Nevada is a naturally dry state so sometimes it’s simply impossible to keep your flower fresh. Here are a few methods you can use to rehydrate your cannabis:
The Fruit Peel Method
Throw in a chunk of a fruit peel in the container with your nugs and leave it for a few hours. Citrus fruits work best, but apples and bananas do just fine. This is a quick, easy and healthy way to bring new life into your flower. It’s important to note that the flavor and smell might transfer, so use a fruit you like! To prevent mold, be careful to not to leave it in too long—a few hours will suffice.
- This isn’t the most effective method. You may need to repeat the process.
- If you like the idea of enhanced flavor and aroma you can also add herbs such as mint or rosemary.
We LOVE carbs!
More of a carb person? Much like the peel method, you can use a slice of bread or a tortilla to achieve the same results. These staple foods contain just enough moisture to rehydrate without over-saturating. Just throw a piece in with your flower and voila! You’ll know it’s working when the piece of bread or tortilla starts feeling dry. You can leave it in overnight while you sleep, but be sure to take it out in the morning. Tortillas and bread won’t cause mold nearly as fast as the fruit, but it’s always important to err on the side of caution.
Lettuce for the Devil’s Lettuce
We get it, you like greens! Another easy way to liven up your flower is to throw a little piece of lettuce in with the bunch. Classic iceberg lettuce does the trick, but you can get fancy with some butter lettuce or quirky with another leafy green like cabbage if that’s more your style. Like the carbs, it will have minimal impact on flavor and aroma. As always, remember to take it out after a couple of hours!
Okay, so let’s say you have no food and no time… You can use the power of steam to spruce up your buds in a pinch.
- First, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Remove the boiling water from the stove and place it on a heat-safe surface.
- Place a cloth over the top of the pot and secure it around the rim, creating a seal. Be your own adult supervision—careful not to burn yourself!
- Gently place your cannabis on top of the cloth and allow the rising water vapor to rehydrate it.
- For the best results, rotate the buds every couple minutes.
- Remove once you’ve reached the desired moisture.
Only use this method when necessary as it is the quickest way to accidentally over-hydrate. We’d say this is a last resort!
There are a few things you can do to prevent excessive dryness. Keep your cannabis away from direct light and oxygen. Ultraviolet light and air will dry your flower out faster than you can say “puff puff pass.” Not really, but you get the gist. Leaving your bag or jar open is a sure way to not only dry your weed out but also make it less effective. Extreme temperatures are not your friend. Try to keep it 60°F to 70°F. The very best storage will be in a cool dark place inside of an air-tight opaque jar.