Can buds be preserved for longer periods of time?

Is there a way to preserve buds for a longer period of time without sacrificing their potency or quality? Are there any tips or tricks for storing buds to keep them fresh?

One answer “Can buds be preserved for longer periods of time?

  1. Yes, there absolutely is a way to preserve buds for a longer period of time without sacrificing their potency or quality! The key is in proper storage techniques. Buds can begin to degrade as soon as they’re harvested, so it’s important to take extra care when storing them to ensure their freshness & potency.

    First of all, you’ll want to ensure that your buds are completely dry before you store them; this means bringing the humidity levels down to around 8% – 10%. This can be done in a process called curing, which is when you expose the buds to low temperatures and humidity levels for an extended period of time. Doing this helps to seal in the cannabis’ terpene/flavor profiles, aromas, as well as cannabinoid levels, and also helps prevent mold growth.

    Once you’ve successfully dried and cured your buds, it’s important to store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark space. You want to avoid direct sunlight, heat, humidity, or anything else that could damage the buds. You’ll also want to make sure to vent containers containing cannabis to allow air to circulate- this helps to keep mildew and mold away and keeps your buds as fresh as possible.

    If you’re storing buds to consume over a period of time it’s recommended to place them in glass jars. Not only are they non-porous and keep oxygen out, they also help to filter the RF and EMF radiation produced by electronic devices like microwaves, computers, and cell-phones. This means that the terpene and flavonoid profiles within your buds won’t be damaged by these frequencies.

    The best storage conditions for cannabis include temperatures between 59-75°F (15-25°C), and RH between 49-63%. It’s important to keep in mind however, that most cannabis types won’t stay optimal in these conditions for longer than six months. If you’re looking to store your buds for a long period of time it may be wise to invest in a dedicated cannabis storage unit, designed with certain features including temperature and humidity monitoring.

    Once your buds are stored, it’s important to keep an eye on them. Make sure to check the containers often for signs of moisture, mold, or any other damages. Finally, make sure to use your buds relatively quickly and replenish your stash regularly to ensure freshness!

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