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The Best Ways to Cure, Store and Keep Buds Fresh

By David Jenison on March 16, 2017

You see a cannabis plant growing in the wild. Can you pick some bud and smoke it? Technically you can smoke anything, but it won't provide the experience you expect. To achieve the highest quality, cannabis should first be cured and properly stored, and doing it right with quality mason jars and humidity-control products like Integra Boost can make all the difference. 

To cure (or dry) cannabis, professional growers typically hang the plants upside down in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment for three to seven days. Farmers then trim the plants and store the buds in wide-mouth mason jars (up to 75-percent full) where the curing process will continue for up to three weeks longer. For optimal storage, you have two options. First, open the jar once per day to check moisture levels, and place the buds outside the jar for at least one hour if moist, leave inside the sealed jar if dry or unseal the jar with the buds inside for up to 30 minutes if marginally moist. The second option is to add Integra Boost to the jar and let it do all the work for you.

Integra Boost is a two-way humidity regulator that releases or absorbs moisture as needed to maintain relative humidity levels at 55 or 62 percent (depending on product and preference). This technology saves time, streamlines the process and takes out all the guesswork. This hands-free approach is an invaluable aid during the curing process, but it's equally essential for maintaining quality during standard storage. Too little or too much moisture can leave cannabis dry, brittle or moldy, but Integra Boost maintains the perfect balance to enhance the color, aroma and flavor of the buds. The pliable packs, made with food-grade inks, are tear resistant and spill proof, and they do not impart any new flavors or aromas to the cannabis. Furthermore, each long-lasting Boost pack includes a replacement indicator card, and the dot turns blue whenever it's time to replace it with a fresh pack. 

Visit Integra Boost to #BoostYourBuds and receive a 25-percent discount by using the code SmokeYours. 

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