How Do Commercial Growers Cure Weed?

Cannabis operations don’t stop at harvest. Optimizing your drying and curing process is crucial to producing high-quality cannabis buds. As the marijuana market grows, it’s more important than ever to set your commercial cannabis operations ahead of your competitors. Luckily, there are tools to help you dry and cure cannabis more efficiently.

Achieving Perfect Commercial Cannabis Curing

If you’re looking for ways to improve your drying room operations, you’re not alone. According to a recent Lift and Grow survey, temperature and humidity control, air movement, and a lack of space are some of the biggest concerns for growers. Find out how you can improve your drying room operations to enhance your curing process.

Benefits of Proper Drying and Curing

Improving your drying process creates a higher quality final product. During this phase, excess moisture is removed from cannabis buds so that they can be smoked or vaporized. The curing process comes afterward and helps to develop the flavor and smell of your marijuana. These are just a few of the benefits of effectively drying curing cannabis.

  • Manage THC, terpene, and cannabinoid levels
  • Reduces risk of mold and unusable product
  • Improves smoothness of the final product
  • Cured buds are better preserved for long-term storage

Challenges for Growers

Once the hard work of cannabis cultivation is done, the drying process begins. Whether you use stainless steel racks, hang plants upside down from lines, or utilize a shelving system, it can be tedious, and even dangerous, preparing your cannabis plants for the process.

Airflow, humidity levels, and room temperature in your drying room play a big part in the science of perfecting dried buds. While there are various drying methods, most grow rooms incorporate dehumidifiers, air conditioners, heaters, or fans to reach optimal air circulation and moisture content.

Slow drying and curing are crucial to maintaining the terpenes and cannabinoids that your consumers crave. Unlike home growers, commercial cannabis cultivators don’t have the time or space to support burping airtight containers, mason jars, or plastic bags. Instead, these operations require an effective larger scale option to improve ROI and streamline drying and curing methods.

Create optimal growing conditions.

Make sure the spacing of your cannabis plants is appropriate, increasing space for airflow between plants. Properly pruning your plants is another way to allow for more airflow between cannabis plants. You may want to have a fan running as well to fan leaves and ensure the circulation of air. Any stagnant air gives mold more opportunity to grow.

Lastly, monitor the health of your cannabis plants closely, looking intently for early signs of mold and mildew and eradicating it before a more significant outbreak occurs.

Proven Drying Room Solutions

Unlike traditional, stationary drying methods, overhead cannabis drying racks allow you to automate your cannabis drying. These systems save you time, but they also free up valuable floor space while improving your plant material capacity. Lift and Grow’s 3-in-1 Overhead Cannabis Drying Net System moves up to 350 lbs of wet cuttings with ease.

Simply lower your lift so that employees can easily place plants on the netting, bars with hangers, or automated drying rack. Once the plant cuttings are hung, your cannabis is securely stowed overhead throughout the drying time. Plus, lifts are easy to install, so you can quickly optimize your operations without the time or cost of a remodel.

Start producing more consistent, quality buds with the help of Lift and Grow. We recognize the challenges that arise with commercial cannabis cultivation and are here to help you revolutionize your production facilities. Lift and Grow’s patent-pending systems can be designed for almost any grow room or drying room. Contact us today to request a quote and improve your processes for drying and curing marijuana.

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