Explain drying vs curing


#1

I am reading as much as I can, so forgive if this is redundant. From what I’ve read drying takes about a week or so. Then the curing, what does the curing add to the buds? Differing from just the dry stage?


#2

Yep. You dry to remove majority of moisture, and then cure is more like a very slow fine tuned dry. You’re pretty much keeping them from getting too dry while allowing the chemicals within the buds to breakdown and off gas.


#3

Youll gail smoothness and flavor as well during the curing
Think of it like aging a good wine @ReMoLu
Drying can take up to two weeks depending on environment and rh levels
The longer you cure the better your smoke will be


#4

@Countryboyjvd1971 great to know, thanks


#5

I grew two different strains last grow one was cured in 12 days. The other took almost a month. If you grow ak47 itll taste like azz for a month. After that good smoke.


#6

In the “guides” section at the top there are good articles that talk about drying and curing.


#7

Heh. Mine happens to be amnesia what takes month curing and then taste is normal. Idk what goes wrong or…


#8

How long did you flush before harvest? I go 2 weeks before harvest straight ph h20 & sugar last two weeks. Helps with taste.


#9

Same. 2 weeks.


#10

Mine had kinda a peppery taste at first, but i liked it. It did go away after probably 3 weeks curing.