if it's a bushy plant I will cut stalks apart leaving fan leaves on sometimes half way through drying I will cut off bigger fan leaves. if it's a tree type like the purple dream I hang it whole remove large fan leaves and let it dry. I don't go as far as some who dry until the stalks are dry and snap. when the bud is firm and would burn well in a bowl I trim. then they go in jars with no humidity pack for at least 2 weeks of curing. some cultivars need more. IMPORTANT. if you use this method you must open jars and burp for at least 10-30 mins a day or mold could occur. I leave lids off everyday until buds are firmed up and mid dry. then they finish curing in jars. I don't vacuum seal the flower until it's been in the jars at least a month.
Hi GrowerDeconDave, Never seen anyone dry with Fan Leaves still on. Please describe your curing process. I've been winging it and going into burping bags as soon as possible. Wishing someone made a curing cabinet.