To be honest, this may not be the most practical method on our list as you can expect to get noticeably higher utility bills. Furthermore, the taste may not be the best, although potency will not be adversely affected.
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!
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”.
Take an oven tray or cookie sheet and place your buds on it. Bake them between 51°C and 60°C. Keep the buds in the oven for at least 10 minutes – remove them for 5 minutes, turn over and repeat once.
Most homes are equipped with a boiler room. The water boiler happens to be a very useful “gizmo” for drying buds as it provides for the necessary and consistent temperature to get the job done. And the fact that relative humidly is low always helps.
Now find a dark room and hang your buds upside down. The temperature in the room needs to be at least 32° C. From time to time, you must make adjustments to your harvest – e.g. if the air is too humid, give the airflow a little boost without decreasing the room temperature. In addition, ensure that the heat in the room properly “engulfs” all parts of your harvest; airflow and uniform heat transfer is, therefore, important.
Seasoned growers have reported that drying buds gradually and putting them through the proper curing process boosts potency up to a certain limit. They also claim that cured buds vaporise more easily, are more pleasant to smoke and can even be turned into edibles, probably due to how the makeup of terpenoids and cannabinoids is changed during the process.
There you have it – all the weed drying and curing advice you need. Now remember, patience is a virtue. Don’t try anything we wouldn’t – attempting to dry and cure your weed any faster will most definitely not provide the best results.
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.
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 …
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.
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’d like to share a few different ways to quick-dry your marijuana and cannabis buds for fast sampling.
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.
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.
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.
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 do retain THC levels, they may get crispy (the buds silly), but these function just fine. These processes will help you dry your pot quickly and be able to enjoy it in minutes or a few hours. And then you should be ‘crispy’ too.
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.
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.