Drying and curing of marijuana

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Drying and curing of marijuana

Cured bud of white widow

The latter two processes of cannabis cultivation are very important for us to have a quality buds. Paramount: be patient, only then you will achieve a supreme quality marijuana.

Fresh marijuana has at least 75% water to be removed up to 10% for the dry cannabis and become a quality product that we can enjoy one hundred percent. Therefore, it must be thoroughly dry our harvest because otherwise all the work we’ve had for many weeks can spoil. The buds must be dry to consume (either smoking, vacuuming or consuming them in recipes) and so we could benefit from all its properties.

The drying process must be performed with care and patience. Do not hurry because the harvest drying takes time. This process is one of the most important in the cultivation of marijuana. If done correctly, your marijuana buds will increase its properties and better odor and taste.

hang leaves upside down

Marijuana plants upside down to dry

Steps to follow

Collect the buds. Here, as elsewhere, each has his methods. The most common is to cut the branches of the plant where the buds are, remove the leaves and hang them upside down. We must be especially careful that, as far as possible, the buds are not touching each other.

– You must keep the buds of marijuana almost total darkness to avoid losing any of its properties.

The enclosure or the room that houses the crop must be well ventilated. You can even use a fan but caution! Do not let this unit take air directly into the buds to dry faster. As we have said before: patience, do not hurry because the wait will be worth it.

The temperature at which the crop must be maintained at 20°C the first two days and then drop to 17ºC, so gradually drying is performed and the results of our harvest will be exceptional.

How long you have to let them dry?

Here, as in the cultivation process, nothing is one hundred percent accurate. We know that drying has culminated when the branch hanging from the buds can easily, if we see that even bends, will have to wait. In Piensa En Verde you can find easy solutions if you do not have much space; for example, round mesh dryer, a practical structure for drying in confined spaces.It has a great capacity for allowing a large number of dry plants.

Round Mesh Dryer

Round Mesh Dryer

Even on the market electric dryers that dry our beloved plant without altering its properties or its taste, it is also very effective in preventing the dreaded fungus that could ruin our buds.

Electric dryer DryFast

Electric dryer DryFast

Drying must pass the curing process. Once you pick the buds, we must put them in airtight glass jars or glass or in boxes with lids and keep them in these containers for about a month, although some consumers prefer them even two months or

airtight glass jars

airtight glass jars

more, and others choose to heal in two weeks. Depends on patience and taste of each. Not too many buds apiles containers, put inches on each and leave enough space for air to circulate between them a little.

During the first 14 days that are in the pot or box you have to open the lid once a day for a few minutes. After those days, open the container once a week will suffice. Thanks to the curing process takes marijuana, among other things, a milder flavor and our throat will thank you.

In our section of boxes you can find many varieties of containers. One of the most used is the echo box curing a container intended for curing and drying flowers cannabis. It is equipped with a screen at the bottom to filter only the ripest glands without giving way to plant debris flowing from the dried flowers.

Box eco cured (with mesh)

Box eco cured (with mesh)

By Noelia Jimenez Team Piensa En Verde

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