Dank Star is an indica dominant hybrid strain that is a super pungent phenotype of the infamous Dark Star strain. This bud’s parent gets its name from the Grateful Dead’s “Dark Star” and pays tribute to the band with a euphoric and buzzy high that’s well balanced between stoned and active. The high starts with a buzzy head rush that leaves you happy and uplifted with a building sense of euphoria that fades into a blissful hazy feeling. This is followed by a building body buzz that spreads from the head and neck throughout the body with a numbing effect that can leave you feeling slightly couch-locked and pretty hungry. These effects coupled with its moderate 13-16% average THC level make Dank Star perfect for treating patients suffering from conditions such as chronic pain, headaches or migraines, inflammation, and chronic stress or anxiety. This bud has airy round light green nugs with bright orange hairs and a fairly frosty coating of tiny milky white crystal trichomes. Like the name suggests, Dank Star has a powerful pungent aroma that will fill any room with the stench of skunky rotting berries and spice. The flavor is a little milder, with tastes of spicy pine and sweet berries that are accented by a heavy pungent aftertaste.
What’s the best way to consume kief?
As previously stated, most people just end up sprinkling a little bit (or a lot) of kief on top of the weed in their pipes or joints; though this is a great method that adds a punch of potency and/or flavor to normal flowers, it doesn’t allow you to experience the kief on its own. Our recommended method for smoking kief is to use a screen on top of a glass pipe. You can purchase durable specialty titanium screens for smoking hash at well-stocked head shops, but you can even use a standard stainless steel pipe screen with no issues.
Gently heating the kief using indirect flame (held an inch or two above the kief) is the best way to release the essential oils and prevent burning it — good kief will begin to bubble and melt like you see with high-grade water hash, leaving behind very little residue and giving a full-flavored hit. On the flip side, poorly refined kief can taste harsh and woody due to the presence of remnant plant matter, so if you care about flavor, it’s important to try and get your kief as clean as possible before smoking. If you have access to any kind of microscope, look for flecks of green and trichome stalks in your kief — this will indicate that your kief isn’t totally pure and may need more refining.