Originally Posted by Big Nasty
Hi Tangwena,amazing cob as usual.In a month or so i'm going to make my next batch,outdoor stuff this time.Have you ever washed the buds or there's no need to?
I dont wash them but plenty of others do and for outdoors it can get rid of a lot of dust, sand and other wind born agents that get stuck to the buds outside so it would not be a bad idea.
Just remember its not the cob that makes them strong its what goes into the cob. So the better the buds you use the better the result so cleaning them cant be bad.
Some members on 420 also pre dry the green buds in the fridge and claim it helps bring out the terps.
I am going to do a side by side cobbing on my next harvest one fridge dried and one naturally pre dried as I think it may be a good thing to do if it helps to mature the aromas prior to cobbing.
Outdoors buds can really shine using this cure. I had some Malawi x Ethiopia and Golden Tiger outdoors last year and they were both superb in both flavor and effect. I probably should have washed them though when chewing the cobs I get crunchy bits now and then probably grains of wind blown sand. Not enough to bother me though.