I am curious what is the longest you have stored flower/trim/etc before you make extraction, and what did yo find was the best method to store?
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I have stored very dry ground material in air tight bins for about a year
with a 1% loss in potency during that time.
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Oxygen is the worst enemy for preserving. If the eventual goal is to extract it, the removal of water via freeze-drying (and oxygen-free packaging) would extend it’s shelf life to forever.
Removing the water makes a cleaner extraction, as it’s harder for polar contaminants (chlorophyll and soluble fertilizers) to mobilize and contaminate your solvents or extracts. In toll processing scenarios, the removal of all moisture will cut your expenses, as they usually charge by weight, not volume.