How To Dry Cannabis Quickly
Are you a cannabis lover? Then you already know that your weed must be properly dried and cured to enjoy it to the fullest. Unfortunately, we all know that feeling too well; the one where you’re staring at your overly moist or wet cannabis bag that you can’t wait to smoke.
The good news is that you don’t have to wait forever for your plants to dry after picking them. We’ve got the best methods for speed-drying your cannabis without destroying it, and we can’t wait to show you.
Get Computer Fans, and Brown Bags
Popcorn bags and other types of simple brown paper bags you can find are ideal for drying cannabis. Start by putting one or two handfuls of freshly manicured nugs in the paper bag for about 3-6 days, depending on how long you can wait. After drying for a couple of days, turn your laptop on and locate the fan (if you’re using a modern laptop, it’ll have a fan that cools its inner device workings by letting out warm air).
Next, put the nugs on a paper towel and place them on the keyboard or in front of the fan vents, depending on the model and how it vents. After every ten minutes and for about an hour, turn the buds over until you’re satisfied that they’re dry enough. Note that using this method will not give you mouthwatering flavors or varieties of aromas. But what you can be sure of is a slightly harsh but acceptable taste.
Use the Boiler Room
If your home has a boiler room, you’ve just unlocked another effective method for drying your buds fast. A water boiler room keeps the environment’s temperature cozy while minimizing relative humidity. This makes it the perfect space for drying cannabis quickly.
To do this, begin by placing your small buds on a brown paper bag. But if you have bigger buds, you can hang them with a string. Next, switch the hot water heater on to increase the heat in the room. Leave it like that for as long as you can, every day for about 3 days. Note, however, that turning up the heat like this will skyrocket your utility bills. If you don’t want that, use the water boiler as you would on a typical day, leaving small buds to dry for about 4 days and bigger hanging ones for 7 days.
Leverage the Power of Sun Drying
The good ol’ sun drying is still a great idea for removing the moisture from your buds, even if it’s not the most efficient. All you have to do is place your small buds in a brown bag and bring it out on a hot and sunny day. You’d want to place the bag in the direction of sunlight and use a sizable rock to keep it from blowing away when the winds come. Do this for a day or two, and you’ll have crispy weed in your hands.
However, note that using this method will reduce your cannabis potency and flavor. So, only sun-dry your weed if you aren’t keen on getting the most out of it.
You don’t have to go through the rigors of having your buds cured and dried all the time. Live resin concentrates are currently trending, and you can use fresh frozen flowers instead of dried ones. They have similar high potency and a wide range of flavorful profiles.
The bad news is that they’re not readily available to the everyday home grower as they require a complex extraction process. It’s a premium treat available at all respectable cannabis dispensaries. So, be sure to watch out for “resin”, “rosin”, “sap,” “sauce,” or “syrup,” and give yourself a treat whenever you find them on the menu.
Avoid Desperate Measures
Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? While this may be true for many situations, it’s never the case when it comes to drying buds. That’s especially when you’re contemplating using an oven, microwave, or dehydrator to quick-dry cannabis. While this equipment will dry your weed out quickly, it’ll also waste or destroy them.
Ovens are too hot for buds and will cook off a significant amount of the cannabinoids within minutes. As such, you won’t attain the high you’ve been craving, and the buds will lose their flavor. It’s the same result with dehydrators and microwaves.
While there are swift ways to dry out cannabis, most extreme measures will kill your plants too. Patience is always crucial when it comes to reducing moisture in your buds.