Drying and curing cannabis is one of the most time-consuming parts of the cultivation process. It can take up to a month to produce ready-to-use buds that contain the right amount of moisture.
New technologies and methodologies are allowing cultivators to skip the hanging phase of drying, cutting the traditional processing time from weeks to hours.
Cryo Cure Cuts Drying Time
A new patented drying process by Cryo Cure utilizes lyophilization, also known as freeze-drying, to produce ready-to-use buds in as little as 12 hours.
“This technology is a disruptive thing for our industry,” said Danny Danko, former Senior Cultivation Editor of High Times.
It’s easy to lose traits like flavor, scent, and THC content due to improper drying. Traditional drying and curing reduces the water content in the plant dramatically, but in doing so also reduces the terpenes that give cannabis its unique flavor.
What makes Cryo Cure unique is the proprietary “recipe” built into their machines that allows the cultivator to successfully maintain optimal moisture and terpene content for smokable cannabis.
The resulting product looks just like it does on the plant, with no flower shrinkage and trichomes and terpenes perfectly intact. The flavor profile is preserved at the height of freshness. And, unlike traditional commercial freeze dryers, no rehydration is necessary.
Legendary cultivators like Ed “The Guru of Ganja” Rosenthal are seeing the potential of the new machine, calling Cryo Cure “a revolution in curing technology.”
Where Can I Buy Cryo Cure?
Currently, Cryo Cured cannabis and hemp is available at limited dispensaries in Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Michigan, and Massachusetts, with planned rollouts in Washington State, California, and Rhode Island by the end of 2022.
Cryo Cure is also teaming up with South African-based company The Best Grow, a major distributor of cannabis equipment and machinery in the region.
“Cryo Cure has created the perfect drying and curing solution for the African cannabis and hemp industry,” said Larisa Martinez, director of The Best Grow.“ Our clients are very excited to start using this technology in their operations.”