- Mar 31, 2010
I see curing as spreading the remaining moisture within the bud equally and removing said moisture more slowly through curing over time.Newbie question :
Does a bud contract in on itself during curing and become more dense ?
Or does it remain as it is after drying ?
Besides breaking down the chlorophyll, does anything else happen to the bud during curing ?
On the buds contracting yes it becomes more dense as it contracts from the moisture loss but one year my buds stayed airy so I think I might have dried too long on that one and the curing didn't have enough moisture.
Curing also gives you a smell that you don't find so pronounce if you don't cure. I'm not sure about the chlorophyll, I'm looking at washing my buds this year, from the videos it seems you wash quite an amount of chlorophyll off because the water gets green pretty quickly.