Product: Green Dot Live Resin Strain: Purple Platinum Bubba Author: Ryan
Product Review and Differential
What differentiates live resin from other extracted concentrates? Most agree that live concentrates are higher quality; but what gives them the hype that keeps people coming back? When it comes to live resin it's all about the taste and smell for me, the terpenes. Due to the extraction process, live resin holds all of the tasty aromas captured in a growing cannabis plant straight through to exhaling the concentrate. With the Purple Platinum Bubba, it was no exception to the great flavor and smell you would expect from a quality live resin.
Differential between Live Concentrates & Cured Concentrates
Live Resin is high on my list of concentrates I enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, wax and shatter get the job done, but often times lose all of the tastiness the terpenes provide. In a regular wax or shatter extraction cured plant material is used. During the curing process the cannabis undergoes conditions that degrade the terpene and trichrome profiles; such as heat, light, and physical agitation. After the degradation and heat used before and during the extraction process the expected flavor is all but lost. The biggest difference in live resin is “the plant is flash frozen immediately following harvest and kept at freezing temperatures throughout the extraction process.” (Bennett) By using this method the plants flavor and fragrance is carried over to the final product.
Review of Purple Platinum Bubba
The package is nice and professional looking. It meets all compliance needs and is child proofed. Inside the package was a child safe glass container. Side note: I prefer glass containers over the plastic ones, easier to dab directly from the container and you waste/loose less product. This stuff is terp jelly! As you now know, one of the characteristics that stand out with live resin is the smell. The smell of this product definitely met the standard for live concentrates! It was through the roof! The gram had a sweet and pungent smell with light hints of floral and citrus. The taste held true to the smell, those terps made my mouth water. It was a nice hybrid indica leaning strain. Heavy body high had me couch locked but the euphoric head high had me in the clouds. I tried it a few different ways: In my e-nail at a lower temperature gave me the best flavor with the least chest/cough affect and largest smoke clouds. I also tried it in my vape pen, this really brought out the floral and citrus flavors, it did hit the back of my throat fairly harsh though. Overall, this is one of the finest live resins I've ever had the opportunity to try! Be sure to check out this amazing dab the next time you come by the shop.