to plants immediately. A good height off the plants is 18”; however this should be regulated as the buld strength, 1000 w bulbs need to be higher off, 36”-20” starting out. Give plants 200 ML of water every second day. check every day as needed. Week 2 of flowering the tops should appear. Week three of flower feed 300 ml of water. Feeding every second day will help lower humidity; however in my experience watering is usually needed every day. Set up odor controlling agents at exits and entrances of rooms. At week for plants get 400 ml of water. Most important part is cleaning all loose plant mater form room, this will cause bugs. At week 4 of flowering it is good to go in there and remove all unwanted leaves, allowing more light to penetrate the flowers. At end of harvest the hairs will be 80% brown, time to harvest. Weekly schedule: All feeding water barrels, circulation pumps and all parts need to be cleaned every Monday and Thursday. The cleaning will consist of scrubbing barrels,
However. Cut off all the leaves surrounding the bud. The latex gloves will collect trichome resin in a similar manner to the way live marijuana plants are rubbed to make hashish. put on a pair of new gloves. remove the gloves and place them in a plastic bag (to catch resin that drops off). but rather than throw it away. prior to doing whatever it is that has to be done. This will make it easy to collect all the material that has been cut away from the buds. it is best to dry and cure it. Material on the first pair can be collected later. Put the plastic bag with the gloves in a freezer for 2-3 hours. When finished. Manicuring is simply cutting off the leaves that were growing from the buds.washing out pumps and burping hoses with clean water. Work over a glass table or some kind of smooth flat surface. remove the gloves you are wearing and put them in a plastic bag. Some new growers might be in such a rush to try the marijuana that they don't want to dry the crop. Drying. Manicuring right after the plants are harvested will also speed the drying process. With a large crop. The trichome resin can easily be peeled from the frozen latex gloves and consumed the same way you would use hashish. All chemicals. you can handle the plants with you bare hands. The latex gloves have to be powder free or the powder will get mixed into the resin. parts to be kept in a cool dark place. . If absolutely necessary. the job will take more time if you wait. When you are finished manicuring all the plants. you can use it to make hash oil. use a pair of scissors with small blades (to reach hard to get leaves) that is comfortable on your hands. so that just the bud remains. wear powder free latex gloves. If you have to do something. It is lower in THC than the buds. you can wait to manicure the buds. and Manicuring. Instead smoking marijuana directly after it is harvested and manicured. or they might be tempted to put buds in a microwave oven to dry them out. And Curing Marijuana Right after all the plants have been harvested. If you have a small crop. nutrients. Do not touch anything other than the plants once you have put the gloves on. it is time to manicure them. When manicuring the buds.
The drying marijuana must have some circulation blowing over it at all times. this will lower the potency of the finished product. the heat will cause the outer portion of the bud to dry quicker than the inner part. it might ruin all of your crop. A hygrometer will allow you to keep an eye on the relative humidity level in the room and a thermometer will display the temperature. At humidity levels lower than 45%. If you do not take time to dry the bud. you will not get the best possible smell and taste your crop is capable of producing. To control humidity.Drying Marijuana After Harvest You probably don't want to smoke marijuana that is harsh and bad tasting. Marijuana is not potent just after harvest. Fans will aid in drying the plants evenly. the marijuana will take a long time to dry. a heater or an air conditioner may be necessary to adjust the temperature. Conditions should remain constantly somewhere within the following ranges. Some of the THC is in a non-psychoactive acidic form. A fan or two will circulate air within the drying room. a dehumidifier can lower humidity and a humidifier can be used to raise humidity. Mold looks like white fuzz and has an odor that is unpleasant. A good way to dry the crop is to hang the buds upside-down by the stem. At humidity levels higher than 55%. Drying marijuana the right way will convert the non-psychoactive acidic compounds into psychoactive THC. Keep a hygrometer and a thermometer in the drying area. close to the plants. and reducing the chances of mold. At temperatures higher than 75 degrees. and it will be prone to mold. and the taste will suffer. Some hygrometers have built in thermometers so you can measure the temperature and humidity together. The area where the drying is done should be dark. At temperatures lower than 65 degrees. You will have to keep the temperature and humidity within a certain range for optimal results. There are warm mist humidifiers and cool mist humidifiers. drying time will be lengthened. Proper drying and curing will also ensure maximum potency of the marijuana you have grown. Depending on the time of year and your location. relative humidity should be between 45%-55%. temperature should be between 65-75 degrees F. A gentle breeze that circulates over all the plants is necessary. . the marijuana will dry too fast and the taste will suffer. Light and high temperatures (higher than about 80 degrees) will cause THC to break down into less desirable chemicals. If mold starts and is allowed to grow. from some string or wire.
To be safe you can get a humidifier that lets you switch between warm and cool mist. have no negative effect on the taste. One quart canning jars do a very good job if you are curing a few pounds or less. If necessary. Curing Marijuana It will take at least a week or two to dry the crop with temperatures between 65-75 degrees F and relative humidity between 45%-55%. If any moisture builds up on the inside of the cap on your container. wipe it off. small buds will be dry enough to smoke. it just means that water is not heated. so that mold will not grow when the buds are stored long term. take your climate into consideration and buy an appropriate humidifier. Containers that have a rubber seal work best. Cool mist water isn't cooled.A warm mist humidifier will raise the temperature while a cool mist humidifier will not affect the temperature. To cure the crop. They are not air tight. When curing quantities in excess of a few pounds. Personally. But larger buds should be cured (slow dried) to ensure that the marijuana is as potent and tasty as possible. large (over 40 quarts) plastic storage boxes are recommended. by the end of the cure. The cure lasts a week or two. Try smoking a small bud (1/2 gram or less) in a joint to be sure it is dry enough. Warm mist models will actually heat the water and release warm humidity. but any type of container with a tight fitting lid will do. You will have to open the containers for a few minutes to allow moisture to escape by fanning with your hand. The aim of what you are doing is evenly finishing the slow dry process. Some people say plastic can impart a taste to the marijuana. you will need one or more containers made out of glass or plastic. You will know when the marijuana is dry if the stems snap or break (rather than fold) when they are bent. plastic containers that some types of roll your own tobacco are sold in. There are also humidifiers that allow you to switch between warm or cool mist. They have a rubber seal and hold 2 or more ounces of marijuana per one quart jar. but will do the job when smaller air tight containers are not practical. Gently place your marijuana in the containers (cut buds to size if the are too big to fit in the container) and put the top on. Store the containers in a dark area where the temperature is between 50-65 degrees and the humidity is between 40%-60%. If you are going to purchase a humidifier for this purpose. . while larger buds cure. Do this preferably 2-6 times daily. you can set aside buds that are less than 1/2 gram for smoking. at regular 4-12 hour intervals. In most cases a cool mist will work best. Also. any remaining inactive THC will be converted to active THC (that increases potency). At this time.
Always make sure to properly dry your marijuana prior to storage.000‐ watt light in a non‐CO2 grow room. . but some of the THC on the outer part of the buds may be damaged when frozen. If stored in a dark area that is between 40-55 degrees F. A refrigerator is in the right temperature range but they tend to be humid (unless you can control the humidity). if you grow your own or if the stuff you have is very moist. If the marijuana is to be stored for more than a few months.000 BTUs for every ton of cooling capacity.500 BTUs of cooling to maintain a target ideal growing temperature of 78?F (25?C). you can use a vacuum sealer (designed for storing food) to seal the marijuana in an airtight environment. Ac notes: Air conditioners are rated by a "BTU" cooling capacity per ton. without having to keep opening them to release moisture. Keep up this routine for 710 days. Dry marijuana can be stored in a frost-free freezer. But. When properly dried. so dark containers can be used for storage. and the THC will have reached a point where it is ready to be ingested or stored. it will have to be located in a dark area that is not exposed to light or high temperatures. You can keep any marijuana that will be consumed within a few months (1 year maximum) in the same containers used for curing.You should also re-arrange the buds by giving them a quarter-turn once a day. the marijuana in vacuum sealed plastic will remain potent for up to 5 years. they are rated at 12. even vacuum sealed marijuana can eventually become as humid as the surrounding air. heat. And remember that to preserve marijuana potency at a maximum level. growers need about 2.000‐watt HPS light in a CO2‐augmented room requires about 3. and light at a minimum. unless mold develops. This will ensure that different parts of the buds are exposed to the air in the container. For every 1. If stored in an area of high humidity for months or years. The taste will be as good as it can be. marijuana will burn evenly when smoked in a joint (if stems are removed). Each 1. If you place the marijuana in a see through container. This will necessitate drying it again before smoking. keep any exposure to air. humidity itself will not degrade the THC or make the marijuana any less potent. Light will degrade some of the THC.800 BTUs of cooling capacity.