If you’re a younger reader, you may never have tried brick weed. Thanks to the homegrow movement and now the legalization of cannabis, compressing cannabis bricks for transportation isn’t as necessary as it once was.
Today, brick weed is still sold all throughout South and Central America as well as Asia. In South America, brick weed is usually made in Paraguay and exported to surrounding countries like Brazil and Argentina (where it’s known locally as “paraguayo” or “prensado”).
WHAT IS BRICK WEED?
To better understand why brick weed is as bad as it is, it helps to take a look at how it’s manufactured.
Maxx was quick to mention that the plants used to make brick weed were excellent, often stemming from top-shelf seeds from well-known seed banks. He mentioned that the plants are well-grown, although males tend to invade the plantations and fertilise some of the females. The problem with brick weed, according to Maxx, is how it’s processed.
Come harvest time, entire branches of cannabis are piled onto big pieces of canvas and sundried. With so much plant material so close together, moisture gets trapped and parts of the plant start to rot, which is what gives brick its strong ammonia smell.
Have any of you ever tried growing out some seeds from some Mexican brick weed?? I’ve just germinated 9 seeds successfully and have put them in some premi soil in 16 oz party cups inside my little grow box.
Seeing that this stuff is grown for commercial purposes, don’t you think it would be logical for it to be a good yielder?? You know that stuff probably looks pretty decent before the cartel gets their slimy hands on it.
I’ve grown out some brick weed seeds before and they looked/smoked like they were almost 100% indica every single time. When I see the first couple sets of real leafs, I’ll be able to tell you if it looks like another 100% indica strain or not.
Has anyone else had experience growing out seeds from this stuff?? What did you end up getting? More Indica, more sativa, yields, potency?? I’m just wondering, because this is basically how I, and I bet, a lot of other people started growing weed. Let me hear your experiences.
Before I ever started growing, I thought it would be a mexican sativa-type usually. However, I’ve NEVER seen a sativa dominant plant from this really commercial stuff. From my experience, these plants put out some really good yields as well, if treated properly. This is kind of like a national past-time for many. I’d just like to hear other people’s experiences growing out the infamous mexican brick seeds.
Another indication that a pressed seed is good is its color. If it is dark brown, with a good shine and some lighter patterns, it is usually perfect for germinating. If it is white or green, weak, it may be dry or not mature.
However, you can identify whether it is more sativa or more indica by looking at the characteristics.
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The profile of cannabinoids, production of trichomes, profile of terpenes and other characteristics is more difficult to know, but they can be observed and perceived throughout the flora and after harvest.
Normally, the pressed seeds are more sativa, plants are thinner and have more aerated buds. It is worth remembering that the brick seed’s flora time is usually longer.