People with experience using the hydrogen peroxide wash method after harvest…
Do you find your buds dry faster than without? I used it on some buds for the first time on Monday. I did a quick check this morning and they already feel dry and branches snap on day 5. (Dark room at 70 degrees and 60% humidity) They look, smell, and feel great, but I partially wonder if they dried TOO fast.
I saw a YouTube video that did an experiment and “proved” buds dry faster this way than without the H2O2 wash, but this is crazy. What are other people’s experience?
I’m not sure that it makes a difference. Trichomes repel water, so it would make sense that the plant matter doesn’t absorb any of the water from a wash. I’ve never noticed a difference in drying time between washed and unwashed.
I cut three plants late July. Did not wash. Stems only now went from bend to snap. They dried in my closed tent in the dark with ventilation. Humidity is higher than normal since we just had a new swamp cooler installed.
I don’t do the entire wash that some do. Just a peroxide dip, swish, and rinse in ro/di. I keep the rinse water fresh. Peroxide solution gets pretty grungy, but still does its job of breaking everything loose for the rinse.
One time I actually used a spray bottle for the peroxide then just rinsed after heavy spray down. Was a small harvest.
I washed mine this year for the first time,Am still curing so I don’t know how they will taste? I didn’t have a great amount of trichs this batch around but did have a lot of Caterpillars and a lil doo doo (not much) But I saw a lot of dusty,grit and a few lil critters in the water which convinced me to wash is better…Oh yeah well Im outdoors.