Whether you grow cannabis or just like to use it, you might only be concerned about how much weed you have. But the smell and taste are also vital to both growers and users alike. There are many ways to maximize the smell and taste of your cannabis.
Learning the Basics for Growing
If you are a cannabis grower, you will want to learn how to care for the plants better. If you haven’t spent much time researching growing tips, now is the time to do so. For example, you should learn about the best time to harvest the plants, so you will maximize your yield. Plus, you will want to know how to dry your bud, and that will make a difference in the taste and smell.
Whether you just harvested your cannabis or are a user who purchased some fresh flower, the proper drying techniques are critical. You should never try to speed up the process since that will just make you feel disappointed with the results. If the buds feel damp on the outside, this is not the right time to cure them. You don’t want contaminants, such as mould, to develop. That will make the product smell bad.
Choosing the Best Strain
It is important for you to remember that a cannabis strain that has a great taste and smell is probably already fairly potent to begin with. Some strains are just more likely to have strong tastes and smells. Picking the right strain will allow you to maximize your cannabis experience.
Before going out and buying cannabis, it is important to research which ones have the best taste and smell. Look up several reviews on each strain you are considering to make sure that the information is accurate. Of course, some aromas are different than others. What one person finds unpleasant might become your new favourite strain. Make sure that you also look at reviews of the scent.
There are many different sativa-dominant strains, indica-dominant ones, and hybrids that will get you the best of both worlds. So, no matter what category you prefer, you can find a strain with a taste and smell that you like.
Taking Advantage of Terpenes
The reason that certain strains, such as Super Lemon Haze or Purple Kush, have unique flavours is because of terpenes. You can get terpenes separately and add them to your cannabis to maximize its taste. There is a wide range of uses for them, including flavouring your food.
When you think of terpenes, you might think of cannabis plants. However, they are actually in every plant in the world. When you are thinking about how to use them, remember that they are highly concentrated. That means that you only need a bit to get a lot of scent and taste. In fact, if you use too much, you might have an unpleasant experience because of how overpowering they can be.
Terpenes also support the molecules of the cannabis plant when it comes to making physiological and cerebral effects. Cannabinoids and terpenes produce a synergy, which is called the entourage effect. For this reason, terpenes are a vital part of using weed.
You will have to dilute your terpenes with a special oil. You might want to choose MCT, PEG, PG, or coconut oil. When you are using terpenes with your cannabis, you should begin with a concentration of 1 percent or less. Then, you can increase the strength once you get a better idea of how to use them with your cannabis. Remember that it only takes a little bit to get the flavour you are looking for.
Pairing Cannabis with Food
You might not have realized that food also has terpenes in it. Since there are so many new strains of cannabis on the market, it is easier than ever to pair food with your marijuana. Plus, you might get hungry when you use cannabis anyway, so having a nice meal can complement your experience. There are a few combinations you might want to try to get the most out of your cannabis.
Salmon with Super Lemon Haze
If you are having salmon or any other kind of seafood, you might want to pair it with Super Lemon Haze. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on your fish and see how it emphasizes each hit from this strain. Remember that this strain has quite a bit of THC in it at 20 to 25 percent. Make sure that you only take a bit before trying your meal. Many people find that this marijuana strain makes them laugh.
Yogurt and Blueberry Strain
You can boost the sweetness of many sugary strains with yogurt. But you might find that Blueberry Strain pairs perfectly with the refreshing snack. This strain’s berry, citrusy flavour is maximized when you enjoy a creamy bowl of yogurt. You’ll enjoy the pleasant aroma and the THC levels that are as high as 19 percent.
The strain itself will give you a relaxing body buzz with cerebral euphoria. The cold yogurt will only emphasize the flavours. Plus, yogurt has good bacteria and can help you feel full while avoiding bloating. You might want to add some other mix-ins, such as seeds, nuts, or even some blueberries.
Tomato Soup with Cookies and Cream
While this might sound like an odd pairing, the creamy, tangy tomato soup perfectly complements the toasty, sweet aroma of the Cookies and Cream strain. That can give you feelings of happiness, relaxation, and satisfaction. Or try pairing Cookies and Cream with cured meat, so the saltiness maximizes and balances out the sweetness.
Whatever you do, you will want to make sure that you pick a strain that will work for your personal preferences. If you are growing cannabis, pick one that works well in the environment you have while offering the taste, potency, and smell that you like. Don’t be afraid to pay a little more if it means getting a product that will help you to have the best experience possible.