Digital Moisture Meter

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Digital Moisture Meter

Although normally used to measure the moisture in wooden planks when drying them, this tool can also be used for determining the moisture content of your buds. Get the perfect dry and better terpene profiles without guessing and know when to start ( and stop ) curing. (Watch video)

  • Large LCD display with big digits for quick and easy viewing.
  • Automatically powers off after 15 minutes without operation.
  • Designed with high precision pins, simply penetrate into the test surface and quickly know the moisture level.
  • Designed with two measuring modes to meet your different needs.
  • Data hold function makes keeping track of readings easy.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry. Moisture meter for professionals to ensure consistent results.

Requires a 9V battery (not included).

How to Test the Moisture Content of Cannabis

The moisture percentage of marijuana is an important figure to know. However, the shift in that percentage when buds go from drying, to curing, to packaging are mostly mysterious and subjective.

Cultivators have theories about what the proper cannabis moisture content should be processors also have theories on the proper humidity (and temperature) of the drying, curing and storage areas and use automatic climate control to control those factors.

These theories are often hard to quantify in measurable terms.

One way to measure the moisture percentage is to weigh off a small amount of bud and place it in an oven at roughly 30 degrees Celsius until it’s crispy and dry and hen measure the difference between its pre and post-oven weight and divide that number by the original weight of the wet material — the resulting number is the percentage of moisture.

Example:

A hundred grams of dried, un-manicured buds were weighed out, then placed in a low-temperature oven until they were crispy. When they were weighed again, their weight came to 91.5 grams, a difference of 8.5 grams from their pre-treatment weight. Taking 8.5 divided by the weight of the original, results in the percentage of moisture (8.5 percent) in the un-treated bud.

Using a Moisture Meter

There are at least two styles of moisture meters. It is best to use the sort that comes with two probes, about 2 cm apart and sticking out less than 1 cm.

The most accurate results are obtained when setting the the meter on the “softwood” setting.

The actual measurement might not be perfectly accurate, but as long as it’s consistent, it can be used as a standard. There is widespread opinion that 12 percent moisture is a good content of water. It’s also the percentage at which small sticks audibly snap.

Proposed moisture readings for various humidity levels of processing and smoking:

  • Drying ends: 14-15%
  • Curing ends: 11-12%
  • Pleasant smoke: 10-12%
  • Harsh dry smoke: 10% or less