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Dry trim / wet trim?

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What are your thoughts on this?

I've always wet trimmed before hanging to dry but recently read that wet trimming can burst some trichomes losing terps/potency.

Also read that as the buds dry the trichomes get a little tougher and less prone to bursting and dry trimming makes for a longer dry period which in turn makes for a better cure/potency.

So the questions are,

What are the pros/cons for dry trimming? And
Can you dry trim and still use the trim for hash?

Any thoughts/opinions gratefully received!
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I know dry trimming is proper hard work and I tried it twice and won't be trying it again.
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Marcus wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:28 am
Best way I found, take all the big fan leaves off and hang the whole stalks up.
Then dry trim when taking buds off stalks after a week or 2, plonk them in jars as you go.
Most of the trim will just crumble up, I barely need to actually trim it.

Easiest way to trim in my book.

But if you're cash cropping and after 'bag appeal' wet trim it.

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PS - yes I sling all my dry trim and crumbs in the freezer and hash them. Less chlorophyll in them, so I can push the washes a little linger and do less. :oik!:
Thanks Marcus mate, I'm certainly not cash cropping so figured I'd try your method. Like the idea of a longer dry. Cheers :thanks:
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I do same as @Marcus and after keep trim and fluffy stuff for hash.


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Ive done both ways and both times my weed gets me smashed i wouldn`t worry about it too much mate. I use a bowl trimmer and lots say it rips alot of trichs away, am i bothered, am i heckers like cus theirs a shit load more frosty goodness inside buds than on outside edges. Bud always stinks nice no matter what way i do it too. :)
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I only chop one plant at a time and copied Marcus when I first joined her and still do the same now. Wet trimmed once and honestly never again for me
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I used to wet trim but now I dry trim as it took so much more effort but I can honestly trim with my fingers mostly making it pretty quick but I’m thinking of getting a bag type trimmer that’s perfect for dry trimming too

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I'm going to try my first dry trim this time around. Get shot of big fan leaves and leave the suggar daddys attached. Love the tip in regards to when dry trimming, then straight into jars. No wasting time wet trimming then drying then cutting some more then in jars. Little tips like this really help us newbies so thanks :)
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I wet trim. I use a bowl like @2-Scoops. More through convenience and speed but the dry trims ive done ive not noticed much difference in quality.
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Keeno wrote:
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I wet trim. I use a bowl like @2-Scoops. More through convenience and speed but the dry trims ive done ive not noticed much difference in quality.
I've done a couple of 9oz plants wet trim by hand and that always tires me out a lot and took a lot of time. These two are soil grows so not as big as my previous monsters in NFT so hopefully by hand should be fine. Plus I have to factor im drying in the shed. Lets hope I don't mess this dry up haha.
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Big fan leaves will go off wet, stright into my soil, chop and drop.

The sugar leaves stay on to preserve the quality and taste. I tried this method and it seemed to dry for longer with a better end product.

But we have to remember that it is also all about every persons needs and environment. My dry dpace gets too hot in summer so I left the fan leaves on too for a day or two, then took them off in case any mould started to set in. Generally the big fans would come off 1st.

I find dry trimming means I have more Hash product at the end. I just trim over my hash screens, radio on, chilling and the occaisional smoke too, the growers perks.
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@2-Scoops I think you gave me the link to your bowl trimmer last time but I lost it. Could you kindly share it? I enquired about one but they said its only for dry trim. Or @Keeno if you have a diff one. There are various from around 80 quid on the bay to 250 :idn:
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I have tghis but it was only £80 at time https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

But this does same jobby and same size but cheaper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

Check out Amazon and look a bit more on e-bay cus you may get first one alot cheaper, not that its a big deal tbh, myself id just buy cheapest @wutang .
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2-Scoops wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:46 pm
I have tghis but it was only £80 at time https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

But this does same jobby and same size but cheaper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

Check out Amazon and look a bit more on e-bay cus you may get first one alot cheaper, not that its a big deal tbh, myself id just buy cheapest @wutang .
Thanks bro. Was confused as some say u get 2 blades; one for dry and one for wet.
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wutang wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:38 pm
2-Scoops wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:46 pm
I have tghis but it was only £80 at time https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

But this does same jobby and same size but cheaper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

Check out Amazon and look a bit more on e-bay cus you may get first one alot cheaper, not that its a big deal tbh, myself id just buy cheapest @wutang .
Thanks bro. Was confused as some say u get 2 blades; one for dry and one for wet.
I gotta metal blade for wet trimming and its more a wire looking thing for dry trimning with no sharp edges or owt like.
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2-Scoops wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 pm
wutang wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:38 pm
2-Scoops wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:46 pm
I have tghis but it was only £80 at time https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

But this does same jobby and same size but cheaper. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hydroponics- ... SwDcZbO4MZ

Check out Amazon and look a bit more on e-bay cus you may get first one alot cheaper, not that its a big deal tbh, myself id just buy cheapest @wutang .
Thanks bro. Was confused as some say u get 2 blades; one for dry and one for wet.
I gotta metal blade for wet trimming and its more a wire looking thing for dry trimning with no sharp edges or owt like.
Thanks dude. Just realised both your links are the same :lol:

Yeah I'll just go for cheapest. Where do you get the blades from? The one I'm looking at comes with just the one for wet trim.
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Im a right dope @wutang , but nearly all work on same principals, just typo "spin pro trimmer" into search box and loads appear, id get cheapest if on ebay around 80 to 90£. :)

Trimzilla >>>>https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-Spin-P ... 100623.m-1
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