Looking for a strain that packs a punch? Keep reading and discover why Fire OG is considered one of the most potent strains of the OG family.
When we say “that strain is FIRE,” we mean it in more ways than one. This cross between OG Kush and SFV OG is not for the faint of heart. Even cannabis veterans should practice caution with Fire OG. Its scent is lightly skunky, with subtle sweet herbal notes, and a smoky finish. Don’t let words like “sweet” fool you though because the effects of this blend are powerful and transformative.
Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that our terpenes are cannabis free and 100% legal. However, our scientists work to isolate specific terpene profiles of popular strains so that both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can benefit from them.
We’ll talk a bit about the actual cannabis strain, but we also want to highlight the terpene profile that Fire OG possesses. So, without further ado, here are some of the reasons you should consider experimenting with this particular terpene blend.
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Fire OG: Get to Know Your Favorite Strain
Anxious to start experimenting with this terpene blend? We can’t blame you! Here’s the gist of what we’re covering today.
- The dominant terpenes of Fire OG are D-Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool, and Beta-Caryophyllene. These isolates, plus more than thirty others, create a complex scent that’s lightly skunky and smoky with sweet herbal notes.
- The effects of this strain are potent, long-lasting, and transformative. At first, it’s cerebral and uplifting, but it slowly transforms into total relaxation (think couch lock, munchies, and a good night’s sleep).
- These effects are perfect for those dealing with loss of appetite, stress, chronic pain, and sleep problems.
Fire OG Terpene Profile
While the high THC levels of this strain are what adds fuel to its fire, the specific effects stem from the complex terpene profile it possesses. The pungent aroma of Fire OG comes from terpenes like D-Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool.
They’re pretty powerful on their own, however, when combined in just the right ratios the effects are hot, hot, HOT. Just take a look at the terpene chart below to see what we mean!
D-Limonene cuts through the earthy, herbal notes and lends itself to the light skunky scent (along with Beta-Pinene). On its own, this terpene has a loud citrus flavor and can be found in oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and may temporarily help reduce stress and anxiety while elevating mood.
The second most dominant terpene is Myrcene. This terpene is able to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. That means terpenes and cannabinoids can more easily influence neurotransmitters in the brain. In doing so, myrcene boosts the effectiveness of cannabinoids and other terpenes. You’re probably familiar with myrcene sources like mango, but it’s also common in hops, lemongrass, and eucalyptus. It also has temporary sedative and analgesic effects. Add that to its sweet, minty flavor and you have one delicious, calming terpene.
When it comes to the smoky, earthy scent of Fire OG, you have beta-caryophyllene to thank. This uniquely spicy terpene is found in black pepper, cloves, oregano, cinnamon, and other common spices. Beta-caryophyllene is special, however, because it’s one of the few terpenes that can directly bind with CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system.
Technically, beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene, which is a particularly calming class of terpenes with pungent aromas. If you’ve ever taken a big whiff of black pepper, you know what we’re talking about. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and may have powerful analgesic properties.
Linalool contributes to the sweet, herbal notes of Fire OG. If you’re familiar with the relaxing scent of lavender, you’ve experienced this terpene already. It’s a delicate, floral smelling terpene that can be found in hops, basil, some mints, and obviously lavender. Its powerful sedative qualities are one of the reasons why linalool-dense plants have been used as calming sleep-aids for centuries.
The Fire OG Effect
While the complete terpene profile of this strain is made up of over forty different isolates, the dominant terpenes are what dictate its main effects. Being able to identify this profile means both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can benefit from them.
Non-cannabis products that utilize this terpene profile will still get the taste, aroma, and subtle effects without the psychoactive properties of THC. For products that DO contain THC, however, things are going to get more intense. Let’s just put it this way--without THC the effects are like comforting warm embers. Add this blend to a product with THC, however, and those effects suddenly turn into a blazing inferno.
This isn’t surprising when you look at the actual plant this blend comes from. The Fire OG cannabis plant is an Indica-dominant strain that usually has anywhere from 20-25% THC. Users of this strain say the effects are potent, long-lasting, and transformative.
At first, the effects are very cerebral and euphoric. The uplifting Fire OG experience is perfect for creative endeavors or simply enjoying a stress-free afternoon. Be aware, however, that this initial rush of energy will slowly transform as the sedative effects start to set in. Expect couch-lock, munchies, and total relaxation.
With effects like these, this blend is ideal for those with chronic pain, stress, low-appetite, and sleep problems.
Fire OG Cultivation
Remember how we said that even veteran cannabis users should use caution with this strain? The same goes for trying to grow it. The Fire OG strain needs a heavily controlled environment and a hefty dose of patience.
You can successfully cultivate this strain both indoors and outdoors. However, unless you live in a warm Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine, an indoor operation will be much more successful. It’s also notorious for having only moderate yield. This can deter many growers, but certain steps can be taken to increase the overall yield.
OG strains tend to respond well to a high level of nutrients. Instead of struggling with tricky soil-based nutrients, however, opt for a carefully controlled hydroponic setup. This will make it easier to control the dose and schedule of nutrients like phosphorous.
Careful monitoring is required though since Fire OG is very susceptible to mold. Prune and top the plants, make sure they have adequate lighting, and keep the temperature somewhere between sixty-five and eighty degrees Fahrenheit. In nine to ten weeks you should see dense buds with long, curly pistils that are bright orange. Make sure to wait and harvest until you see a heavy, resinous coating of trichomes.
Let it Burn, Baby!
If you’re longing for the carefree, relaxed feeling of a summer bonfire, then look no further than the complex terpene profile of Fire OG. For those who want to experiment with the unique terpene profile of this strain without the psychoactive effects, then this is the perfect option. And if you’re creating cannabis products that promise that Fire OG feel, using terpenes is the perfect way to ensure flavor consistency.
No matter what kind of products you’re creating (muscle rub, vape product, or even food & beverage), Fire OG is a memorable experience. Contact us today to talk about adding this blend to your products and let us know about your Fire OG experiences on our Instagram! Try it out for yourself, and join the many others already enjoying the benefits of this blend.