Q&A with Jorge
Thanks for all your hep and information. I have been drying buds to the level of about 60 percent dry then I put them in a sealed jar for two days. Then dry them in and out of the jar until they are dry but supple. This takes any where from 7 to 14 days. One thing I have noticed is the first time they are put in the jar until I open to check them is that the buds have become moist again and they are generating heat! The aroma is very sweet and pleasant. At the end the buds are sweet and smooth with a super high. I guess is this method OK?
Thanks once again,
You might want to let your buds dry a bit more before enclosing them in a jar. The reason they are generating heat is because they are decomposing. This decomposition is the same sort that occurs in compost piles. Decomposition is aerobic (uses air) as long as it is available in the sealed jar. A byproduct of decomposition is heat. Once the air is used, decomposition becomes anaerobic, or without air. This form of decay occurs at a much slower rate than aerobic decomposition. The decomposition influences the green part of the plant first, dissipating the green chlorophyll within the plant. This is why the plants taste sweet and pleasant, because the green chlorophyll does not affect taste. Heat, especially when prolonged, degrades resin glands. Your buds are in the jar long enough under hot conditions to affect them in a negative way. You can achieve the same results and retain virtually all of the resin glands without decomposition by letting the buds dry a bit more before sealing them up. Try letting your buds dry out until they are dry to the touch before putting them in the sealed container.
The stems and denser portions of buds will still contain moisture, but not enough to hasten decomposition when sealed in the container. The moisture will migrate to dry portions of the bud until moisture levels are consistent throughout.