About Secret Recipe
Secret Recipe is a strain with a complex aroma and well-balanced effects. Created by Connoisseur Genetics, the operation behind varieties like Titanium, this strain’s lineage was originally a closely-guarded secret. However, its breeders have since leaked this formerly secret recipe in digital cultivation forum International Cannagraphic in the name of medical transparency: Secret Recipe is a cross between a backcrossed Chemdawg father and a mother that's a blend of Sour Diesel and Abusive OG. Whatever Connoisseur's strategy for engineering these flowers, its seems to be working -- cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has consistently found Secret Recipe to have between 21% and 25% THC.
Secret Recipe stands out with stunningly large flowers. These buds adhere in dense, chunky pieces that have a spadelike shape, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. The tightly-coiled leaves are packed the dense bud structure characteristic of indica varieties. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are twisted through hairy orange and rust-colored pistils. Finally, a sprinkling of icy white trichomes gives Secret Recipe its high potency and its very sticky texture.
When properly cured, Secret Recipe has a predominantly sweet aroma with hints of citrus and berry. On closer inspection, there are also some strong whiffs of gasoline, likely passed on from grandparent strain Sour Diesel. Meanwhile, grinding up these buds releases a dank scent, reminiscent of damp earth and leaves. Surprisingly, considering its diesel-tinged scent, Secret Recipe burns with a very smooth smoke. This smoke leaves behind a fruity taste with some subtle diesel notes on the exhale.
Secret Recipe takes effect quickly, hitting the smoker with a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples. As they become accustomed to this slight throbbing, users may find themselves launched into a deeply cerebral headspace. Thoughts and ideas may jump around in rapid succession as the consumer makes previously unthought-of associations. For some, this sensation may result in some anxiety and disorientation. In the right set and setting and with the right companions, though, Secret Recipe is a great way to pore over anything from analytical work to introspective personal reflection. This strain also opens the door to creativity, letting the smoker’s mind wander and daydream, uninhibited by the restrictions of the everyday. Secret Recipe can be particularly valuable in social situations, as its freewheeling energy can spark conversation or camaraderie when shared with like-minded friends. As the high progresses, a feeling of body melt creeps in, relaxing tense muscles and allowing consumers to breathe deeply and easily. This relaxation can help tamp down any overly wired effects from the strain’s cerebral onset. Though it may not plunge smokers into immobilization on the couch, it may take away some earlier motivation toward productivity. Ultimately, Secret Recipe is a great way to kick back after a long day for a fulfilling binge-watching session. Because of its decrescendo of effects, this bud is best enjoyed in the late afternoon to early evening.
Secret Recipe’s versatile effects can also have application for many medical cannabis patients. Its early feeling of focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on tasks in front of them. The strain’s mood-elevating effects can also be temporarily beneficial for those suffering from mild to moderate stress and depression. Secret Recipe’s physically numbing properties may soothe aches and pains, ranging from the serious and chronic to the mundane, like headaches. Because it can trigger a strong sense of mindrace, this bud is not recommended for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Fortunately, Connoisseur has made seeds of Secret Recipe available to the public. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although success indoors requires a semi-humid, almost Mediterranean climate. This bud flowers within 8 to 10 weeks when grown indoors; at the time of maturity, the large flowering colas may need to help up with artificial supports like wooden dowels. Despite their size, though, Secret Recipe typically offers a lower than average total yield of flowers.
Secret Recipe’s smooth and balanced effects are a great asset to sativa and indica lovers alike. The strain’s high resin production is also valuable for creating hash and other THC concentrates.