As a cannabis consumer, you know how important it is to keep your stash fresh and potent. Proper storage is crucial to ensure that your buds maintain their flavor, aroma, and potency over time. One of the most effective ways to keep your cannabis fresh is by using humidity packs. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using humidity packs for your weed and why you should consider adding them to your cannabis storage routine.
What are Humidity Packs?
Humidity packs, also known as moisture control packets or desiccant packs, are small packets filled with a special gel that regulates humidity levels. These packs are commonly used to keep products like electronics, food, and pharmaceuticals fresh and dry. In recent years, humidity packs have become increasingly popular among cannabis consumers as a way to maintain the optimal moisture level of their buds.
Why Use Humidity Packs for Your Weed?
Maintains Potency and Flavor
Humidity packs help to maintain the optimal moisture level of your cannabis buds, which is crucial for preserving their potency and flavor. Cannabis should be kept in the ideal range of 55% - 65% relative humidity based on ASTM standards. When your buds are too dry, they can become harsh, lose their flavor, and break down more easily. On the other hand, when your buds are too moist, they can become susceptible to mold and bacteria growth, which can lead to a loss of potency and flavor. Humidity packs keep your buds at the perfect moisture level to ensure that they stay fresh and potent for longer. Without humidity control in your cannabis storage solution, your flower will become brittle and lose its terpenes which are responsible for the flavours and aromas of the cannabis plant. It's like leaving your favourite wine bottle open, or leaving a beer bottle open and expecting it to taste good the next day.
Prevents Mold and Bacteria Growth
As mentioned earlier, mold and bacteria growth can be a serious problem for cannabis consumers. Mold and bacteria thrive in moist environments, and if your buds are too moist, they can easily become contaminated. This not only affects the potency and flavor of your buds but can also be harmful to your health. By using humidity packs, you can prevent mold and bacteria growth and ensure that your cannabis is safe to consume.
Humidity packs are a cost-effective way to keep your cannabis fresh. They are relatively inexpensive and can be reused multiple times before needing to be replaced. By using humidity packs, you can extend the shelf life of your buds, saving you money in the long run.
Easy to Use
Humidity packs are incredibly easy to use. Simply place one or two packs in an airtight container with your cannabis, and the packs will do the rest. You don't need any special equipment, or an expensive humidifier or humidor or training to use humidity packs, making them an ideal choice for both novice and experienced cannabis consumers. Plus, Boveda packs are biodegradable, so there's no guilt in tossing the old ones out and replacing them
Which humidity pack should you buy ?
There are several companies on the marker like Boveda and Integra Boost. At Stori we have partnered with Boveda because they provide 2 way humidity control - meaning it will add or remove moisture to achieve the desired RH (relative humidity). Cannabis should be kept in the ideal range of 55% - 65% relative humidity based on ASTM standards. Boveda provides two options 58% or 62% RH level depending on personal preferences, but you really can’t go wrong with either one so don't worry. Boveda will protect your stash at the precise RH (58% or 62%). It’s a totally worry-free process.
In each Boveda, you'll find purified water, natural salts and odorless food grade thickener, commonly used in salad dressing. The purified water-vapor flows in-and-out from the Boveda to either absorb or add moisture to your stash, depending on its needs.
The Stori pods have built Boveda holders in the lid of the containers. The sleeves fit Boveda size 1 made for up to 3.5 grams of cannabis. Genius right? Each one of our pods can hold up to 7 grams of dried cannabis. If you’re storing up to 3.5 grams use 1 size 1 Boveda, if you’re storing 7 grams simply use 2 Boveda size 1 packs. Through lab testing, we have confirmed you can keep you weed in a Stori Pod with Boveda for up to 14 months.
In conclusion, humidity packs are a valuable tool for any cannabis consumer looking to maintain the freshness and potency of their buds. By regulating the moisture levels of your cannabis, humidity packs can prevent mold and bacteria growth, extend the shelf life of your buds, and keep them fresh and flavorful. So next time you're looking to store your weed, consider using Boveda for optimal results.