A Deep Dive Into Killer Kush Concentrate

Last updated on November 24th, 2020 at 07:08 pm

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Killer Kush concentrates are extracted from the Killer Kush Bud. The Killer Kush strain is considered an Indica dominant hybrid strain.

The exact genetic heritage of the Killer Kush strain is unknown. What is known is that it has been crossed with the hugely popular OG Kush strain. 

It is a very sought-after strain, mainly for its superior relaxing effects and elevated merry high.

How to Grow the Killer Kush Strain

The Killer Kush strain has a flowering period of eight to nine weeks. This strain is ideal to be grown indoors and known to react quickly to the administration of additives, like phosphorus and potassium-rich nutrients. 

Yields are above average, and growers can expect a yield of 400-500 g/m2. During the first weeks of flowering, the Killer Kush strain tends to stretch itself out. So those choosing to grow in enclosed spaces are recommended to adjust the light scheme accordingly. 

How to Make Cannabis Concentrates

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Cannabis concentrates are becoming very popular. This is not surprising because cannabis concentrates are incredibly clean and aromatic at the same time. 

We’ll show you how the extraction process works.

The first issue to face is how to extract all the good stuff from the plant while separating the unwanted plant material.

There are two ways to extract the active cannabinoids. One method is with the use of hydrocarbons and the other without.

Using hydrocarbons to extract the cannabinoids from the plants can be extremely dangerous as most of the hydrocarbons used for this purpose, butane, and propane, are highly flammable. There are plenty of examples of accidents such as houses burning, apartments exploding and people getting serious burns because they didn’t know what they were doing! 

Nobody should try to make cannabis concentrates unless they know exactly what they are doing. And then only in a well-ventilated environment that is suitable for this kind of project.

Butane and propane are non-polar and non-toxic hydrocarbons in which cannabinoids dissolve easily and efficiently. Once dissolved and separated from the plant, the hydrocarbons are extracted from the concentrate by a purification process. This leaves a very clean product.

Because butane and propane have a very low boiling point, these hydrocarbons evaporate easily from the concentrate. But to make sure that all residues are also removed, the concentrate must be further purified in a vacuum drying oven or a vacuum room that you can heat.

Winterizing (or de-waxing, wax removal) is another purification process in which grain alcohol is added to the hydrocarbon/cannabinoid solution while evaporating. By using low temperatures and filters the cannabinoids are now separated from the fats and waxes, resulting in an even cleaner end product!

Extracting the active cannabinoids can also be done without the use of water carbon. Instead, alcohol is used. Or carbon dioxide, isopropyl, water, or with nothing at all. Cannabinoids can also be extracted from the dry tops with nothing more than a fine sieve. The finer the sieve, the better the final product. The disadvantage of the sieving method is that although it is a very safe and clean way to make concentrates, a lot of resin is lost compared to the other methods.

It is also possible to extract with water and ice. This gives you the so-called bubble hash. Again, different filters are used to extract the trichomes from the plant. Water, ice, and plant material are first mixed together. Then, because of the cold, the trichomes of the plant break down. Finally, these are sieved out of the water by special filters. The wet trichomes are then dried and pressed into hash. This method produces enormously potent and good hashish. But when using the water, there is a risk of mold if it is not dried properly. And mold hash is not good for your health.

Isopropyl alcohol is also a commonly used solvent for active cannabinoids. It is poured over the plant material, dissolving the cannabinoids. It must be poured over the plant material otherwise it may also dissolve unwanted plant material such as chlorophyll. Then the solution has to evaporate just like when using hydrocarbons. Vaporizing and purifying isopropyl alcohol takes considerably longer and must be tested to ensure that the final product is pure!

Carbon dioxide can also be used to extract cannabinoids. Although this method may produce the cleanest concentrates, it is not the most commonly used method. Since the right equipment to extract concentrates using carbon dioxide is very expensive. 

The CO2 extraction method works by heating or cooling the CO2 so it can serve as a solvent. Which is then pressed or sucked through the plant material. CO2 not only produces incredibly clean and pure concentrates, but it is also extremely environmentally friendly!

Who is the Killer Kush Concentrate For?

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The proven genetic background, combined with a very high THC level, gives the Killer Kush strain an edge in treating many conditions. For recreational use, it is enjoyed for its enhancing focus and relaxation properties.

Is This Strain Sativa Or Indica?

This strain is an Indica dominant hybrid. 80% Indica – 20% Sativa.

How Does Killer Kush Make You Feel?

You could describe the high of the Killer Kush as an elevating effect that starts to imbue your senses with an energetic euphoria while enhancing your focus. 

After a while, the attained focus will start to diminish. Leaving you with a sublime body high. This is a very relaxing sensation and could be perfect for at the end of a long day. 

Flavor – What Does Killer Kush Taste Like?

The Killer Kush is known for its distinguished skunky and sweet flavor upon inhaling. When exhaling, you’ll be surprised with a fresh palette reminiscent of sharp scenting flowers. The undertone could be described as a steady pine aroma. 

THC Content

Solvent-based extraction can exceed 80%.

Medical Benefits?

  • Depression 
  • Insomnia 
  • Nausea 
  • Headaches 
  • Migraines

Possible Side Effects?

Couch-lock when overdosing.

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