NEVER have your heat source be more than 150 degrees Fahrenheit! Any hotter will actually burn or vaporize the THC or resin glands. this IS what gets you high, so be careful of this.
I’d like to share a few different ways to quick-dry your marijuana and cannabis buds for fast sampling.
Place your trimmed buds on a cookie sheet spread out evenly. Set your oven to 125-140 degrees Fahrenheit (no hotter!). Leave for 10 minutes, remove for 5 minutes and turn buds. Repeat once more.
Rig a flat piece of 10″ foil to be held under a 100 watt light bulb (no hotter) within 2-4 inches. Turn your buds every 1-2 minutes. Should be smoke-able within about 10-15 minutes time.
Place buds flat on a plate. Use your microwave on 50% power or less (important not to burn). Set for only 10-12 seconds at a time, remove and turn, repeat as necessary. Done quickly, be careful.
Take your buds and flatly wrap them in paper or use a paper envelope and place them over your water heater, radiator, or the back of your TV. Pot should be dry in a few hours or overnight.
Also, if your buds get too dry (crispy), you can put them in a ziploc bag or glass sealable jar with a piece of orange peel. yep, it will smoke much nicer by morning.
I’ve heard you can use a food dehydrator, it takes a little longer (hours) but should work as well if you have one one of these.
Please remember though, that properly dried and cured marijuana only gets better with time. It smokes smoother without harshness or the green taste. However, these tips to drying your weed quickly work very well.
You can quickly dry and cure your marijuana buds. It can be fast, but remember your cannabis actually gets better when dried and cured properly. Quick dry your pot or weed. Fast ways to dry cannabis.
Place your buds on a baking tray and put them on top of the toaster. Make sure your buds are neatly cut up into small pieces before placing them on the tray. The heat from your toaster oven is enough to get the job done, so don’t place those buds inside the toaster by mistake!
Proper curing may take anywhere from two weeks to even two months. All the while, the last few traces of chlorophyll that could not be removed during the drying process can now be removed. Don’t pack the buds too tightly into the jars though – a maximum of three buds per jar is what we’d recommend.
Turn the buds around after every 5 minutes. In about 20-30 minutes, you should be done and there’s more than enough THC left to retain the potency. Just so you know, placing them inside the oven by mistake would decarboxylate a lot of that THC.
Check on the jars once a day at least to make sure there’s no mould or mildew. Every two weeks, open the jars once to twice a week as this improves the flavour and provides for a smooth, lingering taste.
For several thousand years, ganja farmers have dried weed by placing them on rocks under direct sunlight.
You may need to keep the weed in the heated room overnight or for a few hours at least.
It’s important to remember that if your buds get burnt, then they are pretty much useless. Additionally, never set your oven higher than 65°C.
Desiccant packs or silica gel are both easily available in stores and auto shops or any place where items are sold in a bag such as a pair of shoes. Just pay heed to the warning “toxic, do not eat”.
Drying and curing your weed the right way is critical when it comes to making it consumable; drying removes unwanted moisture from the buds while curing removes starch and sugar. When you dry and cure your buds slowly in a controlled environment, your buds will not only smell better, but the effects will be more potent and the smoke will not be as harsh.
Harvest time is here! Your marijuana buds are all set and ready to be harvested – however, you can’t take off your grower hat, not just yet. Newly harvested buds need to go through a process known as cannabis curing. Why is this necessary? Well, even though weed can be harvested, dried and smoke …