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  • Eliot Pryor
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    The up front expense is kind of steep but after 8 years of growing I figure amortization has got my cost way down. I keep growing various strains and I've grown more than a dozen including Northern Lights. I like the change but I have to keep a bit of Purple Punch by Barney's Farms growing. It ain't slow nor sneaky, it will give you a pause. Have a great grow !!

  • madman
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    Eliot! Hahaha..."(one joint at a time)"
    The jars I kept smells just fine so far... I'll monitor them very closely!
    Did try Lady 1 last night and it was a smooth fruity tasty smoke and no burning or harshness in mouth and throat at at all, perfect!
    Potency was good as I'm used to with Northern Lights.
    A gentle buzz at first and then a soothing light couchlock, a perfect pain reliever for this old body, thankful...
    Turns out to be expensive stuff, the electricity bill and the investments I made for the new setup, my godness, but that's fine.
    I'm holding my own...
    ”Don't forget to leave some space for miracles.”

    Best regards
    madman

  • Eliot Pryor
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    The mold smell is a quite distinct odor. I think you would recognize it. Personally I would incinerate it. (one joint at a time)

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  • madman
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    Just now finished incinerating 12 quart mason jars... it it what it is...
    The other jars... who knows? I'll monitor closely and let my nose decide.

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  • click
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    I see the same thing as the white ridge line circled in the second pic on some top-shelf bud (Sundae Driver) I got from the local dispensary. Seems to be part of the plant. If it is mold, it is good mold because it smokes nice.

  • Ckbrew
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    Yes, bud washing is done right after harvest just before drying. If you are positive there is mold in the one jar then trash it. The rest, take a monitor closely approach.

  • madman
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    Hello Ckbrew! Thanks for support! Appreciate it a lot!
    "The musty, damp basement, (like dirt?)" Not like dirt, you mean soil by that? It's more like wettish.
    Yeah jars are sealed, but when burping first week open over night. After that only open and close.
    Temps are 20-21 C ~ 68F

    Well... I did open some of the jars beside one another at the time when mold wasn't on my radar.

    Always kept each plant in marked jars. Red dots on suspicious jars.
    Lady 1 was on top shelves and the later added jars on bottom shelves.
    Now jars with suspicious smell are separated to the floor in another area of the kitchen.

    Yep, there was a moment when harvest was done where buds were big and really wet and heavy, that was mostly Lady 2!!

    Yep, jars in the house, temp 20-21C ~ 68F, in a low near floor kitchen cabinet, now only Lady 1 on top shelves and some jars that smell OK on bottom shelves.

    I will dig into info on bud washing but my situation is beyond that, right?

    F*** I'm almost done with this grow! Feels most secure to incinerate all of it! That's my gut feel right now. But I'll wait some more...
    Well, you live and you learn...

  • Ckbrew
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    The pix of the bud on the knife, looks like an out of focus bluish haze or mist. If up close and personal it looks like whitish fuzz then yeah probably mold. The musty, damp basement, (like dirt?) smell is the confirmation. I would err on the side of caution. I assume your jars are sealed? If so, no need to circulate air around the outside of the jars except if it is necessary to control temperature. If no symptoms in the other jars, then they should be good to go. Unless you open the jars next to each other or mix the content, it is unlikely they will cross contaminate.

    Something to remember, we all live in a sea of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is endemic to our environment, meaning it is everywhere. It is only when favorable environmental conditions occur that one of the 3 will get a foot hold and start to grow out of control. The way to prevent mold growth is to deny favorable conditions. There was most likely excess moisture somewhere along the line. It can start when the plant is living, or after harvest. Unless the buds were mixed together, or exposed to the same processing equipment the other jars should be good, just watch them. The jars are in the house in the living area? What temperature. I keep mine in a cooler area of the house in the 40-50* F range.

    Perhaps this is a good argument in favor of bud washing using at least one bath of water and peroxide.
    Last edited by Ckbrew; 01-20-2022, 12:35 PM.

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  • madman
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    click
    If I only knew...

  • madman
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    Mon dieu, merde!! Arghh... ugh... The confusion, I'm exhausted!
    I need beer, a puff, food (a couple plates of muffin pizza) and Plantation Rum and chocolate... and an NHL game on TV!
    This is difficult and I've been sniffin' jars for days and each day and each sniff is different.
    I think I have a good nose but who knows?
    I really can't figure this one out, these new pictures won't help much I'm afraid.

    About the smell:
    Lady 1 ("normal" buds) (harvested first and put in jars first)
    Smells lovely, floral, juicy, fruity fresh, clearly cannabis smell and a hint of pepper.

    Ladies 2 (short, bushy, big buds) 3-4 (tall and lanky, big buds) (harvested 8 days later)
    Musty, stuffy, wet basement, it's not an not acrid smell and there is also a very clear smell of cannabis.

    I've been very methodical about temp and humidity when growning/curing/burping in jars, leaving jars open overnight the first weeks.
    Humidity checked several times every day and keeping at a constant 40~50 RH, temp 20-21 C.
    F*** I even used 3 different RH meters to compare the readings.

    Got me a UV black light today but can't understand what I'm looking for at??
    This site is informative, it says UV-A light, the one I got only says UV?
    Any of you tried the UV light method for spotting mold?
    https://greencamp.com/moldy-weed/

    To sum this up:
    The jars have been in the same cabinet but on different shelves, Lady 1 on top and 2-3-4 on bottom, until a few days ago when I started to research the mold issue.
    Now Ladies 2-3-4 sit in a completely different cabinet.
    Cabinet doors always been opened a bit and air circulation is normal and so is temp.
    House is well ventilated and we never had any mold issues inhouse, you know ventilation fans in kitchen, bathrooms etc.
    Is it possible, god forbid, that the supposed mold has spread over to the jars with Lady 1.

    What would you experienced guys & gals who encountered mold on weed do?
    Should I burn all of this harvest?

    This is a veery long post and it ends here...

    Thanks for the support!
    Stay safe ande healthy, best regards,
    madman (madwoman gives thumbs up)

    Edit: Don't know what's happening with upload of pictures, they are cut in half at bottom of browser?
    Chrome issue? Also on Firefox, Waterfox so perhaps a script issue on GWE?
    Last edited by madman; 01-20-2022, 12:15 PM.

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  • madman
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    Ckbrew
    Lady 1 ("normal" buds) (harvested first and put in jars first)
    Smells lovely, floral, juicy, fruity fresh, clearly cannabis smell and a hint of pepper.

    Ladies 2 (short, bushy, big buds) 3-4 (tall and lanky, big buds) (harvested 8 days later)
    Musty, stuffy, wet basement, it's not an not acrid smell and there is also a very clear smell of cannabis.

  • madman
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    Ckbrew
    MagicMike66
    Thanks for input... I'm ready to start a fire and obliterate the mold!!!
    The resolution is max on my camera, will buy a decent Macro camera.

  • madman
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    Yep, you are right, I'd never smoke or eat anything with mold.
    I started smoking in the late -60s and early -70s.
    At that time a lot of hashish came from Afghanistan, it was called 'black mold afghan',
    but I don't believe it was mold, perhaps just some white powder for packaging in thin cellophane.

  • Ckbrew
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    madman , can you describe the smell that concerns you? I can not see enough resolution in the pix to be able to determine if signs of mold are are present or not. Can you highlight your area of concern in the pix? Then again if it smells just plain rank, follow your instincts. Still waiting for smellavision.

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  • MagicMike66
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    I’ve had mould a couple of times, usually and annoyingly, it’s on the biggest colas. I would just get rid of everything you think has rot on it to be safe. No chance I’d be smoking that

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