How to Cure Flower

How to Cure Flower

We grew, we dried, we cured!

Your bud’s got it all: It’s sticky, it’s smelly, and it’s fresh! But you can’t spark up freshly cut flower, right? You could propagate the world’s most potent pot but it will all go up in smoke if you don’t dry and cure it! Here are some things you should keep in mind…

Drying and curing are actually two different processes with opposite goals, happening at the same time. That’s why it’s so hard to get it right! The aim of drying is to get as much moisture out as possible, while curing aims to keep the right amount of moisture and terpenes.

Terpenes are very volatile compounds. This means they can escape from your flower during the drying and curing process making it especially important to follow each step carefully. 7-14 days is the optimal range for drying, and buds are ready to move to curing at roughly 65% moisture content.

Curing may be the last step, but it’s definitely not the least! During this particular process, you’re locking in terpenes and getting the moisture just right. By the time you’re done, your nugs should have a moisture content between 58% and 62%. To test this without fancy equipment, just bend a stem! When bent, the stems should snap instead of giving.

For perfect pre-rolls, awesome edibles, or crave-worthy concentrates, you need ground flower. Don’t destroy your dank with a sub-par shredder! When it’s time to get your grind on, put your pounds through a Sensi Shredder for the perfect particulate, every time!

Pro Tip: Flower that’s completed the curing process needs to be stored separately from your uncured flower to prevent moisture from migrating between the batches and ruining both of them!