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Storing CBD flowers correctly: this is how it is done!

Store CBD flowers properly

they have themselves CBD flowers bought from Frankysfarm? Good decision, in this article I will show you how to store the CBD flowers correctly so that the flowers stay as fresh as possible. 

If you store them properly, your hemp flower can last six months or more. If you use an old-fashioned Ziploc bag, you run the risk of your hemp flower going moldy. At the very least, you'll have to throw away your hemp flowers. At worst, smoking moldy hemp flowers can make you sick. 

Four steps to storing hemp 

Optimal storage conditions include control of temperature and humidity, an airtight container, and limiting UV radiation so that the CBD hemp flowers retain their potency, taste and effectiveness. 

Lower temperatures: High quality CBD hemp flowers are dried and cured to prevent excess moisture from affecting the quality of the flower. Temperatures below 20 ° C maintain the quality and reduce the conditions for mold and mildew. If the temperature is too high, there is a risk that the bud will dry out. 

Terpene protective shield: The aroma, taste, and effects of your cannabis flower are critical to your experience, and that is for the most part made by the terpenes controlled. To protect the terpenes from too much or too little moisture, we rely on Boveda, the original terpene protection. Boveda's 2-way humidity control creates a single layer of purified water over the trichomes in your hemp to protect the terpenes from evaporation outside of the ideal relative humidity of 55% - 65% so you can enjoy the full terpene experience.  

Airtight storage containers: To maintain humidity and oxygen levels, keep your hemp flowers in mason jars or airtight containers like the Boveda CVault, which is made from food-grade stainless steel and is impervious to light. 

Limit UV light: Exposure to light is the biggest culprit when it comes to the aging of hemp flowers. UV light can cause the hemp flowers to lose both their effectiveness and their potency. Store your CBD hemp flowers in a cool, dark place or container. 

Signs that your CBD hemp flower has not been properly stored 

Color loss: If your CBD hemp flower has lost its color or has dark discoloration framed by fuzzy white outlines, then most likely it has not been properly stored and is not safe to use. Not only may effectiveness and potency be compromised, but it can also contain mold and / or mildew, which can be harmful. 

Change in smell: If your CBD hemp flower has suddenly developed an unpleasant or different odor, it is most likely not properly stored. This is often due to excessive moisture and leads to the development of mold and / or powdery mildew. Consumption of this CBD hemp can be dangerous to the general health of the user. 

Visible mold or mildew: If your CBD hemp flower has lost its color or has changed and / or has a changed smell, then you should look for mold or mildew. Consuming CBD hemp with mold or mildew can be dangerous. It should be disposed of immediately. It's nearly impossible to tell if leaves with no obvious signs of mold or mildew have these contaminants in them, so the entire piece should be disposed of properly. 

Coating of terpenes on storage containers: If you find that the trichomes - the CBD oils in bloom, which maintain the effectiveness and potency of CBD - coated on the inside of the storage container, you may be improperly storing your CBD hemp flowers. This often happens when the flower is stored in plastic bags instead of airtight containers like the Boveda CVault or mason jars. 

Colorful mason jars - no plastic bags

When it comes to storing your CBD flowers - and also carrying out a proper, slow curing in the jar - mason jars are essential. Let's say you didn't grow your own CBD-rich hemp flower, but instead bought a large quantity of it. When you buy them your flower should have a reasonable level of dryness and all you need to have on hand is the jars to store them in.

The best way to store cannabis really is to find simple perfection. Good quality hemp suppliers state that they go to great lengths to ensure that every hemp flower they ship to consumers has been perfectly cured and stored to be delivered in optimal condition. But what if it has arrived - what is the best way to preserve all the care that has gone into it?

Although many people keep cannabis flowers in plastic bags, colorful mason jars are a better storage container. Plastic bags can be easily damaged, and small holes can be created through which air can penetrate the bag - and you want your storage container for the CBD flowers to remain isolated from the outside air.

The problem with using plastic bags is that they don't handle the CBD buds, which are actually quite delicate, well. Finding the best way to store cannabis will protect these delicate properties. Cannabis flowers are covered in cannabinoid-rich trichomes, and the aroma of the flowers testifies to the abundant terpenes. You want to keep these two connections as good as possible. When the flowers are stored in pouches that are opened and closed frequently, the trichomes can be seen to attach to the inside of the pouches. You want these terpenes to stay on the buds - not the inside of the pouches.

Important topic: moisture

Ideally, the humidity when storing your CBD flowers should be between 59% and 62%. Small moisture packs from Integra or Boveda keep the right moisture content in the glasses. Both companies sell moisture packets with a moisture content of 59% or 62%, and most cannabis connoisseurs want their buds to stay in this area. These packs are not absolutely necessary, but they serve a valuable purpose for long-term, correct storage.

Store your jars in a cool, dark place and your potent CBD-rich hemp flower will stay fresh until you are ready to use it.

Protection from light

Protect your cannabis with thoughtful storage! Mason jars don't harm the flowers like bags do. Improperly stored CBD hemp flowers will soon begin to disintegrate when exposed to air or UV light. For this reason, it is best to store the flowers in brightly colored, wide-mouth mason jars that are quart-sized. The colored glass - often brown or green - does not allow as much harmful UV radiation to reach the CBD flowers inside. This is similar to beer bottles. Clear glass beer bottles are less suitable for beer preservation than colorful bottles, which is why so many of them are green or brown.

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