Mar 202010
 March 20, 2010

over dry cannabisA problem that some growers and distributors run into is over dried marijuana. This can be due to many factors; the grower left it hanging too long, or you took the marijuana from a moist climate (like the Willamette Valley of Oregon) to a dry climate (like Reno, Nevada), or whatever the reason. If this is your situation, don’t worry, there are some things you can try. Here are some of the best tips that I found on the net:

1. Get a cotton ball, wet it, place it in tin foil, poke holes in tin foil. Let it sit in jar with bud, for couple hours, should return moisture to your buds.

2. Another trick is to put your buds in a jar along with a few fresh orange peels. Shake the jar or rearrange the nugs and peels every four hours so to ensure better moisture distribution. Be careful how many orange peels you use cuz you can easily over moisturize your nugs. Have used it many times before with “crumbly” bud.

3. I just stick wet paper towel to the edge the container and seal.

4. Skin just the other layer of a lemon peel and stick it the jar overnight. A couple of strips will do. Remove the peels in the morning to prevent mold. You should be good after that. Just keep “burping” the jars a regular intervals and the faint smell of lemon should dissipate as well.

5. I have always just taken a fresh small bud plucked from a plant (of course it matters to have such) and throw it in with the too dried, and seems to have worked well in the past. And you can monitor it and take it out once the desired moisture has been achieved, or even add another if that one dried out.

The above suggestions were taken from the this article.

1. Putting it in a bag with a slice of white bread and leave it overnight. Brings back just the right amount of moist back in when too dry. Potato peels work fine too but leave a smell and a taste…

2. Lettuce is the best for least flavor transfer. About 3 hours.

3. A piece of apple would serve best. It does not contain the aromatic oils of the citrus fruit and none of the yeast which could also cause mold, in the bread.

The above suggestions were taken from the this article.

I heard to add moisture to a bud, you put it in with a piece of carrot. I tried this overnight with a tiny bud and moisture was added.

The above suggestions were taken from the following article:
this article.

Back in the day, when I was an ignorant teenager and smoked bammer weed, I remember my best friend would buy pounds of ‘brick weed.’ We would have to ‘steam it’ in order to make it more appealing for the rookie marketplace. The process was an age old method that was handed down by a family friend. We would get a t-shirt (preferably one that was used for this process, for reasons that will become apparent) and a cooking pot w/ lid. We would lay the shirt out on a table and put the brick weed in the middle of the shirt and place the lid of the pot over the brick weed (as much weed that would fit under the lid). Then we would bundle up the shirt to where when you placed the t-shirt-wrapped lid onto the pot, it would suspend the brick weed over the boiling water with a layer of t-shirt in between. As the steam rose from the boiling water, it would moisten the t-shirt, and allow just the right amount of moisture through the fabric and onto the brick weed. The brick weed would break up, become fluffier, and dislodge quite a bit of seeds. Of course, the t-shirt was ruined except for steaming more bammer. Some of the weed would be lost in the process (cling to the t-shirt), but the loss was so minimal and the crappy weed was so cheap that it didn’t matter.

As for adding moisture to good weed; There were dozens, if not hundreds of tricks on the internet to add moisture to weed. The best ones (in my opinion and from my experience) were listed above, and worked in my experiments. The main thing is finding something that has moisture in it, putting it in a closed container with the dry weed, and let time take its course. Check back periodically to make sure that it isn’t getting too moist or adding mildew. Some moist things work better than others. My personal favorite is ‘iceberg’ lettuce. Like the guy said above, it doesn’t have a smell (unlike the other options), which can be a problem with veteran smokers. When people try to do the orange peel method in my area, I often hear ‘This isn’t good weed; this is just beast with some artificial citrus smell added to it!’ Lettuce doesn’t have that problem, and ‘iceburg’ lettuce has the most moisture. Get a thick, gnarly piece near the base of the head of lettuce; the part that you probably wouldn’t want to eat.

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  • asian stoner

    try wrap it with banana leaves and leave it for 3 days.. after 3 days throw away the leaves or else it will cause fungus

  • asian stoner

    try wrap it with banana leaves and leave it for 3 days.. after 3 days throw away the leaves or else it will cause fungus

  • Megan

    for small personal amounts we place wet the ends of a Q tip, cut it in half and tape it to the top of the mason jar lid. This helps with evening out moisture. For larger amounts I find that fresh fan leaves (or water leaves if you prefer) added to the bin with regular burping and gentle mixing ( so as not to break the buds) will work. The key is slow & low :)

  • Melissa S. Griggs

    Snatch a couple fan leaves off one of your plants and stick em in the jar with the dry bud overnight.

  • Dragon_Lady_OG

    I like putting a tortilla in the bag, they aren’t too moist and they don’t leave any scent.

  • Mando

    Tortilla is best! No taste no smell and does the job fairly quick..

  • hedpnder

    I used lemon peels once ,it seemed it made the buds a bit more sticky too! flavor was fine!

  • Ana

    Can you leave the lemon peels over night ?

  • Jahjude

    You could also put it in the freezer for a couple of hours

  • Peter

    I think you mean aluminum foil not TIN foil, Aluminum foil is easily found in any grocery store, I have never seen TIN foil

  • Kurt Romines

    first
    off touching a flame to the plant is the dumbest shit ive ever done in
    my 30+ years smoking. the Vap is the ONLY way to go other than edibles
    and in EITHER of these cases dryness does NOT matter at all. i dont and
    will never smoke plant matter again. i burn the oils and throw the plant
    away period. crumbles to dust…no fucks given. that oil wont dry up on
    you near that fast.

    • crimsonking

      I agree but some people are insistent that smoking it is better or gives a different, less pleasing high. I never smoke anymore.

  • Stunt

    if you are buying good weed and it is going dry before you smoke it all there is one of two things that could be wrong… 1 you are not a true smoker…. or 2 you got a shitty weed connection

    • a nan e mouse

      Or you are as dumb as this guy^

      • (lack of knowledge)

        ooooo gotcha

  • sss

    cale works wonders no scent or taste left behind

  • B Bomb

    fresh leaf off vegging plant works the best

  • Jay Mcneal

    Tortilla pieces…you weigh your weed and put a piece of tortilla half the weight of your weed…works excellent with no change in original smell

  • brian

    to rehydrate herb = BUD ABUSE!

  • John Adkins

    Do not use any kind of citrus or bread…. Wet paper towl, a green branch of weed or the steam method all work well.