Storage Tips To Keep Your Cannabis Fresh
The cannabis industry is growing rapidly, and with that growth comes a lot of innovation. From edibles to concentrates to tinctures and more, there's never been a better time to be a cannabis consumer—or a better time for companies to try new things. The rise in popularity of THC-infused products has also led to new storage techniques and packaging options, including sealable bags that keep cannabis fresher longer.
But we've all heard the saying "you can't judge a book by its cover," right? It turns out that you can't always trust your eyes when it comes to product freshness either.
High-quality cannabis should be stored properly to retain its potency, aroma, and flavor.
You’ve spent time and money on acquiring high-quality cannabis. Now, it’s time to make sure that you store it properly so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor as long as possible.
The first rule of storing cannabis is to keep it cool and dry. The best method for preventing mold is to store your weed in an airtight container that has been sealed and placed in a dark place (like a drawer or cabinet). The darker the better! As you may have guessed, this will help protect against pests like mites or other tiny insects which could be attracted by light.
Cannabis should be kept away from heat sources because they can reduce potency over time or cause mold growth if stored improperly in humid conditions such as bathrooms.
Most experts agree that anywhere between 50% humidity and 70% humidity will work best for storing this potent plant material without compromising its integrity too much; however, some people prefer higher levels of humidity because they believe that gives their buds less chance at getting dried out during storage periods (which does happen).
If you choose this route then make sure there isn't too much moisture present either since moisture can lead to mold growth too.
Proper storage protects your cannabis from microbial growth and preserves its quality.
If you're an avid consumer of cannabis, it's important to keep in mind that improper storage will lead to microbial growth and can cause a loss of potency, aroma, flavor and even cannabinoids. Microbial growth can also alter the properties of your plants over time by changing the chemical composition of your harvest. In addition to this, microbial growth causes a loss of terpenes – those fragrant compounds responsible for giving marijuana its smell!
The most important thing you should be considering when storing your weed is the container itself. Glass, ceramic or steel are all good options for storing your cannabis. If using glass storage containers, it's best to avoid using colored glass to prevent light from penetrating through. Also keep in mind that you want something airtight so as not to let any moisture in and potentially cause mold growth.
The ideal storage conditions for cannabis
The ideal storage conditions for cannabis include a temperature between 68°F and 77°F and a relative humidity level of 55-62%. You can use a hygrometer (a device that measures the moisture content in the air) to measure humidity levels, but it's not necessary. If you live in an area where the temperature is consistently above or below these ranges, you'll need to adjust your storage accordingly.
The key thing to remember is that both temperature and relative humidity should be consistent over time—if one goes up or down by more than 5 degrees F and/or 10% RH, then it's time to open up your jars!
Make sure excess moisture doesn't build up in your storage container by using a desiccant such as silica gel or an herb drying rack.
To keep excess moisture from building up in your storage container, use a desiccant to absorb it. Desiccants are available for purchase at most garden stores and can come in different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Silica gel is an excellent type of desiccant because it can absorb more than 200 times its weight in water vapor. It's also reusable—the dried out gel will turn into a clump when it's saturated with moisture.
If you're using silica gel beads as your desiccant of choice, make sure they're free from dust or any other debris before adding them to the jar where you store your cannabis (you don't want mold spores getting into your stash).
When you're away from your home for extended periods, it’s best to store your weed in the refrigerator instead of a pantry or cabinet.
When you’re away from your home for extended periods, it’s best to store your weed in the refrigerator instead of a pantry or cabinet. A cool, dark place is ideal for keeping cannabis fresh. Heat and light are bad news for your cannabis buds; they can cause them to lose flavor and potency.
Put your freshly picked bud in a sealed container and keep it in a cool, dark place until you get home. If you have time on your hands before heading out on an adventure, put some ice packs inside the container with your stash.
This will slow down the degradation process while preserving its freshness as much as possible when stored in heat or sunlight conditions that would otherwise cause rapid deterioration of quality over time.
Only purchase recently harvested buds rather than older ones that have been sitting on dispensary shelves for months or years.
There are two main ways you can store your buds: in the freezer or on the counter. If you want to use them for smoking, it’s best to keep them in the freezer. This will slow down the aging process and preserve the cannabinoids and terpenes that make cannabis so potent, flavorful and enjoyable.
For long-term storage (i.e., if you want to save some for later), vacuum sealing is recommended over freezing because it helps prevent freezer burn. You can also store your cannabis in glass jars with an airtight seal, but this method doesn’t preserve as much of its quality over time as vacuum sealing does; if you choose this method, make sure they're stored in a dark place where light won't affect their flavor or potency (like under your bed).
We hope you enjoyed this article and learned some new tips on how to keep your cannabis fresh. This is a very important topic to us here at Steady Eddy's, as we love keeping our customers happy with the highest quality product possible!
We also want to remind everyone that if you have any questions or comments please feel free sending them our way, we’re always happy to help out!