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White ash vs Black Ash cannabis

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Hello fellow stoners. I do smoke my joints pure without baccy so sometimes I do get that black ash joint. I've never paid too much attention what is causing it. My first thoughts - maybe it's not dry enough? Well yes it is. It's sitting in the same jar as the bud before at rH of 55%... Hmm..second thoughts - Not flushed well? Chances this bud to be from a different plant are huge BUT they all get equal amount of flush. So quick google search brings me to...the same subjects we discussed above + a couple more. Lights off 2 days prior harvesting seems to increase the smokability of the weed and also dropping the temperature. Now that's some food for though. The temperature. It's been very hot this summer. Maybe that particular bud was in a hotspot?
Also during the search of that topic I've read something that GMO was mentioning. Flush does not change the smokability/flavour of the weed. What do you think of that? I've personally tried flushed/not flushed from same grow and..couldn't find a difference. But what about the nutrients left in the buds? Are they bad for your health?
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I would think nutrients left are the same as one grown outside in mud tbh.
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All ashes matter.
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Everything I've read it's nutes the blacker the Ash and the harsher the taste, white Ash better flush been reading this for years, wasn't until I joined this forum and everyone told me it was all BS I started to question it
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Might be to do with the chlorophyll breaking down Bulls.

Too short a cure and buds are still full of chlorophyll you get black ash, leave it longer so the chlorophyll has a better chance to break down and you get white?

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That's my understanding of it anyway. I'm probably wrong as usual. :oik!:
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Some pigments in cannabis will cause eben clean weed to leave a darker ash. But in generally the less and lighter the ash in color and texture the cleaner the smoke
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Elijahgrowz wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Everything I've read it's nutes the blacker the Ash and the harsher the taste, white Ash better flush been reading this for years, wasn't until I joined this forum and everyone told me it was all BS I started to question it
BLM won't like to hear that white ash is better than black ash. They'll be pulling down statues of cannabis farmers if they hear this. :fight:
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The Aspie Toker wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Elijahgrowz wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Everything I've read it's nutes the blacker the Ash and the harsher the taste, white Ash better flush been reading this for years, wasn't until I joined this forum and everyone told me it was all BS I started to question it
BLM won't like to hear that white ash is better than black ash. They'll be pulling down statues of cannabis farmers if they hear this. :fight:
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The Aspie Toker wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:11 pm
Elijahgrowz wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:54 pm
Everything I've read it's nutes the blacker the Ash and the harsher the taste, white Ash better flush been reading this for years, wasn't until I joined this forum and everyone told me it was all BS I started to question it
BLM won't like to hear that white ash is better than black ash. They'll be pulling down statues of cannabis farmers if they hear this. :fight:
Ya know I didn't think of it that way 🤦‍♂️ BLM have running let us have Ash :lol:
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Bulls wrote:
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But what about the nutrients left in the buds? Are they bad for your health?
whats stored when the buds form is whats in there at the end pretty much bud

you flush the medium, not the plant :D
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Ash isn't really any indication of quality of bud IMO. This is one of those things that gets repeated over and over but there is no science really behind it. I have seen a recent study that showed in a blind taste test, many people say they preferred the un flushed bud.

Just think logically about it, if white ash was an indication of clean bud, why do cigarettes always burn white, they are LOADED with bad shit.

Flushing is still something I do, because it saves me money on nutrients, if running synthetics.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Linky... https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/a ... black-ash/

Some good thoughts in that piece, end conclusion says -

" So, it appears the manipulation of temperature and light with the goal of chlorophyll degradation and sugar transformation are major contributors to a pleasant smoke and “white” ash, not a good pre-harvest “flush.” "

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Marcus wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:54 am
Linky... https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/a ... black-ash/

Some good thoughts in that piece, end conclusion says -

" So, it appears the manipulation of temperature and light with the goal of chlorophyll degradation and sugar transformation are major contributors to a pleasant smoke and “white” ash, not a good pre-harvest “flush.” "
Great read and confirms my findings over the last 6 years, I'll carry on with my version of" flush" and feed only water for 2weeks prior to chop. I know many people say they can't taste the difference maybe they have weaker taste buds, maybe they have no taste buds, maybe they rather smoke the dark Ash with a harsh taste each to thier own we all enjoy different flavours. But for me I get joy out of rolling one of my own sitting back and watching beautiful white Ash drop, rather than thick black heavy ash ✌🏾💚
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