It happens to many cannabis enthusiasts – you can be soaked in the rain and your weed gets wet. Your weed can get damp for many reasons. Good thing, there are plenty of ways to dry it.
Properly dried cannabis boasts a rich flavor, better vapor or smoke quality, and optimal CBD and THC levels. Dry weed has impressive potency and smoothness and is simply the best way to consume cannabis.
Before looking at how to dry wet weed, let’s first delve into the dangers of wet weed.
Why Wet Weed Is Bad
Wet weed poses different challenges to a user. Some of the most common include:
- Harder to grind
- Difficult to burn
- Awful taste
- Reduction in THC and CBD levels
Harder To Grind
Grinding wet weed is next to impossible. Any cannabis aficionado knows that part of an enjoyable experience is the ability to grind weed into small, ”smokable” particles. Rather than breaking into the desired particles, wet weed sticks into a grinder’s spokes basically making it impossible to grind down.
Difficult To Burn
Another challenge with wet weed has to do with how difficult it is to burn. Rather than causing instant combustion, it sputters and splits when trying to light it up. Eventually, it’ll fail to light up completely and even if it does, it’ll not only be super smokey but also have a terrible taste.
In the unlikely event that you manage to light up your wet weed, you’ll notice that its taste is terrible. The bad taste isn’t because of the drastic change in cannabinoid levels. It’s because of the excess water vapor that’s mixed into the smoke due to improper lighting up.
Wet weed has an acrid and damp taste that’s far from being pleasant.
How To Dry Wet Weed – 2 Methods
You can dry wet weed through an array of methods. The most effective techniques are:
- The rice technique
- The paper towel technique
A mason jar and rice are required for this weed-drying technique. Drop your wet weed into a mason jar and fill it with rice. Place the mason jar in a place with good airflow. Allow it to remain uncovered for twenty-four hours.
After twenty-four hours, take out your weed and glance over to ensure there is no mold. If the flower is relatively dry, break the buds and employ the paper technique for several hours to get rid of any moisture. If the flower is thoroughly dry, then you are good to go.
Paper Towel Technique
The paper technique needs a dehumidifier or fan and a toilet paper or paper towel. Wrap your weed in a paper towel, keep it in a dark and dry location with excellent airflow particularly if you do not have a dehumidifier or fan.
If you have a dehumidifier, ensure you set it up to moderate airflow. After several hours bring out the paper and replace it. Inspect the stash for mold since once weed is moldy, it has officially gone to waste.
Final Thoughts On Drying Wet Weed
Once weed gets wet, it could be an embarrassing party foul. Is there any way to bring the buds back to life? Salvaging your precious herb is possible by following the above two steps. Thankfully it’s not the end of the day and you should be able to dry out your weed and get back to business! I hope you enjoyed this cannabis guide!