Wet Trimming Cannabis Plant Material

Wet Trimming Cannabis Plant Material

Wet Trimming Cannabis Plant Material

Professor DeBacco

Wet Trimming
Wet trimming yields a higher flower to trim ratio but requires more equipment and has less room for error.
A wet trimming method involves cutting the plant down followed immediately by the removal of the fan leaves and detail trimming of the bud.
After this is completed, then the drying process can begin.
This process is common for very large growing operations since there is typically not enough drying space so performing the initial wet trim is needed to reduce overall biomass before the drying process can start.

Wet Trimming Benefits
Wet trimming is recommended by growers because of the greater trichome preservation, and quicker harvesting time, all with less space needed for drying.
Buds can “puff out”, appearing larger and more aesthetically pleasing.
Commercial growers, typically see the puff out as a huge reason to trim wet.
This also makes the drying process faster, by removing much of the moisture in the plant.

Problems with Wet Trimming
Trimming wet is not as a clean process as dry trimming with noticeable residue build up on shears that will need cleaning.
The take down of the plants followed immediately by trimming also compresses some of the required work that needs to be accomplished.

Commercial Harvest Locations
With commercial harvesting often speed and efficiency is important which is part of the reason why wet trimming can be selected.
Wet trimming is faster compared to the detail oriented dry trimming process, however there will likely be some trichome loss since during the drying process there will not be any sugar leaves to provide protection.

The goal of volume and reduced time to sale can hurt individual bud quality as a wet trim material may not reach the top quality that can be achieved with a dry trim.

Link to Lecture Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w6pPNUpxUqVNDSNc9i59fl33ZrCaT6Ib/view?usp=sharing

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  1. Nekutuzov on June 11, 2022 at 6:46 am

    I found that dry trimming is more easy for me. I actually leave some percentage of small sugar leaves on my buds. They have lot of potent trichomes so I don’t want to waste it. The smoke is as good as fully trimmed and cured buds.

  2. Keith Spillane on June 11, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Who is the woman holding the tray of colas?

  3. DJ KILLSWITCH on June 11, 2022 at 6:52 am

    I have heard wet trim can release starches and Hurt or hinder terpene profile.
    is this true?!

  4. J&KTRIPLE _G_ on June 11, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Thanks for the wonderful accurate info

  5. Mark Dowling on June 11, 2022 at 6:57 am

    Literally your video is titled how to wet trim and then the first words out of your mouth or I’m going to explain how to dry trim.

  6. Escuela Vieja Farms on June 11, 2022 at 6:58 am

    I found wet trimming for me is a whole lot easier and it leaves a really good product.

  7. Weed Song Weed Music on June 11, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Peace For All Smoker Around The World 💨

  8. Pur Saveer on June 11, 2022 at 7:12 am

    As a smaller grower, I trim off and discard all stemmed leaves with the live plant in the pot. Then I take off easily manageable pieces of branch/bud and trim it into trays of bud and trays of shake. Each bud is only handled once.
    I tried dry trimming. I didn’t see any noticeable improvement in the bud and I didn’t prefer the process, so I went back to fresh.
    I tried one of those salad spinner-type trimmers too. It made an attractive product, but it seemed to me the bud was bruised and not as good. I got rid of the thing after a couple of uses.

  9. fryed Brain on June 11, 2022 at 7:23 am

    I do a little bit of both especially if you see any stuff on your leaves , most likely in outdoors since you got a lot of bug’s going around your plant

  10. BlkJackStalks on June 11, 2022 at 7:25 am

    😲 them some honker buds dom! In first photo

  11. Robdogg707 on June 11, 2022 at 7:26 am

    So just harvested my gelato and I think I took them down too soon because the bud still feels kinda moist and when I smoke it doesn’t break down too good and didn’t taste that good. Will it taste better if I leave trimmed in turkey bags?

  12. Wayne Kinne on June 11, 2022 at 7:27 am

    Looking forward to your ideas on drying.

  13. The Child on June 11, 2022 at 7:28 am

    earned a sub 🙂 thanks for the very detailed explanation!

  14. Lord Blueberry on June 11, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Spot on Professor DeBacco !