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

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


    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?

    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.

    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

    NoDrama Well-Known Member

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

    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!

    guerillastyle Well-Known 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.

    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.

    canadian1969 Well-Known Member

    Rebooting an old thread, sorry, I was wondering if this would be the best way to simultaneously decarboxylate/dry the product prior to an oil extraction. Achieving what would normally take a couple weeks in a few hours. Step two would be to put it through the extraction (2x 5 minute methanol washes of the dry crumbled material) and then isomerising in a refluxer (if using for edibles only). Otherwise, just a final distillation to desired consistency.

    The alternative is drying it out for a week or so, baking it in the oven at 110, off/on 10-15 minutes at a time and then going to the extraction. I am not sure I would want to try direct to the oven after cutting. So basically just wondering if this would save me all kinds of time or not.

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