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Drying in a food dehydrator at 70 fahrenheit.

Salah82
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Whats up my brothers!

Anyone have any experience drying their bud in a food dehydrator at around 70 fahrenheit?

Looking to dry as quick as possible without loosing any medicinal properties.

reallybigjesusfreak
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Logan Burke
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Whole plant hung. about 6 days.

I learned the hard way not to chop early or rush the dry/cure. Both are very tempting.

Salah82
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Whole plant hung. about 6 days.

I learned the hard way not to chop early or rush the dry/cure. Both are very tempting.

Oh so you didn’t use a dehydrator. man and then I see this new cannabis dehydrator which operates between 70-80 fahrenheit and they claim it increases thc and terpenes. https://www.instagram.com/myherbsnow/

That’s where I’m coming from. there is many other food dehydrators that go that low in temperature you know.

reallybigjesusfreak
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Oh so you didn’t use a dehydrator. man and then I see this new cannabis dehydrator which operates between 70-80 fahrenheit and they claim it increases thc and terpenes. https://www.instagram.com/myherbsnow/

That’s where I’m coming from. there is many other food dehydrators that go that low in temperature you know.

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Dougnsalem
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Whats up my brothers!

Anyone have any experience drying their bud in a food dehydrator at around 70 fahrenheit?

Looking to dry as quick as possible without loosing any medicinal properties.

This may not apply to your situation, but for anyone else contemplating using a normal (95° to 145°F) dehydrator.

DON’T DO IT! Being a newb, I thought that was a genius idea I had going on there. Umm. No. I F’d the stuff up bad. Nasty bad. Lol. Man, this learning curve has sucked, but it’s been a blast at the same time.

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Logan Burke
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Those temps shouldn’t hurt anything. I mean, that’s my room temps and I dry/cure alright. The dehydrator I have constantly blows up and throughout all of the trays, if it is anything like that, the drawback is that air being blown on the buds constantly. I’ve always heard that it’s best to not have air directly blowing on the buds so that the moisture is wicked out less quickly. But you could always try putting a smaller amount in it as a test run if you’re unsure?

whitebb2727
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Whats up my brothers!

Anyone have any experience drying their bud in a food dehydrator at around 70 fahrenheit?

Looking to dry as quick as possible without loosing any medicinal properties.

It will work though I dont reccomend it.

The slower the dry the better the bud.

Salah82
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mustbetribbin
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One thing you could try is running the dehydrator in the lowest setting, and put a Timer on it & only run for 30mins-1hour at a time then have it shut off for 1-3 hour at a time, in cycles for a few days. Having a room or cabinet or whatever to slow dry in is better/best, but with the suggestion above you could still use your dehydrator and not have to design a room or area in a rush and then you may plan to design something for optimal drying in the future at a later time.

I’ve used a dehydrator before in this way and the results were ok, but I removed my buds to a separate semi sealed area to air dry after about 36 hours. Which is extra handling of the buds, but at this stage the buds are still somewhat sticky and still retain some moisture, so there’s no noticeable loss in crystals, bud quality etc.

I don’t think a dehydrator should be used for the entire drying process, but I do think it can be used as a tool to speed up the drying process a bit with no real noticeable detriment to the product if done correctly, by running the machine in cycles and what have you.

Me personally I’d trust a custom designed drying apparatus/cabinet/room for drying my buds, before I’d trust an automated machine to produce a quality product for me, but I also know that if time or space or resources are scarce, then a simple dehydrator can be used if used properly/cautiously.

This is just temporary advice for someone until further skill/know how/knowledge is obtained, take a grain of salt down with it and you will be on your way.

Whats up my brothers! Anyone have any experience drying their bud in a food dehydrator at around 70 fahrenheit? Looking to dry as quick as possible…

Drying buds in a food dehydrator?

  • Oct 30, 2015
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  • popolino77
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  • LEDBud
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    Personally I would leave the plants in their pots in the dark for 4 days then cut the branches remove the big fan leaves then hang to dry.

    If you plan to dehydrate them be sure to leave the leaves on the bud as they will help protect the crystals while your moving them around.

    I would skip the dehydrator if I was you and hang dry then cut and jar to dry /cure them properly. Not to dry not to wet.

    • Oct 30, 2015
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    popolino77
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    Personally I would leave the plants in their pots in the dark for 4 days then cut the branches remove the big fan leaves then hang to dry.

    If you plan to dehydrate them be sure to leave the leaves on the bud as they will help protect the crystals while your moving them around.

    I would skip the dehydrator if I was you and hang dry then cut and jar to dry /cure them properly. Not to dry not to wet.

    • Oct 31, 2015
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    Just don’t it will mess up your hard work and ruin the tast and smell. Just dry them by hanging this usally takes 6 days at my place and than i start the cure but a dehydrator is the worst you could do

    I mean you have workt your ass off for monthes. And now you are rushing .
    And if you really want to do it try it with one bud first than you could test its freaking horrble

    • Oct 31, 2015
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  • thebudking
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  • pontiacman
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    • Oct 31, 2015
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  • LEDBud
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    Most definitely but the dehydrator is meant for dense food not flowers that you plan on smoking.

    Using a food dehydrator is a bad idea.

    go for it and learn what you learn then you can advise people against it yourself.

    A flash dry cure is going to be lacking smoothness and will lack the well balanced flavor of a proper cure.

    Who knows if you get it right it may work out for you , be careful and use common sense if you try it.

    Common sense by not leaving it to long and cycle the on off switch so it does not get too warm/hot.

    I am planing on drying my buds in a food dehydrator and then curing them in a jar for a few a 14 days when the time comes. when i pull my plants out of the… ]]>