Marijuana drying’s an underrated process by many people, but it’s very necessary for the final result of the crop; drying an average crop properly provides a good crop, and drying a good crop wrongly provides a poor crop.

Different techniques for drying buds

Drying’s a careful, slow process for top results – no fast-drying method for quality marijuana; if looking for excellence, forget about this post and focus on traditional drying – slower for top quality.

If desperate to smoke, willing to taste your crop before properly dried, keep reading; here you have the best tricks for fast marijuana drying with the best possible results (not excellent, but acceptable).

Different fast-drying ways

If you’re an imaginative person, you could look for any drying method on your own; resin, and THC, get degraded from 130 degrees on, so you have to look for a method which heats the marijuana below this temperature (otherwise, marijuana will lose its psychoactive properties): then, it’s up to you – here you have some of the most popular options.

1. Fan, car heating, PC fan

Any fan’s always a good option – proper marijuana drying doesn’t provide direct air to the buds; for fast drying, direct air’s one of the best options – warm air for faster drying (many people use PC fan, because of its warm air). Car heating’s also used for weed drying, directly to the buds with its hot flow. For all these options, cover the buds with newsprint/napkin/tissue.

buds and fan

buds and fan

2. Brown paper

Classic brown paper bags, with the smallest buds inside; for faster results, use it with the previous methods: put the buds in a brown paper bag in front of a fan, PC fan or car heating, and move the buds to be consistently dried (otherwise, they would get dried on the aired side, but damp on non-aerated zones).

head and estraza paper

head and estraza paper

3. Boiler room

Boiler room, as a drying room; faster drying in this hot room – reduced relative humidity of these rooms provides faster drying: dried bud in about 3 days – no excellent results, but one of the best fast-drying ways; Gea Seeds also recommends brown paper bags and the heating switched-on as much as possible – always put the smallest buds (when they dried, fat buds will be properly dried).

Drying in warm rooms

Drying in warm rooms

4. Drying in the sun

Most traditional method from ancient times – most popular method in marijuana-growing traditional areas (Morocco, India); obviously, this is possible in dry, hot, sunny places – in damp places, drying marijuana in the sun would be troubled (fungal pests, slower drying). Anyway, drying in the sun’s corrosive for the resin, so it affects the quality of the final product.

Sun and heat degrade THC but dry the buds really fast – ready-to-smoke marijuana in a couple of days.

buds and sun

buds and sun

Avoidable methods

All the previously mentioned methods are corrosive for your beloved crop, but there are other very popular methods which are much more harmful for the quality of the final product; marijuana in the oven/microwave oven is very popular, but very bad – that heat kills the cannabinoids (much lower quality, burning-taste product, disappointing effects). Gea Seeds always suggests traditional drying – if desperate, use some of the first methods; forget about oven/microwave oven – wasted work of long months.

Making extractions

Making extractions is a good option; they’re made with tender, immature buds – ideal method to skip drying process: extractions provide unbeatable-quality product – stronger than the buds, with higher cannabinoid concentrations (complex processes, with wide knowledge and pretty expensive professional equipment).

Anyway, if trying to be an expert cannabis consumer, we suggest to get informed and make your own extractions (Wax, Shatter); all you need to know is found on our post about BHO (butane hash oil) and extractions.

The results will amaze the most demanding consumers – quality material on the first cropping day.

This has been an overview on the most popular methods for fast marijuana drying – if better method, contact us or leave a comment on our blog; we hope this post’s helpful for you.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar for Noah Smith

    I like using the sun more in drying marijuana. The outcome is different, it gives you a natural result which other techniques cannot give. But this are all applicable,easy and fast.


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