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For all the hash lovers out there, we cover the best strains for concentrates. Cannabis concentrates are derivatives of the raw plant. They have extracted cannabinoids, terpenes, and other therapeutic oils. When making concentrates, hash makers choose strains that produce a high amount of resin. Keep reading to find out the best strains that the hash-making pros are using.
How to Choose Strains
Concentrates can be made from any cannabis or hemp strain, but some are better to work with than others. Extraction artists prefer strains that produce a lot of trichomes. Each strain’s unique chemical profile varies. Strain preference is subjective. Hash makers look for plants with a wide spectrum of compounds and a great aroma and flavor.
1. Gorilla Glue #4
Gorilla Glue #4, also known as Original Glue, checks off all the boxes for a great strain for making concentrates. It produces large yields and an abundance of sticky trichomes. They’re so sticky they can render brand-new trimming shears useless in just a short while. GG#4 grows short and bushy with dense buds. A loud diesel aroma blends with lemon, chocolate, and earthy notes. Enjoy its strong and clear-headed sativa effects.
2. Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is a sativa-dominant strain with tons of energizing power. As a citrus-scented strain, Amnesia Haze will feel refreshing and motivating. This strain delivers a quick-acting mood boost and uplifting effects. Its balanced head and body high make for a good dab. You’ll feel a pleasant cerebral buzz that tapers off into a relaxing end.
3. NYC Diesel
NYC Diesel’s high trichome production and gassy and skunky scent make it a favorite among concentrate producers. Bred from a clone-only Sour Diesel and an Afghani/Hawaiian male, NYC Diesel produces a balanced cerebral high. For a sativa, this strain grows short and bushy. It can flower in just 55-60 days. When extracted, NYC Diesel flavor and aroma shine.
4. OG Kush
OG Kush’s genetics are a mystery. It’s a pretty low-yielding and finicky plant to grow. After 60-70 days of flowering time, it can produce lemon- and pine-scented buds. Its buds have short trichome bulbs with skunky and gassy notes. Expect its buds to be super sticky. Try to work in a cool and dry environment to avoid a glue-like resin consistency.
5. The White
For a taste of quality East Coast genetics, The White is a striking-looking strain. It has a highly visible white coating of trichomes throughout its buds, hence its name. Even its sugar leaves have a higher-than-average resin content. It's a hardy strain that elicits relaxing effects. Its aroma has diesel, pine, citrus, and earthy notes.
We can’t include a list of best weed strains for concentrates without a CBD-rich strain. Harlequin is a 2:1 CBD-to-THC strain. Expect to find this high-yielding strain with 14% CBD and 7% THC. It’s a sativa-dominant strain with a cherry, pepper, and earthy aroma. Choose Harlequin for a flavorful and balanced extract. Medical users use this strain for pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
7. Blue Cheese
Choose Blue Cheese strains for its potency, musky and fruity aroma, and balanced effects. Enjoy a relaxing and energizing experience to unwind or ease minor aches and pains. Its clear-headed effects can soothe anxiety symptoms in small doses. Its musky, cheesy, and citrusy aroma is amplified when extracted.
8. White Widow
White Widow is known far and wide. It gained popularity in the early ’90s. Bred in the Netherlands, this balanced hybrid is now a widely available strain around the world. After flowering for 8-10 weeks, White Widow produces medium-sized and dense buds. Experience its euphoric effects firsthand. It’s the perfect strain to relieve stress and anxiety.
Chemdawg and its many derivatives are highly-sought after by extract makers. Its distinct diesel-like scent is enhanced when extracted. Notes of bright orange and earthy pine add a balance to the pungent aroma. This smooth-hitting strain produces euphoric and uplifting effects. It’s perfect for stress, pain, and anxiety.
Chernobyl is a sativa-dominant extract from TGA Seeds. An abundance of terpenes and THC is the perfect recipe for a great entourage effect. Hints of tang and grapefruit blend with a refreshing and earthy mint aroma. Long-lasting heady effects send you on a one-way trip to your happy place. Ease your stress, pain, and anxiety with this powerful strain.
Learn How to Make Cannabis Extracts
Do you want to learn how to make cannabis extracts from the comfort of your home? Enroll in CTU’s online cannabis training program. We cover the fundamentals of growing a cannabis plant for the first time. We also teach you how to transform your plant’s resin into a potent and flavorful extract. Start your extraction journey today with CTU.
Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.