What is curing?

Discussion in 'First Time Marijuana Growers' started by Druggerdude, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. what the fuck is curing. i heard it was like making it taste better but what do you do.
     
  2. what do u do with the THC that falls on the plastic/mirror while hanging to dry?
     
  3. Trim all remaining leaf (save for hashmaking) tight to the buds, and trim smaller buds from larger stems. Store them airtight; air at this point degrades THC. Note- ziplock bags are not airtight! You could use buckets with an airtight lid like used for food and sauces and such, but the best containers are those glass jars with the rubber seal and latch. Just put as much bud in it as possible using light pressure. The point is to fill it as much as possible, so not too much air remains in the container. The less air, the better. To be safe, check them the next day to make sure it's still dry (did not 'sweat'). Any excess moisture at this point will invite mold. If it did sweat and is moist (soft) again, lay the bud out on something other than newspaper and put in a dry place to get the last water out.

    Repack and place the container in a cool, dark place, like a refrigerator. Note- fridges have high humidity so they must be absolutely airtight.
    The longer it sits (up to around a month, maybe longer in the fridge) the better it gets, both in taste and potency. At around the month mark, you can move it to the freezer to almost stop the aging and curing process. Once you've got some buds stored in the freezer, you have a private stash that will last a long time. If you've got the patience to wait, the smoke will be sweet and smooth. The high will be mellow, and longer lasting. If you grew enough to last you a while, then after a few harvests you will be able to have properly cured buds at your disposal, with no downtime waiting for the next batch to cure!

    straight from the growguide..ya coulda found that had you looked around a bit..:)
     
  4. this has absolutly nothing to do with the subject at hand, but how do i change this junior member bull of to something cleaver?
     

  5. look at what a ya wrote..:)

    anyawy, to do that, go to edit profile
     

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