Drying buds is a slow process that may take you up to 3 weeks if you want it to be done correctly. But not everyone can wait that long. Some of us need an effective method for quick drying buds for testing, so we can sample buds before harvest. There are various methods for this, yet not all of them are effective methods for quick drying your buds. Using too much intense heat or humid environments are both ineffective. As they can make your bud lose its potency thus ruining your product.
But don’t worry, there are some fewer known tips and tricks that work just as good and get your product dried enough for testing. Most people aren’t aware of these methods but are effective. Though these cannot be compared to regular drying, they get the work done and don’t damage the product.
Envelope and Ballasts
Take a completely dry brown paper bag or an envelope. Break your bud and put it in paper and place that paper bag or envelope over the ballast of a fluorescent light tube. If you don’t happen to have a light tube in your house, hang that bag near a hot bulb or at the back of your TV. The heat will be enough, and the paper will help consume any moisture. This way you’ll have your bud dried up in few hours.
Rice and Paper Technique
This method requires two steps. First, you need rice that’s completely dried up and shaken well, so there isn’t any dust on it. Then you put it in an open container through which air can flow smoothly. Take your bud and bury it in the rice and let it stay there for a whole day. Take out the bud and stir the rice every few hours and then place it back. After that, take the bud out and gently tap on it to remove any dust.
Second, you break the nug into small pieces and put them on a paper towel and let them dry or place them under a light to speed up the process.
Paper and Car window
This method works well for people who live in sunny areas. Put broken pieces of your bud on a brown paper and place it on the dashboard of a car facing the sun. You can also use towel tissues for this. Any paper will absorb the moisture from the bottom and heat from the sun will be intensified a bit with the windshield, and the hot dashboard will provide further heat. You’ll have a dried product in 3-4 hours for testing.
Glassbowl and Sunlight
You can also take a glass fish bowl and put some paper on its bottom. Place your broken nug on the paper and place the bowl under the hot sun. Bowl will intensify the heat and paper will absorb any moisture. Bowl will also make sure that air flows through and the bud doesn’t get blown away with the wind.
Is microwaving a good idea?
Microwaves have no way for moisture to escape and can burn your weed, making its smoke horrible for taste. The same goes for blowdrying. These techniques are not that effective because they overheat the bud. If you have to use a microwave, make sure you only use it in ten-second intervals and keep repeating the process until you feel it’s dry enough.
There you have it, some quick yet effective methods for drying your buds for testing. Although it is always advisable to dry for longer, these techniques work well and get you good results, making sure you get a quick dry sample without losing much potency or harming your product.