Why do pro Hemp people prefer Sheepshead Hemp Drying? From seed to harvest, to your last plantings, to the first bloom, you are at the whim of Mother Nature. As you likely have already discovered, Mother Nature favors a short lived crop over a very long lived one. Hemp Drying Systems enables you to take control after harvest, giving you a single solution: Increase shelf life.
The 2021 Farm Bill proposes to deregulate industrial hemp production. This will open up a huge market for farmers who wish to utilize the hemp drying technology. It will also enable smaller producers to enter into the growing and selling industry. This bill will make it easier for research scientists to delve into the health benefits and the viability of using the Hemp in the medical community and in the manufacturing industry.
Hemp Drying Systems removes excessive moisture content from the stems and leaves, resulting in a higher quality product. Hemp Stocks can be optimized for maximum moisture content and maintained over time. Hemp Drying Systems can be used to control pests and to reduce the development of mold and mildew on the plant. Hemp Drying reduces air pockets that grow due to rapid climate changes and reduces the need for added oxygen to complete the “Hemp drying” process.
There are three main types of Hemp Drying Systems available. Cool Dry Drying Botanicals uses electronic air compressors to rapidly evaporate plant materials into water. This method of drying results in an almost dry product with high moisture content. Heat Drying Botanicals uses hot air blowers to circulate warm air in the air spaces of the Hemp Stocks reducing the evaporation rate and moisture content.
Hemp Drying Solution consists of Hemp Stocks soaked in a saturating solution of vegetable oil, which is then passed through a wet milling machine to remove the starch and water content. The Hemp Drying Solution dries to a powdered form and is commonly combined with various ingredients such as wheat starch, wheat flour, coconut flour, or dried fruit to produce different mixtures. Drying solutions can be applied directly to Hemp Stocks through a Feeder Brush or by using wicks.
In order to properly dry Hemp, an absorbent pad must be placed over the Hemp Stocks prior to processing to allow for complete drying. Hemp Drying can be completed in three different phases, pre-fertilization, post-fertilization and completely dry stage. Pre-fertilization helps Hemp plants to begin the growth process, post-fertilization helps to control excessive moisture levels and fully dry Hemp plants for harvest. Hemp Drying is highly productive when using pre-fertilization methods and should be left until the Hemp plants are completely dormant throughout the winter. Once the Hemp plants come out of dormancy, they will require a minimum of six months of continuous dryness before harvesting.
During the post-fertilization period, the Hemp crop should be monitored for moisture levels. Any moisture level above 5% should be removed and treated with a feeder system of fans to help maintain a constant humidity level. Hemp Drying can also be achieved by using either drip irrigation or a misting system using a spray bottle with water held at a specific height above the Hemp crop. Hemp Drying can be completed in three different phases, pre-fertilization, post-fertilization and completely dry.
Hemp Drying Machines is available to dry all varieties of Hemp in-line using one of two methods; a spiral drying method or a belt dryers method. Either method will result in complete drying of the Hemp using energy to pull air through the growing truss. Both types of Hemp Drying Machines are available to fit any given Hemp grower’s needs, including; compact model and main line. Hemp Drying Machines has the ability to run at full blast using high speeds or slow speed drying methods. Depending on the Hemp crop being grown and its mature growth stage, Hemp Drying Machines may run at various temperatures from high speed (HP) to very slow speed (LP).
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