My buddy Kaliko has been going to cannabis events lately, and he always comes back with fantastic things. I always like to see what ideas and products people are coming out with these days. One of the things that he recently came back with is a marijuana flower storage container called the HerbSafe. The HerbSafe is unlike any marijuana storage container I've ever seen, and believe me, I've seen a lot of them in the almost six years I've been running this blog.
What makes the HerbSafe container different than other containers I've seen is the technology in the lid. Other storage containers on the market are just containers with a plain sealing lid. If they are particularly fancy, the may have the ability to be air tight. The HerbSafe container has a one-way valve built into the lid which allows gases that occur during curing to escape the container, but it doesn't allow anything to enter the container. It's my understanding that similar technology is used in the coffee industry, but up until now I don't think it's ever been applied to the cannabis industry.
I put some cannabis that I got from a friend in the HerbSafe container when I got it from Kaliko a few weeks ago. The cannabis was mostly cured when I got it, but definitely could have benefited from some additional curing. I left it in the HerbSafe as a test and put some other in a regular glass mason jar, and I will say that after a few weeks of being in there, it smelled better and had a much better cure when compared to the mason jar. And that was even with me 'burping' the mason jars every now and again.
The HerbSafe marijuana curing container protects from air, moisture, heat, light, and carbon dioxide exposure. Those are all things that make your marijuana go from smelling like the ultra dank to something that smells like hay. I remember back in the 90's when I would get 'the beast' in Oregon, and it always smelled like hay. Back in those less experienced days my friends and I thought it was because it was transported with hay and the flower took on the smell of the hay. That's not what was actually going on. What was going on was rapid decay, not curing, and that's not good for anyone.
It looks like from the HerbSafe website that there are three sizes. A personal sized one, a 'Jay Smoker' sized one as I call it (he tends to buy personal QP's at a time and smokes like a broken chimney), and a five gallon lid that fits on standard five gallon buckets. If you grow marijuana, you no doubt put a lot of time and energy into your harvest. You want that flower to cure properly. Or, if you are a consumer, you likely paid a handsome price for that chronic, and you want to lock that flavor and aroma in. Either way, you should check out the HerbSafe container. You can find out more about it via the HerbSafe website, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter.