Does the dry herb go bad?

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So, I'm sitting here trying to figure out how to keep this stuff fresh. As a former chef, I've had herbs and spices go bad from improper storage. Those plastic and cardboard containers that spices come in are terrible for getting the most flavor out of your product. I cant help but think the same thing is possible with this.
For herbs and spices the best storage is light proof, airtight container, like a tin jar.
Would the same thing be true for this? I would hate to order a large quantity of this only for it to become stale oregano.
 
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I wondered about tin, I see those small containers on Etsy and eBay. Then I saw glass, too. For the short term, I'm mostly only storing mine in the mylar packs they come in, but I do have some of those plastic round balm size things for a few of them, from drip tip shipments. I'll stop using those, now. Maybe I should go load those up in my vape.


Great topic, I'm looking forward to hearing from others.
 

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air tight glass jars are preferred. store those somewhere thats dark and cool (like a closet or drawer or box). get a few different sizes too. for long term (months) storage, you can use those vacuum freezer bags and freeze it. it seems to keep well under good conditions for a long time.

another thing to consider with storage is the moisture content of the flower. they make 'humidipacks' or humidity control packs that will stabilize the relative humidity in the container to whatever you want (they are rated/marked by rh% and how many g of flower they are good for). imo these are most useful if you want to keep a month supply or more on hand without freezing it. they make a few different sized packs for different amounts of flower but i dont see much point in the small ones because usually people will go through smaller amounts well before dryness or other storage related issues pop up.
 
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air tight glass jars are preferred. store those somewhere thats dark and cool (like a closet or drawer or box). get a few different sizes too. for long term (months) storage, you can use those vacuum freezer bags and freeze it. it seems to keep well under good conditions for a long time.

another thing to consider with storage is the moisture content of the flower. they make 'humidipacks' or humidity control packs that will stabilize the relative humidity in the container to whatever you want (they are rated/marked by rh% and how many g of flower they are good for). imo these are most useful if you want to keep a month supply or more on hand without freezing it. they make a few different sized packs for different amounts of flower but i dont see much point in the small ones because usually people will go through smaller amounts well before dryness or other storage related issues pop up.
The humidiipacks, is that like the puck humidifiers for cigar humidor?
 

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The humidiipacks, is that like the puck humidifiers for cigar humidor?
yeah they are. the company i am thinking of actually makes them for cigars and guitars and other wood instruments as well...

 
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it's story time with 5150...

OK, So way back in the early 90's I was in High School and this guy I knew happened to bump into a guy at work with an odd problem.
He used to be in the business if you know what I mean but he had grown out of that lifestyle.
He was cleaning through stuff in his garage and found a 1lb bag of basically green powder because it had been in the garage since 1985 and it was 1993.
So we got it from him.
The stuff didn't work at all.

it tasted right, it smelled right, it looked right, but it didn't work.

It worked great to add weight to the stuff that wasn't 8 years old already though :LOL:

Yes, it does go bad.
But it takes a while.

For instance I got my last MMJ batch in mid October.
It's a little drier but still works fine.

I would say it started losing freshness around the 90 day mark
I'm going again next month.:)

This time I may try something besides the little plastic containers it comes in.
I just put pairs of them in zip lock bags and put them in my lock box.
I put my CBD in the same box in my old MMJ containers.

I know a lot of people use clear glass jars but I would imagine a cool dark place would be best so maybe amber glass would be better?
 

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That's what I had looked at, not long ago, just didn't commit. I suppose I should, though. Hard to find several small glass jars. Granted I don't put the money into CBD that is required for weed, but I still want it to be fresh as can be. I usually only have enough ground up to last about a week, or so, at a time. I'll go searching amazon and google. Possibly the same glass supplier that I use for juice mixing.
 

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Google just introduced me to The Cannador:
 

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air tight glass jars are preferred. store those somewhere thats dark and cool (like a closet or drawer or box). get a few different sizes too. for long term (months) storage, you can use those vacuum freezer bags and freeze it. it seems to keep well under good conditions for a long time.

another thing to consider with storage is the moisture content of the flower. they make 'humidipacks' or humidity control packs that will stabilize the relative humidity in the container to whatever you want (they are rated/marked by rh% and how many g of flower they are good for). imo these are most useful if you want to keep a month supply or more on hand without freezing it. they make a few different sized packs for different amounts of flower but i dont see much point in the small ones because usually people will go through smaller amounts well before dryness or other storage related issues pop up.

Are those the Boveda things?
 

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Google just introduced me to The Cannador:

You’d need a collection of vintage High Times issues to go with it. And maybe some good wine!
 
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Are those the Boveda things?
yup
Hard to find several small glass jars. Granted I don't put the money into CBD that is required for weed, but I still want it to be fresh as can be.
i just use regular canning jars. both types work, the spring latch lids and the two piece lids. you can often find them in dollar stores individually. even just getting a big one to put all your little baggies and different packages in is a benefit imo.
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yup

i just use regular canning jars. both types work, the spring latch lids and the two piece lids. you can often find them in dollar stores individually. even just getting a big one to put all your little baggies and different packages in is a benefit imo.
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That’s a cute jar. I have so many bigger Ball jars, so maybe I’ll store the flower in them in the zip lock bags.

Thanks, bro!
 
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yup

i just use regular canning jars. both types work, the spring latch lids and the two piece lids. you can often find them in dollar stores individually. even just getting a big one to put all your little baggies and different packages in is a benefit imo.
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Ok cool, I used to use those for saffron, star anise and clove.
Easy to find
 
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I read just last night with thc over time it breaks down into Cbn which is still really good for sleep. But never able to keep anything long enough to go bad. Lol.
 
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they make a few different sized packs for different amounts of flower but i dont see much point in the small ones because usually people will go through smaller amounts well before dryness or other storage related issues pop up.
i have been thinking about this and i realized how these could still help you. you could use one of those little packs to recover stuff that got too dry by putting a couple grams in a little jar with one, a day or two in advance of using it. i dunno how it comes in the mail, if its always the right amount of cured/dried or how consistent it is from one shop/order to the next, but if getting bone dry flower is common then consider the packs for sure. if your stuff i always good when you get it and you store it properly, then the packs might not be as helpful (unless you store it for months at a time).

i got the jar in that pic in late december and its still fine.
 
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