Hello everyone. I have a question about harvested bud and terpenes.
Basically, I have 12 different strains and none of them smell skunky or retain their myrcene terpene after cure (or even really had it during flower/harvest)…
Now it’s possible my collection of strains are just not skunky. Here’s what I detect 8 weeks after chop.
Genetics from Barney’s Farm (and their affiliates). Chopped in Jan/Feb 2020.
The Doctor - earthy, hint of chocolate
Tangerine Dream - citrus
Orange Sherbert - citrus
Gorilla Zkittlez - citrus/lemon
Blue Dream - blue fruit (light)
Blue Gelato - not much of a smell at all… tea maybe… herbal medicinish, maybe blue fruit
Phantom OG - not much of a smell at all… tea maybe… herbal medicinish
Red Dragon - red fruit (potent)
Red Diesel - red fruit (extremely potent)
Critical Cheese - cheese (maybe the slightest skunk)
New strains harvested last week (April 2020)
Gigabud - not much of a smell at all… tea maybe… herbal medicinish
Cookies Kush - earthy
Critical Mass CBD - fruity (extremely potent)
I’m wondering I’m my flowering environment is too hot or something and burning off that skunk/mycrene terpene… because what are the odds none of these strains are dank? I get all the other profiles: cheese, fruit, chocolate, orange… but little pine and very little skunk.
Yields are great. Bud is healthy and colorful. Harvested all strains 56-67 days when their trichs were cloudy… some probably went a couple days over, some under. Grow temps started around 77 with 1,000W LED lights and moved into 84 - 65 degree swings day/light at the end of flower. RH started around 60 and gradually moved down to high 30/low 40’s in the last couple weeks of flower. Good airflow. Lot’s of fans and exhaust out of the building. Plants hang dry for 3-6 days in as good of an environment as I can provide. Cut and burp for two weeks in plastic bags/glass jars. Pics below of the general operation. I can’t think of anything amiss but my gut tells me something is wrong.
What’s going on here? Who knows what’s up? Help is appreciated.
Night before harvest
Morning of harvest
RH/TEMP for drying (4-6 days)