How long do you cure your meds?

Discussion in 'Advanced Techniques' started by McLuvin, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. McLuvin

    McLuvin Registered+

    I have a debate going with a buddy over how long one should cure out their meds before they offer them to the patients, or to dispensaries.

    I say they should cure at least 45 to 60 days, minimum once they go into jars.

    He feels once they hit the jar (post hanging) they are ready to go.

    What do you think?
  2. Dutch Pimp

    Dutch Pimp Up in Smoke

    as long as you can wait

    1. I've microwaved fresh buds and was dry.. no cure...:stoned:

    2. I've kept buds in jars, for over a year...and was wreaked ...:stoned:

    3. but, I agree with you...45-60 days is probably ideal...:thumbsup:...smooth & slow burning...good strains can handle anything..:jointsmile:

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  3. superskunk1

    superskunk1 Registered+

    :jawdropper: Cant give any more rep :mad:

    Amazing pics soon to have something like that, but growing from seeds is not where i can achieve my goal.

    If only i can get cuttings
  4. Rusty Trichome

    Rusty Trichome Registered+

    Most I give is a couple of weeks cure time.

    The pictures are from someone that's been doing this for years, and knows how to grow.

    Cuttings won't cure ignorance. Learn to grow with seeds, and you'll have all the cuttings you need.

    Learning to grow will help you achieve A goal, but hopefully your goals are not uni-directional. There is more to live than wishing you could grow cannabis, lol. (at least that's what they keep telling me :jointsmile:)
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  5. WashougalWonder

    WashougalWonder Registered+

    Rusty has it. It takes 2 weeks for the sugars to convert to THC and CBD. Longer makes no difference if anything it degrades.
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  6. bobojones

    bobojones Registered

    The tastiest, stickiest, stoniest buds I can get come from a guy who slow dries his stuff in his basement at 55-65 degrees F and 40-50% humidity for at least two weeks or until branches break when you bend them. He then trims and stores the buds in super large zip locks with a digital hygrometer (humidity meter) and open and closes the bags several times daily until they reach the proper cigar humidity for smoking -- 68-72%. He cures for about 3 weeks depending on environment.

    Most digital meters are cheap and run on a watch these:
    Hygrometers: Cheap Humidors Cigar Humidor Cigar Accessories

    At 68-72% humidity the buds are great for the vaporizer. It is nearly impossible to roll a joint however, unless you leave it on the table for a while. I wish I could afford some...
  7. Dest

    Dest Registered+

    like rusty said 2 weeks is good to get the moisture out, no more. Make shure they are DRY and cool I do mine in the refrigerator that slows the thc conversion. Cured weed is only better than day of harvest weed because there is a better THC to water ratio that gets more of the good stuff into your lungs instead of just water vapor.
  8. stra8outtaWeed

    stra8outtaWeed Registered+

    i hang mine in a cabinet for approx 1 week in the dark then destem into a paper grocery bag letting them sit in that for a few days to sweat and then into mason jars and they live inside a dark cabinet only getting opened to burp the jars for a few time every other day and after that sealed until some like the weed that makes you gag and cough but i like the smooth flavor and and swwet burning of properly cured meds taking about 3weeks to properly be finished :jointsmile:
  9. Micsog

    Micsog Registered+

    2 weeks

    1 week in the drying box
    1 week in jars
  10. khyberkitsune

    khyberkitsune Registered+

    I go 5-7 days hanging, one week in the jar with a burp every 12 hours, then two days in a jar with a calcium chloride packet to help rip out some extra moisture (I prefer my buds just a little bit on the dry side, I like my bowls to stay lit,) with burping every 4 or so hours to prevent over-dessication. Bud still breaks up but it doesn't turn into powder.
  11. demoreal

    demoreal Registered+

    4 months best cure


    For me at least 3 months.
    To me the best time to consume is between 4 and 8 months.
    After 8 months the product degrades.
  12. McLuvin

    McLuvin Registered+

    Thank you all for your reply.
    BTW. I won the bet, I didn't get shit, but I WON!!!

    I also changed my friends mind. He now agrees that the "slow cure" is the best....

    Thanks Again! :thumbsup:

    Also, Dutch Pimp, If those jars are full of dank, and not trimmings, then much respect to you. That is freaking awesome!!!!!!
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  13. Dutch Pimp

    Dutch Pimp Up in Smoke

    why would anybody put trimmings in a jar?..:stoned:..(six jars sensi jar of seeded bud = 200 white widow seeds)..:thumbsup:

    ps...the first pic is mine...the second pic is not mine...was just for shits & giggles...:jointsmile:
  14. Danbridge

    Danbridge Registered+

    The buds can be smoked as soon as they are dry. But one will only experience about 80% of the bud's potential at that point.

    45-60 days, with proper burping will assure 100% of the bud's potential for potency and taste.
  15. Saratj1

    Saratj1 Registered+

    I did a little taste /potency testing during my last cure and I found that about three weeks in a jar was optimum, for both taste and potency. One week or less was rough with poor taste and lower potency , during the second week taste and potency improved , between third and fourth week I felt like taste and potency was at peak, I went on for three months like this, and after the first month the gains from staying in jar were negligible. Taste maybe decreased potency remained the same.

    Of course this is all subjective. No scientific study or anything.
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  16. Shovelhandle

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    I don't smoke the herb until it's been in the jar for a month. I've found some sativas like an even longer cure to get the flavors. My 'problem' is getting the weed smoked before the next grow is ready to smoke.
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  17. sticky me

    sticky me Registered+

    curing marijuana buds can usually take from 2 weeks up to 6 weeks. i smoke weed not just to get high and have fun but i also smoke for medical purpose. i grow, harvest, dry and cure my buds just like any grower does.. as for me, i cure my buds minimum of 2 weeks and smoke is great.- smooth on the throat and potency is high.. there are times i cure 'em for up to 5 weeks. the longer you cure' em, the better the taste and smoke are
  18. smello1

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  19. raymont

    raymont Registered+

    Well you created some envy
  20. jimmyy420

    jimmyy420 Registered+

    Wow Dutch,VERY nice....I thought that was ALL YOU until I read a little further. I was goin to say:jawdropper: Dam that's a lot of bud!!!!!!!:smokebong:
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