LED, or Light Emitting Diode, grow lights are becoming more popular in cannabis growing because of their strong light intensity, variable color spectrum, lower power consumption and lower operating heat than traditional incandescent lighting. With a myriad of sizes, shapes and brands of LED grow lights available there are a few simple things to consider when choosing the best light to grow your cannabis.
Heat production/ cooling ability
Physical Attributes (Weight, Size and shape)
Remote Controls/ Optional Accessories
Warranty/ Customer Service
With just a little research and forethought you can insure that you have the best LED grow lights for your cannabis cultivation.
Please visit https://www.ledtonic.com/ to learn more about the awesome LEDTonic Z2 and Z5 grow lights.
Box Mod Vapes are essentially vaporizers with advanced features and high capacity batteries for long life and extended power range to accommodate large tanks for e cig juice and the large puffs that many serious vapors chase after. It was the e cig market that first popularized box mod vaporizers but because they are great for travel with their big batteries and because they are powerful and will operate with numerous attachments for cannabis, they are growing in popularity with marijuana users as well. You can find attachments for using dry herb, wax as well as THC/ CBD oils and they are compatible with almost all 510 thread cartridges.
Why choose a box mod vape?
The big removable batteries make it easy to replace or upgrade the batteries. You can also keep a spare battery charged making it great for long trips and extended use.
The ability to have such a wide variable wattage range allows for use with large tanks with custom wrapped coils for cloud chasers. But also allows you to lower the wattage to use with smaller cartridges and coils.
Box Mods also offer maximum compatibility with attachments when compared with other types of vaporizers. Not only are many attachments made for them exclusively, most others will work with box mods if you adjust the settings appropriately.
Having a good potting mix to grow your cannabis plants in is crucial for a bountiful harvest of buds. Let’s take a look at the components of Happy Frog potting mix and see how closely we can recreate it by taking our own topsoil and compost and combining it with perlite, peat moss, earthworm castings and other natural organic matter. Our end result will be a well draining, nutrient rich soil for our cannabis crop to thrive in.
Learn How to Make Rosin Chip Cannabutter & Amazing Cannabis Brownies Today on Cannabasics #103. This episode is sponsored by WizardPuff.com online head shop! Save $$$ with the code RUFFHOUSE Not only is pressing your own rosin a great non-chemical way to extract cannabis concentrates, it’s also an awesome way to make sure you get the most out of your cannabis if you save the leftover rosin chips to make edibles and/ or tinctures. Today we will cover my favorite and most thorough method yet of making cannabis butter with leftover rosin chips. And then I will share my simple, yet delicious “Dank Forest Weed Brownies Recipe” with you.
With the growing popularity of 510 thread cartridges it may be challenging to decide which is the best type of device to use. Let’s look at 5 common types of vaporizer pens to use for 510 thread thc or cbd cannabis oil cartridges.
DEVICE 1: STYLUS (SteamCloud Stylus)
Features: 280 mAh battery Airflow activated
Pros: Simplest to operate Usually Affordable
Cons: Limited temperature options Small battery capacity
DEVICE 2: FLAT STICK (SteamCloud Micro)
Features: 360 mAh battery 3 temperature settings
Pros: Affordably priced Micro USB charging Compact size
Cons: Small battery capacity
DEVICE 3: VARIABLE STICK (SteamCloud Evod)
Features: 900 mAh battery Fully variable voltage
Pros: Dial in best voltage for cart Stronger batteries
Cons: Longer size leaves cart vulnerable Less stealthy
DEVICE 4: COMPACT PEN (SteamCloud Mini 2.0)
Features: 650 mAh battery variable voltage
Pros: Very compact and stealthy Inset connection protects cartridge
Cons: Requires magnetic adapter (included) Best suited for longer cartridges
DEVICE 5: BOX MOD (SteamCloud Box Mod)
Features: 1600 mAh battery Variable voltage Variable resistance
Pros: Compatible with cartridges and larger sub ohm tanks Most options for power/ resistance Strongest battery
SIGNS IT’S TIME TO HARVEST When growing outside the Season of the year will determine when it’s time to harvest. In late fall the larger leaves will yellow, die and fall off. The buds will change color depending on the strain. They may turn purplish, darken or even lighten in color. The trichome heads will turn from clear mostly clear to mostly amber.
HARVESTING THE PLANTS OR BUDS Some like to harvest the buds as they mature individually which is an excellent method. However we are harvesting at the end of the season with frost coming soon so the entire plants will be harvested. I like to attach a twist tie or a clip to hang the plant before I cut it off but it’s up to you. Using sharp clean pruners, cut the plant off at the base, be gentle with it as you take it to the processing or curing location.
TO TRIM OR NOT TO TRIM You can trim some of the larger fan leaves before you begin the initial curing process which will result in quicker curing but some say the flavor and intensity of the smoke may suffer a bit. So you can make that decision based on your needs or preferences at the time before you hang the plants for curing.
CURING NOT DRYING Curing is removing the moisture, but unlike drying, it’s done as slowly as possible without mold forming. A cool, dry closet works great.
Hang the plants from the base of the stems in a secure location where the smell will not be an issue. Also keep it free from moisture, insects and drafts as well as intense heat and or cold.
Ideal temp: 65° F – 75° F
Ideal Humidity: 45% – 55%
Ideal time: Until small branches snap not bend
It will likely take about 1 to 2 weeks depending on size, density and other factors. When small stems snap but the large stem still bends a little you can finish off the curing for smoking cannabis. For cooking, extracting cannabis you do not need to continue with the slow cure.
If you are slow curing for a smooth smoke you can use glass jars, like mason jars, to store the cannabis looseley in the jar filled only about ⅔ full. Keep in the same controlled climate condition as before for a few weeks. Open the jars to burp the air and let breathe for a few minutes every few days until fully cured to your preference for smoking.
MANICURING THE BUDS Once cured initially you can manicure the buds if you desire. If making edibles or concentrates you may decide to skip this step, or at least keep the trimming from the manicure for edibles or other uses. After manicuring is a good time to do the final curing as removing the leaves fully will help the aroma and flavor of the cured cannabis.
I hope this first season of Seeds, Soil and Sun was useful and informative. Please see the entire season at the link below and stay tuned to season 2 coming in Spring 2019.
Learn how to make cannabis infused oils, such as olive, coconut or grape seed, or clarified butter using the Sou Vide method. Not only is this a precise and careful method to make cannabutter but it also can be done with virtually no odor. Also a simple brownie recipe to use the infused oil is included at the end.
Clarified Butter or Olive, Coconut, Vegetable, Grapeseed Oil
Grind cannabis flower and/or crumble rosin chips into sous vide bag. Remove the air with a vacuum sealer, hand pump or hand squeezing.
Heat sous vide to high (195° F.) Submerge bag with cannabis into water chamber and clip into place to keep submerged. Decarb for 1 hour.
Turn Sous Vide up to 211° F. When temp reaches 205° F remove bag but leave Sous Vide to continue heating. Carefully add the oil or butter to the bag and reseal. (Do not vacuum seal)
Infuse in water bath for 2 – 4 hours on High (211° F.) Replace water as required to keep from evaporating below minimum line.
Strain the oil from the cannabis with a fine mesh filter or cheesecloth.
Store in freezer for months, refrigerator for weeks or use immediately in your favorite cannabis infused recipe or right out of the container.
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