When buying it it is dry, so it's never crossed my mind before, given most street weed is stale. As I'm now talking of growing it, it has crossed my mind. But you have answered my question.
Ive seen a few videos of him making it, I've never heard him mention dryness. I just assumed he would expect it to be dry as, well, that's how you process it for normal consumption (smoking).
I was just asking was that step really necessary, as the alcohol stage would force any water out. So it would be dry, just forced dried, or chemical dried for a better term.
But I suppose I'd have to find someone that has experimented with wet and dry bud and given proper lab testing.