A common question we hear is “why is my weed not as moist as stuff I used to get?”.
Many factors are put into play when it comes to the moisture levels of flower.
Your flower should have a moisture content between 10-15%.
Higher than 15% may cause mold to grow, less than 10% and your bud may be too dry and powderize.
Growers tend to weigh their flower after it’s been dried and cured as well, so when you’re buying a gram you’re getting a gram of flower, not water weight.
Something to keep in mind is your preferred method of consumption. If you use a bong, pipe or vaporizer you may prefer your bud a little drier, compared to rolling a joint, where you may find it easier with more moist/sticky bud.
Luckily if you’ve been finding your bud to be drier than you like there are many great re-hydration options.
One being the Boveda pack;
Bovedas are maintenance free and don’t require activation. All you need to do is keep a Boveda pack in an airtight container with your bud. When your Boveda gets dry and crispy it’s time to replace it. I’d recommend one Boveda pack per gram, 2-3 packs per eighth. The Boveda’s will keep each other moist, lasting longer.
Another re-hydration method that’s better in the long run (and personally my favorite) is the Dewbie stone. The Dewbie is a hard, porous stone made from Canadian-sourced kiln-fired clay. To recharge your Dewbie all you need to do is soak it in water for 30 seconds, up to 2 minutes, for maximum absorption. Then dab it dry and nestle it among your buds in an airtight container for about 5-10 minutes per gram. Make sure to remove the Dewbie from the container so your bud doesn’t get too moist. The Dewbie stone can easily be cleaned with soap and water and is reusable, so you’ll never be without your trusty Dewbie.
We carry both Boveda packs as well as Dewbie stones here at Evergreen, so you can enjoy your favorite strains at the moisture level that’s best for you and your next smoke session.