What percentage of bud vs trim do you get from trimming with MIGHTY PYTHON?
The percentage of bud vs trim will be the same as hand trimmed percentages, which are roughly 60% bud and 40% trim.
How come The MIGHTY PYTHON can trim faster than competitors and still produce hand trimmed quality?
Our bladeless continuous feed technology does not use blades like most of our competitors. Blades are notoriously slow and the blades need disassembly for thorough cleaning. Since the flowers are trimming each other in our machines, they are very fast but gentle.
How does it trim without blades?
The buds tumble and gently roll over and over each other rubbing off the sugar leaves without harming the flowers or losing too many trichomes or crystals. Because the sugar leaves are flaky dry while the flowers themselves are 10% to 13% the flowers are not damaged.
How dry does the bud need to be to trim?
The flowers can be as low as 8% up to 13%. More importantly the sugar leaves should be completely dry/flake and not have any flexibility to them. If you do not have a moisture meter, use your finger to bend the sugar leaf. If the sugar leaf is brittle and snaps off, it is ready. If the sugar leaf bends and is flexible, it needs to dry longer.
How well trimmed can I expect my flowers to be exiting the MIGHTY?
If your flowers have decent density and are dried correctly, you can expect an 80% to 95% finished flower. In some instances no hand touch up is required. Make sure you remove all water leaves or fan leaves before flowers enter the MIGHTY. (Note: our D-LEEFER can great assist in not only removing water leaves, but pre-trim light larfy flowers.)
Won’t the trichomes come off in the process?
Of course you will lose some, but there will be no more loss than with hand trimming.
How full should the chamber be to have an optimal trim?
The chamber should be ¾ full to trim optimally. The tumble technology relies on a certain amount of weight to trim efficiently. It is recommended that you re-run your first 20lbs. of flower as it needs to build up weight inside the trommel.
Is dry trimming superior to fresh trimming?
ABSOLUTELY!!! Trimming the flowers before they are dried is called fresh trimming or wet trimming. Fresh trimming promotes oxidation which will lead to a darker undesirable flower color and a noticeable loss of terpenes. Loss of terps translates to loss of smell and less money. Moreover when you dry or cure the whole plant with flowers attached, the flowers continue to absorb nutrients (sugars). Drying this way also inhibits terpene loss. In the end you have a superior looking and smelling flower.
Can I Fresh Trim with the Mighty?
Yes, we can customize your MIGHTY with a Nitrogen sprayer to crust freeze the sugar leaves which will make them brittle like they are dry. Again, I don't recommend fresh trimming with blades or with nitrogen, but if that is your preference we can accommodate you.
How often and how to clean it?
It is recommended to keep your PYTHON clean of excess dust and kief. Vacuum out any kief in a clean catch vacuum. Wipe the PYTHON down with a wet rag, Tom’s Resin Remover or alcohol. You can also utilize liquid CO2 to spray/freeze off difficult cakey resin areas. The stainless steel mesh can easily be removed, and wiped with alcohol.