What I'm talking about is WATER CURING which is different than regular jar curing. Jar curing produces a good result in the terms of taste and smoothness of smoke, but the smoke itself still smells like ganja.
Originally Posted by budda-bud
Water curing removes most of the smell but also removes most of the taste. This I don't mind personally because I was never a fan of the taste as much as the effects.
Anyway, water curing, the short and quick:
1) You need something to cure in. To meet your curing needs it should be something that can hold the weed under the surface of the water but still leave the surface exposed. I use a 2 Liter coke bottle (washed), I cut the top off right after it's flared out (to form the body of the bottle), take the top and cut a bunch of holes or slits in it.
2) Put some buds in the bottom of the bottle, figure you need 4 times as much water as bud. If your buds are already dried they will plump back up and if they're fresh off the plant, they won't.
3) Invert the decapitated bottle top and press it snugly into the top of the bottle. It'll look funny but the fit is nice and secure. Be careful, I've actually pushed a bottle top in so far I had to cut the whole contraption apart to get it back out. Snug..
4) Fill the contraption with the purest water you can get, Distilled, RO or even Brita. Fill to nearly the top, you'll notice the buds float up but are held under the water by the bottle top but the surface of the water is exposed (to let the nasties evaporate).
After this point it's really simple, I change it the first time at 12 hours, just pour the water out, the bottle top will stay snugged inside, refill. Then after that I change the water every 24 hours for 6-7 days. For the most part my water starts nasty and get's clearer and clearer each day. As the weed get's water logged it'll start to sink down as well. It's important to try and agitate the weed as little as possible. There is undoubtably some tric's lost but no more than you'd loose handling the buds.
Once done I pour the last of the water out, stick my hand in and hook my finger through the bottle opening (I leave the cap off just for this purpose) and pull the inverted top back out, pour the buds and remaining water out on a towel. Drying them is up to you, I have a window fan that I lay flat, set to exhaust and then simply place my buds over the fan grill. 12-24 hrs later they're bone dry and ready to smoke.
Again, this is how I deal with the smell issue. I will warn you now (again) that this will do in the taste of your bud. If you love the taste then you may wanna consider the dryersheets. Also the dryersheets are a quick and easy method, water curing is something you have to plan for. Since it's the ONLY way I can smoke it I have no problems.