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Water cured cannabis for stealth. (parents and daily users)

Discussion in 'Vaporizables' started by Hjalmark, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

    Good day, evening or morning :buzz:

    I am a medical cannabis user in a illegal country and been wondering about water curing my bud for worry-free vaping

    The process of water curing is taking freshly harvest cannabis and submerging it in a container of clean water, the chlorophyll, terpenes and salts will leach out into the water and you will change water daily

    In 7-9 days the water will stay clear and the buds can be dried and place in jars

    I done this many years ago when I used to combust and it does give you near zero smelling or tasting bud

    We used to use cigarette-maker and fill empty cigarettes for concerts and such

    But now I am wondering about how water cured bud will vape?

    So wondering if anyone here has experience with this subject?

    All my vaping happens around people that have no idea that I use cannabis or the fact I am nearly useless without it, tired off all the rituals that go into vaping stealthy and leaving no smell trace with the carbon sploof filter, also finding places to vape in a small farming community without worry about the smell getting carried over the the neighbours

    What a long as ramble ... Sorry folks!! Just wanted to start discussion

    Could imagine this would be useful for bunch of people
  2. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

    up on a mountain
    Have you considered edibles?

    A character in a book I'm writing did a water cure last year. The motivation being stealth curing and drying rather than stealth vaping. Almost all of it turned into coconut oil; some of it was vaped.

    My experience/opinion? Water cured lessens the smell a LOT with combustion and a bit for vaped. Vaping is so very less stinky than combusting to start with. Given your situation? If it was me I would do. Every little bit helps. Do be aware that you will loose on taste as well as smell. But it also means that an open gallon mason jar of meds smells like nothing.

    If you are in a situation where getting busted would mess up your life? And small, reasonable, adjustments can help lesson that chance? do it.
  3. toked23

    toked23 Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what some of you have to add on this. First I've heard of it
  4. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    just make sure the water does not get to cold as to knock off the medical trichomes from the material being soaked( think bubble hash)... warm water is best and does not remove trichomes
  5. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

    Did it once before. Distilled water works best for this. Replace water daily and it can help a bit to have an insert into the water to push buds that want to float on the surface down. After a week or so, the water will stay clear and if it is clear after 12 hours, it is good to dry. Key is distilled water and keeping the buds submerged basically.

    I ended up hating tasteless/smellless weed, and never did it again though.
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  6. Melting Pot

    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

    A state of confusion
    I've only heard this being done for edibles.
    And to rid abv of bad taste.
  7. chris 71

    chris 71 Well-Known Member

    I did this a few years ago but with already dried and cured buds just as an experiment . you do need some kind of grate to keep the buds submerged if they come to the suface they can start to mold . i liked the results very much not for stealth reasons though , it did make for an extreamly nice and smooth smoke or vape . and did lesson the smell quite a bit turned the bud a dark brown nd smaller and heavier all and all i like the results
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  8. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

    up on a mountain
    From my screen play:

    Last year we had to evacuate due to a fire. Much suckitude but lucky timing in that it meant harvest was all of 1/2 day early. Everything went into a pair of beach/picnic coolers with weighted chicken wire on top.

    I'v always followed the basic old school method in this regard. Keep it dark. Water temp 68-77 (better, 70-75) Flush out with fresh every 12 hours to start then every 24 as the water starts running cleaner. 7 days start to finish. You can speed it up a bit using a cooler and drip in/out to have constantly fresh water.

    So the SUV with the coolers lived in the basement of the Hyatt for a week. Fire never hit our house and we drove back up every day to check so flushing was no problem. Back home before the week was up. High desert so dry time was 12 hours hanging in the wind and sun.

    People say it makes it more potent! Obviously it does not. It does decrease the overall weight so that the result is more potent, by weight. It very much takes away baggy appeal although work arounds can be attempted in that regard.

    You will often read 3-7 days cure time and that is worth addressing. I'v never seen <5 days fully clean out the plant material. Some people pull off a balancing act of removing much of the smell while keeping most of the flavor. I know guys that water cure for 3-4 days then desert cure/dry. They tend to use pine tasting strains and the result retains a nice light flavor with only some pine smell. Perhaps you can do a full cure in less than 7 days but I have not personally encountered those conditions.

    Gorilla grow method from back in the day. Flood plains along the fox river in N IL back in the early 90s. My imaginary twin sister planted in the rich spring flood silt and decaying biomass along the rivers edge. Brambles, thorns, mud, and weird twisty trees. Harvest was then water cured in huge mesh bags lowered into holes cut into the silt with the sluggish current providing fresh water.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017
  9. Madri-Gal

    Madri-Gal Child Of The Revolution

    Livin' in the 707
    I just finished water curing for the first time. Most of my crop was in jars curing before I even heard of water curing. I had a few late plants, and one was so stinky, I thought I'd try it for part of the plant and be able to compare. I also washed both plants, as I wanted to see how that went. I jarred up half a plant with water, while letting the other half hang dry. After a week I transfered the dry plant to bags, and hung the wet plant to dry. When the dry was ready to jar, I was able to sample the now dry wet. It didn't seem to smell, and it didn't have much taste, but it was so smooth and mellow, I'd water cure just for that. That it doesn't smell makes it a dream for the stealth vaper. I can't say I'd wet cure an entire crop, but now I don't want to dry cure an entire crop. I like having the variety and option. I also like being able to have access to part of the crop sooner. I believe in a nice, long cure, but I also hate buying weed with a crop on hand. This way you are vaping clean, mellow bud two weeks after the chop. I haven't tried it in making rosin yet, and in the future I'll water cure my trim for edibles and elixer.
  10. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

    Mystcal land of Eire
    Water curing is good for stealth and leaves no flavor or smell.
    It is stronger due to the concentrated trichomes.
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  11. rouxdy

    rouxdy Active Member

    My experience is it works well and basically you end up with something that actually has a bit of a water after taste. Not sure how stealth the smoking smell is, though.
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  12. Madri-Gal

    Madri-Gal Child Of The Revolution

    Livin' in the 707
    Oh, I vape mine, so I'm not worried about the smoking smell.
    The water I used didn't have chlorine in it, so there wasn't a flavor from the water. After it was dried, most of the water was gone, of course.
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  13. Brian420pm

    Brian420pm Maker Of Rules, Dealing With Fools

    Kansas, USA, Earth
    Hmm, after doing so much research on solventless methods and having multiple plans of attack when I start growing my own, I come across THIS. Water curing? For chisakes lol :)

    I'd like to see the trichome heads and stalks under a loop after water curing/drying.

    So no taste, no smell... a clean slate? Imagine rosin pressing this (clear!), adding mixes of natural terps back in, you end up with a consistent experience no matter the strain and all done with NO SOLVENT?

    While I'm not sure how safe it is to vape terps you see out there distilled from natural products (pepper, mango, fruit rinds, etc), it's being done everywhere and folks are making a ton-oh cash from it.

    This seems worth a brainstorm or two, no?
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