Yo, what’s good y’all? It’s your boy Dan and I’m here to talk about something that might sound a little wild at first, but trust me, it’s fire. We’re talking about freezing your weed. I know, I know, it sounds risky as hell. But listen up, some of the best growers in the world freeze their buds right after harvest, and for good reason. Freezing your weed can help you create some top-quality extracts that’ll have you feeling lit.
So, let’s dive into it. Can you freeze your weed? Hell yeah, you can freeze that sh*t just like any other fruit or veggie. But why would you want to do that? Don’t dried and cured buds last for like a year? Yeah, they do. But freezing your weed actually helps preserve those sweet terpenes and cannabinoids that make your bud so dank. And that means you can make some seriously fire extracts.
Fresh frozen weed is actually becoming a big trend in the US market. Growers love it because it saves them time and money on drying and curing their buds. Instead, they can just toss them in the freezer and send them off to labs for extraction. And for consumers? Well, some people claim that fresh frozen cannabis is way better than extracts made from cured buds. And you know what? They might be right.
So why bother with freezing your weed in the first place? For starters, it saves time on drying and curing. But more importantly, it helps to preserve those sweet sweet terpenes and cannabinoids that make your bud so dang potent. Terpenes are especially sensitive to changes in temperature and exposure to light and oxygen. Freezing your weed helps protect those precious chemicals before you extract them.
Speaking of extraction, let’s talk about live resin and rosin. These are two types of extracts that are made specifically from fresh frozen weed. Live resin is made using hydrocarbon solvents like propane or butane, while live rosin is made without solvents using low heat and pressure.
So what do you need to get started with freezing your weed? Not much, honestly. You’ll need freshly harvested buds (the fresher the better), scissors to trim away the sugar leaves, plastic bags (food grade or turkey bags work fine), and a freezer (duh). If you want to go all out, you can also invest in a vacuum sealer to suck out all the air from your bags and keep those terps extra fresh.
When it comes to which kind of weed to freeze, that’s up to you. Choose buds that are mold-free and haven’t been exposed to pesticides. And of course, choose buds with THC levels and terpene profiles that suit your needs.
Harvesting your buds is simple: just be quick and gentle when getting them off the plant. You want to pack them away in bags and freeze them within a matter of hours for the best results.
Now comes the fun part: freezing your weed! Once again, it’s easy as hell. Just pack your buds into bags (around 75% full), squeeze out as much air as possible without crushing them, and seal ‘em up tight. Then toss those bad boys into the freezer at around -18°C and wait at least 24 hours before cracking ‘em open again.
And there you have it! Fresh frozen weed ready for extraction. Just remember not to shake the bags too much when taking them out of the freezer (trichomes are delicate), only thaw out what you plan on using right away, and don’t try to press frozen buds (make bubble hash first).
So what are you waiting for? Try freezing your weed today for some seriously fire extracts! Stay frosty y’all!