Keeping Your Flower FreshKellie
It is important to keep flower fresh. No matter what container you keep your flower in, it is delicate and will loose or gain moisture over time. Cannabis flower likes a consistence moisture content. This allows for optimal preservation of the cannabinoids and terpenes (the stuff you want!) When we, Artistic Organics, buy flower we require our growers to include Boveda packs to maintain the optimal moisture content.
Boveda is a 2 way moisture packet that enables the container to preserve your flower and keep it fresh and perfect for your use. It comes in different moisture levels. Clients who like to roll their flower tend to like a bit more moisture at 62%. This allows the hand-roll to burn slower and helps prevent uneven burning. It also makes the flower feel a bit more ‘sticky’ so it compacts and rolls well. Our Atmos Jump Pen clients tend to like a bit drier flower at 58%. This moisture level allows the flower to roast evenly in the pen.
Both percentage levels of 58% and 62% are optimal for flower. It just depends upon your preference. In both cases, just put the pack in with your flower. Over a few days it evens out the moisture content by either absorbing moisture or releasing it. It also seals in the smell, so many customers notice a reduction in the smell of their flower, but when you break open/grind a bud the smell is released. This is what you want!
We are excited to not only include a Boveda pack with our flower, but also offer them here in the store and online. They come in 2 sizes; an 8 gram and a 4 gram size. The more packs you put in with your flower the longer it lasts. Typically the 4 gram is used to keep 1/2 oz (14 grams) of flower. The 8 gram is used for 1 oz (28 grams) of flower. Depending upon your environment and how well your container is sealed and how often it is opened, one Boveda pack lasts 2-4 months. You will know when it expires because hard lumps will form, that feel like sand, and the liquid feel of the pack will disappear.
Boveda packs are the little gems we look for in the CBD cannabis world. They make a big difference in the life of your flower. They are inexpensive and make a big difference in your smoking enjoyment!
If you’d like to look at some studies, here is one showing the change in the cannabinoid THC over 160 days using a Boveda pack: Boveda Lab THC Loss Study. Here is another study showing the changes in humidity in the room vs. inside a container that was opened daily when Boveda was used. Boveda Lab Changes In Humidity.
(We are looking at the metal containers, CVault, used in this study. They are popular in the marijuana market and are excellent containers for keeping flower fresh and smellproof over a long period of time. Please email us if you’d like us to carry the CVault containers! Contact Us )