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Warfox

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Wet vs Dry Trim
So far away and long ago, I was kinda hippy, and I used to pull the whole plant, root and all, and hang it.
In my new house, i had to deal with damp basement and dry attic. Leaving the leaves on to help a slow cure is a technique i learned. However, the dry trim is so tedious, especially in bulk (ish, i think we all have different ideas of bulk) so there's 2 different methods, one is a rough wet trim, and one is a little more intricate.
And with the newer practices, ie., bud washing, wet trim is the way to go. If you have only a few plants, a dry trim can give you some extra leaf to give away, make butter, etc.
Blessings be, all my RIU friends.
Dry trim 100% for me. Whole limb sections. I drop humidity down to 45% initially then slowly raise it. The leaves protect the buds and preserve terps IME over wet trim. Nice slow dry and cure all-in-one while hanging for 1- 2 months, then into plastic storage bins then 5 gallon buckets with 62% humidity packs is my go-to method now.
 

bgc2020

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This is my semi enclosed greenhouse setup. I haven’t had to worry about rain and the wide open ends allow plenty of air flow. 1st year growing outdoors so have no control to compare to but so far have only lost 3 buds to bud rot. And minimal caterpillar activity with generous applications of BT and Dr Zymes. 8D06365D-A125-47EB-B80A-462E9E58E3F3.jpeg
 

PioneerValleyOG

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Dry trim 100% for me. Whole limb sections. I drop humidity down to 45% initially then slowly raise it. The leaves protect the buds and preserve terps IME over wet trim. Nice slow dry and cure all-in-one while hanging for 1- 2 months, then into plastic storage bins then 5 gallon buckets with 62% humidity packs is my go-to method now.
I am in agreement and have used this exact paradigm. I prefer the long slow dry on the larger colas. But some are sticky enough the leaf doesn't have much effect. I also prefer the 62 packets. It can lead to some chemy bud. I gave some of last years to a friend who asked if it wasn't fully cured yet. Lol, said no that's like 10 months ago. Having a humidity temp gauge is super important if you dont wanna end up with hay, mold, or ammonia stink that signals still not done.
You definitely have the recipe, forte love it when a plan comes together.
 

Warfox

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This is my semi enclosed greenhouse setup. I haven’t had to worry about rain and the wide open ends allow plenty of air flow. 1st year growing outdoors so have no control to compare to but so far have only lost 3 buds to bud rot. And minimal caterpillar activity with generous applications of BT and Dr Zymes. View attachment 4999706
Throw butterfly netting bet over that chicken wire and caterpillars will be a thing of the past I bet BT or no BT. YOUR setup is what I want to shoot for.
 
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