I've been lurking in this thread for a little while and I have to throw my two cents in while giving Riddleme some deserved props. This is an interesting thread about unique ways to bring out the best in weed and traits of good strains. I'm an old time smoker who has stumbled into a few things myself, and found a few curing techniques by accident also.
I am very picky about the highs I like, and I give myself credit for growing less than 10 different strains that I have been successful enough with to consider the results world class in a lifetime of growing. More than half of those probably had what I describe as piss yellow resin while premature or mature. A few were clear, and one was copper clear colored. The best I ever grew was clear. I agree in the tendency of amber like clear looking resin as probably a sign of good weed, but I would not cull anything without testing.
Great work in this thread Riddleme. You also seem to have an open minded following of people which is a delight. Keep up the good work.