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  1. Crazy? How? We're all crazy heads around here man! And if we were not crazy, we would have never gathered and grown around here. So thank you for being crazy like me, with me. I'm very sure that if we all lived in the same town.. that town would never see sunlight, from all the smoke around there!
  2. Hey'all, Now this is a surprise! As i said before both in my journal and to Jose, having the honour to participate was already a big win. I would've never thought i'd win the first prize. Wow. I really dunno what to say. Well, i might start off by thanking @Cannabissapean, he had the patience to sit through my papyri of messages, and really helped me out. Also, again, the no longer user I'm Sal (which i'm sure 100% he would've outclassed us all), who kept giving hints and tips. Then @g22, this dude is a goldmine of infos and good music. As i'm writing i just realized i can't tag anymore so.. sorry. Thank you evolution666, it's been quite fun to compete against you.. but it would've been more fun if we lived all in the same town, and actually enjoyed together the fruits of our labour And last but not least all the GHS team, who may have been reluctant (and for a good reason!) to ship the seeds and nutrients to a guy like me. Guys, again, thank you. It was the best Christmas gift to receive, and now it's going to be a great summer start! I'll see you all in September, maybe October. Possibly. Hopefully. Cheers!
  3. I think it has really come the time to end this. First off, i'd like to thank the no longer present user I'm Sal, to which i have to give my most sincere thanks. Without him warning me over, countless times, of my mistakes, i would've probably never learned anything. He used to say Less is more, and well, goddammit he was right. Thank you 'pal. I still need to form a code around that saying, though.. Then i'd like to thank @g22 for heavily supporting me during all of this. One of the friendliest and coolest peeps around here. And well, every single peep that stopped by even reading this shit-hole of a journal. Goddammit, i've corrected myself so many times throughout the journal, i'm sorry it might have been quite the pain to follow Second of all, i've pulled the rabbit out of the hat. She's still holding on her own! Dry weigh is around 9 kg. Some earth fell off, possibly half a kg. What amazes me is that when i pull dry plants out of their pots, most of them either crack, crumble or just break. GHS BioFeeding really worked great. In the next grow, i'll try to use the full recommended dosage, and see if that can be a gamechanger. Also, i'm going to be using a different light, so that's going to be very interesting to see how it develops. Cool peeps, i'll see you all by then. Which i actually do not know when it'll be.. But possibly this autumn. Until then.. Peace!
  4. Well, it's not the same thing, but try to smoke some good buds in a bong filled with vodka, or rhum.. That just delivers you to another planet... To be cured and healed LOL
  5. Ok. Time for a verdict. After 16 days of curing (21 days with drying), White Rhino is ready to be tested. Smell One bud does not give off an intense scent. Smells like good marijuana, but has nothing particular about it. When grinded, though, smell intensifies a lot. The trim smells fresh, light, and has both a hint of hash and berries. The entire jar is another story. Opening the jar for more than 5 seconds fills the room with an aroma of fresh resin. After 16 days, it feels like it's not at its best. Another test is required in a month. Taste Taste, too, isn't exceptional. There's no harshness in smoking it, it feels very light and, again, fresh. There's no "grass" feel, it's just very, very light hash tasting. I feel that, for it to improve, it may require 1-2 months. High Now we're talking. This strain has a very specific high, and one that you might not want to underestimate. At first, because of its light taste, i smoked a bit more than i should've. The high starts off for the first hour as a very creative one. It then subsides in an extremely narcotic one. High lasts for 4 hours before either collapse on the couch, looking "somewhere" in the wall; collapse before the 4 hour counter, or somehow come back from trance. Very, very powerful high. Now, i can't imagine if 1-2 months of curing will increase its potency.. i'm pretty happy with the results i got. Some pics. Chosen bud: The trimmed bud: Testing Ensemble: (with some left-off kept for a future joint) And special thanks to Who kindly shipped seeds, nutrients, and supported me throughout this journey. I feel like this strain requires more testing. I've used a lower dosage of nutrients, and although i'm very happy with the results i got, i'm also very aware that this strain just explodes in growth. Because the contest has a limited time, I tried to grow it as large as possible, in the fastest time possible, to fill the entirety of the tent, but i feel like this strain can give much, much more, if left vegetating for much more time. Of course that would require a bigger tent, as a 60x60 is a really small enviroment. Either way, it has been a pleasure to grow such a strain. Quite easy to grow, no issues with mold and pests, and aside from some PH issues, growth has been pleasuring and chilling enough to let me learn much, much more than i would've thought. I'll stop updating until the second test, to see if smell/taste has improved, in a month and a half, so that would be July 10th ish. Until then.. Peace!
  6. I've been reading more about Curing processes. It seems that i've been wrong the whole time (including my "studies" and research throughout years) and you and @William Trust are correct. What i've been doing is what i'd refer to Phase 1 Curing, or the 2-3 weeks to smooth harshness. What i've been missing is indeed the 2-6 month Phase 2 Curing, where buds improve in taste/smell and potency. Unfortunately, i do not have the time nor the space to replenish the stashes, as said above, so i really "can't" wait in terms of smoking it. If i had a perpetual setup, i would then definitely do the entire process, as it's a matter of some months before i'd have perpetually perfectly cured buds. Instead, as of now, i'll need to rationalize these 95grams in 3-4 months, up until i can grow again. Thank you for pointing that out, guys. The more you know.. Peace!
  7. I understand what you mean, buddy. Sorry if what i wrote above sounded like a rant, it's just that Yes, i'm very paranoid. If i was living in a legal state, i'd probably be not as i'd not have to worry every 3 seconds that police busts in my apartment and sends me to jail for growing something i'd like not to buy on the criminal streets. Instead, what @William Trust wrote above sounded to me like an indirect way of saying that I'm a grower for money only. Sorry for misunderstanding that, didn't mean to sound rude. I'm only afraid somebody misunderstands me for what i'm clearly not. Friends of mine would call me an asshole, because i've never ever sold not even half a gram to them. I'm too afraid of consequences to even do that. So.. again, sorry for misunderstanding. About the curing process, i'll keep in mind 2-3 months instead of 2-3 weeks. Now, i have zero possibility to start growing again up until september/october, so i can't replenish my stashes. Ergo, i'll save a couple colas both for tasting / storing reasons. I know my chickens (me hehehe) and this weed, if good as it smells now, wont last very long.. Cheers!
  8. My method is what i studied, and what everybody i know implies, so.. I don't use any ventilator or drying machine. When i harvest, i chop the colas and not the entire plant. I hang it upside down, trimming away fan leaves and half of sugar leaves (parts without resin anyway). When it's dry (5-6 days later) i just bottle them up without humidipacks. I keep checking buds regularly and daily, to see if there's any ammonia (bad) smell or a very humid enviroment (also bad). So far, with all the weed i've grown and dried-cured, range for curing is 2-3 weeks, while for her max taste and flavor/smell it takes up to 1.5 months. Of course, i'm not willing to wait that much for a simple reason: it's not much weed and i want to smoke it all. It's my weed, after all. And just to clarify, if i wanted to sell my weed, i would not be SO stupid to update each of my moves on a forum. Considering the forum is controlled, considering my local laws, and the fact that i grow little to for personal consumption, should let you guys understand i have NO interest in selling weed. I grow for myself. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the enviroment in which i dry and cure is very, very dry. It ranges from 25 to 35% of humidity. Drying took place in my tent, where humidity was under control. Curing is taking place in a separate dark room, humidity is almost absent there. That might be a reason for why my buds dry a bit quicker than yours. Cheers!
  9. Now that's something i didn't know. I dry 2-3 weeks because i want to smoke it. It would be illegal to sell it, and i have no interests in getting 20 years for less than 100 grams But since i'd like to know the difference, i'll save a couple colas in a different Jar, and test them in July. FOR SCIENCE!
  10. Curing process is almost over, as of 10 days since they've been put in Jars. Smell/Taste report is coming at may 26-27. Buds have taken a nice colour, and are very, very compact and hard on touch. As of now, they don't crumble yet. As soon as i see crumbling, i'll add the boveda humidipacks. I'll see you all in 5-6 days. Peace!
  11. Holy shit you've got endurance, man! My mouth is watering since my harvest day.. How can you even resist 2 months? Hehehehe Cheers!
  12. In august? I think your dates are a bit off.. Either way.. you did it FOR SCIENCE!
  13. Just a hint, about the Boveda humidipacks. Instead of wetting them to recharge them, do this: - Take a glass Jar, like the ones you use to cure buds - Fill it with 20-30 ml of water - Place a solid object in the jar - Place the humidipacks ABOVE the object - Seal the Jar If you wet the packs, with time they will become yellow and crumble on their own. With that you risk some of the salts going around in your jar and on your weed. If you instead let them absorb the surrounding water, they'll recharge without getting yellow and crumble. With this you are basically doing the exact opposite of their job: slowly recharging them without water touching the outer layers. I'm doing this right now for the 4th time in 3 months, as i've used a couple packs for keeping my tobacco humid enough, and well tobacco drains humidity way faster than weed does. The first one i wet it and after 1 month it broke. Could've been me doing it wrong.. but i got confirms about the other method: http://www.puff.com/forums/vb/cigar-accessory-discussion/183307-recharging-dry-stiff-boveda-pack.html Cheers!
  14. Beautiful harvest, man. Your buds look tasty! Can't wait to hear your taste report.. Cheers!

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