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.
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.
When trimming wet, you will need to use drying racks to dry your flowers after they run through the trimming machine. This will prevent mold and mildew possibilities.
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 using a dry trimming machine.
Dry bud trimming machines will leave you with a better tasting, better smelling, and overall higher-quality end product. Trimming dry also allows you to make extracts or concentrates with your leftover trim.
What are the best wet bud trimming machines?
Here at Hydrobuilder, we offer wet trimming machines from the most reputable brands, such as CenturionPro, Twister, Trimpro, and Triminator.
If you want to see our full review of the Best Harvest Trimming Machines of 2018 and 2019, head over to our learning center. While you are there, check out some our other articles regarding harvest.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 888-815-9763 and go over your harvest options with an experienced grower.