The smoothest, most flavorful smoke comes from the most delicate buds when they’ve been properly cured. To learn more about cannabis curing, check out this latest blog post from Growlink.
After harvest, plants lose up to 75 per cent of their weight due to moisture loss. This also applies to the sticks, stems and branches that are clipped away during the drying process.
First, the buds are dried, then they are clipped; in wet trimming, the opposite is true.
It’s important that a dry isn’t too short or too long: Buds that are dried too quickly will appear to be dry on the outside, but they aren’t. Buds that are dried too slowly may develop mould.
For curing, buds are placed in airtight containers after being clipped and dried. Allowing buds to develop their full flavour and scent is preserved by preventing the loss of moisture.
Curing Cannabis – What Is It?
Plant material can be dried or aged to control moisture content and allow for the decomposition of carbohydrates and chlorophyll before it can be consumed. This includes the likes of cannabis (cannabis) and hemp (hemp), as well as bay leaves (bay) and tealeaves (tea).
The curing process in cannabis growing produces a cleaner, smoother, and more flavorful smoke. As long as it’s done correctly, it ensures that the bud has a moisture level that prevents mould and other diseases from flourishing.
The Advantages of Correctly Curing Marijuana:
For the greatest results, the curing technique for each vegetable must be customised. No matter what method is used, the end goal is always the same: to preserve the product’s potent flavours, nutrients, and, in the case of cannabis, its psychoactive cannabinoids.
Before cannabinoids and terpenes can evaporate or convert, proper curing is necessary.
After harvest, Enzymes and Aerobic Bacteria begin to break down surplus sugars and starches. Cannabis is forced to use up those sugars, starches and surplus nutrients before they can dry out and become trapped inside the plant. This is done by curing the plant.
For commercial growers, curing cannabis extends the product’s shelf life. Mould and mildew can grow on uncured marijuana. That’s especially true if you don’t have access to fresh air for your cannabis.
How to Cure a Cannabis?
To get the best results, it’s best to experiment with a few tiny batches of cannabis before deciding on a cure procedure. Trimming your cannabis harvest is the first step, regardless of how you intend to dry it. Following the removal of your plant:
- In order to ensure consistent drying, cut the buds in half.
- You can keep the buds from drying out by leaving a few leaves on them if you live in a region that is particularly dry.
- Remove the buds from the stems and clip as many leaves as possible if you live in a humid location.
It’s now time to figure out the finest strategy for curing your cannabis after trimming your plants. The following are a few ideas:
Hanging Your Buds
Curing In Jars
Wet Curing Methods
If you’re looking for the most popular methods, these are the ones you should look into. This is the last thing you want to do when you’re about to harvest. Taking the time to cure your cannabis will improve its shelf life and make it easier to store.