Difference Between The Pharmaceutical and Home Freeze Dryer

Are you a home grower? Planning to buy your own freeze dryer but don't know which one? Hash guy but deciding which freeze dryer to buy? GrowLight Heaven is here for you to help buy the right freeze dryer for your needs. In this article, we will answer one of the most common questions we get: What’s the difference between the pharmaceutical freeze dryer and home freeze dryer? 

Originally, the pharmaceutical freeze dryer was made for medicines and oils- products that do not have a lot of volume. It has a patented technology that keeps the product fresh, and preserves the potency, color, shape and nutrition of any organic material. It is perfect for freeze drying herbs, oils, medicines, remedies, pharmaceuticals, and compounds. We have even had customers who used it for Skittles and for Aloe Vera! The shelves on the pharmaceutical unit are much lower in height, so for candies like taffies, it’s not good because it will expand and get messy. 

When applying it to cannabis, it is the best for ice water extraction and bubble hash. Our customers primarily use it for that, and they love it. Many of the customers love the size medium because of the value per liter that you get, being that it is almost a thousand dollars cheaper than the large, and still has seven trays! The pharmaceutical is the one that is stocked and ships really quickly (all sizes). 

The HOME version has more room, and was originally made for food, or anything that is bigger. The only thing is, it has a longer lead time, so sometimes people use the following trick, if they are in a rush. You can buy the pharmaceutical unit, and then order the HOME shelving unit separately, which easily plugs into the back of the freeze dryer, and allows you to freeze dry food in it as well. Hack! 

Both have their good features. The freeze dryers have built in intelligence. It automatically and perfectly manages the freeze drying process. The ideal vacuum pressure and drying temperature is maintained for each material – preserving freshness and potency. Just choose what fits well with what you need.  

To summarize it all: The pharmaceutical freeze dryer is perfect for bubble hash and ice-water extraction, While the home freeze dryer is for food or flower. What are you waiting for? Reach out today if you have any questions- we are only one click away.