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Want to know how to cure weed quickly? The best thing is to hang the plants upside down. They should be in a darkened room, increasing the room’s temperature in excess of 90°F. You may need a gas or electric powered heater to do maintain the temperature. You should also ventilate the grow room.

The Case Against Fast-Cured Weed

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of curing on the fast lane, let’s consider why fast isn’t always best. For the weed connoisseur who values the gassy, skunky, fruity, and earthy smells of flower buds, speeding up the curing process can leave your weed tasting and smelling harsh.

Why? The flower nugs aren’t left to cure in a controlled atmosphere. The extremely hot temperatures needed to cure weed fast can quickly turn against you, especially if it’s your first time.

There’s no salvaging weed that’s been dried or cured too fast. Underdrying is easy to remedy since you can just dry it more. Speeding up the drying and curing process, however, will leave you with brittle flower. Curing is essentially a natural aging process that creates a smoother hit.

High-temperature storage can help your weed age faster, but it won’t be tasting the best. If taste and aroma are low on your list of priorities, these curing hacks can cut down your curing time by half or more.

What Does the Normal Curing Process Look Like?

For comparison, let’s take a look at the traditional process of curing weed. After harvest, cannabis is dried in a climate-controlled environment. Drying reduces the excess moisture content by up to 15 percent. As the grower, you can choose how dry and crispy you want your nugs to be. During the drying process, the chlorophyll breaks down. Speeding up this process can result in bitter-tasting weed.

Curing is an essential process that happens after the drying process. Curing allows the flavors of the nugs to become more intense and reduce its chemical-like smell. For the highest quality buds, curing should occur in a climate-controlled room using a green fluorescent or LED light. The green spectrum’s relative weakness compared to red and blue, for instance, doesn’t affect your plants during the cure.

Ideally, curing should last between a month or two (sometimes up to a year). Curing is essentially aging and refining your weed’s flavors and aromas. Cannabis buds are placed in an airtight container, usually a canning jar, but sometimes a container made from ceramic, wood, metal, or plastic. The flower nugs are left in a cool, dry, and dark place for a couple of months.

During the process, growers check in regularly to “burp” the flowers. Introducing oxygen into the container can help the aerobic bacteria metabolize the sugars found in the buds. Burping can be performed once or twice per day during the first week and every other day after that.

The Cannabis Buds

If your marijuana buds are tightly packed, you can dry a large amount of cannabis as quickly as in a week or less. You could take an extra week to cure weed, if you don’t need the weed within a week. It would be worth the wait. If you dry the marijuana buds while they are closely together and you notice any mold, it will spread rapidly and you won’t get the results you are looking for.

In addition, the increase in temperature could result in uneven cannabis plants, but it depends on how the room was prepared. If not prepared properly, the marijuana buds would definitely dry out too fast. You will have the issue of brittle and dry cannabis buds that could give you an uneven smoke. Moreover, the taste would be not as good as you would have enjoyed with naturally grown cannabis buds.

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Making Adjustments

It is important to pay close attention to your marijuana buds, the room and the process in order to successfully cure weed. If you notice anything awry, make the adjustments that would give you better results.  If the temperature in the grow room is too hot, you should increase ventilation and reduce the temperature.

You should also ensure the temperature is equally getting to every part of the marijuana plant. If this is done carefully, your cannabis buds should be OK. However, the ideal method to ensure that your buds are fine is to dry the buds in a dark and cool place over a period of a few weeks. If you want well cured marijuana buds, patience is required.

The Oven Bake

If you are looking to consume marijuana quickly and want to cure weed for that purpose, you should then put the buds on an oven tray or cookie sheet. Bake the buds for ten minutes at a temperature of 200 degree Fahrenheit. Bear in mind that the taste will different in comparison to curing the weed using a slower process. You will find that these buds will be harsher in taste because of all the water that has been removed with the use of such aggressive method.

While the buds are in the oven, you should watch carefully to make sure that it doesn’t dry out or burn. If it does burn or dry out, don’t throw it away. Instead, you should add it to your organic compost so that you can add to your annual marijuana crop in the coming year. You should only use the oven bake method when you want short term results. No matter which method is used, you should pay attention to any signs of mold. Make sure moldy buds are removed right away from the curing area.

The Case Against Fast-Cured Weed

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of curing on the fast lane, let’s consider why fast isn’t always best. For the weed connoisseur who values the gassy, skunky, fruity, and earthy smells of flower buds, speeding up the curing process can leave your weed tasting and smelling harsh. Why? The flower nugs aren’t left to cure in a controlled atmosphere. The extremely hot temperatures needed to cure weed fast can quickly turn against you, especially if it’s your first time.

There’s no salvaging weed that’s been dried or cured too fast. Underdrying is easy to remedy since you can just dry it more. Speeding up the drying and curing process, however, will leave you with brittle flower. Curing is essentially a natural aging process that creates a smoother hit. High-temperature storage can help your weed age faster, but it won’t be tasting the best. If taste and aroma are low on your list of priorities, these curing hacks can cut down your curing time by half or more.

What Does the Normal Curing Process Look Like?

For comparison, let’s take a look at the traditional process of curing weed. After harvest, cannabis is dried in a climate-controlled environment. Drying reduces the excess moisture content by up to 15 percent. As the grower, you can choose how dry and crispy you want your nugs to be. During the drying process, the chlorophyll breaks down. Speeding up this process can result in bitter-tasting weed.

Curing is an essential process that happens after the drying process. Curing allows the flavors of the nugs to become more intense and reduce its chemical-like smell. For the highest quality buds, curing should occur in a climate-controlled room using a green fluorescent or LED light. The green spectrum’s relative weakness compared to red and blue, for instance, doesn’t affect your plants during the cure.

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Ideally, curing should last between a month or two (sometimes up to a year). Curing is essentially aging and refining your weed’s flavors and aromas. Cannabis buds are placed in an airtight container, usually a canning jar, but sometimes a container made from ceramic, wood, metal, or plastic. The flower nugs are left in a cool, dry, and dark place for a couple of months. During the process, growers check in regularly to “burp” the flowers. Introducing oxygen into the container can help the aerobic bacteria metabolize the sugars found in the buds. Burping can be performed once or twice per day during the first week and every other day after that.

Be Cautious

Be aware that during the initial process of drying, a potent smell will be released from your marijuana plants. So be leery of your nosy landlord or neighbors. How? Keep all windows closed in the drying area. You could also do some house cleaning with products that will mask the smell. As soon as the cannabis buds can easily snap, you are ready to cure weed.

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