Why Choose i49 Seed Bank for Concentrate Production Marijuana Seeds?
At i49, we understand that different customers buy from us for different reasons. Some may wish to simply collect seeds and build up a library of different genetics. Others may wish to experiment and breed new strains of their own. Many people cultivate for consumption, either for recreational or medicinal purposes. But did you know that there are many different ways to consume marijuana apart from smoking it? It can be vaporized, or made into edibles such as cookies or brownies, or the cannabinoids can be extracted to make oils and concentrates. We’ve put together an entire category of seeds that are ideal for the latter, and we can guide you through every step of the journey. Once you have the beans in your possession, the fun really begins. We can teach you to plant them, care for them, and get the very best results from the concentrates you make.
Even better, you’ll benefit from our Authentic Genetics guarantee, which is our promise that we will never substitute your order of one seed for another. Unfortunately, seed substitution is a common practise with some other online seedbanks. Whenever you order from i49, we guarantee you’ll receive the exact seeds that you ordered. It’s easy for us to keep a close eye on these matters, because we cultivate our own seeds to ensure authenticity. If you do believe that a mistake has been made and your seeds may not be authentic, all you have to do is contact us and we’ll help put it right.
What Are Concentrate Production Cannabis Seeds?
Our Concentrate Production category contains a carefully-curated selection of seeds that bloom into beautiful plants that are perfectly suited to making concentrates. But what are concentrates, exactly? Well, as the name suggests, they’re created by ‘concentrating’ the cannabinoids and terpenes found naturally in all cannabis varieties, by separating the trichomes from the flowers.
Sometimes, the terms ‘extracts’ and ‘concentrates’ are used interchangeably, but they are not really the same thing. In fact, extracts are a specific type of cannabis concentrate, which are made by using solvents to remove the terpenes from the leaves.
Confused? It’s no wonder, really. But think of it like this – ‘concentrates’ is a general term which includes ‘extracts’ in its definition. So, all extracts are a form of concentrate, but not all concentrates can be considered extracts (since some don’t use solvents). Hash is perhaps the most well-known type of concentrate, but it’s not considered an extract since the trichomes are extracted via mechanical means – such as a screen. Cannabis oils, on the other hand, are extracts because they rely on solvents to create a product rich in cannabinoids. Hopefully that all makes sense – but if not, you can find more information about extracts on our blog.
How Are Concentrate Production Marijuana Seeds Made?
Concentrates can be made from pretty much any cannabis plant, but some are far better suited to the purpose than others. All the plants in our ‘Top 5’ list below happen to be hybrids, but this is by no means an indication that concentrates can’t be made from purebred strains. Far from it, in fact.
Hybrid seeds are formed by crossing two or more different strains together. Hybrids may be Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, or 50/50, depending on the genetic make-up of their parent strains. Ruderalis genes may be added to the mix to create a plant that flowers automatically, independent of light cycles. Backcrossing is a process where a plant is crossed with its own parent, which usually helps bring out certain traits such as flavor, aroma, effects or ease of growth.
Why Choose Concentrate Production Weed Seeds?
All the seeds in our Concentrate Production category have been selected by our experts, and they’re all great for making extracts and other concentrates. If you’re planning on making concentrates for the first time, there are a number of things to consider, and we’ve done some of the hard work for you by whittling the exhaustive list down to a few top-contenders.
For example, you’ll need to think about the strain’s CBD and THC content. CBD is usually thought of as the medicinal compound, since its effect tends to be subtler. This means you can benefit from the medicinal qualities of the plant without getting high – making it great for users who need therapeutic relief but who want to remain functional.
THC, on the other hand, is usually associated with a more trippy, psychedelic, energetic experience, characterized by giggle fits, gregariousness and a strong inclination to chat. The truth is that THC has medicinal applications too, but it can become quite overwhelming when ingested in large amounts and may trigger bouts of paranoia and anxiety, especially in people who are sensitive to it.
Some plants contain loads of THC but only a minuscule amount of CBD, and vice-versa. Others contain substantial amounts of both cannabinoids, in which case the CBD-to-THC content is often presented as a ratio in the form of 1:1 or 1:2. A plant with a 1:2 THC to CBD ratio would have approximately twice as much CBD as THC, which would likely lead to a calmer, more therapeutic experience.
The fact is that if you want to make a high-THC concentrate, you need to pick an appropriate plant for the job. No matter what you do, you will never be able to make it from a plant that contains hardly any THC.
Other Benefits of Concentrate Production Seeds
Making concentrates gives you an ideal opportunity to get the very best from the plant’s terpene profile. Terpenes affect the flavor and aroma of a plant, and if you do it correctly, you can preserve these in the extracts you make. Think of terpenes as the ‘essential oils’ in cannabis – by preserving them, you can capture the very essence of your favorite plant in concentrated form.
Aside from smelling and tasting great, there’s now a lot of evidence that suggests the terpenes present in a cannabis plant can influence its effects. It’s thought that the presence of certain terpenes can potentially alter the way the body processes cannabinoids – which means that two plants may have identical levels of THC but may produce markedly different effects, depending on the terpenes that are also present. This is often referred to as the ‘entourage effect’.
There are many different terpenes found in cannabis plants, with the most common listed below:
Caryophyllene is often found in Indica strains, and is said to be responsible for delivering a relaxing, soporific effect.
Limonene is a citrus-scented terpene that may provide a mood-uplifting energy boost, and is often found in lemony Sativa plants.
Myrcene is responsible for delivering a potent, full-body stone and is most commonly found in Indica varieties – although certain Sativas may contain it too.
Pinene – This terpene is also found in pine trees and certain herbs such as rosemary, basil and parsley. It’s thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, and may also bring a euphoric boost of energy and creativity.
If you’re interested in knowing more about terpenes, this blog article may be useful. The bottom line here is that it’s vital you consider the terpene profile of the strains you select before you make your concentrates. Spend a bit of time doing your research and picking seeds with maximum terpene potential – you’ll be very glad you did!
Growing Concentrate Production Seeds
Growing inside is a good idea, because it allows you to regulate crucial factors such as light cycles, temperature and humidity. By growing indoors, you don’t have to worry about seasons or sudden changes in the weather, which means you can grow all year round.
When picking your substrate, it’s a good idea to use organic soil. Experts believe this improves the terpene profile of the buds which makes them taste richer and smell more aromatic. This, in turn, makes the plants better for making concentrates since, as described above, the terpene profile has a strong influence on the quality of the concentrates you get from the buds.
Techniques such as the Sea of Green and Screen of Green help make the best use of limited spaces, and you could also try high stress training (HST) and low stress training (LST), topping, fimming, trimming and pruning. Make sure you research the seeds you’ve chosen so you know how to get the best from them – some strains, for example, do not respond well to stress-training techniques. The general rule is that the quicker the life cycle, the less time the plants will have to recover from any injuries they sustain. You want to make sure that your plants are using their energy for fattening up their buds and
Depending on the type of seeds you buy and the local climate in the area where you live, you may choose to plant the seeds outdoors. This can be extremely rewarding, since you’re growing the plants just as Mother Nature intended, but you’ll need to keep a very close eye out for potential threats such as inclement weather, pests and pathogens. If you want to grow outdoors but you’re wary of attracting the attention of nosy neighbors, you may choose a ‘guerrilla’ approach and plant them in a remote spot.
Where to Grow Concentrate Production Seeds
Before you start growing, you should research the seed strains you’ve chosen by reading the descriptions on the i49 website. All of our descriptions are detailed and accurate, and will help you understand how to get the very best from your crop.
Two important factors to consider are size and aroma. Some plants can get very tall indeed, and if you plan to grow them indoors you’ll either need a grow room with a lot of vertical space or you’ll need to employ height-limiting techniques such as topping, SOG or ScrOGing. If you’re growing outdoors then vertical space will not be an issue, because the sky is quite literally the limit. But you’ll still need to ensure the weather will be favorable, or make contingency plans for sheltering the plants (or moving them indoors) if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Aroma is an extremely important factor too. When you’re growing plants for concentrate production, you want to increase the terpene profile as much as possible, because there’s a strong synergistic relationship between the strength of the terpenes and the quality of the concentrates you produce. A strong-smelling plant may attract unwanted attention, so you’ll likely need to install an odor-control system with a carbon filter if you’re growing indoors. If you’re growing outside, you may need to pick a remote spot where you can tend to your crop discreetly. Otherwise, you risk stinking out the entire neighborhood.
Read up on our blog to discover more about the Benefits of Growing plants for making concentrates. Our Beginners Guide to Growing Marijuana may be useful too, and if you’re growing outdoors then you may want to learn about Seven Ways to Keep Pests off Your Plants.
Buying Concentrate Production Seeds in the USA
In some states, you can simply walk into a dispensary and buy concentrates straight off the shelf. But there are a number of advantages to buying seeds and making your own from scratch. For one, you may discover that the strain you want to try is not readily available in concentrated form, and in these instances, your very best bet is to simply do it yourself. By doing so, you get complete control over the grow methods you use, which means you can tailor the grow to suit your own requirements. In the case of making concentrates, you should adopt a process that’ll bring the stickiest, most resinous and trichome-rich buds possible, with maximum terpene expression.
Value for money is also a consideration, and ounce-for-ounce, growing your own crop is far cheaper than buying from dispensaries. Not only is it great fun and very rewarding, it’s also much easier than you might think.
Third, buy growing your own crop and making your own concentrates, you can ensure you never run out. You can build up a huge supply so that your bud of choice is readily available, in concentrated form, whenever you need it the most.
Advanced Tips For Concentrate Production Seeds
As mentioned earlier, the term ‘concentrates’ carries lots of different sub-categories under its umbrella, and if you feel adventurous then you can try making them for yourself. Some of the most common types of cannabis concentrates are listed below.
Butane Hash Oil (BHO) is made by using butane to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant, and reducing them to a concentrated substance that contains no plant material. Common forms of BHO include sap, wax, crumble, budder and shatter.
Live Resin can be very expensive to buy, which provides a great incentive for making your own by purchasing seeds from i49’s Concentrate Production Category. By freezing the plants a few minutes after harvesting, the terpenes and cannabinoids can be perfectly preserved.
Kief is the dusty substance that collects in the bottom of a grinder when the buds are crushed up. Some grinders have a special compartment specially designed for this purpose. Essentially, the dust you see is the dried pollen and trichomes that has fallen from the plant. This can be collected and pressed into sticky discs or balls called hashish.
Moon Rocks really are the crème-de-la-crème of cannabis consumption. They’re formed by taking a marijuana bud, dipping it in BHO and then rolling it in kief. The result is a sparkling, shimmering nugget that can be smoked in a joint, pipe or bong. Moon Rocks can contain almost double the amount of THC found in the original plant.
Tinctures are cannabinoid-rich liquids made through alcohol extraction. They were once commonly used for medicinal purposes and can be administered by placing a few drops under the tongue.
Advanced Tips For Concentrate Production Seeds
The following five strains are i49’s top picks for making cannabis concentrates. We’ve carefully curated this list to give you a strong starting point when you set out on your concentrate-production journey!
Alien OG Fem is a strong-smelling, fast-acting plant with a cerebrally-energizing and physically-relaxing effect. As well as being great for recreational use, it’s also said to have a number of medicinal applications. It’s so good that you’ll think it’s been sent from another planet!
Bruce Banner Reg is a high-yielding, stress-relieving Sativa-dominant strain whose gorgeous lemony scent makes it perfect for concentrate production. It’s high in THC and contains hardly any CBD which makes for a head-centric effect that’s guaranteed to lift the mood.
Gorllia Glue #4 Fem is a 2014 Cannabis Cup winner that delivers euphoria and relaxation in equal measure. With 20% or more THC and a flowering cycle of 7-9 weeks, this powerful strain is a dream come true for cannabis cultivators. It has a very unique and complex aroma containing herbal notes with hints of pine and cheese with a sour yet earthy twist, which makes it an excellent choice for making concentrates.
Kali Mist Fem is a 90% Sativa strain that stretches tall during the vegetative phase and boasts heavy clusters of fluffy buds with a low ratio of fan leaves. Its clear-headed, lightweight buzz is great for starting your morning on the right foot. With its distinct spicy, earthy aroma and citrus notes, it’s a concentrate-maker’s dream come true.
Finally, there’s Power Plant Fem. Of South African descent, this rapid-flowering Sativa-dominant specimen produces large buds that deliver an energizing, clear-headed buzz. It’s also said to be great for providing relief from pain, as well as for mitigating symptoms of ADD/ADHD and anxiety.
Interesting Facts About Concentrate Production Pot Seeds
Extracting concentrates from cannabis plants is by no means a new process. In fact, people have been doing it since at least the 1940s, and perhaps longer. In recent years, though, there have been significant advances in the technologies that underpin both solvent and solventless extraction methods. Nowadays, there’s an enormous market for concentrates, and since they offer new methods of consumption besides the common smoking and vaping, they’re allowing this wonderful plant to reach an entirely new audience.
An important note: you’ll notice that there’s a mix of ‘regular’ and ‘feminized’ seeds in our Top 5 list above. If you buy regular seeds, you’ll usually get about a 50/50 split between male and female plants. Male plants are far less potent than females, but can still be used for concentrate production.
If you’re growing a combination of male and female plants then you must keep them separate. If a male accidently pollinates a female then you’ll get seeded buds which can be quite unpleasant when lit up and inhaled.
Experienced cultivators can identify the males from their gender pre-flowers and remove them from the grow area before accidental pollination has a chance to occur. If you want to skip this step and you have no use for male plants anyway, you should opt for feminized seeds. These will ensure an all-female grow 99% of the time, which will potentially save you a load of time, money and effort.
Common Misspellings and Abbreviations
You may see ‘cannabis’ misspelled as ‘canabis’ and you may also see it referred to by different names such as ‘Mary Jane’, ‘Weed’, ‘Bud’, ‘Hemp’ and ‘Dope’.
It’s also important to reiterate that although the terms ‘concentrate’ and ‘extract’ are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Extracts are a type of cannabis concentrate, but there are various other methods of concentrating a plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes other than extraction.
How to Buy Concentrate Production Seeds Online
Perhaps you’re bored of the same of methods of cannabis production and consumption and you want to try something new. If so, you’re in the right place – with i49’s help, you could be making your own concentrates in no time at all! Our High Gardening Blog contains loads of useful tips and tricks to help ensure you get the most out of your grow journey. You can also use our carefully-selected Top 5 list above as a great starting point when picking the very best strains for making concentrates. Once you start, you’ll find that a whole new world opens up its doors to you – who ever would have thought that this wonderful plant could be so versatile?
By making concentrates, you take the most important parts of your cannabis crop – the cannabinoids and terpenes – and distil them down to their very essence. The process gets rid of excess plant material and impurities, leaving you with only the most desirable compounds. Ounce- for-ounce or gram-for-gram, concentrates contain a much higher proportion of these compounds than natural cannabis flowers. This means they tend to be far more potent, so a little bit goes a long way. When consumed, the effects of cannabis concentrates tend to hit much more quickly, and can last from one to three hours.
Whether you’ve turned to marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, cannabis concentrates are extraordinarily diverse in terms of their form, effects and methods of consumption. With i49’s help, you could be creating your own hashish, moon rocks and tinctures in no time at all – and it’s sure to be an unforgettable ride!