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weed smells like hay

They still don’t smell good. If I squeeze the bud I can tell it’s not completely dry, and I do get some smell after I squeeze it.

Being that I vegged them so long, I got impatient when it came time to cut down. I waited till 90%+ of the pistils were orange, then cut. I didn’t see very many, if any, amber trikes. But I read a few places it’s better to cut down early than late. I staggered a few plants at a time and let the other ones develop for a few days more.
This is just information from reading from here. The more experienced people will chime in with their knowledge and/or opinion.

They still don’t smell good. If I squeeze the bud I can tell it’s not completely dry, and I do get some smell after I squeeze it.
Hey guys. Looking for some help here.
The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for veg and bloom)
I vegged them out for a super long time, almost 5 months i’d Say, and did defoliation throughout the veg maybe once every ten days. Flipped to12/12 and never defoliated again.
Using Botanicare base grow and bloom
Hey guys. Looking for some help here.
The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for veg and bloom)
I vegged them out for a super long time, almost 5 months i’d Say, and did defoliation throughout the veg maybe once every ten days. Flipped to12/12 and never defoliated again.
Using Botanicare base grow and bloom
My question is, if I fucked up: where? Will being patient with burping restore the smell?
My question is, if I fucked up: where? Will being patient with burping restore the smell?

The first two plants I cut down, I immediately snippedd off all fan leaves then I put them into a machine trimmer, the handheld crank one. Then, I put the Buds all on a hanging screen rack at around 50% humidity 65°F for five days with good (maybe too good, but still indirect) air flow. I noticed the buds were getting pretty dry on the outside, so I use the black garbage bag method and sweated them out for 18 hours and then put them back on the drying rack’s. I notice a little bit of the moisture coming back to the outside of the bud, so about 12 hours after that I put them into 1 gallon jars filled up halfway. My cheap hygrometers were reading around 60% Rh after a day in the jar, burped twice a day for the first two days.

Hey guys. Looking for some help here. The strain is gelato x wedding cake, in fox farm soil w some perlite, 10 gallon pots, 6 plants, under 3 1000w HPS (for…

Weed smells like hay

When people start growing weed they’re usually focused on growing big, dank, delicious smelling buds.

The reason your weed smells like hay is because it was recently harvested and still has chlorophyll in it. Once the plant dries out completely the chlorophyll will break down and the hay smell will naturally go away.
The optimal conditions for drying and curing your plant are:

Don’t worry. Your weed isn’t ruined. That beautiful dank smell will come back in a few weeks.
If you want to avoid the hay smell issue entirely, the best method is to dry your plant as slowly as possible.
When you dry too quickly, either by having high temperatures, low humidity, or fans blowing directly on the weed, you’re preventing the chlorophyll from breaking down and leaving the plant.
When the chlorophyll gets trapped inside of the plant it leaves a strong hay smell and the only thing you can do then is wait it out.
One of the biggest things you can do to avoid the smell of hay in your freshly chopped bud is to let it dry for as long as possible.

Typically the hay smell in cured weed will go away within 2-4 weeks.

When people start growing weed they're usually focused on growing big, dank, delicious smelling buds.