Yofumo, a cure for marijuana that preserves the terpenes and the potency of the bud
Drying cannabis flowers is one of the most important steps in preparing for marketing. This is a simple step that is often overlooked by growers who are in too much of a hurry to sell their last harvest ... A good cure of the cannabis plant can improve the flavor, aroma, consistency and even potency of the bud. The right remedy can also extend the life of your cannabis, preventing mold and the resulting fatal loss of potency. Traditional drying can be done in a number of ways. But today, a new level has been reached in the treatment of cannabis. A cutting-edge technological revolution that is both innovative and economical, Yofumo.
The Yofumo system
A Denver company has developed a revolutionary drying technology that allows growers to perfect the saving process down to the last terpene. Climate control is extremely important in the process of drying and curing cannabis. If the environment is too hot or dry, the flowers lose potency quickly and fail to live up to their true potential.
The Yofumo system is a cure at a temperature between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit with a humidity between 45-55%. Joe Edwards, the curator of Kind Love in Denver, explains how this new technology tackles air conditioning,
According to Joe, the "Yofumo takes all the guesswork. You have precise sensing, calibrated specifically to give you the right humidity and weight. "
Another crucial aspect of the harvesting, drying and curing process is to avoid mold. Mold can devastate a crop in the blink of an eye if freshly harvested cannabis is stored improperly. So having some kind of mold prevention system during drying and curing is imperative. In addition to controlling temperature and humidity, these units use gaseous ozone emitted by ultraviolet rays. This system aims to prevent molds, fungi and yeasts. And without damaging trichomes, cannabinoids, and terpenes.
Speaking of terpenes, one of the most important aspects of this facility is the preservation and enhancement of the plant's terpenes that are considered elusive. This is because terpenes are extremely volatile, they are so sensitive that they start to evaporate at 70 degrees Fahrenheit! With traditional curing processes, there is no doubt that terpenes are lost in the atmosphere.
In a very interesting approach, this system has a terpene infusion pattern that allows growers to boost flavor profiles. Yofumo works with growers directly to develop specific strain profiles with natural, non-GMO terpenes to infuse into the buds as they heal ...
This uniquely flavored infusion also allows growers to add that little something extra to some of their strains. Joe from Kind Love swears that adding a hint of terpene to their Gorilla Glue would drastically increase the flavor.
The economic aspect
As the price of cannabis continues to fall, it's important for growers to take their expenses seriously. However, the drying and curing process uses a large amount of space. But also energy and equipment - all that costs money ... As a producer it is essential to make the drying and curing process efficient in record time. This system can dry their crop up to 40% faster compared to traditional methods. Moreover it also consumes energy at a much lower rate.
Although considerable technological advancements have been made, drying technology has not progressed in the same direction. This new adventure in vulcanization technology is a fundamental step. Indeed, it will allow producers to have precise control over this very sensitive process.