Kent Gruetzmacher MFA is a Colorado-based writer and owner of the writing and marketing firm KCG Content. In this role, he consults small businesses on marketing plans, brand strategy, and digital operations. Kent is also an avid outdoorsman, he spends his time backpacking, hiking, skiing, and trail running throughout the Western U.S. He appreciates critical thinking, historical perspectives, and philosophical dialogues.
Kent has been working in the cannabis and hydroponics space for over a decade. Beginning in California in 2009, he has held positions in cultivation, operations, marketing, and business development. Looking specifically to writing, Kent has worked with many of the leading publications and marketing agencies in the cannabis space. His writing has been recognized by such icons as Steve D’Angelo and Rick Simpson. Even more, Kent has been a key player in developing brand strategy for several startup companies in the cannabis space.
Currently, Kent’s business KCG Content offers a variety of writing and marketing services for small business clients, both inside and outside the cannabis space. These offerings include search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, website creation, brand strategy, and blogging. Kent is excited to continue his progress as a thought leader in the cannabis industry, while also branching out into new fields such as the outdoors space.
Kent has been a writer for Maximum Yield since 2016. Since then, he has had dozens of articles published by the magazine, on topics ranging from cannabis business to controlled environment agriculture (CEA). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Maximum Yield Cannabis magazine, where he contributes valuable insights into the U.S. cannabis and hemp industries.
Supplemental lighting can take your grow from just average to awesome.
While most growers know phosphorus is key for plants in the fruiting stage, Kent Gruetzmacher explains how this macronutrient is also essential in all phases o
It’s a good idea to know how much relative humidity is in the air outside as it will impact how your plants grow inside.
Airflow in a growroom is vital so when it comes to duct work, make sure you take your time and do it properly.
With a bit of research, you can uncover some telltale indicators that will let you know when your crop is simply beyond help.
The winter conditions outside can actually impact your indoor grow tent when it comes to temperature and humidity.
By nature, cannabis plants love wide open spaces. But there are some strains, mostly indicas, that will do well in tight confines.
When it comes to researching and purchasing a grow tent, there is immense value in buying one that includes everything needed.
Growing hydroponically is becoming increasingly popular for its simplicity, great yields, and year-round growing.
Harvest is the time to be methodical and careful so the trichomes and terpenes are nicely preserved.
Kent Gruetzmacher explains that being organized with all the tools needed will make the harvesting process as smooth as possible.
Wondering whether to add a duct fan silencer to your growroom gear? If you’re looking to keep things quiet, then a duct fan silencer is the perfect tool for th
When it comes to growing cannabis indoors, there's plenty of equipment to choose from… some of it necessary, some not so necessary.
Grow tents are handy and wonderful pieces of equipment for growing cannabis, but they can also be used to help properly dry those valuable buds at harvest.
Applying these criteria might help you get on track for growing cannabis that meets your needs.
With so many options for containers available on the market today, we thought it valuable to compare popular choices for hydroponic growing.
Many associate clarity with cannabis extract quality, but that’s not the whole story as Kent Gruetzmacher found out.
Perhaps no new piece of equipment has been as influential on hobbyist growers in the past decade as grow tents.
A thermo-hygrometer is a must-have tool for cannabis growers.
The emergence of vertical farms as a key player in the food supply chain wouldn’t be possible without the wonders of modern technology.
Wondering if a certain material is best to use for your growroom walls? Kent Gruetzmacher explores several materials and gives the scoop.
Two of the more popular harvest technologies used by home growers are bowl trimmers and trimming bags.
When deciding the best way to cool your greenhouse this summer, there are several factors that you should consider.
Here’s a guide on how to interpret your personal cannabis cultivations and previous work experience into language you can use to land a job.
If you’re wondering what type of grow light to get for your growroom, Kent Gruetzmacher says a dimmable system is the way to go.
The USDA developed the “Plant Hardiness Zone Map” to help people better understand what types of crops grow well in different climates.
People often fail to talk about the fact that indoor growing can damage your home if done incorrectly.
With so many advancements in mobile technology, it only makes sense to use these tools as help for growing cannabis.
Cannabis plants have specific requirements when it comes to lighting, and your growroom may have its limitations.
As you grow more proficient with vapor pressure deficit, you will help guarantee bountiful harvests long into the future.
With the rise of legal production, manufacturers have felt comfortable pouring serious resources into developing advanced environmental controls.
To help clarify the fabric pots vs plastic pots discussion, the following talking points should be considered.
When it comes to producing high cannabis yields, Kent Gruetzmacher explores the temptations to avoid.
While building a dedicated growroom for clones is likely a stretch for most cultivators, grow tents offer a quick and easy way to propagate cuttings.
Kent Gruetzmacher gets the scoop on the latest tech being used in controlled environment agriculture.
Every tent cultivator must make design choices for their garden based on the size constraints of their chosen tent kit.
Thanks to technology, specifically mobile apps, you can control your garden environment from afar.
Growers often wonder about using CO2 their grow tents and it’s possible but people need to be careful in having the right tent and using the right CO2 tech.
Cannabis growers looking to really get a large harvest have several choices when it comes to supporting flowering cannabis plants.
With a wide array of different shapes and sizes, choosing an LED grow light can be daunting.
If you are wondering if a Dutch bucket hydro setup is right for you, please check out the following criteria.
To produce the best cannabis flowers possible, you must utilize the best tools during harvest.
When it comes to drying a cannabis harvest, some growers prefer drying lines, while others use drying racks.
How you decide to set up your tent exhaust will likely be dictated by such factors as crop size, harvest frequency, and equipment needs.
Follow these parameters and you should be able to produce some amazing hydroponic cannabis with the convenience of a grow tent.
With so many options on the market, hobbyist cultivators must discern how much automation is really necessary.
To help you better assess the need for an intake, we put together this definitive guide on the topic.
There are several challenges for keeping mother plants that can be alleviated with the right cultivation equipment.
If your grow tent setup is becoming onerous, you might have the wrong grow lights for the job.
We walk you through some convenient and discreet ways to vent your grow tent.
If you are still unsure if an inline fan exhaust system can handle your heat and humidity issues, we put together this brief guide.
To maximize on the benefits of grow tents, it’s essential you take the time to choose the right sized tent.
As lighting technology continues to evolve, so does the innovation surrounding how to position them above the canopy.
Kent Gruetzmacher put together the following criteria to consider for feeding cannabis plants during flowering.
The use of grow tents is on the rise, but their confined spaces can create equipment set-up challenges. Here's how to best set up the essential equipment in your grow...
How cannabis is cured and the technology around drying marijuana can be a major factor in helping the cannabis industry save money.
The whole point of growing indoors is to keep your plants protected from unwanted outside influences, but this only works if your growroom is properly sealed.
With a wide array tools and tech available, Kent Gruetzmacher examines the latest automation trends in marijuana cultivation.
Kent Gruetzmacher provides some insider expertise on how to best manage a small growroom or grow tent to maximize cannabis production.
There are many reasons why cultivators might transplant their plants from hydroponic systems into soil. Here's how to go about it.
Establishing a certified organic certification standard for cannabis products is no easy task.
Kent Gruetzmacher examines the environmental factors contributing to mold and how to prevent it.
Depending on your choice of cannabinoids and dosage levels, cannabis can be a relatively safe remedy for anxiety.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Construction-Grade Clay Pellets in Your Hydro Setup
We caught up with urban-gro’s Colin Ferrian to discuss how his company’s gro-care platform is helping cannabis firms through these challenging times.
Kent Gruetzmacher asked SoRSE Technology CRO John Kueber for his take on the future of cannabis beverages.
As the cannabis industry grows more sophisticated and mature, companies like Colorado’s Cannabis One are setting a new standard of market versatility.
If you are seeking the advice of your doctor about medical marijuana use, there are a few steps that can be taken to ensure the encounter is as comfortable as possible.
A sharp divergence in what individuals consider “organic” has emerged.
Looking for a job in the burgeoning cannabis industry? It’s advisable to have some concrete knowledge of the sector and be realistic about what positions are a good fit...
For those inquisitive cultivators interested in permaculture gardening, or simply growing multiple crops in a growroom, here are some points of wisdom to take home.
There are three main options when it comes to cannabis grow operations, but how do you know which best fits your personality and resources?
When it comes to how cannabis impacts consumers, more is being discovered about the entourage effect.
Loved for its vibrant aromas and flavors and continually approved upon with new technology, live resin is quickly becoming the Holy Grail of cannabis products.
As the role of controlled environment growing increases in agriculture, so does the opportunity for artificial intelligence. But can AI replace the human touch? Kent...
If you’re thinking about building your own at-home hydroponic system, your best bets are either a nutrient film technique setup or an ebb and flow system.
Technology in the grow industry continues to evolve, making life easier for indoor cultivators. Kent Gruetzmacher takes a look at some of the high-tech tools being used...
Every cannabis grower has to start somewhere. While trial and error is a good way to learn, it can be mitigated to help save time and money. Kent Gruetzmacher points out...
Indoor and outdoor growing are no longer distinct schools of thought. Greenhouse cultivators have combined the practices to create a new, more cost-effective method that...
While automation is a huge part of indoor growing, outdoor soil cultivators can also take advantage of technologies like controllers and fertigation injectors to cut...
Light leaks in your sealed growroom can be disastrous for some kinds of plants. They can also be a sign that more than just light is getting in, including pests and...
Kent Gruetzmacher takes a closer look at LED technology and why urban indoor farmers are shelling out the big bucks for it.
After his own amazing recovery from cancer, Rick Simpson has spent much of his life helping others recover from the disease by sharing his Rick Simpson Oil recipe.
While various grow media retain water differently, where and what you are growing also factor in to what medium to select for best results. Kent Gruetzmacher checked in...
Deciding which indoor horticultural lighting to purchase for your growroom can be a confusing endeavor. To make the process smoother, Kent Gruetzmacher says there are...
With mega weed corporations emerging, will there still be a place in the industry for craft cannabis producers? Kent Gruetzmacher tells us more.
Advanced horticulturists have the knowledge and experience to achieve results without the use of bloom boosters. Kent Gruetzmacher tells us about it.
Tricking your herbs, vegetables, or flowers into thinking harvest time is approaching through light deprivation can result in more frequent high-quality yields.
Los Suenos has set a new precedence in cannabis horticulture, transferring a once cottage industry into full-scale industrial agriculture.
Though a bit less glamorous than lighting, mediums, and nutrients, your growroom’s air quality is vital to a successful crop.
Cannabis industry professionals and hopefuls alike must adapt to the challenges put forth in an ever-dynamic, rapidly-growing vocational climate.
The name Ed Rosenthal has become synonymous with world-class marijuana cultivation wisdom and techniques.
Rafael Mechoulam is one of the most influential, yet least publicized, figures in the contemporary cannabis space.
Steve DeAngelo is on the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry in California and around the globe.
Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana patient with a profound story to share.
Jorge Cervantes is one of the most recognizable names in cannabis cultivation.
When it comes to sterilizing tools in the growroom, is there such a thing as keeping things too clean?
As the cool fall weather slowly morphs into wintertime cold, indoor gardeners need to slim down on their cooling equipment and bulk up on heating methods.
Maximum Yield’s Kent Gruetzmacher has a few tips on how to make your first trip to the dispensary smooth as cannabutter.
In the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of counter-culture youth embarked on a voyage along the now-legendary Hippie Trail.
Hand-watering and drip systems both have their merits, but combining these techniques gives growers the best of both worlds.
Don’t worry about having to give up greenhouse growing during the summer. Follow these tips!
If someone is serious about changing career paths and entering a job in the cannabis space, here are a few helpful pointers.
For many hydro hobbyists, spending money on their passion is a joy, not a burden. After all, it’s what makes you happy. Still, most of us have household budgets we need...
Staffing challenges reverberate throughout the cannabis industry—largely due to the lack of the professional and vocational training.
In today’s skyrocketing legal cannabis market, companies wanting to stand out have had to modernize their branding and marketing tactics to appeal to the mainstream...
Experienced gardeners know that the sooner plants can be exposed to natural sunlight the better. In northern climates, this can be a tricky process with chilly spring...
While regular droughts and fresh water shortages are becoming a reality for many, seawater is still a plentiful resource...
There are plenty of choices to make when starting a new grow operation, but one of the biggest is deciding on where to house your plants.
For the industrious gardener it is possible to utilize the winter sun to reap bountiful, sun-fueled harvests in a greenhouse.
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