What's the cure?

#1

We growers sometimes hear terms that leave us scratching our heads in wonderment. We know about drying and trimming, but what’s up with curing? When people talk about perfectly cured buds, what do they mean exactly?

Personally, I put my dried and trimmed flowers into Mason jars or into C-Vaults for a few days to a few weeks to allow for the residual moisture content in the flowers to become even and balanced throughout the jar. I will “burp” the jar once a day for the first few days then just let it chill in a cool and dark spot until the buds are perfectly ready to burn.

What do you do to cure your flowers? What’s your method?

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#2

My curing process is pretty vanilla.

Once I have dried the flowers, I jar them up on mason jars (one gallon and one quart jars). For the first two weeks they are in jars, I crack them open for 20-30 minutes each morning and evening.

After those two weeks, I go down to burping them for 10-20 minutes every day for the next two weeks.

After that first month, I just burp them weekly for another month or two. After that I find them to be pretty stable, and will burp them monthly. I find that in my curing process, around 6 months after harvest the buds are in their best state as far as taste/smell/smoothness.

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#3

I cure more like @Growernick. I live in a very dry climate so I will jar them in quart jars, not any more full than 2/3rd. Then open and close, gently toss to make sure nothing is sticking together, lol. I’ll do that daily for a week, then once again about a week later and a long as everything looks good they chill in a cool dark place.

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#4

I Dry, trim, and then put into jars with a boveda 58. I like the boveda 62s but I just seem to get more “snap” when breaking a bud in half that has been in a jar with a boveda 58. :v:

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#5

I haven’t noticed a difference in the 62’s to 58’s, but Mike does prepare most of our bowls, lol

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