Question Humidity Packs

Buck5050

In Bloom
Which brand does the best job of preserving flavors?

I have been a user of Boveda 62 since the beginning. During the course of using these particular packs, I have noticed a common muffled scent throughout my jars. I have jars that cure for months sometimes before even getting cracked open and when I do the flavors are not as deep as I would like. A few months ago I filled two separate jars with a known strain off of the same plant, one jar I placed the Boveda 62 in and the other without. After 30 days of curing, I passed the jars around to multiple people and the consensus was unanimous. The jar without the Boveda pack had a more robust and deep smell than the one using the pack. I have since started rotating the packs in an out of the jars just so I can maintain moisture levels. Any other experiences?
 

Burned Haze

In Bloom
fuck boveda , intrega for the win!

fuck getting jars ( omg that’s hard, even for small scale)

its so nice to put your plant if you chop it into piece ( like so you can hold it to trim) than out the whole thing into a 5 gal vs jar and have to quickly do it then and there + jars leak and you you shouldn’t be “ curing and processing” it that way anyways. I would suggest 1. Get gamma seals like suggested in video , 2. Always get food grade buckets ( normally 1-3 dollars more) 3. get 62% humidity checker so when your “ burping your buckets ( which you need to for 7-14 days for 30 minutes-1hr each day in darkness ) it will remove the bad gases and longer you dry it long as you aren’t getting mold the better per say ( you do you think the whole wine and so many other industries spend so much on process and curing ? You think it’s just for a the fun and game ? I don’t think so it’s prolly 20-30% end results buddy ) 4. From the get go have a 62% humidity pack ( fuck boveda they suck and once they are done they freeze up, brand I use aka integra boost now if the humidty is higher= it retains it but keeps everything at 62% and nothing beyond the 1%) tip to buying the packs is buy 60g versions and buy in bulk or youll get ripped off

cool thing about the Inetrga boost is I can have some that are even 1-2+ years old and they have identifier tools built in on them ( both brands do) and boost never lose. just put some fresh and they will gain their freshness back vs a boveda and they become expired over time and will freeze up



having your bud at optimum humidity whole time is a key to having amazing bud, and It starts with right off the line and right in the burp process so your always trying to get it at 60-62% and once you have achieved the burping use that meter it will hit 60-62% .
 

Gentlemancorpse

Cannabis Chaotician
I had a similar experience with the Boveda packs and changed to the Integra packs... I haven't noticed the Integra altering the smell of the buds since I switched, far better terps than with the Boveda... but that's just for me. I have a good friend who swears they had the exact opposite experience sooo... shrug?
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Which brand does the best job of preserving flavors?

I have been a user of Boveda 62 since the beginning. During the course of using these particular packs, I have noticed a common muffled scent throughout my jars. I have jars that cure for months sometimes before even getting cracked open and when I do the flavors are not as deep as I would like. A few months ago I filled two separate jars with a known strain off of the same plant, one jar I placed the Boveda 62 in and the other without. After 30 days of curing, I passed the jars around to multiple people and the consensus was unanimous. The jar without the Boveda pack had a more robust and deep smell than the one using the pack. I have since started rotating the packs in an out of the jars just so I can maintain moisture levels. Any other experiences?
Hey @Buck5050 on your experiment did you have a humidity gauge in both jars. If so can you tell me the two separate readings after 30 days? Would love to see some solid evidence how well these things work. I have worked with both popular brands for mutable years and am still not convinced of there effectiveness.
 

Buck5050

In Bloom
Hey @Buck5050 on your experiment did you have a humidity gauge in both jars. If so can you tell me the two separate readings after 30 days? Would love to see some solid evidence how well these things work. I have worked with both popular brands for mutable years and am still not convinced of there effectiveness.
I did not have a humidity gauge on the jars as I was only concerned about the smells and flavor. I do have a couple of hygrometers I could stick in to check on the next go around. (y)

The packs do help stabilize the drying process once we get them towards the end of the burping stage and I find that they help equalize the moisture really well if you are a bit on the drier side. I haven't yet tried other brands and am awfully curious if these other companies had considered the flavor aspect into their product engineering. Boveda packs work great for keeping your flowers in a smokable state they just end up doing that with minor disregard for smells and flavors.
 

Capt. C

Saltwater Cowboy
Staff member
Yes please drop those hygrometers in there next time just to compare. I can not speak for long term storage as i rarely store longer than 3 months.Mine seem to maintain a stable humidity in the jars without the packs but i do keep them in a dark cool cabinet. I was working with the moisture on some recently dried product trying to bring the moisture up a little bit and could only move the product 1-2 % with them. Small carrot slice dried with a paper towel worked 10x better. My smell and taste are not very good so i can't really comment on how they affect a product but i have heard many say that it does affect it. With that being said seems like just as many saying the opposite.
 

Buck5050

In Bloom
Mine seem to maintain a stable humidity in the jars without the packs but i do keep them in a dark cool cabinet.
This is what I have experienced also. At least with good jars that seal nicely. I haven't been able to rehydrate extremely dry bud at all. I have however used these packs to bring back a consistency of some slight dryer flower.

I was a bit skeptical about all that long curing mumbo jumbo that them old heads would go on about. Especially when some sticks crackle and seeds explodes as you roast a bowl from the brick, and you get high. That's until I was able to start shelving my own and now I wouldn't have it any other way. Its what I believe is a pivotal part of connoisseur grade cannabis flower.
 

Willie

In Bloom
Boveda works for me. Never tried Integra so can't comment. Have yet to lose a boveda, everyone I bought is still working. Everybody uses the 62 boveda, me included. But the 69 is better and more practical. Once your herb is out of the jar, it dries fast.......easily close that 7% gap. And your weed stays fresher. I never noticed a bad taste and everything I have is terpy........ymmv :)
 

Blackbeard

In Bloom
Which brand does the best job of preserving flavors?

I have been a user of Boveda 62 since the beginning. During the course of using these particular packs, I have noticed a common muffled scent throughout my jars. I have jars that cure for months sometimes before even getting cracked open and when I do the flavors are not as deep as I would like. A few months ago I filled two separate jars with a known strain off of the same plant, one jar I placed the Boveda 62 in and the other without. After 30 days of curing, I passed the jars around to multiple people and the consensus was unanimous. The jar without the Boveda pack had a more robust and deep smell than the one using the pack. I have since started rotating the packs in an out of the jars just so I can maintain moisture levels. Any other experiences?
Hey All,

This is pretty crazy, I got a medical card about a year and a half ago, which is when my weed started coming from a store and not a friend of a friend, so quality of flower went up. Also started storing in jars instead of baggies. And with higher quality product came better smells and everything. I had an issue with a mildew taste so I impulse purchased a pack of Boveda 62's. Haven't had any mildew tastes since but have also noticed that the smells and tastes are getting dull. I figured it was me getting older and my senses getting dulled, but now after reading this I can totally connect the dots back to buying these Boveda packs. I'm about to harvest my first crop so I'll be able to try this experiment, some jars with and some without Boveda, guess I'll have to buy some hygrometers.
-BB
 
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