In this article, we’re getting to quickly reconsider the way to dry and cure cannabis properly, cheaply, and simply.
On harvest day, ensure you trim the fan leaves off your plants and trim other large loose leaves. Then stop whole branches or maybe the whole plants at the stem and hang them by either wire or coat hangers, whatever you can use to hang them is okay. Some people like drying racks or trays, but I’m personally a big fan of hanging to dry because you don’t need to flip buds to stop flattening, and it’s easy to try and do some followup trimming on the go that way. Ideally, the drawing-room should be dark with humidity between 45 and 55% and with good airflow and circulation to stop any mold. This is often why tons of home growers who don’t grow big multi-stage operations just use their flowering area as their drawing area.
Since they already tend to be able to have those conditions under control in there with the lights off. Your cannabis will now hang there like that for a few weeks. Your plants will lose a lot of their moisture content within the first three days, especially and can change in appearance greatly. Depending on conditions, it might be anywhere from I’d say, five days to 12 days. To finish the drawing, the higher your humidity, the closer you’ll be thereto 12-day mark. You’ll know it’s time to maneuver to subsequent steps when the buds start to feel a touch bit crunchy to the touch and when the little branches on the plants snap rather than folding when you try and bend them. Once that’s happening, it’s time for the ultimate cure. Back within the prohibition days, a lot of individuals used to skip the cure, and that’s regrettable because that truly leads to a far better tastier final product.
Do your full manicuring and bud trimming while the branches are still hanging. Then cut the buds off the branches and place them into jars. The foremost important aspect of your jars is that they need a large and wide-mouth opening for your hands to get in. Jars should have quality lids and be made from a material like glass or clay. I’ll link to some suitable jars within the video description. Top off the jars all the way, but don’t stuff cannabis in there. Make sure it’s just a little bit loose. It’s actually still about to shrink quite a bit from here. For the primary three to four days in the jars, you’re going to open up the lids for about 20 minutes at a time, twice per day. Especially those first days, you should notice that each and every time you open the jars and feel inside, the buds feel re-moisturized.
Then they dry off a bit again while the lid is off. This lid burping process, which is really referred to as burping, allows moisture to escape and replenishes the oxygen inside the container. If you begin to smell an odd ammonia-like smell coming from the buds, you should be concerned because it means things are too wet in that jar and conditions are right for mold to happen. During this scenario, get the buds out of the jar and allow them to dry out in the open again. If you don’t notice any moisture in the buds, you’ve probably over-dried them during the hanging. After three to four days you can go down to burping once per day. A lot of individuals also will occasionally turn over the buds inside the jars just to move them around. I’m not against doing that once or twice.
Keep burping daily for a few weeks, and you’ve completed a rock-solid cure. Your cannabis should now have an ideal and perfect flavor, smell, and appearance. Additional storage in the jars without burping for six to eight weeks can take flavor and appearance to the next level. Unfortunately, people only tend to have so much patience for curing, especially for private use, but it is what makes that extra bit of quality difference. Good luck!