drying cannabis in grow tent

Drying cannabis in grow tent

When I was younger people used to rehydrate dried marijuana to proper levels by adding orange peels to your jar. The orange peels add a citrus smell and flavor to your buds in addition to making them more moist. But you’d need to carefully monitor your jar as orange peels left for a few days will grow mold. Yuck.

The best place to dry your weed depends on several factors such as how much you’re willing to spend, how much room you have, and the conditions within your drying area.

Your goal is to dry the weed as slowly as possible to just the right level of dryness. You can expect to lose about 3/4 of the weight of freshly cut buds as the water dries out.

What to do if your weed is too dry

If humidity levels outside of your tent are too high and the air you’re pulling into the tent is more humid than your target temperature, you’ll need to take steps to reduce it with a dehumidifier.

If you’re planning on getting a grow tent to dry marijuana then you can use some of the cheaper grow tent options (as opposed to needing a higher-quality light-proof tent with stronger zippers to sustain the wear and tear for extended grow runs).

What to do if your weed is too moist after drying

The best temperature to dry marijuana is 68°F to 70°F, around room temperature. Cooler temps = slower dry times. Avoid overly warm, humid conditions.

The best humidity to dry weed is 50%. The best temperature for drying weed is around 65-70 degrees. Drying times will be impacted if the temperature or humidity fall above or below these levels.

Drying cannabis in grow tent

Tip: If you have a temperature fan controller, setting it to 20°C and humidity around 50% will allow the drying room to stay consistent.

Also, have in mind that the curing stage can also affect how your buds taste and smell, despite no being a best way to cure cannabis, the glass jar method works great so you should always leave them for at least 2 weeks in a glass airtight jar for the best results.


Tip: Once the harvested plants are inside the drying room, there is no need to return until the two-week mark, so keeping the room in total darkness is not an issue.

But you should have in mind that it’s recommended to dry trim only if you are able to control the conditions in the drying room because the excess moisture can end up molding your buds.

9. What To Do Right After The Buds Are Dry?

Tip: Avoid placing your flowers inside a cardboard box or leaving them hanging on an old cupboard, and treat them with extreme delicacy.