Friends say buds have certain smell to them...

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Anon Emaus, May 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM.

    Anon Emaus

    Anon Emaus Well-Known Member

    I've grown for a few years and am pretty experienced I'd say. I grow in hydro and follow typical dry/cure practices. I've had multiple people tell me that my buds, no matter the strain or if i grew it this year or two years ago, have a certain smell to them along with their own signature smells. They say it has a sort of potpourri type smell and taste.

    My dry and cure goes as usual, harvest, trim, hang dry in tent at 55-60% RH for 5-10 days until small stems snap. Jar them up and burp daily then weekly as they go with constant RH monitoring. They will then stay in jars, if a friend is having some it will go in a bag for first time and to them. I wonder if maybe because my friends never experience truly "fresh" only bagged once bud that its just that causing the difference to them? Or has anyone experienced this issue and found what was causing it?

    Now sometimes I will use Boveda packs to correct RH in jars, I've read rumors of Boveda affecting smell before so just throwing that out there if that's been seen to cause this.
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    docter Well-Known Member

    I have found boveda packs to me at least alter the smell to some degree. If was to take a guess It is the natural quality of salts they use. However I do in fact still use them for long term storage regardless.
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    RegularOrMenthol? Member

    It's hydro dude.. Your nutes are designed with the scent in them. You been using the same nutes. Give up the fake gimmick sauce and let the microbes do the real smellies. I bet you dont even know what your strains actually smell like naturally, without the potpourri inducing nutes.. If you grow in Arizona and your "friends" are thousands of cardholders I guarantee you its your nutes. The shit smellz like cheap body wash, rejected Mexican air freshener scents and bowling alley shoe sprays around here. That ain't weed terps.
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    are you an ass in every thread you post in?
    you might be on to something, but who's going to listen to you when you're an insulting ass when you say it?
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    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    That's the best. floral haze smell, almost like a fragrant soap.
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    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    You know that flowers naturally can small floral, right? It's even in the name. You know what potpourri is? It's flowers!! Really think about this one.

    Hydroponics is a bunch odorless white salts and one orange salt.... I wouldn't use fragrances in my mixes...
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    charface Well-Known Member

    Anon Emaus

    Anon Emaus Well-Known Member

    or maybe im just some loser that grows some pot in his basement...i appreciate the comment tho!
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    Dan Drews

    Dan Drews Well-Known Member

    Have you been to a local cannabis dispensary to smell and sample the competition? Is a 'legal' state close enough for you to go do some scratching and sniffing?

    Without smell-o-vision, it's hard for us to determine what smell your friends might be smelling. Maybe you need new friends?

    Seriously, come to the next RIU cookout and compare notes. You'll get invaluable information that will take away all the guesswork.
    Joint Monster

    Joint Monster Well-Known Member

    OP I know what you're talking about, but I have not quite put my finger on it.

    I've been to two local dispensaries who have a large variety of strains. I know one dispensary produces their own, and I highly believe the second one also produces their own. I'd say 80-90% of their strains (I guess, what they do not out-source) all have a similar smell and colour tinge to them, in addition to what the original strain should smell like.

    I always chalked it up to something went wrong with the nutrient feed schedule, flushing or drying. It is possible it's just a bad pheno.

    @RegularOrMenthol? I both agree and disagree. I've seen some insanely good bud grown in basic GH nutes, side-by-side with some nice organic you would not be able to tell the difference.
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