Can You Dry Weed in a Food Dehydrator to Save Time?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by mr.kite, Sep 20, 2008.

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    mr.kite

    mr.kite Active Member

    I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge on drying weed with food dehydrators? I have a REALLY good dehydrator, an excalibur, and it has an option for drying herbs!!! should i try it?
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    Cynic

    Cynic Well-Known Member

    No be a normal grower, and dry it on a line in a dark room with proper air circulation for a week.
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    Askelluk

    Askelluk Well-Known Member

    personally i would dont, the best way to dry weed is the old way and that is to let it dry in its own time! if you want to speed it up, what i do is put in a top and i put it inside my computer table so it heats up and dry it quick open it 3 times a day, to make sure all the moisture can escape! good luck and happy growing
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    NoDrama

    NoDrama Well-Known Member

    Dry most of it the traditional way, but no harm in experimenting with a smaller Bit o' Bud.
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    honusurf

    honusurf Member

    Yes try it. I use my American Harvest to dry mine in 2 days or less at lowest setting of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The herb takes the additional day in the dehydrator getting rid of all the water which is what makes the pot taste harsh. After the dehydrator transfer into a Jar, or another dry spot for it to cure more and age. You will find the flavor is still in the buds!
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    guerillastyle

    guerillastyle Member

    I liked using the dehydrator last time, and I got good results as well. I first chopped and then put the buds in a dark cool spot for a day, then began drying them out with my dehydrator. I did a test smoke later that day when the buds were semi-dry, and found it tolerable. But I followed up by placing them in brown paper bags for a few days to let any remnant moisture evaporate.
    Right now I am trying a straight chop and dry in the dehydrator; I am curious to see if there is any significant difference between my two tried methods.
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    RNmed4200

    RNmed4200 Member

    sorry to pull up a dead one but i see no reason why this would be bad they only get up to 140 degrees but Its not as good as the slower old way. But if you wanna smoke some I have a friend who does it all the time. He dries about an oz and lets the rest dry the old way. But the week long dry always tastes a better but try an 1/4 or 1/2.

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