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Boveda Humidipacks can help restore moisture to overdried weed. Boveda 58 and Boveda 62 Humidipacks are the most commonly used humidity percentages for drying marijuana. If your marijuana dried out too much during the weed drying process or you’re looking to add moisture to a bag that may have dried out on you, the best answer is to use Boveda 58 or 62 Humidipacks. Boveda packs will help hydrate bud that becomes crispy or crumbly, returning it to a proper range nearing 58% or 62% humidity which is ideal for curing and longer term storage.

There is some debate among growers about which percentage is better to use. I used to use Boveda 62% Humidipacks but found the weed was too damp to stay lit without additional drying, so now I’m going with 58%. They come in several sizes, and the 8 gram packs are perfect for half gallon mason jars. If you have a larger crop in a single container you can opt for the larger sizes. When I was younger people used to rehydrate dried marijuana to proper levels by adding orange peels to your jar. The orange peels add a citrus smell and flavor to your buds in addition to making them more moist. But you’d need to carefully to monitor your jar as orange peels left for a few days will grow mold. The best place to dry your weed depends on several factors such as how much you’re willing to spend, how much room you have, and the conditions within your drying area. The best location for drying marijuana will have a temperature of around 65-70 degrees and a humidity of around 50%.

Lower humidity levels can be boosted with a humidifier. Avoid too humid conditions as plants will dry very slowly and you risk having them mold if the environment is too damp. There will be a noticeable odor of marijuana when you dry your plants. Make sure that you factor in odor control when selecting the best place to dry your weed. Using carbon filters to clean the air is recommended if you are concerned about controlling odors from drying weed. Some air movement in the drying room is beneficial, but avoid fans pointing directly at your drying weed plants as those plants will dry out very quickly due to the constant breeze. The easiest and cheapest method is to just hang the sticks upside down off of either a coat hanger or a piece of clothesline. This allows you to stack a bunch of plants in a row. It’s free too and can conform to the space you have available, which is another big plus. Some growers choose to hang entire plants upside down to trim and dry, which can slow the dry time. But it’s easier to just address each branch individually. When cutting a branch off of the plant you can cut it so there’s a little hook on the end for easy hanging, it’s much easier than using clothes pins. Make sure that your buds aren’t touching each other to avoid potential moisture issues that can lead to mold. You can also dry buds in a mesh marijuana drying rack. Drying racks contain multiple levels, so they let you dry a lot of weed in a small space. They’re good if you are looking to dry in a small closet or a small grow tent. Drying racks can be used with buds that have been removed from sticks, and they can also be used to dry whole branches at a time. Since your buds are sitting flat they won’t dry as evenly in drying racks. Air won’t flow around them the same way, and the bottom of buds might not dry as evenly as the top. But if you shuffle them around every other day that will help. If you dry marijuana plants in a cardboard box, they’ll have a certain “cardboard” taste. Make sure to flip the buds over daily and not let wet spots form underneath. If you dry marijuana on cardboard, it will become slightly pressed down on the area touching the cardboard. You can also dry weed in cardboard boxes by stringing twine in rows a few inches apart across the top of the box. Hang stems upside down from these strings, making sure that they don’t touch each other or the edges of the box so that the weed dries evenly. Drying marijuana in grow tents is a good option for several reasons. Most tents have poles running across the top, perfect for using clothes hangers to dry upside down plants or to use mesh drying racks to dry weed.

If your tent already has a carbon filter set up as part of the exhaust system then you can control odors from drying weed as well. Make sure that you don’t have any circulation fans blowing right on the plants to avoid overly fast drying. Make sure to check tents at least daily and monitor humidity levels inside the tent closely when drying your buds. If you have a humidity controller attached to your exhaust system you can turn on the the flow if you notice the humidity inside the tent is climbing too high. If you’re planning on getting a grow tent to dry marijuana then you can use some of the cheaper grow tent options (as opposed to needing a higher-quality lightproof tent with stronger zippers to sustain the wear and tear for extended grow runs). Cheap tents don’t have the zippers to stand up to thousands of ups and downs that are needed to grow a few runs of plants.

Plus they’re less likely to be truly lightproof, which means you risk hermaphroditing your female plants by interupting their dark cycle during flowering. Better grow tents also have sturdier contruction, thicker tent panels, more openings for vents and cables, and more zippering windows to allow for easier access to tend plants.

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