You want a minimum of 7 days to do that, any lower than seven can lead to undesireable high quality. Even 5 days in water shouldn’t be sufficient – you want seven!!!
Plop in your freshy lower buds (or schwag, no matter, however contemporary buds work greatest) into sufficient water to fully submerge the buds. The buds will float to the highest for the primary few days of this, so that you want one thing to carry them down (a block of wooden, a plate, and many others). Change the water on daily basis for 7 days, any lower than seven might lead to undesirable outcomes (belief me). Try to not disturb the buds when altering the water as plant materials can break off extra simply (learn: trichomes). Always preserve the lid of the cooler open, don’t seal off the container.
The water might tackle a yellowish/greenish (even brownish) tint every day, extra in order the bud turns into fully saturated with the water. It will most likely additionally stink. This is nice, as it’s the nasty chlorophyl and salts exiting your plant.
After 7 days take away the buds from the water. They might be soaking wet, and may be dried comparatively shortly. MPD (and lots of extra of us) bought a meals dehydrator from wal-mart for about $40 and consensus tells us this can be one of the best methodology for drying. Put the dehydrator on the bottom setting and dry for about 5 hours or so.
Radiators and different low-influence heating units may also be used. Users have reported hair dryers working with some success, in addition to hanging the moist buds on a garments line with a fan circulating air. The essential factor to do is to make sure the buds dry shortly sufficient to not grow to be moldy, however with as low-influence of a drying atmosphere as attainable.