Is smell intensity mostly a strain dependent trait?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by firsttimeARE, Dec 4, 2017.


    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I use same drying method and for some strains they dont smell spectacular and some do.

    This blue dream ive been running smelled good but now that its been,in the jars a few weeks the smell is gone.

    This shooks rum kush smells so dank though.

    Both were dried right next to eachother.

    The BD was harvested a tad early. Could that affect smell?
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    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    Harvesting early could certainly affect the smell. Many of the terpenes may still be forming and those are what give each strain it's distinctive odor. Too early, less terpenes, makes sense to me but I'm not certain that that is all there is to it.

    Terpenes are easily lost and their role in how pot effects one medicinally is just beginning to be known in depth. Their roll in how the pot is going to taste and smell is well established tho.

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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Well it smelled,good but felt too moist so I aired it out and then it lost its smell. Its still a good moisture level. 60%
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    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    whenever I found a non stinky it was my fault.
    over fed/watered-lock out/ph/pm=huge stink stealing culprits
    I have lost the stink when I left buds to dry in my growing space, outdoors or left too long in a jar or harvested early.
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    GroErr Well-Known Member

    Lots of factors can affect them for sure, I'd guess in this order based on my personal experience.

    1) Strain/genetics
    2) Environment/lighting
    3) Harvest window and dry/cure methods

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Guess ill keep strain hunting

    Ive had few strains reek in my time growing.

    I usually big leaf hang dry for 7-10 days at 70F 50% RH.

    Thing is the buds stunk before I elt them air dry for a few hours
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    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    does your nute mix have sulfur? i've noticed that helps with smells.

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Yes. Its a full nutrient. 8% S
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    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    how about humics or fulvics? i'm messing around with them now in my mix

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Dont use any of those

    My cousin was by and his bud he had had that danky taste. Like diesel fuel

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I dont think ots the nutrients as I grew some shooks rum kush the same wya and dried,it the same and it straight up stank. A true triple,bagger

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Genetics play a big part in smells, but so does growing environment , nutrient regiment, and drying/curing methods. Might need to back track and found out where it went wrong but could just be weak genetics, is it your first run with this genetic?
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    This is my 4th run. I did clone off clone though so maybe that watered the genes down?

    A guy I was talking to swears by mycos and Atami Bio-NRG Flavor as adding more terpenes. He says it makes his strawberries juicier as well.

    What do yall think?

    The interesting part was the shooks rum kush was overfed towards the end. I cut it at 1.4EC when im normally at 0.8EC at cut.

    Samblakaka Active Member

    You can't "water down" genes when cloning. It's like making a digital copy of a file, you can do it forever and it stays the same. The only thing that will kill it is lack of grower talent, cloning does not weaken genetics in any way.

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    You can run clones for years if you keep the source plants healthy so that wouldn't be a factor. Longest clone I have going right now is ~3 years old and I don't keep mothers so that's a lot of clone-the-clone offspring in that timeframe, they're the same as the original plant.

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Ok...what about the mycos and molasses?

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    Tried supplementing with molasses for a while, didn't see any significant improvements and stopped. There's a ton of elements in high % in it, it could certainly have some helpful or detrimental effects, including lock-outs or burn if over-used.

    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I may just have to run some seeds and hunt for a new strain. Wanna do that anyways to have some variety. I havent run a seed in months and i got hundreds.​
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    This what im working with. Wasnt a huge fan of the IHG of a different strain.

    In House Genetics - Blackcherry Pie BX - x10

    Bodhi - Guava Hashplant - x6
    Bodhi - Mountain Temple - x6
    Bodhi - Strange Brew - x12

    303 Genetics - Pipe Dream - x2
    303 Genetics - Dank #5 - x1
    303 Genetics - Gogi Queen x Yeti OG Tester - x2
    Pollen Chucker - Skywalker OG Clone x Triploid - x42
    Pollen Chucker - Mob Boss x Triploid x Pipe Dream (303) - x28
    303 Genetics - Triangle Kush x Yeti Tester - x 3
    Pollen Chucker - Mob Boss
    x Unknown Triploid - x23

    Archive - Pieface - x10
    Archive - Grimace OG - x 8
    Archive - Stinkbomb - x2

    Out of this which would you fuck with first?
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    evergreengardener Well-Known Member

    these i would pop 2 of each
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
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