I am approaching harvest within the next few weeks and have typically used my grow tent as my drying tent. Since I decided to grow two different strains that will need to be harvested separately, I needed somewhere to dry my buds while the other plants continue to bloom. Majority of the supplies were items laying around the house and I decided to throw something together.
The following is a list of items I used to build the drying box: Large moving box(18″ x 18″ x 24″), Carbon pet/smoke filter, string, masking tape, cooling racks, gel silica packs and flexible ducting. I used the string at the bottom of the box to provide support for the cooling racks that I will use for the smaller popcorn buds. I also used the string along the top of the box to hang larger buds still attached to the stems. I used a $10 carbon filter from Walmart that I could cut up, I cut two 6″ x 6″ holes in the sides of the box and doubled the filter material over each hole to reduce the smell. I cut an additional hole on the side of the box to circulate air from the grow tent exhaust into the drying box using the flexible ducting. Lastly, I bought some rechargeable silica gel packs to help keep combat the humidity.
Hope this post can help someone out and if anyone has some advice, I would love to hear it. No one knows everything, this is an ever learning community.