Is My Weed Old?
"In cannabis cultivation, the curing process creates a cleaner, smoother smoke, and enhanced flavor. It ensures the bud has a moisture level that doesn't allow mold and other pathogens to thrive, as long as it's done correctly." - Joey King - greenhousegrower.com
The best cannabis comes from strong genes, cutting edge cultivation, proper drying and trimming and a THOROUGH CURING PROCESS.
What is curing?
Curing is the process of aging harvested plant material to control the moisture and allow the sugars and chlorophyll to break down. You will find that curing is used for many plants including tobacco, tea and even sage.
There are many methods for curing cannabis. Try small batches until you learn what works best for you. No matter how you choose to cure your cannabis, don't forget the importance of properly trimming your cannabis.
After harvest, remove the large leaves and hang your buds to dry in a dark room with temperatures between 65°F and 75°F. The lower humidity in the room, the faster the flowers will dry. Leave them to dry for 7-10 days.
Once the flowers are dried, trim the excess leaves and prepare for storage. Flower can be kept in a sealed container that protects product from light and condensation and controls air moisture.. You will want to store these containers in a well monitored environment. Keep temperatures between 64°F - 70°F and the humidity between 50% - 55%.. Curing should take 2-4 weeks, depending on the density of the buds. If stored in the right climate, you can keep your cannabis from degrading for 6 months to a year.
Ultimately, you want the best smoke you can get from your cannabis. By curing you can ensure better potency, smoother taste and more pleasing aroma.