CAN YOU FREEZE DRY CANNABIS?
CRYO CURE FAQs

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About freeze drying and curing cannabis

1Can you freeze dry marijuana? What about hemp?
Freeze drying isn’t just for removing water from fruits and vegetables! Freeze-drying is an excellent way to preserve cannabis and hemp at the peak of freshness, producing a flavorful and potent flower with cannabinoids preserved, terpenes enhanced, and trichomes intact.
2Should you freeze dry cannabis or hemp? Why?
Yes! Freeze drying cannabis is a newly sought-after cannabis drying and curing method. Promoted by master breeder Ed Rosenthal, hobbyists and commercial producers alike have long explored how freeze drying can improve shelf life and reduce damage-causing moisture.
3Can you use a regular freeze-drying machine to cure cannabis?
While it is not uncommon for cannabis consumers to use a freeze-drying machine at home, these devices are not designed or programmed to preserve cannabis or hemp. (However, Cryo Cure machines can also be used to freeze-dry flowers and food.)
4What is the main difference between Cryo Cure machines and a regular freeze-drying machine?
Cryo Cure machines utilize a patent-pending process fine-tuned specifically for cannabis and hemp, resulting in a final product that we call “Cryo Cured” cannabis. Regular freeze-drying machines have no such settings.
5Does freeze-dried cannabis or hemp maintain its integrity?
Yes, it does! The freeze-drying process stabilizes the compounds found in cannabis and hemp, ensuring that the final product is highly potent and rich in cannabinoids and terpenes.

About the Cryo Cure process

1How is the Cryo Cure process different than regular freeze drying?
Cryo Curing is a patent-pending process that applies to a specific range of time, temperatures and pressure, tested and proven to perfectly preserve cannabis and hemp in its natural state. Traditional freeze-drying methods pull out valuable cannabinoids and terpenes. Cryo Cure is designed to preserve trichomes, terpenes, and cannabinoids, resulting in more potent and flavorful cannabis or smokable hemp flower.
2Can a consumer tell the difference between Cryo Cured cannabis and flower dried traditionally?
The difference is immediate! First and foremost, there’s no shrinkage, so buds look bigger and more beautiful. Cryo Cured cannabis also boasts a longer shelf life if properly stored in air-tight containers. Best of all, the smoking experience is unparalleled: inhalation is smooth, the experience is uplifting, and the product tastes and smells exceptional, thanks to Cryo Cure’s terpene preservation.
3How long is the CryoCure cannabis drying and curing process from start to finish?
The entire Cryo Cure cannabis curing process takes 24 to 36 hours, depending on the amount and density of material inside the machine. No matter how you slice it, Cryo Cure shaves weeks off the traditional curing process.
4Who has endorsed Cryo Cure?
Cryo Cure is proudly endorsed by Danny Danko, Senior Cultivation Editor, High Times Magazine; “Ganja Guru” Ed Rosenthal, co-founder of High Times Magazine and a longtime cannabis author, cultivator, and activist; world-renown cannabis breeder and advocate Rick Naya; pure cannabis terpenes expert Tony Verzura of Blue River Terpenes, and more. You can watch endorsements on the Testimonials page.
5Can you freeze flower before putting it into the Cryo Cure machine?
Yes, you can pre-freeze your flower for at least 1 hour at -20 degrees F before going into the Cryo Cure machine. This shortens the time flower spends Cryo Curing to 12-13 hours, plus one “burp,” to even out the desired moisture.
6Are there different settings for different strains?
Cryo Cure machines are not preprogrammed for specific strains. However, you may find that certain settings may work better for some strains. You can save your preferred presets on the machine.
7Can you Cryo Cure multiple cultivars (strains) at one time?
Yes! There’s no need to separate strains to Cryo Cure your flower. However, you may find that you prefer how some strains turn out at different settings.
8Does every Cryo Cure machine have a built-in freezer?
The CC350 model has a built-in freezer. The CC720 has an option to add a freezer.
9What makes the Cryo Cure curing process different?
Cryo Cure’s patent-pending process perfectly dials in time, temperature, and pressure to preserve the flower in its “live resin” state. The process also shaves down the time spent curing to 5 or 6 hours.
10What does the traditional freeze drying process do to cannabis and hemp trichomes? How is Cryo Cure different?
Traditional freeze drying can make tiny trichomes too brittle to stay on the flower. As these trichomes fall off, flower loses its potency, both for cannabinoids and terpenes. Cryo Cure’s process does not damage the terpenes, so they are as vibrant and fresh as they were the day the flower was picked from the plant.

About Cryo Cure product

1Describe the Cryo Cure consumption experience. What’s it like?
The Cryo Cure process preserves THC-A and results in little to no Delta-9 THC and CBN. These cannabinoids can cause a heavy-feeling high. Without their presence in a Cryo Cure product, consumers can expect a more energetic and uplifting experience.
2Does Cryo Curing cannabis preserve terpenes and trichomes?
Yes! In fact, Cryo Curing cannabis preserves the “live resin” flower in its natural state, with little to no Delta 9 THC or CBN.
3Does Cryo Cure flower have a chlorophyll taste?
No. Cryo Cure machine presets ensure chlorophyll removal during curing.
4Can you make cannabis or hemp CBD products out of Cryo Cured flower?
Yes! Cryo Cure flower can be used to make edibles, vape cartridges, concentrates, and any other manufactured cannabis product.
5Can you use Cryo Cure machines for hemp?
Yes! Cryo Cure’s unparalleled terpene preservation makes our product an excellent choice for top-of-the-line products in the booming CBD industry. The CBD flower can be sold as-is as smokable hemp or processed to make CBD oil, topicals, edibles, and other CBD products.
6How will I know that I’m purchasing a Certified Cryo Cure product?
All Cryo Cure products have the certified “Cryo Cured” branded seal.
7Can you extract cannabinoids and terpenes from Cryo Cure flower?
Absolutely! Cryo Cure can go straight from our machine directly to your processing facility. Our terpene preservation process is highly sought after by manufacturers looking to preserve the aromas, flavors, and effects terpenes elicit. While Cryo Cure is tuned specifically for smokable flower, you can get down the moisture content to 1% for improved yields.
8How long does Cryo Cured flower last?
When stored properly in an airtight container, at stable temperatures, and away from direct sunlight, Cryo Cure can be stored for up to one year or more.

About Cryo Cure machines

1How big are Cryo Cure cannabis curing machines?
We offer two Cryo Cure cannabis curing machine sizes:
  • Model CC240, 35" by 49" product chamber, 30 square feet of shelf space, 7.5' tall by 7' long by 2' diameter, 30 lbs. to 60 lbs. wet weigh-in, depending on whether the material has been pre-frozen
  • Model CC720, 72" by 96" product chamber, 625 square feet of shelf space, 8.5' tall by 15' long by 6' diameter, 600 lbs. to 1200 lbs. wet weigh-in, depending on whether the material has been pre-frozen
Visit the Cryo Cure cannabis freeze dryer model information page to read more details about each model.
2What are Cryo Cure’s advantages for medical and adult-use commercial enterprises?
Cryo Cure’s leading advantage is time. Cryo Cure’s technology shaves weeks off the traditional curing process, so cultivators and processors can produce more in shorter periods. The mold, mildew, and bud rot mitigation also ensure a longer shelf life – up to one year when stored properly in airtight containers out of direct sunlight.
3How long is the freeze process?
We recommend 10 to 12 hours freeze time at negative 20 to negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
4What if I have more product than the machine can hold?
No problem! Your flower can be frozen independently from our machines in a separate deep freezer or a walk-in freezer that goes to negative 20 to negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit. In this case, the drying cycle time is halved to approximately 12 hours. With this methodology, you can Cryo Cure double the amount of product in a 24-hour period. We offer a line of customized walk-in freezers; contact us for details.
5Does cannabis need to be wet trimmed before it is put into the machine?
If you are doing large runs where cannabis buds will be stacked on top of each other, we recommend wet trimming before loading into the Cryo Cure machine. The sugar leaves tend to act like hook-and-loop closures, which makes stacked buds stick together once Cryo Cured. If you choose to keep the sugar leaves on, simply arrange the buds in a uniform layer.
6Do you lose total crop weight when using a Cryo Cure cannabis freeze dry machine versus traditional cure?
No. Our patent-pending process leaves your flower with a perfect moisture content of 8 to 12%. Though the cannabis looks larger than the stated scale amount, remember that there is no shrinkage to the flower. This means 1 gram in weight is double the size it would be if traditionally cured.
7How low can the moisture content go?
Cryo Cure machine presets can bring down moisture content to 1 percent.
8Can Cryo Cure machines be programmed?
Cryo Cure machines can be programmed for moisture settings, temperatures, time, and customized “recipes” based on your desired outcome.
9How are Cryo Cure machines serviced?
Cryo Cure machines are serviced on site by your local HVAC service provider or electrician. These professionals can replace parts or perform service on Cryo Cure machines. That’s what makes Cryo Cure great – there’s no specialty, pricey maintenance involved.
10Do you offer financing?
We are happy to offer financing options for Cryo Cure cannabis curing machines. Financing is provided by Envision Finance Corporation. Fill out the Cryo Cure financing interest form to request more information.
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