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Here we can talk about methods of harvesting, curing and storing cannabis.
Killer Tang (Killer pheno)
Every year I have some dry trimming I do also if I can’t get my work done on time for outdoor I will just cut entire plants and hang them. Keep in mind most my plants outside weigh half a pound or more dry in a 20 gallon bucket. The terpene profile on my cultivars are very strong so you will notice the taste for a very long time with them. The dry trim is a bit more messy for me to keep track of I feel like it’s a little harder on my sinuses when the stuff becomes airborne but I still do if. It does seem to preserve flavor nicely and also you can’t put it on hold a bit longer if you are backed up. Some say the leaves can prevent mold and protect the trichomes. I can’t verify that personally but I haven’t experienced mold issues from dry trimming so...I use both dry trimming and wet trimming as tools to help me work done. I have also use the mid range where you do half and come back and clean it. And that way works well also. It is probably one of the quickest methods, but you need to have plenty of ventilation if you pack a room that way. You can smell it going that direction almost instantly. The smell should be sweet when you walk in not musky wet, or hay smelling. That is one way to know your dry is going well. My first comment above is my way of choice and that’s wet trimming and hanging it fully manicured. I pack the room that way and it slows down the curing process. Colorado is dry so I have my methods to get it just right. If you have a good dry room it will act almost like a humidor/curing room. My method of choice is to use electric hand scissors which are modified to produce more power with a bigger power pack. I would love a bigger system to process it but I haven’t upgraded. It has to be quite for my area. And who knows maybe someday I will. Anyhow the electric hand scissors work well for the big stuff. Trimming mid way down takes about 1 hour per pound. Then I finish it off by hand and manicure very tight. Don’t be afraid to take a little bud off and get it tight. A bad trim job can turn grade a cannabis to grade b. Sometimes the grade of bud can depend upon the skills of the trimmer. Update: I've switched to dry trim. It just seems easier for my set up and allows me to take my time more. The nice thing about it it is you can leave it hanging until you're ready to work on it. The leaves preserve and protect the trichomes a little better it seems. I did wet trim for years and it was my preferred method. I guess times change. Now I like using a bbq silicone brush.