Also, most of these methods are intended for large scale indoor grows. If you’re growing a single plant or only a handful, then the odor won’t be worse than smoking a joint in your living room, and these methods of odor control may be overkill for you.
The easiest way to tackle this is to install fans in the grow room.
These should be reserved for emergency situations and it is recommended to use sparingly, as the scent lasts only for a couple of hours and when used excessively, the plants will absorb the scent.
While it is easy to ignore odor control, there are several reasons why a large-scale indoor cannabis grow room should be odor-controlled.
Check The Room Temperature
When it comes to controlling odor , there are many ways to approach the situation. Most of these solutions are related to controlling the environment and how to reduce the odor while making sure the plants grow in a healthy manner.
Both standing and oscillating fans provide varying levels of air circulation that not only keeps the air clean but also removes the odor when paired with an air duct and an exhaust fan.
Different types of grow lights produce varying levels of heat, and along with that, plants in different stages of growth have different ventilation needs.
How To Control Weed Odor
Ozone generators are an effective yet underrated means of removing odor from a grow room. These machines use three atoms of oxygen or O3 to remove odor.
Odor control helps keep the smell low and prying eyes away from the grow room.
The two factors you need to control to dial in the environment are temperature and humidity.
Unless you’re growing in a large, open space with a lot of ventilation, you’ll need air-cooled reflector hoods to mount your lamps in, as HID bulbs produce a lot of heat. This requires ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your initial cost but make controlling temperature in your grow room much easier.
Standard plastic containers are a popular option for growers operating on a budget. These pots are inexpensive and provide the essentials for your plants.
Plants need 18 hours of light a day when in the vegetative stage and 12 hours a day when flowering. The reduction in light from 18 to 12 hours a day is what triggers the flowering cycle—when weed plants start to grow buds.
While shopping for soil, you might be overwhelmed by the options available at your local garden store. The soil type is the basic structure of your soil. From there, look at nutrients, microorganisms, and other amendments that improve the soil. Your choices will be flooded with words like:
One of the best ways to guarantee total odor filtration and stop the aroma of weed getting out of your room or grow tent, is to use various products at the same time. Let’s have a look at some examples:
Odor filter + Neutralizer + Gel; You can install an activated carbon filter, odor-killing gel inside your ducting about a meter away from the extraction fan outlet and a Neutralizer at the entrance to your house.
Ozone generators are some of the most effective devices when it comes to getting rid of the smell of cannabis in grow rooms. They’re capable of destroying odor particles one by one, as well as any type of fungi or bacteria in the environment. When used, you need to take extreme care and make sure that no ozone gets out of its contained area in your ducting; it’s incredibly devastating for your plants and even for people.
Neutralizers are products created from various different plant extracts and chemical products. They are capable of trapping, modifying or even destroying cannabis odor particles with incredibly efficiency. These types of products usually come with a small electric diffusor that is used to heat the mix and spray it around the room.
One of the best activated carbon filters is the Anti-odor Filter Mountain Air, which is so efficient that it has won prizes for it. These high quality filters made in Canada can filter almost 100% or any aromas thanks to its high quality activated carbon and its innovative design and shape. They usually last for about two years, depending on how intensely you plan on growing cannabis. These filters are perfectly safe and eco-friendly.
One of the best anti-odor brands out there is called ONA; they produce many different products including air fresheners as well as products that can be sprayed to get rid of the smell of cannabis in a flash. They also come in blocks, which are more compact than the gel format, which slowly release a combination of pleasant, nice aromas that are perfectly safe.
The Neutralizer is one of the best odor neutralizers that we stock. It’s made from various different essential oils from aromatic plants and it modifies cannabis odor particles perfectly, capable of covering large areas effectively. It does not affect your plants’ aroma and it’s perfectly fine to breathe in.
Activated carbon filters
Before you actually start growing cannabis indoors you’ll need to make sure that air gets in and out exactly where it’s supposed to; any leaks would be disastrous and would defeat the point of hiding the smell. Once you’ve checked everything and set up your filtration system (which needs to be strong enough to filter the amount of air in your grow tent or room) you need to make sure that your extractor and air intake system is creating negative pressure, which makes sure that all of the air inside the tent or room will be sucked out via your extractor fan rather than leaking out anywhere else.
When growing cannabis indoors it can seem like a losing battle when it comes to hiding the smell. Cannabis plants let off intensely pungent aromas when flowering, and these aromas can filter out and end up stinking up your entire building; in some cases it may even end up sticking up the block next to you too. This can obviously lead to issues with the law, as well as opportunistic thieves that want to get their hands on your plants. That’s why you need to know the best tips and tricks regarding how to hide the smell of growing weed indoors.