I have been washing my buds with a peroxide/water (a la Jorge) solution and rinsing with regular water before drip drying. It seems to work fine, but I was wondering what to make of the oil slick that comes off of the buds? I think cervantes mentions the powdery mildew ejecta- but what I’m seeing looks like oil on water and has me wondering if somehow the trich heads are rupturing and washing off into the water. If not - what else could it be? pollution? Bug shit? I have occasionally sprayed neem over the life of the plants - but its been a good while since. Free
Also - I noticed some fine silt in the water as I rinsed out the tub - sort of beige/amber tiny particulate. My water may have been colder that day because the rinse bins had stayed overnight.
Think its possible that there is some level of “hashmaking” happening where the trick heads are popping off in the wash? I know there are people who do an icewater process for hash - surely it has to be colder than 45deg?
Anyone out there know the science behind the sludge?