This week’s PureFire Shockwave Reefer Report comes to you from Andrea the other OG Bloomer.
Shockwave grown by PureFire is a delicious smoke that for me produced a very linear, focused and productive vibe.
I got this intel straight from the horses mouth aka “I got this intel from the Joint Venture Website”. I love that Joint Venture showcases their Master Growers.
Organic Soil & Coco Mix Pots
2 Week Hang Dry | Hand Trim | Cold Cure 2-3 Weeks
Over 40 years in the making, PureFire was established to bring legacy genetics and expertise to the recreational cannabis market. Founder Cody Lewis has inherited a wealth of knowledge from his father Bill who has been involved in the legacy cannabis industry since the early 1980’s. With Bill’s knowledge and Cody’s drive for excellence, PureFire is more than just a family affair, it is a passion project built on tradition, quality, and a pursuit of the finest cannabis experience. Their in-house genetics were developed from strains dating back to the 90’s and includes unique blends and hard to find strains. PureFire delivers the perfect smoke from every single bud leading their facility
Shockwave (originally bred by Exotic Genetix and grown by Pure Fire Co. out of Penticton, BC) is a Sativa-dominant strain made by crossing Falcon 9 with Strawberries & Cream. Falcon 9 shares ancestry with Sunset Sherbet, Girl Scout Cookies, Pink Panties, Durban Poison, Jack Here, Orange Velvet to name a few. Strawberries & Cream is a cross between Strawberry Jelly and Cookies & Cream which can take you down another rabbit hole in legacy.
The BC Black label by Joint Venture all share an appropriately sized , heat sealed black mylar bag.
The aroma of this cultivar is pungent, lemons, skunk, blueberries, with a gas finish. This is a hard one for me because appreciating the diverse aromas of Cannabis is of course subjective but for me it’s a solid 4.
This is a very pretty flower. Gorgeous reds, purples, and greens and nice sized nugs. Three nugs to make up a 3.52g offering.
This flower tested at 29% THC with 3.3% Terpenes. The top 3 terpenes are Farnesene at 1.06% wt, Limonene
at .72% wt and Trans-Caryophyllene at .50% wt. This might be intel that means nothing to you but from what I am seeing at the shop folks are starting to pay attention to the terpene profiles so there you have it.
The flower passed the snap test, it was firm but flexible which makes sense as it wasn’t an airy bud. It had nice integrity and that made for a really nice grind. I wasn’t able to find out the moisture content on this batch but it appeared to be a really nice cure. I’m docking a tiny bit because it didn’t leave sticky resin on my fingers and because I’m comparing the cure to pre regulated offerings. I do this so I can keep my eye on the prize.
It’s grind was not course but it wasn’t fine either. It was very uniform and held a nice mound when pinched.
Ground up quick and the grinder was easy to clear. Again this wasn’t sticky weed but it held together nicely.
I’m still practicing the roll thing but I must say that I probably rolled one of my nicest joints yet! This is in part because of the grind. The even grind and the way it packed was really nice. I didn’t have bits falling out all over the place and it kind of gripped the rolling paper for me. What can I say? It was a great roll
The Dry Pull
Very nice. The flavour profile is bright, citrus, sugary berries with a hint of banana on the inhale and it is followed by an exhale of earth & spice, blueberries and a touch of gas.
It was a really nice even burn. The ash was more white than not. Easy on the lungs and a very pleasant smoke.
The surprise for me however is that the fruity flavour didn’t carry through to the smoke. It was a very nice flavour but I wouldn’t call it fruity. In fact it wasn’t a big flavour at all which is what I expected given then nose. That said, once I got over the surprise I really enjoyed the darker earthy flavour.
For me this flower gave productive, focused energy. I don’t think I’d smoke this if I had to go socialize with any agenda…so maybe not a political meet & greet BUT I can see that this would be a great flower for working out, trying to meet a deadline and or banging out a flower review! I’d definitely warn folks who are sensitive to cerebrally stimulating flowers and who lean towards anxiety that they should be careful with this one. It is very high in THC. I only had a few pulls and it packs a powerful punch. I might mix this with a CBD flower to tone it down a bit if I wanted to enjoy the smoking process with it.
The flowers have a beautiful structure featuring a bit of fox tailing and a heavy coating of sparkling trichomes. The nose on it is stellar. It is a really well curated cross between some epic genetics originally bred by Exotic Genetix. The grind, roll and dry pull were exquisite. The flavour during the smoke was surprising and it’s effect very pronounced for me so with all this in mind I’m giving the flower a solid 3.8 out of 4.
The math might not look right but that’s my call.