HOW TO USE & MAINTAIN THE DEBUDDER

The Debudders quickly and gently removes the flowers from the stem, utilizing rollers that grab the stem, and pull the stem through various hole sizes. The Debudders can be used for both wet, and dry product, and with its unique speed control, and hole design, all three models will pluck the flowers from the stem, without damaging the product. The Debudders will help you complete the shucking process, in half the time, and with half the staff.

The Debudder comes in three different models, The Tabletop, the Indoor, and the Outdoor. In addition to three different models, the Debudders come standard with a workstation, forward, reverse, and true speed control, to adjust the feed rate for wet and dried product. The Tabletop and Indoor model, both have four different hole sizes, while the outdoor model comes with eight. These hole sizes can also be ordered custom to your preference. Additionally, all 3 models can accommodate 2 people feeding simultaneously from either side of the unit.

Cut the banding and wrapping from the unit and remove it from the pallet. Lift and rotate open the back panel and lock the lid stays

Place a flower collection bin on the front shelf below the feed holes, ensuring that the container sits tight to the front panel with no gap between

For the Tabletop Debudder, simply set the entire unit on a table and a collection container in front of the unit

Place a stem collection container on the back side, and base of the unit

Plug the power cord into an 110VAC outlet and power on the unit

The Debudder is now ready for use

SHUCKING INFORMATION:

  1. Adjust the speed control dial somewhere between 30 – 50
  2. Dialing in the speed for each strain is crucial, especially when shucking dry product, slower isn’t always better, try to find the speed that allows the product to really pop off the stem
  3. When shucking wet flowers, be sure to shuck and trim immediately after harvesting, do not allow the harvested plants to sit for more than a few hours before shucking and trimming, doing so can cause the leaves to curl in, and flowers to squish, effecting trim quality
  4. Average throughput for every Debudder with a single operator should be 20,000 grams (44 LBS) per hour of fresh flower or 5,000 grams (11 LBS) per hour of dried finished flower
  5. With 2 operators at a single debudder throughput is 20 LBS per hour of dried finished flower

DRYING INFORMATION:

  1. Dry the flowers on perforated trays or mesh racks
  2. Dry as slow as possible for 5-7 days and until the flowers and room homogenize to 50-60% RH
  3. Circulate the air constantly, pull in fresh air periodically, and check the product daily
  4. Rotate the product 2-3 times a day for the first 2 days to avoid flattening, ¼” mesh screen is ideal for drying racks, and will help to eliminate any flattening that may occur

CURING INFORMATION:

  1. Store the flowers in airtight containers and burp daily
  2. Product should be in a container with a ratio of air to flower of 75% flower to 25% air
  3. Burp the containers and mix the product every 24 hours for 30 – 60 minutes, and for 5-10 days
  4. Container humidity should start at roughly 50-60% and taper down to 30 – 40% over the curing process
  1. Hang dry the plants in a humidity-controlled environment for 5-7 Days, or until the plants and room homogenize to an level of 50 – 60% RH
  2. After the plants are dried remove and individualize the stems
  3. If you need to shuck and trim on the same day, dry the plants to 30-40% RH, run the Debudder on a very slow speed and expect a small amount of breakdown to your top colas
  4. If shucking and trimming on the same day, be sure to cure the product after trimming, for at least 5-7 days
  5. Drying is complete when the stems bend to 90 degrees before snapping, the outside of the flowers are slightly crispy, the inside of the flowers are spongy, and the stems are more yellow than green
  6. Over-drying the flowers prior to shucking, may cause the flowers to occasionally break apart, effecting quality and yield
  7. Rehydrate the plants in order to implement the debudder or automated shucking when plants are completely/over dried

SHUCKING INFORMATION:

  1. Adjust the speed control dial between 15-20
  2. Dialing in the speed for each strain is crucial, especially when shucking dry product, slower isn’t always better, try to find the speed that allows the product to really pop off the stem
  3. It is crucial when shucking dried flowers that you shuck them at the proper moisture level to avoid any excess breakdown of the colas
  4. We recommend shucking the plants when they have been dried to 50-60% RH
  5. If plants have become too dry to safely use the debudder, rehydrate the plants to a level where breakdown is not an issue

CURING INFORMATION:

  1. After the flowers have been shucked, place them into sealed containers to cure
  2. Sweat and burp the shucked flowers in preparation for trimming, in a controlled environment, until the shucked flowers homogenize to roughly 40-50% RH
  3. Curing the flowers right after they have been shucked, and with the leaves on, will improve your trim and concentrates quality, as well as homogenize the small flowers moisture level, with the larger, ultimately improving the trimming process
  1. Properly prep the product by removing all fan leaves and individualizing the stems from the stock
  2. Be sure to leave 2-3” at the base of the stem, so that the rollers have something to grab onto
  3. If there is a flower at the base of the stem, simply pull that first flower off by hand and then feed the stem into the appropriate hole
  4. Although the debudder can handle stems with multiple offshoots, we recommend that you individualize them as much as possible
  5. Feed the stem into the appropriate hole, ideally the stem is slightly smaller than the hole size, do not feed a small stem through the largest hole, as it will pull some of the flower through and will not pluck the flower properly
  6. If a branch you are feeding into a hole has multiple offshoots be sure to feed it into a hole size that will accommodate the thickness of the offshoots
  7. Grouping several small stems together and feeding them through an appropriate larger size hole is an option
  8. If a stem only has one or two flowers on it, don’t bother feeding it into the machine, pluck them by hand and move on
  9. Utilize the reverse switch if a cola is too large and cannot be pulled through the hole, cut the top off, and switch back to forward
  10. Continue feeding stems into the appropriate holes, and remember to empty the stem collection bin
  11. For quicker production use two people on either side of the machine
  12. You can optionally shuck and trim the product with the fan leaves on, and although it may be faster, keep in mind that this will change the quality of your trim, due to excessive chlorophyll in the fan leaves, it is best to remove the fan leaves before the harvest, and ideally during the flushing period
  13. FOR THE BEST TRIMMING RESULTS, ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO EXCESS STEM AT THE BASE OF THE FLOWER, AND THAT EACH FLOWER HAS BEEN COMPLETELY INDIVIDUALIZED AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, TO AVOID CROWS FEET, THAT ALL FAN LEAVES HAVE BEEN REMOVED

WET TRIM & HYBRID TRIM METHOD

Average throughput for every Debudder with a single operator should be 20,000 grams (44 LBS) per hour of fresh flower or 5,000 grams (11 LBS) per hour of dried finished flower

DRY TRIM METHOD

Average throughput for every Debudder with a single operator should be  2,500 grams (5.5 LBS) per hour of dried finished flower

NOTE: The pounds per hour will nearly double with two operators at a single Debudder.

  • Remove dust and debris using compressed air
  • Clean unit with denatured alcohol and a rag
  • Clean rollers with a rag and denatured alcohol
  • Use a plastic putty knife to scrape residue off rollers
  • Optionally you can unscrew the feed hole tips to remove and soak in alcohol

UNDER CONSTRUCTION