Controlling humidity during cannabis curing keeps your marijuana buds at just the right level of sticky-icky-icky-ness. When buds become too dry during curing it's no good. When buds stay too moist during curing it's no good. Slowing down the drying process means keeping the humidity within the curing environment in the right zone. Know what the relative humidity level in your curing jars is at all times by using a digital hygrometer.
Without using some sort of humidity gauge you're kind of flying by the seat of your pants. The cannabis grower's rule of thumb for burping glass jars during the first week or two of the curing phase is to burp once each day. But, what if the relative humidity levels in your environment are too high or too low and burping once a day doesn't make sense? Off-kilter humidity levels can affect the taste, smell, harshness of the smoke, and potency levels of cannabis.
Digital hygrometers make monitoring humidity levels easy. Put one inside each glass curing jar. When you want to know how the humidity inside a jar is doing you can look at the number on the LCD screen. It's simple.
Knowing the humidity lets you know when to air out your jars of curing cannabis. When the humidity levels rise too much you can open the jars. If it's holding steady at an optimal range of approximately 60-65% humidity you can let the curing jars chill. If the humidity is dropping too low then you can supplement moisture using something like a Boveda humidity pack.
Good humidity levels help you keep your cannabis fresh for longer. Keeping your buds from rotting or going stale gives them a longer shelf life. The longer your buds can stay fresh the longer you can keep them and the farther down the road you can use them.
Monitoring humidity levels inside glass jars during cannabis curing is easier when you use a digital hygrometer. Digital hygrometers have LCD screens that display the relative humidity level. Some humidity gauges display the current temperature, too.