Plants smell

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Psuedo, Jul 1, 2018.

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    Psuedo

    Psuedo Well-Known Member

    My buds smelled like ungrounded coffee beans of some flavor is the best way I can describe it. When I smelled them today they had a more tart almost pickely smell. Just wondering if that smell will come back and if that's an indicator that they are over ripening or ripe etc? Also will it come back after the cure?

    Edit: bad topic title of course they smell lol
     
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    Bugeye

    Bugeye Well-Known Member

    Hard to say, some strains will smell very different over growth cycle and into curing, like cheese varieties, while others retain a terpene profile that is pretty consistent, like a Durban. Not sure I'd recommend using smell as a ripeness test.
     
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    Psuedo

    Psuedo Well-Known Member

    Yea it was more of an observation. It's just a pain in the butt with the 10 dollar RadioShack scope I got forever ago. The pistils at the top are withering, and most of the ones left elsewhere are amber or barely any white ones. Just curious about the aromas and if that changes over the plants cycle.

    I'm just paranoid about this plant because its an auto and has been hot and humid most it's life.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    you'll get a more accurate idea of what it's going to smell like by rubbing the stalk between two fingers and smelling that.
    not a joke.....most of what you're smelling from the buds are the most volatile terpenes, and they will quickly fade after chop,
    the terps that you can smell from rubbing the stem are the heavier ones that won't evaporate nearly as quickly, and will be closer to the odor after your cure
     
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    LinguaPeel

    LinguaPeel Member

    Pickles? You in AZ? Only place I've smelled the pickle.

    What strain? Extensive crossbreeding has different aspects of these plants maturing at different times. Rather than all at once at harvest time.
     
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    Psuedo

    Psuedo Well-Known Member

    It's just a seed I got from one bag. I had another from another bag, but it didnt germ. Yea it smelled like un-ground coffee for a while. Then it had a more dank smell as the coffee smell went away. I could still smell the coffee smell just had to touch the buds. After I watered it the pickel-ish smell went away.

    Anyways if you want pics I have this thread in autoflower
    https://www.rollitup.org/t/looking-for-input-flowering.968230/

    I have a topic in harvest and cure also. Hopefully my hygrometer is spot on. It shpuld be the way it was packaged.
     
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    InTheValley

    InTheValley Well-Known Member

    I get the strong Coffee Bean smell to. Bag seed, and I use foodsaver for cure,
     
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    docter

    docter Well-Known Member

    Cool.
     
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    Indacouch

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    You're already curing correct?
     
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    Psuedo

    Psuedo Well-Known Member

    I am. 6 days of drying. My buds were small. I have another topic here in Harvest and Cure.
     

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