Episode One – Technique in Drying is Paramount to the Nose and Flavor of Connoisseur Marijuana

As long as I can remember, growers have been arguing over the best method to dry, cure and store marijuana to assure the highest quality nose and flavor.

Our goal has always remained the same, to achieve the strongest aroma and taste that is true to the strain we are growing. We have wanted these qualities to be strong, and again, true to the strain.

Factors that contribute heavily to these traits must be accompanied by the following:

– proper moisture content
– spongy, sticky texture
– rollable consistency
– slow burning for pipes

When breaking up the bud we don’t want to experience it turning to powder the way fast dried bud always does. A bit of stickiness, not dampness, should be observed.

Appearance of final product should be as close to the growing flower as possible. Color should be indicative of the strain. The small tips of the smallest leaf should remain pointed and not broken or polished appearing. The crystals should be sparkling and the bud should remain as close to what the growing flower exhibited as possible.

If we get these criteria correct, the “High” we enjoy from the strain will automatically find its most potential. This is connoisseur marijuana!

Compare the enjoyment of of this to the mass produced, fast dried, nuked, garbage the large corporate producers out there have tried shoving down the throats of devotees of the herb today!

In my 60 years of experience (damn, almost hate admitting that) there is only one way of drying to achieve this, SLOWLY! The food production industry has always known the value of taking the right time to dry and cure to preserve and enhance quality, but profit motivated urgency in the weed market has prompted us to overlook the necessary retention of the qualities enjoyed by those who want to actually enjoy the experience of their senses.

I am confident that I can show any grower not only how to reach this level of perfection, but how to save an enormous amount of time and money by doing so with one of my trimming machines. There are some fine tricks and techniques that make it possible for this to be achieved. Only experience can teach us these things.

Over the next series of posts I will be showing you exactly how this is accomplished. Stay tuned!

Ryan Hall, Shearline