Drying your cannabis buds is the next stage to greatness after manicuring. This is a very important process if you want to get the best tasting, highest quality weed. It is part of what distinguishes great weed from a lot of rubbish you can buy on the street. Many cultivators who are only interested in making some quick cash do not bother with this process.
To do this correctly you need patience, we know it can be very tempting to just go ahead and smoke it, but do this properly and you will not regret it. Cultivators can ruin an entire crop of marijuana when impatience gets the better of them.
HOW TO DRY YOUR MARIJUANA:
Hang the stems with their cannabis tops upside down in a dark place.
Make sure that the individual tops are not touching each other.
Make sure the room temperature is between 64 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 23 degrees Celsius). At higher temperatures the bud will not dry evenly and result in poor tasting weed.
Maintain a humidity of 50%. Use a hygrometer and humidifier/dehumidifier to maintain this.
Make sure there is good air ventilation.
It will take 10-20 days for your weed to dry fully, so do not try and rush it by other means – we cannot stress this enough. Most importantly, never put marijuana buds in the microwave or above a heater. Everything you do to try and speed up this natural process is going to negatively impact the final taste and quality of your weed. If you dry cannabis too quickly, it is just as bad as not bothering to dry it at all.
You know that your cannabis buds are fully dry when you can break through the stems easily. If you bend a stem it should snap immediately, if it flexes or resists then it needs longer.
Now that your cannabis is dry we would strongly recommend curing it. If you can do this correctly it will take your marijuana to another level entirely. We know it is hard to wait, and that each step keeps you away from the fruits of your labour, but trust us; it is most definitely worth it.
Warning:Freshly cut marijuana buds are extremely smelly - you seriously need odour control when drying your weed. Because of this, a lot of growers use their grow room for drying which is perfect, except for having to wait longer before starting a new grow.
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