There is probably a whole section that discusses this in depth. I’m overwhelmed by competing advice. Some articles recommend 3 months of curing and others say anything over 2 weeks is wasted. I would like to get to market ASAP but willing to wait longer if the ROI is there. Had a little hay smell on my last cure and would specifically like to not repeat. Bergman recommends a 14 day dry and in the future i hope to have a small tent where i can control lighting and ventilation. Currently drying in the same tent where i just flowered some fem Blue Dream. This is the only space where i can control ventilation and the lights are 12 x 12.
Look into boveda packs and grove bags. They simplify the process. The bags eliminate need to burp. There are threads here on both, just gotta click the magnifying glass.
I at’d you in post about grove bags
I dry at 70F and 60% RH (with good airflow) and it takes a week to 10 days. I’ll transfer dried flower to Ball jars and cure for 2 weeks in a cool, dark place and ensuring that humidity remains around 60%. It’s a good idea to burp your jars a couple of times a day at first, and then at least daily later on in the cure. I suppose you could cure for longer, but I’ve found that weed is fit for smoking after a couple of weeks.
I store weed in a controlled environment and I suppose that could be considered curing as well. An extended cure, if you will.
People may do it differently, but these are the basics.
I’ve had flower be completely cured with developed terpenes in 5 days, also had some that never really changed over time, and finally some that took 2 months to cure.
I have found (this is entirely subjective) that doing a peroxide bud wash seems to reduce the cure time and keep it green and fresh longer. Storage in a refrigerator and backstock in the freezer keeps it nice for years if need be.
It’s all about heat, humidity and air. You could dry a plant in front of a large fan in 3 days, but it would be a hay smeller for sure. You could also just hang that same plant in a 68 degree room with no air flow and it may take three weeks.
Most leave too much leaf on their buds then put them in the jar. The trim is a very important spoke in the wheel that is often overlooked.
I second that, some of his strains are also grown worldwide.