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Why do certain buds appear dank yet produce little vapor?

Discussion in 'Vaporizables' started by Cardiox, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Cardiox

    Cardiox Active Member

    I recently picked up a batch of flower that seems dank by appearance yet does not smell dank or produce much vapor. The buds are not sticky but appear to be filled with trichomes . When grinding , the trichomes separate from the actual plant material thus giving me like 1-2 good puffs when my vapexhale normally gives me 5-6 good hits with even the worst of flower . The hits I do take give me a moderate buzz but I am all about large , intoxicating hits . Is this explained by a lower thc content despite appearing to be filled with thc? Or is it just vaping the thc quicker because the material is more dry ?
  2. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

    Lots of possible things in play from less than optimal growing and processing to just individual perception. Go back to your grower and see what they know, switch up vapes, get a second opinion from another user, etc. Sadly, you really can't get much more than anecdotal stories if folks don't have a sample to base their comment on. Good Luck.
  3. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

    If you were to take a picture you would see a lot of trichome stalks or whatever you'd call them but few heads. That's my guess anyway. And from what I understand most of the goodies are in the trichome head.
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  4. MegaMan2k

    MegaMan2k Well-Known Member

    Or maybe it was a bad grow and the heads didnt even get to mature properly in the first place. I see this ALL the time with comercial grown,

    Its a good way to make bud appear to be better than it is.

    Bring a jewlers loop when checking buds before purchase
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  5. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

    Wirral, U.K.
    IMO this ^
    I've had buds looking frosty at first glance, but upon closer inspection found a lot of the heads missing
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  6. MegaMan2k

    MegaMan2k Well-Known Member

    Thats why i think selling the bud with immature heads count as a sales "trick"
    where as bashing off the heads on purpose before sales is more of a "scam"
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  7. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    the buds could have been rolled in a kief collector knocking of the heads as mentioned in other posts... that knocks off medication too
  8. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    All good guesses so far, but no one can answer this question for you without being there with you unfortunately.
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  9. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

    IME , automatic strains produce very good looking buds but potency (and vapor production) sucks.
  10. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Goes to show you how so many factors come into play when growing, because I can't say my experience leads me to anywhere near the same conclusion you have regarding autos.

    I could write down 52 different reasons why on a deck of cards and toss them into the air, pick one, and have as good of an answer for OP as any given here, considering what we know about OP's conundrum, which is really...not much at all without at minimum, having a sample ourselves(No, i'm not asking for a sample of OP's less than mediocre described flower).

    This is one of those threads where people just say whatever like its gonna remotely give OP any answer other than...THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL WHAT THE ISSUE IS WITH HIS FLOWER thru the interweb. None.

    Sorry Op, but if you like to feed on supposition, keep this thread going. Nobody can help here, nor will anyone be helped by what we say here. Not because nobody wants to, but you have asked an unanswerable question.

    We do know it's not your vape malfunctioning though, which is a good thing.
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  11. MegaMan2k

    MegaMan2k Well-Known Member

    Well not conclusive no but this is generally something that happens to people often when buying smaller quantities flowers etc.

    So atleast he might know what to look for now for future purchases
    Trichome diameters and the colors of them
    And to bring a jewelers loop next time

    Id say thats plenty helpful :-)
  12. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

    Not all trichomes are the same. While frostiness does seem to have a strong correlation with perceived potency, it isn't always the case that that frostier buds are better.
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