In my experience, the entire drying and curing process should last for 2 months, more or less depending on the strain and the potency you’re going after.
Drying weed the right way makes it less harsh on the lungs—curing amps up the potency and makes it tastier.
Avoid zip-lock, plastic bags and other alternative methods of curing that you might have read about online. Wide mouth mason jars work the best. Make sure to leave some room for the buds to breathe.
Follow these weed drying tips:
So, if you’re looking to properly dry your weed and then cure it like a champ, you’ll love this follow-along tutorial.
- Reducing moisture inside the buds, breaking down chlorophyll and thus making the buds easier to smoke and store.
- Increasing their potency, optimizing cannabinoid profile and most importantly, improving the taste (and the smell).
Another point to consider is the optimal time frame you’re going to dedicate to this.
Once you’re done with drying and curing, your bud will go from 80% moisture to around 10-15% if you did everything right.
There are lots of variables that go into creating a bountiful plant, not to mention that it takes months just to go from a seed to a fully flowering plant.
Find out what is the best way to dry weed and get one step closer to the highest possible quality buds. Weed curing guide included.
The most important aspect of the drying process is to dry them slowly, and in such a way that it’s easy for you to check on them regularly. So don’t hide them in the back of a closet that’s hard for you to get to. You need to be able to check on your buds every day, and more often is possible (especially during your first few harvests, until you know how buds dry in your personal environment).
Optimal Environment in Jars (Curing):
Room Temperature – Around 70°F ( 21°C)
How do you cure buds perfectly every time, without leaving anything to chance?
This method will work for you even if you’re just starting out and have never cured buds before. No matter what previous experience you have curing buds, this will show you how to ensure they come out connoisseur-quality every time.
When to jar cannabis buds?
If you notice that any buds feel damp or moist, do not store them in the jars yet! Allow those buds to continue drying slowly until they start to feel dry on the outside before putting them in jars.If they’re already in jars and feel moist, make sure to leave the tops of the jars off until the buds feel dry again.
Now I will walk you through a step-by-step process so you can produce a professional cure every time, with no guesswork involved.
Humidipaks (optional) – Boveda Medium 62% packs are cheap and specifically formulated for storing cannabis so it does not dry out or get crispy
In most cases, a proper cure will change the subjective effects of buds. There is something that happens during a slow curing process which changes the exact composition of cannabinoids and terpenoids. This changes how buds make you feel.
This tutorial teaches you the best way to dry and cure cannabis buds after harvest, which greatly increases bud quality. Quality drying/curing ensures the best smelling, most dense and highest potency marijuana buds!