As one verified hemp-head put it, the Big Smooth strain is essentially a big dumb ol’ dog. She’s warm and fuzzy, slow to act, but all in all just happy to be here. The smiley slow-acting strain is relatively new to the market, and not a lot of people have experienced its fluffy effects. But even then, it’s gaining ground pretty quick, earning the patronage and matching the preference of thousands of users across the globe.
Flavorful, blissful, and really f*cking smooth, the Big Smooth strain can take you from feeling agitated or upset, and turn you to in a ball of total carefree relaxation and calm, with hints of giggles here and there.
The Origins of the Big Smooth Strain
The first toke or whiff of the Big Smooth herb brings out strong blueberry overtones that makes it easy to see that there’s some fruity fiend in its lineage – and there is. Daughter of the OG Blueberry strain, the Big Smooth cultivar dominates the senses with the full force of blueberries, perfectly encapsulated in both its flavor and aroma. But more than just its scent and taste, the Big Smooth strain inherits its strong indica properties from its OG Blueberry parent.
Added into the genetic mix is Cookies and Cream. This herb contributes its doughy flavor which is how Big Smooth ends up being so darn silky. The soft, pastry-like flavor smoothens out the smoke, reduces its abrasive texture against the throat and mouth, and makes the entire experience a heavenly trip. Like having sweet, warm nectar gliding down your throat, it’s really not hard to see how the Big Smooth strain gets its name.
Presently, the Big Smooth herb isn’t the most popular strain on the market. But its blissful smoke has made it a big hit among buyers, and continues to rise through the ranks as a superb choice for hemp-heads that are particular about the smoking experience.
Aroma and Appearance
Honestly? Big Smooth looks bomb. These tricolored nugs bare a beautiful palette of green, blue, and purple, all loosely mixed together to create natural abstract art. And if that wasn’t enough to catch your attention, the strain brandishes an armor of crystallized trichomes. The glistening chain mail elevates the nugs aesthetic, making it look as though it was plucked off of the crown of ancient royalty.
Just as the strain’s name suggests, its bud tends to be relatively larger than the average flower. But aside from its distinct look, the Big Smooth strain also stands out in terms of its aroma. Sweet blueberry wafts gently from the dense leaves, with hints of dough here and there. Altogether, the nugs can smell like a batch of fresh blueberry pancakes, caressing your olfactories with its delicate fragrance.
Experience and Effects
The biggest factor that makes the Big Smooth strain particularly unique is its silk-like smoke. Incredibly hitch-free, the seamless smoking experience can be the perfect introduction to the hemp market. Novices and rookies can find expect a blissful encounter, letting users enjoy the flavor and aroma of hemp minus the nasty itching and abrasion.
Slow to take effect, the Big Smooth strain isn’t exactly what you would call an instant hitter. Taking her time, the herb works slowly and deliberately, beginning with your mood. Uplifting your disposition, the Big Smooth strain puts you in a state of smiles. Then, it works to clear away any thoughts and feelings that might be bogging down your brain. With the new found clarity, you become free to ruminate fewer intoxicating ideas, giving your mind the independence to hop from idea to idea.
Body-wise, the strain doesn’t lend much of an effect. If anything, some users claim to experience a gentle buzz that relaxes the limbs and relieves tension. In some cases, the herb has been said to unclench the body, numbing out discomfort so you can enjoy a light, airy, effortless disposition.
Growing and Processing
Being that it is relatively new on the hemp scene, there’s not a lot of information on the specific growth requirements for the Big Smooth strain. So, if you don’t have a cultivator’s eye, it might be hard to determine what the cultivar needs to turn from seed to bud. For the most part, the Big Smooth hemp strain should find a suitable home in the hands of farmers with previous experience growing their own herb.
What we do know is that the strain is a fast finisher. Taking no more than 55 days to flower, the Big Smooth herb is perfect for farmers who want fast gratification. Its stubby medium-tall plant thrives well both indoors and outdoors, but may require special protection against cold and moisture.
For extraction, the Big Smooth strain loses some of its appeal. Many of those who enjoy the strain take it for its blissful plumes that glide effortlessly down the throat. So taking it in any other form cancels out the quality that it’s best known for. Nonetheless, turning it into an edible, a tincture, or a skincare product can put its slow, fluffy effects into a form that’s easier to use and more accessible.
Who Is It For?
Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up or simply hoping to shake off the agitation of daily life’s battles, there’s no better way to do it than with the Big Smooth strain. The herb’s big fat clouds of silky-smooth smoke make it the ideal introduction to the hemp market, perfect for discriminating newbies who might not feel totally comfortable downing an itchy aggressive cultivar.
Farmers who want almost instant returns for their cultivation efforts might also find the Big Smooth strain to be of particular interest. Being that it is a fast finisher, the herb can turn your time and effort into a fat harvest sooner rather than later. And since it’s best enjoyed as a raw flower, the whole process from seed to sale can be a whole lot faster than cultivars that work best when extracted and post-processed.
George Mouratidis works as a full-time copywriter and journalist. He is the founder of WeedCopywriter.com, a bespoke content writing agency for the cannabis industry. George is a regular editor for many industry publications, as well as corporate blogs. He is also the co-writer of the book Ganja Hustle; a hit cannabis growing guide for the USA and Canada markets. When he is not writing, George likes to work out, trying new foods and playing with his cat. Currently, he lives in Greece.