16) How to dry your cannabis

April 08, 2024 2 min read

Séchage Cannabis

Drying Cannabis: The Keys to Obtaining a High Quality Product

The drying phase is a crucial step in the cannabis cultivation process. In just two weeks, an entire harvest can be compromised if not managed properly. To obtain a high-quality product, it is essential to follow certain guidelines. Here are some key indicators to consider :

  1. Patience with genetics: Stick to your genetics' growth schedule and don't rush the process. To find out when to cut your cannabis, see our dedicated article.
  2. Strategic drying : Carefully plan how and where you will dry your plants. Choose a dry, dark and well-ventilated place to avoid any risk of mold.
  3. Avoid fast drying : An optimal drying time is 1 to 2 weeks, followed by a curing period of 1 to 3 months. It is crucial to start curing at the right time to achieve optimal results.
  4. Leaf management : Remove leaves without crystals as soon as harvest, but keep those that are for the first drying phase. You will remove them before curing, during the final manicure. In dry environments, leave more leaves for slower drying.
  5. Wet Weather Harvests : If you harvest during rainy or very humid periods, be sure to dry the plants thoroughly and remove more leaves to avoid the risk of mold. You can also use a fan to speed up the drying process of cannabis buds.
  6. Dark drying area : Dry your plants in the dark, as UV light can degrade terpenes and cannabinoids, such as THC and CBG. A dark environment promotes the preservation of active cannabis compounds.
  7. Control humidity and temperature: Adjust your ventilation system to maintain relative humidity between 45 and 55% and a constant temperature between 20 and 25°C. Make sure fans do not blow directly on drying plants to avoid drying too quickly.
  8. Hang your plants upside down : use string to hang your plants or branches upside down. This method allows for better air circulation and promotes uniform drying.

By following these tips, you will be able to optimize the drying process of your cannabis and obtain high quality buds, rich in flavor and effects..

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