HOW TO CURE CANNABIS

HOW DOES FREEZE DRYING WORK?

Freeze Drying Cannabis takes place when the Cannafreeze freeze dryer begins curing cannabis by removing all water as water vapor and collects the vapor as ice in its condenser. While cannabis is frozen solid during the process and under a deep vacuum, this method of how to cure cannabis provides near perfect preservation.

WHY SHOULD I FREEZE DRY MY CANNABIS?

THERE ARE A HOST OF REASONS WHY, INCLUDING:

PRESERVATION

  • Preserve more THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC & Terpenes than any other drying method.

  • Stabilize and preserve live biomass and cannabinoids for further refinement.

  • Prevents oxidation in concentrates through controlled moisture removal while increasing trichome harvest efficiencies. Essential for stabilization and processing of "live" or "uncured" biomass.

 

POTENCY & ADDED VALUE

  • More potent than traditionally dried and cured products with critical quality distinction, allows for higher retail price point and direct to market benefits vs. traditional practices.

  • We are maintaining potency with no degradation of terpenes resulting in better fragrance and taste while seeing an average of 3-4% increase in total cannabinoids, allowing for a quality product markup and increased revenue.

 

RETENTION

  • The biomass retains its shape, size, color, and fragrance.

  • When stored properly in airtight containers, shelf life can exceed 1 year.

  • Gain larger yield retention through loss prevention, increasing your bottom line.

 

SAVINGS

  • Alleviate the cost of large curing and drying rooms.

  • Realize a considerable decrease in utility fees and facility maintenance.

  • Save time & money through labor cost reduction.

 

DEPENDABLE CONSISTENCY & PRODUCTION SPEED

  • You will obtain consistent, reliable results, while automating the drying and curing process.

  • Experience revolutionary curing in 16-24 hours.

 

ELIMINATE MOLD & PEST

  • Deep vacuum through lyophilization eliminates the possibility of mold, mildew, bud rot and pest contamination.

 

SANITATION

  • With testing standards becoming increasingly specific and regulatory oversight in effect in many places, it is vital to eliminate cross-contamination from physical laborers resulting in better test results.

 

ODOR CONTROL

  • During the drying process the product is locked in a sealed container and under vacuum. This provides odor control which can limit safety and security concerns.

 

CONVENIENCE & EFFICIENCY

  • Fully programmable 19-inch HML screen control.

  • Store & log data with remote online monitoring.

  • The tray racking systems in freeze dryers are very space efficient.

  • These production series freeze dryers are designed for food and industrial processes. The entire process from initial freezing to final drying can be done in a single per-programmed cycle.

 

CAPACITY

  • The F-Series range from 55 lb. to 1,100 lb capacity / 24 hour cycle.

  • The D-Series range from 20 lb. to 220 lb. capacity / 3-5 day cycle.

  • All units can be configured to suit your site, production requirements and budget.

HANG DRIED VS.

FREEZE DRIED CANNABIS

When you hang dry a cannabis plant for 18-30 days to dry, the enzymes that cause plant senescence deteriorate as they act on the chlorophyll. This is why it takes so long to get rid of the "green" or grassy taste.

 

In freeze drying, all the cell walls are cracked open making it is easy for the biomass to absorb moisture from the air. When freeze dried cannabis comes out of a Cannafreeze dryer and is exposed to an oxygen rich atmosphere - the oxygen, moisture, and enzymes (which are still 100% potent) will cause degradation of chlorophyll in 1-4 hours depending on humidity. This produces Cured Cannabis as if it were traditionally dried and cured for 30 days.

Cryo-Trim + Lyophilization = Crop to Cure in 24

NEED ONE MORE REASON YOU SHOULD BE FREEZE DRYING CANNABIS?

"SAVING YOU TIME & MONEY"

PRESERVE QUALITY, WHILE REDUCING DRYING TIME

REGULATORY OVERSIGHT IS COMING.

ARE YOU READY?

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