The Oven Bake
The Cannabis Buds
December 9, 2016 by Jessica Myers
If you are looking to consume marijuana quickly and want to cure weed for that purpose, you should then put the buds on an oven tray or cookie sheet. Bake the buds for ten minutes at a temperature of 200 degree Fahrenheit. Bear in mind that the taste will different in comparison to curing the weed using a slower process. You will find that these buds will be harsher in taste because of all the water that has been removed with the use of such aggressive method. While the buds are in the oven, you should watch carefully to make sure that it doesn’t dry out or burn. If it does burn or dry out, don’t throw it away. Instead, you should add it to your organic compost so that you can add to your annual marijuana crop in the coming year. You should only use the oven bake method when you want short term results. No matter which method is used, you should pay attention to any signs of mold. Make sure moldy buds are removed right away from the curing area.
It is important to pay close attention to your marijuana buds, the room and the process in order to successfully cure weed. If you notice anything awry, make the adjustments that would give you better results. If the temperature in the grow room is too hot, you should increase ventilation and reduce the temperature. You should also ensure the temperature is equally getting to every part of the marijuana plant. If this is done carefully, your cannabis buds should be OK. However, the ideal method to ensure that your buds are fine is to dry the buds in a dark and cool place over a period of a few weeks. If you want well cured marijuana buds, patience is required.
If your marijuana buds are tightly packed, you can dry a large amount of cannabis as quickly as in a week or less. You could take an extra week to cure weed, if you don’t need the weed within a week. It would be worth the wait. If you dry the marijuana buds while they are closely together, and you notice any mold, it will spread rapidly and you won’t get the results you are looking for. In addition, the increase in temperature could result in uneven cannabis plants, but it depends on how the room was prepared. If not prepared properly, the marijuana buds would definitely dry out too fast. You will have the issue of brittle and dry cannabis buds that could give you an uneven smoke. Moreover, the taste would be not as good as you would have enjoyed with naturally grown cannabis buds.
If you want to know how to cure weed quickly because you don’t want to wait too long in drying your marijuana plants, the best thing is to hang the plants upside down. You should do this in a darkened room, increasing the room’s temperature in excess of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. You may need a gas or electric powered heater to do maintain the temperature. You should also ventilate the grow room.
If you want to know how to cure weed quickly because you don’t want to wait too long in drying your marijuana plants, hang the plants upside down.
Use glass mason jars that are quart-sized with a wide mouth, like this:
Racks will help your buds dry faster (and prevent mold), so they are a great choice if you live in a high humidity area, and/or if you’re drying a LOT of buds in a small area. If you’re drying a pound or more of buds in a small space, you may want to invest in a mesh rack to make sure buds don’t mold.
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5.) Do yourself a favor and get quart-sized glass mason jars for the curing process. Don’t get larger or smaller sized jars. Paradoxically, jars that are too large or too small will both increase the chances of mold showing up. The specific seal you get from mason jars seems to consistently get the best results when it comes to curing. It’s also important not to completely fill up your jars with bud; try to leave at least 1.5 – 2″ of air space at the top of your jars.
7.) Open all the jars daily (at least) for the first few weeks of curing, even if you’ve overdried your buds. This is an important part of the curing process and will also give you a chance to check on the buds.
Drying: Dry buds slowly for 3-7 days. The amount of drying time will vary depending on your local temperature and humidity. Don’t let buds touch each other during drying, especially in high humidity. Watch buds closely to make sure they’re not drying to a crisp overnight (drying too fast), or parts of buds feel wet and don’t seem to be drying (drying too slow). Drying is finished when small stems start to snap instead of bend.
When are buds done drying? Your buds are ready to be placed in jars when the outsides of buds start to feel dry to the touch. At this point, some of the small stems will snap, though the thicker stems should still have a small amount of flex when you try to bend them in half. This flex indicates that there’s still moisture contained inside the stems, which is what you need for the curing process.
Continue to cure buds (while opening jars occasionally) for as long as you want, up to 6 months.
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