We hope this article helps you to get finished buds of the highest quality. A last and useful advice: if your buds have got too dry, you can put them in a hermetic jar with a few fresh weed leaves (or some other vegetable). In this way, the buds will recover moisture, which they absorb as the leaves release it. When they are at the ideal point, we just need to remove the leaves and begin the curing process.
Keep an eye on the colour of the trichomes to harvest at the best moment
Closely observing the colour of the trichomes is crucial to enable us to harvest the plants at the optimum time, with the maximum possible content of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, etc. During flowering, this colour changes from transparent to milky as the glandular heads of the trichomes fill with compounds, ending with a lovely amber colour.
You can also install a small fan to help the air circulate and avoid the formation of air pockets or moisture, although we recommend not to point it directly at the flowers we’re drying. This could cause them to dry too quickly in some areas of the plants, and as we know, what we want is slow and uniform drying.
The ideal humidity to dry cannabis is 50-60%. Any lower and the plants will probably dry too quickly, while if it’s higher, problems with fungi can arise and the drying process can also take forever.
As we already mentioned, in addition to maintaining an adequate level of humidity, it’s important to avoid the air inside the drying room becoming stagnant. Many growers use their grow tent as a dryer, leaving the ventilation system on during the drying process. In this way, a correct air circulation is achieved inside, and if a carbon filter is installed, the intense smell of the plants is avoided.
Once we see that we’re at the optimum point of harvest, it’s time to cut the plants. A common mistake, which can delay drying for several days, is harvesting the plants when the substrate is wet, or to put it another way, when the water content within the plants tissues is at the maximum. So if we want to properly dry our buds in the shortest time possible, it’s best to harvest the plants when the substrate has been dry for at least one day and their internal water content will be therefore lower.
In our post about drying and curing cannabis, we gave you the basic information to dry your flowers perfectly. In this article we will focus on the most common mistakes made when drying our precious buds, mistakes that as we say can ruin the flowers we have been caring for months. Let’s see what the typical errors are when drying marijuana.
We already have our flowers cut, trimmed, and ready to dry. However, we must bear in mind that the relative humidity level inside the drying room will determine both the speed of the drying and the quality of it. We want a slow and uniform drying, without peaks in temperature or humidity inside the drying area, which should be kept as constant as possible.
The 7 most common errors drying cannabis After months of giving our plants all the care they require, the time to harvest finally arrives. Whichever variety of cannabis you cultivate, you’ll
The best place to dry your weed depends on several factors such as how much you’re willing to spend, how much room you have, and the conditions within your drying area.
It usually takes between 5 to 10 days to dry out marijuana to the proper level. You know your marijuana is properly dried when small stems start to snap instead of bend. 7-10 it better, and it can take as long as 14 in certain conditions.
The best way to dry your weed is to do it as slowly as possible in a controlled humidity environment around 50%. The best temperature to dry marijuana is around room temperature, 68°F to 70°F. Your goal is to dry the weed as slowly as possible to just the right level of dryness. You can expect to lose about 3/4 of the weight of freshly cut buds as the water dries out.
Make sure to check tents at least daily and monitor humidity levels inside the tent closely when drying your buds. If you have a humidity controller attached to your exhaust system you can turn on the the flow if you notice the humidity inside the tent is climbing too high.
The best way to dry marijuana is to do it as slowly as possible. Drying weed slowly brings out optimal taste, smell, appearance, and overall bud quality. After you’ve determined when to harvest marijuana plants you should dry them properly and then make sure to properly cure your weed once it is dry.
If your tent already has a carbon filter set up as part of the exhaust system then you can control odors from drying weed as well. Make sure that you don’t have any circulation fans blowing right on the plants to avoid overly fast drying.
Learn more about how to cure marijuana properly in order to deal with under-dried cannabis issues during the curing process.
Drying racks can be used with buds that have been removed from sticks, and they can also be used to dry whole branches at a time.
When I was younger people used to rehydrate dried marijuana to proper levels by adding orange peels to your jar. The orange peels add a citrus smell and flavor to your buds in addition to making them more moist. But you’d need to carefully to monitor your jar as orange peels left for a few days will grow mold. Yuck.
Drying marijuana plants correctly is essential to fully bring out the best in your buds. In this article you'll learn the best way to dry weed to bring our maximum taste, smell, smoothness of smoke, and overall bud quality and appearance.