wet weight to dry weight

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by splifman, Mar 5, 2007.

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    splifman

    splifman Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how much of a loss in weight occurs from when harvested bud is just cut to when its dried?
    :joint:
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    muu232

    muu232 Well-Known Member

    It'll lose about 75% of its weight.
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    FallenHero

    FallenHero Guest

    this isnt exact. not every plant has the same moisture as another when pulled. ive seen it loose only 40% before.
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    muu232

    muu232 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you're right. It isn't exact. Alot of factors.
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    Godkas

    Godkas Well-Known Member

    Id say close to 60%-75% varying on the grow and Id assume strain.
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    green_nobody

    green_nobody Well-Known Member

    used to be always something between 65-75% for me which is logical since the green bud on the plant consist of about 75-80% of water and a bit salts besides the plant material and the thc
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    Al B. Fuct

    Al B. Fuct once had a dog named

    I usually see very close to 75% water weight in fresh buds. Seems like buds left to flower a bit longer than usual (10wks vs 8wks) lose slightly less weight in drying, but only slightly, perhaps closer to 70% water weight lost in drying.
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    budded30

    budded30 Member

    Most strains are roughly 70% water. For sake of arguement we have 100g (100g water =100ml) 30% of which is solids therefore 70% liquid. Dried weed contains aprox 10% water.
    So out of the 100g we already know 30g (%)is solids. (Dry) The weed is going to keep 10% moisture so Add 10 + 30=40
    Therefore expect 40g for every 100g of wet weed.
    (Buds only)bongsmilie
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    Harrekin

    Harrekin Well-Known Member

    As much as that might seem to make sense, average is 75% loss from standard drying, 85% from watercure. The moisture in the bud is accounted for in the 75% loss.
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    subh

    subh Member

    divide wet weight minus stems by 6.5 for dry weight. never fails. usually bang on or the dry weight is 2 to five gram more[h=3][/h][h=3][/h]
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    kmksrh21

    kmksrh21 Well-Known Member

    Usually 75% loss to air drying/curing and 85% to water curing...

    Ex: 100 grams fresh cut, hang dry and jar = approx. 25 grams. Same 100 grams fresh cut and water cured then dried = approx. 15 grams.
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    DobermanGuy

    DobermanGuy Active Member

    what is water curing? Have no clue.
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    GunRunner

    GunRunner Active Member

    Depends on how long you dry and what the RH of the drying area is.
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    Hairydodger

    Hairydodger Member


    I'm confused. I just weighed a bud at 6.9 gm. I devided by 6.5 and according to this my bud will weigh 1.2 gm when dry. From 6.9 to 1.02?
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    rollitup

    rollitup Forum Admin Staff Member

    When I've measured wet weight and dry weight, it's always right at 22 percent of wet weight. So you can estimate dry weight to be 20-25 percent.

    :mrgreen:

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