How To Add Flavour To Your Cannabis Before, During, And After Harvest
Have you grown tired of the taste of cannabis? Less than impressed with strains that promise fruit, mint, chocolate, or vanilla flavours? Take things into your own hands with infused cannabis. This how-to article gives you three easy ways to make your weed taste better than you ever dreamed.
Strains like Blueberry, Bubba Kush, and Strawberry Cough promise naturally sweet or fruity tastes, but the primary flavour will still be weed. If you’d like to change things up, try one of these infusion methods to add a little more zing to your stash.
FLAVOURED CANNABIS BEFORE HARVEST
Stop watering your plants 3–4 days before you plan to harvest so the soil can dry out. Don’t let them get so dry they start to die. If you see any wilting, water lightly. On harvest day, mix up a mild solution of 15ml essential oils or food-grade extracts to 20l of water. Slowly water your plants to minimise runoff. Allow them to slake their thirst for 3–5 hours before cutting.
Because they’ve been freshly watered, the flowers will contain more moisture than you might be used to at harvest time. Keep them separated and allow for plenty of airflow during the initial dry to prevent mould.
FLAVOURING WEED DURING HARVEST
If you’ve already started to cut down your plants, it’s not too late to flavour your weed. Fill a glass with the above “flavoured water” solution and place a freshly cut branch in it. As long as the leaves are still alive, they’ll draw water up the stem and into the flower’s calyxes. After about a week, remove the cutting, then dry and cure as usual.
The same warning about mould applies to this technique.
FLAVOURING MARIJUANA AFTER HARVEST
After flowers are jarred, you can still change the flavour by adding items to the jar.
Soak a cotton ball in an extract or essential oil, attach it to the jar lid, and allow it to hang down inside the lid, but not to touch the buds. Keep an eye on the jar for condensation or any other signs of excess moisture that could cause mould and rot.
Adding dried items to the jar works well too, and it minimises the risk of mould. As long as they’re fully dried, you can add citrus peels, an apple slice, flower petals, and spices like rosemary, cinnamon, or cloves. Empty out a tea bag, then fill with loose material to keep your flavouring agent and herb separated.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Different strains, and even different plants of the same strain, will absorb flavourings at a different rate. Plus, each flavouring will alter the weed’s natural taste in a unique way. Until you know what will happen and what you like, experiment with a single plant, a single branch, or a single jar of weed. The last thing you want to do is get so carried away by the possibilities that you ruin an entire harvest.
Food-grade extracts are as close as your local grocery store. Walk up the baking aisle, look for the spices and you’ll find strawberry extract, almond extract, rum extract, and more, in addition to the ubiquitous vanilla extract. These are best because they’re intended to be used in food. If you choose an essential oil, look carefully at the ingredients to make sure they’re safe for human consumption. Put a tiny drop on your finger and give it a taste. If it burns, has a chemical aftertaste, or is too perfumey, you might want to take a pass.
Avoid any flavouring that contains a lot of sugar. Sugar burns easily and smells bad when it does, so it won’t make your weed taste better.
Enhanced flavours and aromas can fade quickly when they’re left in the open air. Once jarred, keep the lids tightly sealed to hold in the goodness. However, you still need to keep a close eye on the humidity level inside the jar to prevent mould. Using a small hydrometer that you can view from outside a sealed jar helps.
Finally, keep your expectations in check. Infused cannabis still tastes like cannabis, only better if you do it right. Use proper growing, drying, and curing techniques to ensure that your herb has a smooth, pleasant taste, with or without additional help.
Did you know you can use simple flavourings like strawberry extract to change the way your weed tastes? It's so easy, anyone can do it.
The flavors of marijuana
Fruity, spicy, wood, flowers … With use of cannabis we can get as many flavors as you please at all times.
Each plant coming from marijuana seed has some unique characteristics of taste, smell and cannabinoids. The world of cannabis offers a wide range of possibilities, for cultivating different genetic varieties, can also have very different experiences of consumption. Different flavors and smells, that we can try and choose the one that suits our needs.
Until not too many years ago, on marijuana, you are only knew 3 kinds of flavors: fruity, earthy and floral, but today, thanks to the crossing of genetic varieties, there are at least 48 flavors contrasted by experts and consumers. Among the flavors and aromas that can be found are the fruity flavor, the aroma of coffee, the aroma of cheese, woody taste, the smell of jasmine, mint, pistachio, tabasco, lavender … In addition, the origin of full range of flavors offered marijuana is natural and organic.
Why are there different flavors?
The great amount of flavors and odors that can be found in the cannabis is the result of the combination of two organic elements present in marijuana: flavonoids and terpenes. The former are fragrances with many antioxidant and anticancer properties (the best known flavonoids are beta-carotene and lycopene).
Terpenes are organic compounds that create essential oils secreted by plant resins. These elements make each variety has a different aromatic qualities also influence differently in our bodies.
Do you fancy a candy, something spicy or floral flavor?
Over 100 different terpenes in marijuana are known and then you are going to present the best known and also some very curious.
The flavored candy of the Bubblegum or Cream caramel varieties will delight the sweet tooth, also while delight our palate got also improve our health because marijuana strains containing this sweet improve moods and are good to fight depression and inflammatory pain.
The pungent, sweet and spicy is achieved with the terpene called Caryophyllene. Experts say it can increase the libido and even in other priorities, which reaches remove toothache.
The pungent, sweet and spicy is achieved with the terpene called Caryophyllene.
If you are over floral scents and flavors, you will be interested marijuana floral flavor, terpene responsible for this scent is called Linalool. While you breathe the scent of a flower-filled garden, also you will provide your body awareness and inner peace. Also, if you throw in your pillow, a little smoke of this cannabis variety, you’ll sleep like an angel.
In Piensa en verde, you can find a variety scented mint and rosemary, this is Lavender, an aroma with a very popular fragrance. And if you opt for a sweeter taste, you can get with Vanilla Essenz, a liquid essence for electronic cigarettes. For these devices there is also the essence of mint flavor with a fresh herb.
Taste of fuel
Today you can also find very alternative flavors. If you are daring, you can try the diesel varieties on the market, it seems incredible but yes, you can actually have the smell of petrol in your own home.
Terpenes such varieties are citrus, combined with the aromas of turpentine that are the aromas that give a touch of oil or fuel. This variety reduces stress and relaxes enough.
If you decide to refuel at Piensa En Verde you will find the NYC Diesel Auto, with exquisite taste very distinct lemon-lime with a hint of fuel.
Moreover, we have the wood flavor of the best known. It is found in marijuana that has the Caryophyllene, Carene or pinene terpenes, plus reassuring, this intense taste alleviates pain caused by inflammation of muscles and tendons.
Terpenes we have discussed, are the main component of the essential oils of plants. Aromatherapy uses the medicinal properties to benefit overall health. It is possible to make marijuana essential oil is used in perfumes, cosmetics, soap, candles, and also to provide flavor in the kitchen.
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By Noelia Jimenez Team Piensa En Verde
Until not too many years ago, on marijuana, you are only knew 3 kinds of flavors, but today there are at least 48 flavors contrasted by experts