Drying cannabis can seem like a daunting task. But, fear not! We’ve compiled the top six best tips for drying your dope to ensure that you get a good and tasty, potent product. If you follow these simple steps, not only will you avoid getting moldy weed, but you’ll also burn less and save money in the process. So don’t wait and get dried up today.
Look at your drying buds:
- When checking out your drying buds, bear in mind that they should be mostly hard but still slightly moist to the touch.
- Anything that’s been lying around for a year is going to be dryer than a hole in the ground. So if they feel crispy, you’re probably not drying enough.
Get a piece of paper towel:
- Grab a piece of paper towel and wipe your hands off to get rid of any moisture. Next, hold your dried buds with your fingertips and gently rub them across the surface of the paper towel just below the handle.
- This will remove most of the dryness from them and help you get a rough estimate for how much longer they need to go. If this dry feeling was close to the end of the drying process, then your buds will likely need an hour or two more to get them completely crispy.
Mix up some baking soda:
- To get the final crack-crack-pop, you’ll want to add a small amount of baking soda to a bowl. Mix it around until it’s well combined, and then sprinkle a small amount on top of each bud, rubbing it in place.
- The baking soda will also help break down any old, dormant seeds stuck in the plant and prevent them from germinating.
Take a look inside your drying chamber:
- If the temperature of your drying chamber is too warm, make sure to open it up and let some of the hot air out. Ideally, the temperature in the room should be about 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If you’re worried about messing up your buds, don’t be. They’ve already lost 90% of their moisture by this point in the process. You can’t mess them up at this point.
Rehydrate your buds:
- If you find that your buds are still too dry after following all of the above steps, it may be time to re-hydrate them. Some people like to use plain water for this purpose, but I like to use Everclear. This is because it evaporates more quickly than water and won’t leave any weird odors on my weed.
- Simply place your buds in a glass jar and cover them with Everclear. The level should be about an inch above the buds so they can soak up some of the Everclear without actually drowning them in it. This will speed up the drying process considerably and produce pleasant aromas similar to lavender.
Check your buds regularly:
- Make sure to check on your buds regularly to keep an eye on the progress. If they’re not looking dry enough after a little more time, then consider misting them with a spray bottle or two of water.
- This will help them breathe and should restore some of the moisture that they’ve lost.
The conclusive lines
Once the buds are completely dry well, crispy, and there’s no bud left in your chamber to check, close the door and let the air out. This will help keep your buds nice and cool as they continue on their journey to smoking perfection. In this situation, you mustn’t let your finished product stay in the dry chamber too long.