Perfect Bud Quality and Flavor With A Curing Machine Or Freeze Dryer
In the era of new age growing, quality and consistency are extremely important to both the experienced grower and commercial scale grower. Taking the time to learn and perfect your growing process is crucial, but the harvest and curing process is just as important.
Manually drying and curing your buds can lead to issues if a step is overlooked or rushed due to time constraints. With gardens pumping out better and better high-end flowers, using an automated curing machine or harvest freeze dryer is a guaranteed way to get the best possible dry and cure you could imagine. Consistency is key, and that applies even more to dring and curing your crop.
Using a Freeze Dryer by Harvest Right will allow your prized plants to maintain that amazing smell, color, and potency they show at the peak of flowering.
How Do Freeze Dryers Work?
Freeze Dryers work by the user placing their buds, flowers, or food into the dryer where they are frozen at temperatures between -30 and -50 degrees Fahrenheit. After they freeze, the machine creates a vacuum in the chamber. As the product is slowly warmed, the water turns into vapors and evaporates out of the material, this process is called sublimation. Once dried and cured to perfection the machine will notify the user the cycle is finished. From there you just need to place in airtight harvest storage containers until ready to use.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Freeze Dryer or Curing Machine?
- Decreased dry time and processing from days/weeks to hours
- Maintaines terpene profiles to maximize flavors and aromas
- Product remians a "fresh" state
- Greater consistancy
- Greatly reduces labor time
- Reduces waste
- Increases product end value
Is freeze drying and dehydrating the same thing?
While freeze drying and dehydrating your harvest accomplish the same thing, the efficiency in which they do so differs. Dehydration removes 90-95% of moisture, whereas freeze drying removes 98-99%. Freeze drying is one of the most efficient ways of removing moisture from your plant harvest.
If you are looking for a way to increase profit margins, consistently produce a greater product, and speed up your harvesting process time, a curing machine or freeze dryer make perfect sense every time. Today’s freeze dryers provide a whole new opportunity for preserving and marketing your product in ways you never thought possible before. This expands your customer base and utilizes leftover crops that were not sold fresh.
Want more information on freeze drying and the overall curing process? Read our learning center article about Curing Machines and Freeze Dryers or give one of our experienced growers a call at 888-815-9763 to discuss your options.