CBD Hemp Flower Secrets: The Art Of The Cure
With so many people jumping on the "green train" to pain and anxiety relief, through smoking hemp flower, we thought we should share a few secrets on how we grow such flavorful hemp buds. While genetics, nutrient inputs and environment certainly play their role in determining premium hemp flower, to us at Dreamland Organics, it's all in the cure.
The curing process, which comes after drying, is a critical step in maximizing terpene retention. This is where we are able to gain a huge competitive advantage over many other larger industrial hemp farms. With so much hemp flower, there is simply too much to cure tons and tons of hemp bud in glass jars. On small scale, craft hemp flower farms, like ours here at Dreamland Organics, we have the luxury of the being able to implement the "holy grail" of cannabis curing, "the glass jar method". This method consists of removing the excess moisture from the hemp buds, ever so slowly, so as not to evaporate all the precious terpenes. The process is labor intensive, requiring us to continually open and close the jars (burping), to release moisture, ensuring the buds dry without becoming moldy. This also takes several weeks, which is not logistically possible for debt financed industrial hemp farms, which must recoup their money as soon as harvest ends.
You see most industrial hemp farms just don't have the time, or the resources to glass jar cure 10,000 lbs of CBD flower. They don't even have the drying space to properly dry that many plants. Their solution is to dry their hemp flower in a few hours time, in a kiln, like pottery. The only problem is terpenes burn off at temperatures above 75 degrees or so, thus removing most of the fragrance and the "entourage effect" from their hemp buds.
That is why the terpene rich flower at Dreamland Organics is so loud (slang for very fragrant). We hang dry our plants for slow drying and glass jar cure our premium hemp flower. You just can't compete with our level of plant care at scale. That is why we defiantly remain small and craft, to ensure a superior product. Throw in our own unique hemp genetics and 20 plus years of cannabis cultivation and you can see why the competition would like to see us silenced.
There are secrets to this hemp flower industry and it gets even more worrisome than kiln drying. Stay tuned to be further enlightened, to ensure you can make an educated choice when purchasing premium hemp flower. The truth is, it usually isn't premium quality hemp flower at all, it's trimmed biomass. Putting hemp flower in a jar with a fancy label is not curing and does not constitute high end hemp bud. Don't be fooled by imposters, less than 1% of the industry at present is "true craft organic" hemp flower. Choose wisely.