Curing weed is one of the easiest ways to make it better. Here's how to do it easily in a jar.
Do you know how to cure weed? This simple process that requires virtually no effort is often overlooked. Curing your weed is a one-way ticket to maximum flavor, potency, and effects.
Luckily, curing weed in a jar is incredibly easy and something any stoner can do. All you need is a big enough Mason jar for your buds and some time. Below, we’ve shared the rundown on what it means to cure weed and how to do it in a jar.
Just remember, curing weed calls for time. The process can take up to three weeks, depending on how much patience you have. Read on to learn more about the easiest way to cure cannabis.
The curing process is when your cannabis flower can rid itself of any excess substances that could interfere with its quality, like chlorophyll or fertilizer salts.
Is it necessary to cure your cannabis? Not at all. You could still consume and enjoy non-cured cannabis. But a better question would be, should you cure your cannabis? If you’re a weed enthusiast and enjoy the consumption process (i.e., rolling up and smoking a blunt), we highly recommend you take the time to cure your cannabis.
While everyone enjoys their cannabis differently, cured cannabis is ultimately smoother and more flavorful since the cannabis flower has had a chance to fully flush out the excess moisture and substances that interfere with smell, taste, potency, and terpenes, so you can truly enjoy all the benefits of best weed strains. Cured cannabis will even burn more evenly.
Curing cannabis is extremely easy. The main component you need is time. That, and enough Mason jars to fit all your dried cannabis flower.
As mentioned, curing weed is almost effortless. Just ensure you have enough time to do it for about three weeks. You can take the shorter route and cure it for however long you want, but three weeks is the sweet spot. See how to cure your weed in a jar below.
Step 1: Separate your cannabis flowers from their stems. Put as many cannabis flowers in an airtight Mason jar as you can fit without them getting squished. Label each jar with the current date and strain (e.g., “Gorilla Cookies 02/23″) so you don’t forget when you put the cannabis flower in the jars.
Step 2: Put your Mason jars in a dark place, like a dresser drawer in your bedroom, where the air is cool and dry.
Step 3: In 2 to 4 hours, come back and open the Mason jars to feel the cannabis flower. Be very gentle with the flowers when you’re handling them. If you feel more moisture on the outside, that means the process is working.
Step 4: Over the course of seven full days, “burp” the cannabis jars by briefly opening them two or three times per day. This will allow some air into the jars. You’ll notice that when you immediately open the jars and smell the cannabis flowers, they will smell progressively sweeter and more fragrant.
Step 5: After the first seven days, only open the jars once or twice a week. When you open the jars, do not keep them open for too long. Just open the jars long enough to smell the cannabis flowers. Do this for about two to three weeks, after which point the flower should be ready to consume. Like making fine wine, some cultivators prefer to allow their cannabis flower to cure for six months or more. This isn’t necessary, but if you’re trying to perfect your cannabis flower, more curing time typically creates higher quality flower.
Step 6: Enjoy your freshly cured buds.
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