Drying and Cureing.

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by weedman352, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. How long should i hang my plants for and in what tempertures.. and how do i cure my bud..help please
  2. Drying. :hippie:

    1, Remove the Leafs and dry these to make Hash with (see link) *BEST METHOD*
    Hang them up side down so the fanleaves droop and cover the buds.

    2, Take the branches and hang them up side down in a cool dark place (not humid!) with enough ventilation. ( will need at least a desk fan )

    3, Check up on the buds every day to watch for signs of mold and mildew.

    4, After the fan leaves droop down over the flowers and turn crisp or break off easily, you would want to start trimming off the fan leaves only.

    5, After the fan leaves are trimmed you want to hang it up to dry again because the buds will still be moist or wet. They should still have the little inner leaves so they can droop and cover the buds. Hang the branches again in a cool dark place with proper ventilation until the little leaves and bud tips turn crisp when you touch them.

    6, Then remove the buds from the branch and remove the rest of the leaf material.

    7, At this point the buds should be a little moist, including the inside of them. Some can be smokeable at this point, but if you wait you can get even better smelling and tasting buds.

    Bagging, :metal:

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>After the buds are trimmed (and a little moist still) you would want to dry them some more in the paper bag step. The best choice would be the brown shopping bags found at supermarkets, because theyare not bleached (the stuff you don't want in your buds) This is another tricky step.

    Put the trimmed buds in the brown bag loosely and its best not to fill it more than 3-4 inches from the bottom.
    It is not necessary at this time to close the bag ( still need to prevent mildew and mold).

    When the buds are in the bag you would want to check every day to rotate the buds in the bag so they dry evenly. This can be achieved by shifting positions of the buds, turning them ever so often, or shaking the bag. As the buds dry they will naturally compact into the self-preserving state that is mostly desired. At this time that the buds can be more compacted together and the bag can be folded close.

    They should now be fully smokable, though perhaps still ! slightly moist in the middle. A big reminder that every climate differs and may take more or less time. There is nothing better than repeated, hands-on checking to prevent damage to the buds from mold and mildew.
    Curing, :smoking:

    The last step is to create a way to bring out the full flavor and best smoke from the buds. This can be done by using an air tight jar or similar. Put the dried buds into the jar loosely (do not compact them) and cover them. It is very important in the early jar-stage to check the buds at least once a day to replace the air, take them out (this helps dry evenly) and put them back in a different order. This step can take from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on how you want the buds to develop its distinctive characteristics.

    The longer the better!!

    Mold And Mildew, :eek:

    If mold and mildew is found. Take the buds with mold or mildew out of the batch (throw away or smoke) and put the rest back in a brown bag for a few more days then the jar step can be repeated.
    Smoke Time. :bongin:

    Once your bud is completely dry, cured, and ready for consumption the stem in the middle of the bud snaps easily with the fingers. The snap is easy to detect with practice. The buds now can be sealed and stored for a really long period of time.

    Lastly there are many diffrent ways to dry & cure buds

    Hope this helps
    -DeN- :wave:

    how to make leaf hash....
    (Roughly 1.0-1.5 gram of hash per ounce of leafs)

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