What Is Wet Trimming?
Trimming your flowers, buds, or leaves wet means that you have trimmed them by hand or with a trimming machine before they have dried. This is a popular method with many commercial growers since you are able to save more space and trim faster than dry trimming.
Every grower has their own opinion on trimming wet vs. trimming dry. Here at Hydrobuilder, we understand there are advantages to both methods so it really depends on what your goals are. Trimming your plants while still wet will increase productivity and is often the method of choice for large-scale growers that are harvesting on a regular basis. When trimming wet, you will need to use drying racks for your flowers to dry out on after they run through the trimming machine to prevent any possibility of mold. One of the main concerns growers have with trimming wet is the potential lack of "bag appeal" due to lost terpenes and excess chlorophyll, which is what can give the end product a green taste and smell.
If you have the time and space to hang your plants on the stem for a slow and steady dry and cure we suggest you consider using a dry trimming machine as they will leave you with the best smelling, best tasting and overall higher-quality end product. Trimming dry can also be better for making extracts or concentrates with your leftover trim.
Still not sure which route you should go? Read our learning center article on Bud & Leaf Trimming Machines to better inform yourself on the various types of trimming machines and the pros and cons of each or give us a call at 888-815-9763 to go over your harvest options with an experienced grower.