Dry Trimming Tips

***IMPORTANT- Dry tumbler drum must be used when  processing flowers dry with CenturionPro machines.

Below is some helpful information and tips which will ensure that you produce the best possible product and results when using the DRY trimmer:

Begin by hanging the entire plant, leaving the leaf on.  Starting with 30% humidity at 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours, raising the humidity to 50-60% for another five to six days.  Next, carefully cut all your flowers off the main stocks of the plant, leaving only flowers and leaves in tact.  Then, depending on the density of the flowers, it should be ready to run through the machine.

The buds should be about 80-90% dry, which allow the fan leaf and sugar leaf to remain somewhat PLIABLE/BENDY, in a soft and flexible state.  If the larger leaf is too dry and brittle (which makes it more difficult for the machine to pull this stiffer leaf through the slots of the drum, preventing a clean, sharp cut) raise the humidity up to 75% for about half a day to a full day.  This, remarkably, softens up the unwanted leaf while returning almost no additional moisture to the main body of the buds.

It is CRITICAL for the unwanted leaves to be soft and bendy for this machine to preform a clean perfect cut. We also recommend using a humidifier or a water bottle with a misting nozzle to re-introduce a small amount of moisture to the unwanted leaves before running the flowers through the machine.

 ***The leaves MUST be SOFT and PLIABLE for the dry trimmer to be EFFECTIVE.  

 ***Please note that this method will allow virtually no additional moisture back to the inner bud/flower. The moisture will only soften up the outer leaves.  

After running the buds through the machine the chances are they are ready to bag up!

All that might be necessary is a quick test after the bag has been sealed by opening it back up to air them out a bit to achieve the perfect moisture content (curing process)

You may prefer to run the machine with the plastic cover off, and diverter almost open (this varies depending on the density of the strain).  Please note the machine operates best when the tumbler is 40-50% full.

A huge bonus to the DRY trimming method is that the machine will require almost no periodic cleaning, as the Quantanium non-stick drum and blade will not gum up and therefore not reduce performance.

The main advantage of DRY trimming is said to be better preservation of all the strong natural aromas and flavours after the harvesting process is complete.
Months of work can be ruined in a few hours at the end so please be patient and take your time with the harvesting and curing process.