At Big Weed Market ,drying your bud can dramatically improve the taste and overall quality of your crop. Drying is the process of transforming fresh-cut flowers into the dense, smokable buds you find at a dispensary or coffee shop. To dry right, however, there are a few things you should know. Here is the best way to dry your bud.
Drying your bud properly can be a bit tricky in certain climates. The humidity has to be just right, otherwise, you may find yourself with flowers that are either too dry or at risk of molding.
The optimal temperature for your drying room is 70°F (21°C). While drying, humidity in the drying room should be kept at 50%. The room should also have decent air circulation, to help prevent molds and mildews. If your humidity is less than 50%, your buds risk becoming too dry and crispy. This is more of a risk in hot, arid climates.
For best results, dry buds slowly over the course of three to seven days. The overall drying time will change depending on the climate in your area. In wetter climates, the drying process will likely finish up toward the end of the week.
Drying slowly is thought to enhance flavor and improve the overall experience of the finished herb.
Here are the basics:
-Prepare a clean drying space with humidity and temperature control prior to harvest
-Remove all of the fan leaves and hang the pruned colas and buds upside down on clothing line or wire
-Space buds out so they are not touching each other, especially in high-humidity climates
-Transfer to cure jars when stems begin to snap, not just bend.
It’s important to check your buds throughout the drying process. If they begin to get too crispy, they are getting too dry and you need to gently increase humidity. .
If parts of the buds aren’t drying, you may need to adjust air circulation and decrease humidity. .