Hello everyone. I am a 2nd time grower and about 3-4 weeks from harvesting my Pineapple Haze. The first grow was Blue Dream and it was a more of a “can I actually do this” scenario. So when I harvested, I just trimmed everything and then dried and cured the buds for a yield of just under 3oz dry. But the leaves and stems were all tossed in the trash. Now that I have a little more information and a better growing, harvesting and curing location I wanted to know if there is something more I can do with all of the “scraps” (leaves and stems) left over after trimming??? And what does everyone else do?
Fan leaves and stems are worthless to me. I do use the sugar leaf trim to make hash, but you don’t get a whole lot.
I toss all that now. I tried making edibles out of everything I could and I didn’t even get a slight buzz.
Sugar leaves I end up smoking since they are always loaded on my crops.
I make either butter or veg oil with my trim, but I toss stems. Trim alone doesn’t make the greatest butter/oil, but if I include whatever larf and popcorn buds I have, it’s potent!
I haven’t tried making hash yet, but I’d like to.
If you do butter or veg oil, make sure you decarb properly first, and definitely get an emulsifier like sunflower lecithin. The batch of butter I made without it was fairly decent. All the batches I’ve done since I started adding the lecithin have been really strong.
I actually take the Sunflower Lecithin daily. I don’t see a difference for me, but I have a high tolerance to everything.
I don’t take any, but I add a tablespoon per cup of oil or butter, and it helps the cannabinoids bond to the lipids, at least from what I read. And my friends all agree, my butter and oil are much stronger than anything commercially packaged at a dispensary.
You are lucky then. Really lucky. I’m hoping the USPS would stop sitting on my packages aa I have a Rosin press for over a month and they want a $25 billuon bailout…oh hell no.
Smoking 1 gram of flower is only lasts no longer than 30 minutes…usually clear after 15 mins.
My local Post Office sucks bad enough on a regular basis, now with the virus issues it’s not even worth ordering anything. Amazon has refunded my last few orders because they haven’t arrived.
Good luck with the rosin press, I’ve wanted to get one for a while now but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Let us know how it works!
I make QWET from it. Sugar leaves make dabs, everything else makes oil for edibles. Waste not, want not!