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Storing bud in plastic or jars

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by pallfy, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:25 PM.

  1. pallfy

    pallfy Member

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    I know jars are superior in most ways, but I always felt plastic was better because you can minimize the amount of air in the bag before u close it. Isn't oxidization the main factor to drying buds out? A bigger factor than the container being plastic of glass.

    I keep my buds in ziplocks with a boveda pack in each baggy. And I toss them all in a jar together. Its working as far as I can tell. My bud stays fresh. I have a gram of trainwreck that is 6 months old and its still soft and moist.
     
  2. asdf420

    asdf420 Member

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    well, you can vacuum seal both glass jars and plastic...
    guess stuff doesn't stick to glass as much as w/ plastic
     
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  3. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Weekly supply goes into snap top plastic containers, long term stuff stays in jars in a cabinet and really long term stuff finds a new home if it going to go past a year. The real key for me is getting the bud dried and cured before it goes into storage.
     
  4. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    By the time you put a Boveda pack in a jar, you want to have the humidity a bit above the 62% mark. As you may know, those Bovedas can add humidity but not reduce it. I like tossing in a small $3 hygrometer to keep an eye on humidity.

    I like glass mason jars with the valved vacuum seal lids. I also throw in a Boveda and one of those little oxygen scrubber packs. Then store in a cool, dark place. You've just mummified your herb my friend. :wave:
     
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  5. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    To clarify on Boveda humidity packs, they can add OR reduce humidity but you want to have humidity relatively close before you rely on them. So, you don't throw in fresh harvested with a 62% and expect it to handle it. You dry the fresh and cure/burp until you are dialed in.
    Some of chart below did not copy showing other options which fall way short of Boveda



    Boveda® Crystals Gels Beads Foam / Sponges with water
    or Propylene Glycol (PG) solution
    Absorbs excess humidity if needed [​IMG]
    Adds or removes moisture based on temperature [​IMG]
    Available in multiple RH levels [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Won’t over-humidify, preventing mold [​IMG]
    No maintenance or refilling [​IMG]
    No activation required [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Proximity & direct contact won’t damage cigars [​IMG]
    Emits purified water vapor [​IMG]
    Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes [​IMG]

    I don't like plastic bags as they also have big time static which attracts those trichs to the plastic sides :(
     
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  6. pallfy

    pallfy Member

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    Thanks for tips.

    Im still thinking that oxidization is the bigger threat, and will avoid glass jars due to all the empty space in them from not filling it up completely. That's a ton of air in there with ur herb in that jar, that will be bad for it. Baggies+bovedas, and then inside a jar, is my method. I don't mind static plastic taking some trichomes off compared to oxidization drying my herb out.
     
  7. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer

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    Main storage: Glass Jars with Boveda packs
    On the go storage: JyARz containers

    This is the absolute best treatment that you can give your precious buds for storage.
     
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  8. Doktor Dub

    Doktor Dub Well-Known Member

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    +100 (the only thing i could perhaps ad is: Main storage in a dark place)

    and in my opinion: storing in glass vs bags makes a big difference

    :2c:
     
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  9. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer

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    Absolutely. Dark and cool. The quality after some weeks/months, compared to any plastic storage, is incomparable better. I would never, ever, use anything made out of plastic for storage again. That is just something for dealers and people who buy from them.
     
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  10. Doktor Dub

    Doktor Dub Well-Known Member

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    i get giggles about this smoothie edition - think i have to get some....

    Nobody can tell me this is not meant for our Herbs.... :rofl:

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Morty

    Morty Well-Zoned Member

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    AMEN !!!

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/tiny-storage-containers.24269/

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/herb-storage.23942/
     
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  12. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    Oxidation does not reduce water moisture, oxidation can reduce the amount of 'organic compounds' within water. The moisture in your herb is reduced through evaporation.

    :myday:
     
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  13. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Those plastic particles that get mixed onto the plant and ingested ( if any) get stuck in estrogen glands = Just sayin

    if the crusty herb rubs the plastic and scrapes it off you could end up with it in you and static electricity adds a charge to the herb that is not healthy while trichs stick to the plastic etc... most people who vape too save their ABV and eat it themselves or dose a prohibitionists meal with so all the goodies gets used in a positive societal way...
    I've yet to come up with a negative for glass except- jar to big and leaky air in jar causing drying but a good sealed jar fixes that... herb thrichs eventually with enough use stick to glass as well from sticky nature but you can solvent extract later etc and reclaim
     
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  14. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    One can certainly work around empty space in a jar, like put a base layer of glass marbles at the bottom to give the correct volume BUT you can't work around plastic being in contact with your precious bud sucks bigtime.
    Glass + Boveda + dark + cool stable temps with properly cured herbs = storage for years
     
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  15. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    the new milk men with glass will be clanky cart cannabis salesmen going door to door after legalization happens... they only offer the best!
     
  16. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Click to play YouTube Video

    I lke this video.
    I use a glass sleeve in a plastic jar's!
     
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  17. Dustydurban

    Dustydurban Active Member

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    +1 with axtaxian (plastic on glass)
    so much going on in the clip:lol:
    I :love: donna too
    :peace:
     
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