Every weed strain smells different and has a unique taste and smell. It can be fruity, or skunky, or a bit earthy. As a grower, your goal is to get the highest possible yield from cannabis buds that not only taste great but also smell great. But what influences the smell? And why is it that every strain smells different? Read on and discover everything about that wonderful weed scent!
We all want buds that smell great and taste good. But the power (the high) of the flower tops is of course also very important. As a grower, you actually have 3 main goals: you want flower tops that have a powerful effect, you want flower tops that taste great and you want flower tops that smell great. That's what's on your wish list, right? This is not only what you want as a grower, but also what you want as a consumer. Taste and smell greatly influence the overall experience. If you have a cannabis bud that is very powerful in effect, but it tastes horrible, then the experience is still bad. Many cannabis strains are named after the scent they spread, like Skunk, Cappuccino, Blueberry, Cheese, and Pineapple. All these names are bases on the smell and taste of the weed strain.
Taste and smell are very important elements when it comes to the appreciation of a weed strain. What do you do when you buy a bag of weed? Exactly, then you put your nose in the bag and you smell in the bag to absorb some scents of the pot. In addition to focusing on a very large harvest, it is therefore also important to consider how to optimize the smell and taste of your harvest. Growing cannabis is not just about large buds with THC-rich trichomes, but also about the wonderful scent that comes off when you smoke it. Smell stimulates the senses and is an undervalued, but very important part of how a strain is experienced. By taking certain measures to increase the smell and taste of your harvest, you ensure that your entire harvest becomes more qualitative.
Terpenes in cannabis
Cannabis plants contain terpenoids and terpenes. These two provide the scent and taste of your buds, and if you give them substances that they like, they will do their best to make your buds smell even better. The terpenoids and terpenes can be found in the trichomes, which are on top of a kind of small hairs on the cannabis tops. You can hardly see them with the naked eye, but if you use a magnifying glass you can. With certain measures, you can promote the production of terpenes and terpenoids, and that has an effect on the taste and smell of your buds. Each strain packs genetics in which information is stored about the color, shape, size, content, but also about the smell and taste of the plant. The smell and taste can be promoted with certain techniques. Terpenes and terpenoids do not only occur in cannabis plants. These elements are found in almost everything that grows and flourishes in the plant kingdom. For example, they also provide the typical scent of pine, basil, citrus, and lavender. In addition, they play an important role in medicinal marijuana and they are able to influence the type of high (uplifting or relaxing) that you get from the use of weed.
Curing and drying
What also influences the smell and taste is the way in which the tops are cured and dried. If done correctly, you will keep the taste and odor pure. An average pace and good humidity protect the trichomes and ensure that the taste and smell are retained.