Dry/Cure Containers

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Dry and Cure Containers allow you to flash dry the outer leaves prior to dry trimming, or cure and store the flowers long term by programming the containers to auto aerate, or burp, based on humidity level or time.

We have realized over the years that curing is not something easily scaled and that the product to air ratio is critical to achieving a quality cure. For the chlorophyll to be released slowly and the terpenes to be reabsorbed properly, it is crucial that the product utilizes roughly 75% of the space that it is curing in. The problem with large cure rooms is that you cannot mix strains, and the air to product ratio is difficult to achieve. There is also increased liability when putting all your eggs in one basket.

Pricing:

 5 Gallon – $385

55 Gallon – $685

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Dry and Cure Containers Instructional Manuals

The Dry and Cure Containers are sold as a 5-gallon bucket or 55-gallon tote. The 5-gallon bucket holds 1-2 pounds of dried product, and the 55-gallon tote holds 10-15 pounds. The totes when stacked give you the ability to store up to 100 pounds of product in a 2’ x 4’ foot print. For long term storage or curing we recommend storing the containers inside of the Dry Closet or Dry Tent to ensure humidity levels remain stable. Twelve 55-gallon containers can fit into one 5 x 10 tent, allowing you to store 180 pounds of dried product in a 5 x 10 x 7’ foot print

The Dry and Cure containers utilize an inline fan, spring dampers, a humidity controller with sensor, and a timer to create programmed air flow at high or low CFM. The spring dampers create a sealed environment. the dampers open when fresh air is pulled in, and then close when the air stops. The dampers and airflow are also used with the curing feature. The Dry Cure Containers can be programmed to aerate based on the humidity level, or time, this enables you to cure at different humidity levels, and aeration intervals, as well as isolate strains, and your harvest, from climate issues that can occur in one large room.

The Dry and Cure Containers are also key to achieving the correct moisture content prior to dry trimming. Using the Containers, you can flash dry the outer leaves of the flowers, while maintaining higher moisture levels inside the flowers. This decreases the risk of trimming over dried flowers and the breakdown that can occur.

When using the containers to Flash Dry, Place the partially dried shucked flowers into the container and turn the inline fan on to its highest setting. The air is pulled from the bottom of the container where the moisture settles, occasionally mix or rotate the product, and the outer leaves can be dried within a few hours. This decreases the risk of trimming over dried flowers and the breakdown that can occur. You can bypass the humidity controller and use the timer for this feature. Program the timer to your preferred setting, we recommend starting with 30-minute intervals.

Tips and Tricks

  • Flash dry is complete when the outer leaves snap and break when disturbed and do not bend. The flowers should be spongy, and the stems should not snap or break when bent.
  • Rotate or mix the product often when flash drying
  • Flash drying times will vary slightly based on climate and strain. Typically, it takes 1-3 hours to complete.
  • Do not attempt to flash dry product that is already too dry. Allow the product to dry slowly and be sure to trim it before it is too dry.
  • The ideal dryness is such that the leaves and outside of the flower is crisp, while the inside of the flower maintains a sponginess
  • Although you can use humidity testing probes and the like, we have found it is best to verify the level of dryness through touch and feel.

When using the containers for Curing, Place the trimmed flowers back into the containers for curing and storage. We recommend bypassing the humidity controller at this stage and implementing the timer. Program the timer to aerate 1-2 times daily for 5 – 10 minutes and over the course of 5-10 days. Be sure to agitate or rotate the product daily.

Tips and Tricks

  • Curing is typically complete in 5 – 10 days, the longer the better
  • Mix the product daily
  • Aerate the product every 24 hours
  • Always try to maintain optimal product to air ratios of 75% product to 25% air
  • Use the Dry Tent, or Dry cabinet, or humidity packs to rehydrate dried product
  • Don’t rush it

Materials Exposed to Plants: Plastic – FG

UL Certified Components: 4″ In-line-fan; Timer; Humidity Controller

Power: 120 VAC; 60 HZ; 1.5 Amps; 180 Watts

Weight: 10 lbs.

Ship weight: 15 lbs.

Assembled Dimensions: 16″L x 12″W x 12″H

Ship Dimensions: 18″L x 16″W x 16″H

Capacity: 1-2 Dry Pounds

MSRP:  $385

Materials Exposed to Plants: Plastic – FG

UL Certified Components: 4″ In-line-fan; Timer; Humidity Controller

Power: 120 VAC; 60 HZ; 1.5 Amps; 180 Watts

Weight: 30 lbs.

Ship weight: 40 lbs.

Assembled Dimensions: 48″L x 24″W x 20″H

Ship Dimensions: 48″L x 24″W x 24″H

Capacity: 15 Dry Pounds

MSRP:  $685

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