Wander Trimmer

$1,499.00

PRODUCT SUMMARY

The Wander Trimmer is a cannabis hand trimming tool that will give you the precision of and quality of scissors, and the speed and production of 4 hand trimmers. The Wander Trimmer trims up to 1 lb. of dried product an hour with a single operator. The quality of the trim is unmatched and is often better than scissor trimming buds because it allows you to handle the product less.

The Wander Trimmer is a wet trimmer and is meant to trim while your buds are still on the stem, allowing you to hang dry your product. 

Large or small facilities can implement this tool into their facilities for automation.

Pricing:

Wander Trimmer – $999.00

Wander Trimmer Instructional Manual

Weight: 30 lbs.

Ship weight: 40 lbs.

Assembled Dimensions: 20″L x 20″W x 10″H

Ship Dimensions: 20″L x 20″W x 10″H

Production (single operator): 1 lb. / hr.

MSRP: $ 999.00

Materials Exposed to Plants:

Aluminum 6061 – FG; Stainless Steel – FG; Silicone – FG; Plastic Bucket – HDPE 

UL Certified Components:

Main motor; Speed Controller; Rocker Switch; Power Cord;
IEC Jack

Power:

120 or 240VAC; 60 HZ; 204 Watts; 1.7 Amps

*Bucket Vacuum and Croc Pot not included*

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HOW IT WORKS

The Wander Trimmer combines the precision of hand trimming buds with the efficiency of a commercial bud trimmer. The Wander Trimmer will cut 60 – 80% of your trim time, won’t damage your buds, collects all of your clipped leaf for processing and allows you to hang-dry your plants.

The Wander Trimmer connects to any wet/dry vacuum (although we recommend the bucket head). The suction from the vacuum pulls the leaf away from the flower while the blade inside the wand spins and cuts the leaf

The speed of the blade and the suction from the vacuum can be adjusted to accommodate different strains, and trimming crow’s feet is a breeze.

The Wand can trim cannabis and hemp buds 3-5 lbs/hr in wet weight which usually equates to about 1lb/hr after it dries. It is often said that the wand trims buds better than scissors

HOW TO ASSEMBLE & OPERATE

Parts

  1. Wand assembly
    1. Handle x 1
    2. Off-set tube x 1
    3. Cutting blade x 1
    4. Idle hub x 1
    5. Driver hub x 1
    6. Idle hub housing (cap) x 1
    7. Driver hub housing x 1
    8. Vacuum hose attachment
    9. Bearings x 2
  2. Control box with motor x 1
  3. Flex shaft cable x 2
  4. Flex shaft sheath x 1
  5. Flex shaft connector x 1
  6. Vacuum hose x 1
  7. Power cord x 1
  8. Tool box x 1
  9. Tube brush x 1
  10. Flex shaft lubrication x 1
  11. Maintenance kit x 1
  12. Vacuum suction controller x1
  13. Velcro straps x 10
    Sponges x 2

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  1. Remove the tool box from the box
  2. Remove the wand, motor, vacuum hose, vacuum suction controller and velcro
    straps from the tool box
  3. Place the motor at one end of the table (on the right side if you are right handed
    and the left side if you are left handed)
  4. Attach the wand to the end of the flex shaft cable by aligning the keyed end of the
    cable with the key at the base of the wand in the drive hub housing
  5. Rotate the wand without pressing in to assist the keys alignment
  6. Once the keys are aligned, continue rotating and press the wand down on the flex
    shaft until it clicks (the wand should rotate freely when it is connected to the cable)
  7. Install the open end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum hose attachment on the
    wand (the first few times may take a little more effort)
  8. Lay the vacuum hose along side the flex shaft cable and attach it to the flex shaft
    cable using the provided velcro straps, attach a velcro strap every 8-10 inches (zip
    ties can also be used)
  9. Attach the other end of the vacuum to the hose on the wet/dry vacuum
  10. Plug the vacuum power cord into the vacuum suction controller (do not plug the wand motor into the vacuum suction controller)
  11. Plug the wand power cord into the back of the motor control box and into a power
    source
  12. Open the sponges and place them in the rectangular compartments atop the tool box
  13. Fill one of the rectangular compartments with the sponge with water until the sponge has absorbed the water and the reservoir is half full (this moist sponge will be used to lubricate the inside of the wand while trimming helping to reduce build up)
  14. Moisten the second sponge, this sponge will be used to clean the outside of the
    wand tube near the cutting slot
  15. Optionally you can purchase a small crock pot and fill it with water and heat the
    water (the crock pot can be used to dip the wand in while trimming to clean the
    internal build up)
  16. The Wander Trimmer is now ready for use

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  1. It’s important to have a work space that will accommodate the components as well as
    allow you to keep the flex shaft cable and vacuum hose straight as you’re trimming both for ergonomics as well as minimizing friction within the flex shaft.
  2. We first want to prep the plants for trimming. First remove the main branches from the stock, next individualize the stems from the main branch.
    1. Now we will remove the fan or water leaves. This is typically easiest and quickest to do by hand and simply pulling the leaves down against the grain or plucking them out of the flowers.
  3. Now that we have our material prepped and stems individualized, take a cup of water and start to fill the reservoir atop the tool box, saturating the first sponge and continue to fill the reservoir until it’s about ¾ full. The saturated sponge will be used to lubricate the wand as we are trimming. Dampen the second sponge we will use this sponge for cleaning the outside of the wand.
  4. For more information on the wand components and assembly please watch the wand assembly video. The cutting blade sleeves inside the tube and is off set from the center. This creates relief around the cutting blade, allowing the leaf matter to freely pass through the tube and into the vacuum hose. The blade is only tight to the tube at the cutting slot
    1. Overtime build up will start to occur inside of the tube. To ensure an efficient trim session there a couple of methods we use to keep the inside of the tube clean.
    2. The first method is to give the wand a quick and light tap on the saturated sponge; this allows the suction to draw in a very small amount of moisture and helps to slow down the buildup process. Be sure to implement the sponge tap every few branches or so.
  5. Secondly, every 45 minutes to an hour depending on the strain, we will turn of the vacuum and with the motor running dip the wand into the crock pot. The current from the water will help clean out the inside of the tube. Turn the motor off and allow the water to drain from the wand through the hole in the cap.
  6. The last thing we will want to address as we trim is the buildup that will occur on the outside of the tube, turn the motor off and using the semi abrasive side of the damp sponge wipe off the buildup on the outside of the tube. This is something you will want to do throughout the trim session. It only takes a few seconds but will increase your efficiency tremendously.
  7. Now we are ready to start trimming. Turn on the motor and adjust the speed control to just above medium. Turn on the vacuum suction control and adjust the suction in between medium and high. You may need to turn the motor up for really sticky strains and turn the suction down for the smaller and more delicate strains. However, we recommend starting off with the motor on medium and the suction between medium and high
  8. As far as approaching the flower with the wand, we want to catch the leaf at the tip and allow the suction to pull the leaf into the cutting slot. This is easiest to do with a quick and light tapping, in a circular motion, like you are peeling a potato. As you become more comfortable with this technique, and the wand, the action can be sped up quite a bit and ultimately give you a 60-70% faster trim time over scissors.
  9. The wand is most effective when you trim the flowers wet and although the wand does allow you to trim after the flowers are slightly wilted, it’s much more efficient when they are fresh and the leaves are sticking out.
  10. As you hold onto the stem slowly rotate the flower as you quickly and lightly tap it with the wand. Bend the flower away from the stem to trim the harder to reach areas.
  11. It helps to rest the flowers and the base of the wand on your work surface as you trim.
  12. To remove crow’s feet or leaves at the base of the flowers, simply follow the leaf in from the tip and rotate the wand in.
  13. Adjusting the suction and cutting blade speed to accommodate the size and density of the strain, will give you the control to trim precisely and quickly without damaging your product.
  14. If you have another set of hands, it’s best if one person preps the plants while the other trims
  15. Just remember give the wand an occasional crock pot dip, keep the outside of the tube clean and consistently tap the wand on the sponge.
  16. When you’re done trimming or it’s time to take a break. Hang your product to dry and empty out the clipped leaf from the vacuum. It’s important not to let the clipped leaf overfill or sit in the vacuum for long periods of time. Simply empty out the vacuum and spread very thin over cardboard or some other material that will help wick away the moisture.
  17. If you are going to start trimming again and before you take your break we want to quickly clean the main wand components. This is easiest to do as soon as you’re done trimming and while the plant matter is still fresh. Disassemble the wand and using the tube brush scrub the inside of the tube. Push a paper towel through the tube to remove any degree then wipe off the tube and vacuum connect. Next we will clean the blade. Be sure that you have thoroughly cleaned both the blade and tube and that all of the plant matter has been removed. Reassemble the wand and you’re ready to start trimming again.
  18. It’s important to clean the entire unit after each use. This is also easiest to do if you clean the unit as soon as you’re done trimming and while the plant matter is still fresh. Please watch our Wand cleaning videos for more information.

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  1. Unscrew the idle hub housing (cap)
  2. Unscrew the handle
  3. Unscrew the driver hub housing
  4. Slide the cutting blade out of the wand tube
  5. Slide off the bearings from the hubs
  6. Pull out the idle hub and driver hub
  7. Remove the vacuum hose attachment by loosening the set screw and slide off (do
    not over tighten the set screw)
  8. Reverse a-g to reassemble
  1. Keep the outside of the tube clean by wiping off periodically with the semi abrasive side of the damp sponge
  2. Tap the wand ever so lightly on the wet sponge to keep the inside of the tube lubricated
  3. Clean before the buildup dries
  4. Purchase an extra tube, blade or complete wand assembly for a quick swap out while the other soaks

HOW TO CLEAN & REPLACE PARTS

  1. 2 containers
  2. HD simple green (purple)
  3. Denatured alcohol
  4. Tube brush
  5. Sponges
  6. Paper towel or rags

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  1. We recommend using 2 containers, 1 for soaking and the other for rinsing, as well as a toothbrush for cleaning the wand.
  2. Start by filling the first container with some heavy duty simple green, fill the second container with water as it will be used for rinsing.
  3. Disassemble the wand.
  4. If the blade is stuck inside of the tube because it had not been cleaned right after use, soak the tube and blade in some water and then using the driver hub and a hard surface, push the blade up through the tube and slide the blade out. Be sure to never use any tools to remove the blade.
  5. Loosen the set screw on the vacuum hose attachment and place all of the wand components, excluding the bearings, inside of the simple green solution to soak.
  6. While the wand parts are soaking, spray and wipe clean the other components. Alcohol
    can be used to clean the tool box and motor control box. However, never use alcohol when cleaning the wand.
  7. Now using a sponge and paper towel thoroughly clean and wipe dry the bearings.
  8. Next we will clean the main tube. Scrub the inside of the tube with tube brush. You can also use a toothbrush, and implement both the bristle side as well as the plastic side to remove any stubborn build up. Scrub the outside of the tube. Rinse the tube in water, push a paper towel through the inside of the tube and wipe dry.
  9. Now we will clean the blade. Using the tube brush and or the tooth brush thoroughly remove all of the buildup on the inside and outside of the blade. Rinse and wipe dry.
  10. Clean the vacuum hose connect and the driver hub housing. Be sure to clean the threads on all of the wand components.
  11. When you have all of the parts cleaned, rinsed and dried, reassemble the wand. Make sure you don’t over tighten the set screw on the vacuum hose attachment. Turn the unit on and verify that it is operating correctly.
  12. Now, Rinse out the sponges and the tube brush.
  13. To clean the vacuum hose, coil it in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. If using the bucket head, coil its hose on top. Add simple green and water at about a 1 to 12 ratio. After soaking, Rinse the hoses out with a garden hose or pressure washer.
  14. It’s also important to keep the vacuum you are using clean and free of mold. Be sure to disinfect and wipe clean periodically. We also recommend that you replace the vacuum filter as necessary.
  1. Place the motor inside the main compartment
  2. Tuck the hose under the flex shaft cable and along the side of the motor box.
  3. Coil the rest of the hose around the motor.
  4. Place the vacuum hose adapter, the vacuum suction control and the main motor power cord inside of the tool box.
  5. Place the wand and cleaning tube on the tray.
    1. The sponges, Velcro and Allen key are stored in the top compartments.

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Wand blades can be difficult to sharpen. We recommend finding a local blade sharpener and/or procuring backup blades.

HARVESTING METHODS

THERE ARE 3 MAIN CANNABIS AND HEMP HARVESTING METHODS

  • Wet Trimming, Hybrid Trimming, and Dry Trimming

THERE ARE 6 STEPS TO EACH HARVESTING METHOD

  • Defanning, Bud Bucking, Drying, Bud Trimming, Curing and Bud Sorting

THE STEPS CHANGE BASED ON THE METHOD

  • Bucking, Drying, Trimming, and Curing are the variables
  • Defanning is always first and Bud Sorting is always last

EACH METHOD HAS DIFFERENT ADVANTAGES

  • Wet Trimming Method
    • Allows for automated bucking
    • Requires less space for drying
    • Ensures consistency over time
  • Hybrid Trimming Methods
    • Allows for automated bucking
    • Require less space for drying
    • Ensures high quality buds
  • Dry Trimming Method
    • Ensures high terpene profile
    • Ensures high quality buds
    • Bucking and trimming can be done at your convenience

THE BEST METHOD IS BASED ON PRIORITIES AND RESOURCES

There are advantages and disadvantages to every harvest method. Our goal is to align you to the method that will improve product quality, compliment your resources, and increase efficiency and profitability.

  • WET TRIMMING – Shucking and trimming fresh flowers
  • HYBRID TRIMMING – Bucking fresh buds & drying the buds with the leaves prior to trimming
  • DRY TRIMMING – Drying whole plants & bucking and trimming dried buds

There are advantages and disadvantages to all 3-harvesting method. The best method is based on:

  • Priorities
  • Resources
  • Staff size
  • Harvest size
  • Equipment available
  • Harvest consistency over quality

BUCKING AND TRIMMING FRESH CANNABIS BUDS

Pros

  • Bucking can be automated effectively
  • The buds are less susceptible to damage
  • 80% less space is required for drying
  • Less time hanging and taking down plants
  • No interruptions in harvest workflow
  • Fewer steps to finished product
  • Less risk of under/over drying
  • Faster drying times
  • Consistent trim quality
  • Consistent Bud to trim ratios
  • Consistently larger bud sizes

Cons

  • Machines require frequent cleaning
  • Terpenes can degrade if not cured properly
  • Over trimming can affect flower quality
  • Trim requires drying and curing

BUCKING FRESH CANNABIS BUDS & DRYING BUDS WITH THE LEAVES BEFORE TRIMMING

Pros

  • Bucking can be automated effectively
  • The buds are less susceptible to damage
  • 80% less space is required for drying
  • Less time hanging and taking down plants
  • Trim cycle times are faster
  • Trim/sugar leaf quality is usually better
  • Easier to get higher terpene content
  • Eliminates bud flattening during drying

Cons

  • Moisture consistency is hard to obtain
  • Bud size can fluctuate
  • Trim to bud ratios can fluctuate
  • Trimmed bud quality can fluctuate

DRYING WHOLE PLANTS – BUCKING & TRIMMING DRIED CANNABIS BUDS

Pros

  • Bucking and trimming can be done at your convenience
  • More control over drying schedule
  • Trim cycle times are faster
  • Trim/sugar leaf quality is usually better
  • It’s easier to get higher terpene content
  • Eliminates bud flattening during drying and curing

Cons

  • Moisture consistency is hard to obtain
  • Rehydrating is required if using automated shuckers
  • Bud size can fluctuate
  • Trim to BUD ratios can fluctuate
  • Trimming quality can fluctuate

HARVESTING PROCESS

REMOVING THE LARGE FAN LEAVES FROM THE STEM

Equipment: Hands or Scissors

  • We highly recommend removing the fan leaves before drying the plants, as once the leaves dry, curl and shrink, defanning becomes difficult
  • The fan leaves if not removed before drying, will create stems that will need to be removed post trimming, requiring you to handle more flowers after trimming
  • Defanning eliminates excess chlorophyll from your trim, improving concentrates
  • Defan during the flushing period and prior to harvesting
  • When possible, defan throughout the flower cycle
  • Remove all fan leaves that have exposed stem
  • The most efficient way to defan is by hand and by quickly plucking the leaves towards the base of the plant, scissors can also be used for this step.
  • Focus on the leaves that have stem exposed, especially at the base of the flower to prevent crow’s feet from occurring after trimming
  • Considerations if defanning is not an option due to resources and or crop size:
    • When dry trimming, fan leaves and their stems dry slower than sugar leaf, leaving stems that need to be removed post trimming
    • When wet trimming, the fan leaves will increase chlorophyll into concentrates, increase touch up required, and gunk up the equipment faster
    • When dry trimming or wet trimming, the first filtration and collection bag on the Ez Trimmer will capture a lot of the fan leaves and separate them from the rest of your trim

NOTE:  Bucking should occur immediately after harvesting the plants and while the Buds are fresh, and the leaves are sticking out.

  • Cut and individualize branches from the stalk
  • Cut and individualize stems from the branches (leave 2-3 inches at the base of the stem when using the Bud Bucker)
  • Using the Bud Bucker, hands, or scissors, remove and individualize all Buds from the stem
  • Leave 1/8” of stem at buds base after bucking
  • When bucking wet buds, be sure to buck and trim immediately after harvesting, do not allow the harvested plants to sit for more than a few hours before bucking and trimming, doing so can cause the leaves to curl in, and buds to squish, effecting trim quality
  • Take the time on this step to ensure the buds are 100% individualized, with no more than  1/8” of stem, and free of any fan leaves
  • Average throughput for every Bud Bucker 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
  • With 2 operators at a single Bud Bucker throughput is 20 LBS per hour of dried finished flower

REMOVING AND INDIVIDUALIZING THE BUDS FROM THE STEM

Equipment: Bud Bucker, Hands, or Scissors

NOTE:  Bucking should occur after Drying is complete. We recommend bucking the plants when partially dried to 50-60% RH, then continue drying and curing the bucked buds prior to trimming. If bucking and trimming on the same day, and prior to curing, dry the plants to 30-40% RH, run the Bud Bucker on a very slow speed and expect a small amount of breakdown to your top colas. If plants have become too dry to safely use the Bud Bucker, rehydrate the plants to a level where breakdown is not an issue.

  • Cut and individualize branches from the stalk
  • Cut and individualize stems from the branches (leave 2-3 inches at the base of the stem when using the Bud Bucker)
  • Using scissors or The Bud Bucker when possible, remove and individualize all buds from the stem
  • Leave 1/8” of stem at the buds base after bucking
  • When bucking dried buds with the Bud Bucker, be sure the buds are not over dried, and the feed rate is set to 20 or lower
  • Take the time on this step to ensure the buds are 100% individualized, with no more than  1/8” of stem, and free of any fan leaves
  • Rehydrate the plants in order to implement the Bud Bucker or automated bucking when plants are completely/over dried
  • Average throughput for every Bud Bucker with a single operator should be 2,700 grams (6 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds
  • With 2 operators at a single Bud Bucker throughput is 10 LBS per hour of dried finished buds
  • Bucking dried plants requires the machines be run slower to avoid damaging the buds

REMOVING MOISTURE FROM THE CANNABIS PLANT & BUDS

Equipment: Humidity controlled environment with airflow

NOTE:  Drying should occur immediately after trimming the buds when wet trimming and immediately after bucking the buds when hybrid trimming. Ensure you have proper airflow, ambient temperature, and humidity levels in the room

  • Drying and curing to proper RH levels is the most important part of the harvesting process, and will ensure great smell and taste if done properly, even when trimming wet
  • Place the freshly bucked or trimmed buds on drying racks for 5-7 days in a climate-controlled room with plenty of airflow, and until the product and room homogenize to 50-60% RH
  • We recommend using 4’x8’x ¼” mesh for drying the buds. It allows for more airflow and decreases flattening
  • Rotate the product 2-3 times a day for the first 2 days to avoid flattening
  • Dry as slow as possible, preferably tapering the humidity down to 50% over 5-7 days
  • Circulate the air, pull in fresh air periodically, and check the product daily
  • Drying is complete when the outside of the buds are crispy, the inside is still spongy, and the stems are more yellow than green
  • Dry the trimmed leaf from the collection bags, after wet trimming, in the same manner
  • HYBRID TRIMMING  =  DRYING FRESH BUCKED UNTRIMMED BUDS
  • WET TRIMMING  =  DRYING FRESH BUCKED AND TRIMMED BUDS

REMOVING MOISTURE FROM THE PLANT & CANNABIS BUDS

Equipment: Humidity controlled environment with airflow

NOTE:  Drying should occur immediately after harvesting the plants

  • We recommend bucking when the plants are partially dried to 50-60% RH, then continue drying and curing the bucked buds prior to trimming.
  • Remove the fan leaves 1-2 days before harvesting your plants and before trimming
  • Hang dry the plants, or individual stems, in a humidity-controlled environment for 5-7 Days, or until the plants and room homogenize to an ambient level of 50 – 60% RH
  • Circulate the air constantly, pull in fresh air periodically, and check the product daily
  • Drying is complete when the stems bend to 90 degrees before snapping, the outside of the buds are slightly crispy, the inside of the buds are spongy, and the stems are more yellow than green
  • Do not completely dry the plants if using automated bucking machines, Dry to 50-60% humidity
  • Over-drying the buds at this point will cause the buds to occasionally break apart when either bucking or trimming
  • Rehydrate the plants in order to implement the Bud Bucker or automated bucking when plants are over dry
  • If you need to buck and trim on the same day, and prior to curing, dry the plants to 30-40% RH, as opposed to 50-60% RH, run the Bud Bucker on a very slow speed and expect a small amount of breakdown to your top colas
  • DRY TRIMMING  =  DRYING WHOLE PLANTS OR BRANCHES

TRIMMIG CANNABIS LEAVES FROM THE BUDS

EQUIPMENT: Bud TRIMMER, WANDER TRIMMER, OR SCISSORS

NOTE: Wet trimming should occur immediately after the buds have been bucked, and while the buds are fresh, and the leaves are sticking out.

  • Proper preparation is key to quality trimming, individualize all buds, remove all fan leaves and keep no more than an 1/8” to 1/4 “of stem at the base of the buds
  • There is a balance of quality and speed for every strain, some strains require zero touch up, while others need some, find the optimal trimming cycle time and touch up required that creates the best quality and efficiency
  • Dialing in the blade to its closest point is crucial to getting a tight quality trim
  • Having extra blades, grates and filtration bags can provide a quick swap out solution for maintaining a clean unit
  • Multiple Bud Trimmers provide advantages to a single larger trimmer:
    • 1 person can easily operate 4 Bud Trimmers
    • Redundancy
    • Trim multiple strains simultaneously
    • Adjust the trimming dynamics as needed for different strains and moisture levels
  • Batch sizes should be 400 – 600 grams of fresh flower, and batch times should be 1-2 minutes
  • Average throughput for every Bud Trimmer should be 20,000 grams (44 LBS) per hour of fresh buds or 5,000 grams (11 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds
  • For clients that prefer hand trimming and hang drying or smaller operations that don’t need the capacity of the Bud Trimmer we offer the Wander Trimmer for fast and efficient trimming of your wet product.

TRIMMING CANNABIS  LEAVES FROM THE Buds

EQUIPMENT: BUD TRIMMER OR SCISSORS

Note: Typically, the product is ready to trim when the plants and the room have homogenized to an ambient RH of 30-40%.

  • Proper preparation is key to quality trimming, individualize all buds, remove all fan leaves and keep no more than an 1/8” to 1/4 “of stem at the base of the buds
  • The most important aspect of dry trimming is moisture level in the buds. Too much and it won’t trim, too little and the buds will become fragile
  • Dry trimming cannabis and hemp buds is done through friction, not cutting
  • We recommend checking for dryness by disturbing one of the outer leaves, if it bends it is not dry enough. The leaves need to snap when disturbed.
  • It is crucial that the product is dried and prepped properly prior to trimming, this means, all the buds have been individualized, and that the outer leaves snap, and do not bend at all when disturbed
  • Remove the cutting blade when dry trimming to avoid mincing the trim too small
  • Batch sizes should be 300 – 400 grams of dried buds, and batch times should be 30 sec to       1 minute
  • Average throughput for every Bud Trimmer should be 15,000 grams (33 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds

SEAL, STORE AND AGE CANNABIS AND HEMP BUDS FOR STRONG TERPINE PROFILE

EQUIPMENT: SEALED CONTAINERS

Note: This process is the same for all 3 harvest methods

  • Drying and curing properly is the most important part of the harvesting process
  • Curing will ensure great smell and taste if done properly, even when trimming wet
  • Curing is not something easily scalable, ratios of air to product is crucial for oxidization and absorption of terpenes
  • Regardless of the container you use, or room size, the ratio of product to air space should be roughly 75% product, to 25% air
  • Place properly dried and trimmed product into appropriate sealed containers
  • Ideal container humidity should start at roughly 40-50%RH and taper down to 30 – 40%RH over the curing process
  • Inspect the product daily, ensure proper moisture level through touch, and cure completion through smell
  • Aerate or burp the containers daily by opening the sealed containers, and allowing the product to breath as needed
  • Be sure to rotate, or mix the product every 24 hours
  • Cure the trimmed leaf from the collection bags in the same manner when wet trimming
  • Ideally cure for no less than 5 days

SEPARATE CANNABIS AND HEMP BUDS FROM SHAKE, POPCORN, SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE BUDS

EQUIPMENT: BUD SORTER

NOTE: This process is the same for all 3 harvest methods

  • The Bud Sorter lets you accurately, efficiently, and safely sort your buds into shake, popcorn, small, medium, and large buds
  • The Bud Sorter is typically used as a quality control station
  • Sort the buds prior to quality control and touching up, this will eliminate the shake and popcorn from the process
  • Brush product back and forth and down the grates until all product has fallen into the appropriate container
  • The Bud Sorter is intended to be utilized right before packaging
  • The Bud Sorter will increase your efficiency by:
    • Separating similar sized and weighted buds for packaging
    • Eliminate the handling and trimming of popcorn and shake
    • Separate shake for pre-rolls
    • Separate popcorn for wholesale
    • Provide a dedicated QC Station
  • Batch sizes should be 400 – 600 grams of fresh buds, and batch times should be 30 sec. – 1 minutes
  • Average throughput for every Bud Sorter should be 40,000 grams (88 LBS) per hour of dried finished buds