13) Drying and Curing
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Jack explains the how to properly cure your Cannabis. It’s all about temperature and relative humidity.
Hello there again. This video is about drying and curing your fresh marijuana that you just harvested. If you go to a dispensary or a coffee shop, there’s one thing they all agree on: If the weed doesn’t smell, it doesn’t sell. Here at Growers Network we are filming the series called Canna Cribs where we visit some of the biggest producers of marijuana, and they all need to make their weed super smelly or else they couldn’t sell it. And now I’m going to tell you how these professionals do it. There’s one big secret, and that secret is you need to dry your weed in a cold space and in the darkness. The ideal temperature seems to be between 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit, and between 60-65% relative humidity. So, if you want really nice weed, I suggest you hit those numbers. But it will not always be possible for everyone. Maybe you don’t have such a cool space, and that’s still fine. Even if you don’t dry in such a cold space you will still get nice weed.
I will be drying this weed inside the grow tent, because the grow tent has a fan, and it will have constant airflow in it. The constant airflow is necessary to prevent mold. You don’t want to have mold because it will ruin your whole harvest. That would be a catastrophe. So we leave this here inside the grow tent, and we come back in five days, see what it looks like then.
So here we are five days later, and as you can see the harvest shrunk quite a bit. Unfortunately it gets smaller over time, so it’s sometimes a bit disappointing. But hey, the water’s gone, so the plant shrinks. If I take some of these buds and I bend them they are still elastic, they don’t snap, they don’t crack, so that means they’re not ready yet. We need to let this dry for a bit longer.
So here we’re back on day seven and now our weed feels pretty dry. Some people say this is a “hippie science” way to determine whether this is dry enough, but I say this way is fine. You bend the stem and if this cracks and snaps and you can hear it snap, that means it’s dry enough. If it’s still elastic you need to wait a bit longer. Our weed now snaps, and it’s dry enough. It’s time to put this into glass jars. It’s important to not make your weed completely bone dry because it needs some humidity in it so it can cure. (OUTRO?)
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