How to Rehydrate Dry Cannabis Buds
You’ve also noticed that, once you reach the bottom of your Ganja Express cannabis stash, the buds have dried up slowly. There are a few benefits of preventing the dry-out and keeping the weed at the optimum level of moisture:
- Vapor/smoking is a bit easier and more convenient.
- Ground pot is quicker to handle and comfortable roll onto joints.
- Flavor and potency are best maintained.
Of course, managing stuff in the first place is the best way to deter the plant from drying out, so let’s first run over some of the most robust mitigation strategies to maintain the plant fresher, longer.
How to Re-Hydrate Dry Cannabis Buds
A delicate technique that requires diligence, but not anything else, is to re-hydrate the cannabis. Here are some of the approaches I’ve used and collected from marijuana enthusiasts across the internet.
BREAD SLICE, LETTUCE, DAMP PAPER TOWEL METHOD
It’s a taste-free technique. Take a slice of bread (don’t let it soak). Alternatively, the lettuce leaves are also performing perfectly. You may even use a damp towel, but be cautious of excess moisture. Place in heavy plastic or bag on top of the marijuana, seal securely, and let it rest for two hours. Check the weed after the time has elapsed and moved it a little. Test the dryness of your lettuce, bread, or towel. This is an excellent measure of the amount of water that the buds have kept.
You will need to replicate this number of times, depending on the scale of your stash. The key is to stop rushing it. For example, do not moisten the bread unnecessarily or keep the same lettuce leaf inside for too long. This could contribute to the development of mould cavities, which could be passed to buds. Examine carefully, then move the herb to an airtight jar for prolonged storage until it is done.
FRUIT PEEL METHOD
A little enjoyable element contributes to this trick, and it’s perfect for experimenting. You should moisturize your weeds with a combination of fruit skins and spices, just in the same way as before. The distinction is that the taste and smell would also change.
Oranges and limes are the two fruits that are commonly used. They are useful in rehydrating buds, but they still owe the weed the citrus flavor. Close inspection is required regularly to avoid any form of the fungal outbreak. Only scraping the peel a few days will guarantee additional taste lingers. Stuff such as mint, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, or any other scent rich with herbs can also be used. Not only can they rehydrate, but they also add zing to your taste.
THE SUPER HYDRATION EXPRESS
There’s a way to accelerate the method if you’re in a hurry and can’t last that long. But there’s a significant warning; you risk frying or getting the cannabis too soggy to smoke.
Take a large pot, fill it with water, and boil it. When completely boiled, remove the heat and put it on a clean surface. Cover the pot and fasten it around the side of the pot with a cloth or a strip of cloth, making sure you don’t burn (use oven mitts!).
Now, bring your Ganja Express marijuana on top of the fabric and let the rest evaporate. The heated vapor flows into the tubing and buds, guaranteeing optimum hydration in record time.
Always make sure that the buds are switched regularly to spread the vapor evenly. Your buds should be sufficient to use for 30 minutes to one hour.