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Drying Your Cannabis Harvest with Hey abby
Drying Your Cannabis Harvest with Hey abby

Cannabis drying is the process of removing moisture from harvested buds, preserving flavor, potency & ensuring safe storage for future use.

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Properly drying your cannabis harvest is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth, enjoyable smoking experience. With Hey abby, the drying process is made simple and efficient, allowing you to achieve perfectly dried buds without hassle. In this article, we will guide you through the process of drying your cannabis harvest with Hey abby, highlighting the importance of a slow, controlled drying process to avoid harsh, crumbly buds.

Importance of Proper Drying

Drying your cannabis harvest correctly is essential for several reasons:

  1. Preservation of flavor and aroma: Slow drying helps retain the terpenes responsible for the unique flavor and aroma of each cannabis strain.

  2. Smooth smoking experience: Properly dried buds burn more evenly and produce a smoother, less harsh smoke.

  3. Mold prevention: Drying your cannabis effectively helps prevent mold growth, which can ruin your harvest and pose health risks.

  4. Optimal potency: Drying your buds slowly and carefully helps preserve their cannabinoid content, ensuring maximum potency.

Drying Your Cannabis with Hey abby: Step by Step

Here's how to dry your cannabis harvest with Hey abby:

  1. After harvesting your cannabis plant, trim away any large fan leaves and weigh the wet buds. Record the weight, as you'll use this later to determine when the drying process is complete.

  2. Place the harvested buds and the sugar leaves onto the drying rack. Ensure that there is adequate space between the buds to promote proper air circulation;

  3. Hang them inside the Hey abby;

  4. Activate the drying mode. The duration of the drying process typically takes 3-7 days, which varies based on strain and plant size.

  5. Monitor the drying process closely. Check your buds regularly for signs of mold or over-drying.

  6. When the buds have lost about 60% of their initial water weight, they should be ready. You can also check for readiness by gently bending the stems; if they snap cleanly, the buds are dry and ready for curing.

* More Tips for Using the Drying Rack ⬇️

1. Enough Space Between Buds

Make sure there is space between the buds, and that they are evenly spread on the drying rack.

Try not to let the buds sit on top of each other, stack up, or gather in one area. The buds need to have space on the rack for them to dry properly.

You may need to use all, or multiple levels of the drying rack to achieve the proper spacing.

2. Proper Humidity

Try to keep the box at 60°F, with 60% humidity for the first 4+ day of drying. You may need to turn the fans off of auto, and adjust the exhaust fan to keep the box in the right environmental range for drying (you can find the fan settings in the [environment tab] on the app's main screen).

How to Modify the Built-In Fan Speed

Typically, our in-house grower will have the intake fan off, so there's no air blowing directly onto the buds/drying rack to wick away moisture, and dry the buds too quickly.

The exhaust fan is key in drying, to keep the box around 60% humidity. You may need to have the exhaust fan on minimally to attain the proper humidity level!

3. No Direct Light

It's important to avoid exposing the buds to direct light as it can degrade the cannabinoids and terpenes.

To achieve this, the grow light of your Hey abby grow box will be turned off during the entire drying process.

This allows for a slow and gentle drying process that helps to prevent the buds from becoming too dry or crumbly, resulting in a smoother smoking experience.

Curing Your Dried Cannabis for Best Results

After your cannabis has been dried using Hey abby, it's important to cure your buds for optimal flavor, aroma, and potency. Place your dried buds in airtight glass jars, filling each jar about 75% full to allow for air exchange. Open the jars daily for the first week to release any built-up moisture and replenish the oxygen inside. Continue this process for at least 2-4 weeks, or longer for even better results.


Drying your cannabis harvest with Hey abby is a simple and efficient process that ensures a smooth and enjoyable smoking experience. By following the steps outlined above and maintaining a slow, controlled drying environment, you'll be able to preserve the flavor, aroma, and potency of your cannabis buds while preventing mold growth. And, by curing your dried buds properly, you'll further enhance their quality for a truly satisfying cannabis experience.

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