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Good day everyone.

Due to a bit of a PM scare I started reading up on washing your buds just after harvest before you hang them up to dry, seems it is more common than I thought and people doing it with problem free buds claiming it produces a smoother smoke. From what I read is there is no negative effect if you wash your buds as the trichome's will not 'come off' if you are careful.

The bath varies from bicarbonate of soda with lemon juice to hydrogen peroxide with vinegar or just clean warm water.

Now the question is, who is doing this and can you see any difference in the smoke?

Okay, go 😊

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I'm about to do it.

Bucket 1: 3 parts RO water to 1 part 3% H202.
Bucket 2: Warm water
Bucket 3: Cold water

The above is the formula i will follow on a 3 bucket system

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I wash because I have a lot dirt, insects and I spray frequently.

 

Check out the sand on this one after a windy day:

 

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I haven't done a comparison and plan on doing do with upcoming harvest, but it just makes sense to me.

 

I do 3 bucket wash:

 

Room temp water with Bicarb soda & lemon juice

 

Warm water

 

Cool water

 

About 30 second rinses, hang to drip dry in semi lit garage for 24H after which I proceed as per normal drying and curing

 

 

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2 hours ago, LukeS said:

I'm about to do it.

Bucket 1: 3 parts RO water to 1 part 3% H202.
Bucket 2: Warm water
Bucket 3: Cold water

The above is the formula i will follow on a 3 bucket system

Thanx for the reply @LukeS.

Bucket 1, 3 to 1 part H202, that seems a bit excessive, you mean 250ml to a liter of water?

I presume you first dip the buds in bucket 1 to sterilize and then wash the H202 off on bucket 2 and 3?

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2 hours ago, Breadinator said:

I wash because I have a lot dirt, insects and I spray frequently.

 

Check out the sand on this one after a windy day:

 

76d4b5b42103e41765455fbfcd235801.jpg

 

I haven't done a comparison and plan on doing do with upcoming harvest, but it just makes sense to me.

 

I do 3 bucket wash:

 

Room temp water with Bicarb soda & lemon juice

 

Warm water

 

Cool water

 

About 30 second rinses, hang to drip dry in semi lit garage for 24H after which I proceed as per normal drying and curing

 

 

Also appreciate the reply @Breadinator.

Right so also three buckets, I see you go for the more natural bicarb and lemon juice vibes.

I think I might just try it out!

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I also do the lemon and bicarb route. Just really easy to do

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So why did no one tell me everyone except me is doing it! 😛

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2 hours ago, Stoukie said:

Thanx for the reply @LukeS.

Bucket 1, 3 to 1 part H202, that seems a bit excessive, you mean 250ml to a liter of water?

I presume you first dip the buds in bucket 1 to sterilize and then wash the H202 off on bucket 2 and 3?

I will be washing for the same reason as you,

I am following "the original" person to do it, via this post https://www.420magazine.com/community/threads/bud-washing.200881/

He had a 4 part system, which included lemon and bicard in a 2nd bucket. I might still do the same but only on a 3 bucket system, so hot water bucket will also have lemon and bicarb.

This is basically to ensure that everything is dead like the mildew, and also that any cotton fibres, dead skin cells, dust etc is also washed off before the drying process.

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26 minutes ago, LukeS said:

I will be washing for the same reason as you,

I am following "the original" person to do it, via this post https://www.420magazine.com/community/threads/bud-washing.200881/

He had a 4 part system, which included lemon and bicard in a 2nd bucket. I might still do the same but only on a 3 bucket system, so hot water bucket will also have lemon and bicarb.

This is basically to ensure that everything is dead like the mildew, and also that any cotton fibres, dead skin cells, dust etc is also washed off before the drying process.

Right so let's do some math... PAM PAM PAM!!!

I bought a bottle of 12% peroxide, if you are doing a 1 part H202 to 3 parts water and your peroxide is 3%... So I'm going to dilute 1 part peroxide to 12 parts water, in other words 85ml per 1 liter of water for 12% H202?

Will try it out!

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The formula was posted for me in another thread, I will paste it for you here. Thanks @Kgrows

you can use the formula for diluting anything thats a bit tricky:

Using C1V1 = C2V2

To make a fixed amount of a dilute solution from a stock solution, you can use the formula: C1V1 = C2V2 where:

  • V1 = Volume of stock solution needed to make the new solution
  • C1 = Concentration of stock solution
  • V2 = Final volume of new solution
  • C2 = Final concentration of new solution

    So lets say you want 3%(C2) final concentration & 1000ml (V2)of the final solution
    You have 12% H2O2 (C1)
    So:
    12 x V1 = 3 x 1000
    12 x V1 = 3000
    V1 = 3000/12
    V1 = 250ml

    IMPORTANT STEP:


    V2-V1 = water volume
    1000 - 250 = 750ml

    So to get 1L of 3% H202 solution you need to add 250ml of 12% H2O2 to 750ml water
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The above info was posted for me to do a foliar spray to kill PM, it was also mentioned that the h202 should be "food grade" and the stuff from the pharmacy wouldn't cut it.

I bought 50% h202 solution from GTHydro

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23 minutes ago, LukeS said:

The formula was posted for me in another thread, I will paste it for you here. Thanks @Kgrows

you can use the formula for diluting anything thats a bit tricky:

Using C1V1 = C2V2

To make a fixed amount of a dilute solution from a stock solution, you can use the formula: C1V1 = C2V2 where:

  • V1 = Volume of stock solution needed to make the new solution
  • C1 = Concentration of stock solution
  • V2 = Final volume of new solution
  • C2 = Final concentration of new solution

    So lets say you want 3%(C2) final concentration & 1000ml (V2)of the final solution
    You have 12% H2O2 (C1)
    So:
    12 x V1 = 3 x 1000
    12 x V1 = 3000
    V1 = 3000/12
    V1 = 250ml

    IMPORTANT STEP:


    V2-V1 = water volume
    1000 - 250 = 750ml

    So to get 1L of 3% H202 solution you need to add 250ml of 12% H2O2 to 750ml water

In my defense when I was adding and subtracting in my head it look like the first time Neo saw the Matrix on the screen... okay that and I was high as a mother 😳

Thank you for this!

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@LukeSI also go with the lemon and bicarb root, I think h2o2 will eliminate alot of terpenes at this stage esp after spraying for pm, lemon first then bicarb

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1 hour ago, Kgrows said:

@LukeSI also go with the lemon and bicarb root, I think h2o2 will eliminate alot of terpenes at this stage esp after spraying for pm, lemon first then bicarb

No it won't, not at that dilution.

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Did my first bud wash today, went with two buckets, first with 200ml of 12% hydrogen peroxide to 5 liter water, I know it's very diluted but did not want to overdo it on my first go. Second bucket clean water, also 5 liters.

Branches were cut and whole branch dunked and drowned in the H202 solution, moved the branches around in the water to 'wash' them, all and all 15 seconds in bucket 1 and 15 in bucket 2.

H202 left, clean water right:

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Close up of H202 bucket after wash:

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Buds hung to dry, will move them to dark place tonight:

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All that is left:

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Hopefully it helped a bit, found a couple of leaves with PM, so rather safe than sorry.

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