Trim Run refers to the process of using trim, or the excess plant material such as leaves and small stems, to produce cannabis concentrates. Trim run concentrates are made specifically from trim rather than using the more desirable flower buds.
When cannabis plants are harvested for their flower buds, the trim is often separated and set aside as it generally contains lower concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes compared to the flower material. However, it still contains valuable compounds that can be extracted and concentrated to create cannabis concentrates.
The trim run process typically involves using a solvent, such as butane or CO2, to extract the desired compounds from the trim material. The solvent is used to dissolve and separate the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other desirable components from the plant material.
After extraction, the solvent is then purged or evaporated, leaving behind a concentrated cannabis extract. The resulting concentrate can take various forms, such as shatter, wax, or oil, depending on the specific extraction method used.
Trim run concentrates may have a slightly different flavor, aroma, and cannabinoid profile compared to concentrates made from the flower buds. The cannabinoid and terpene content of trim run concentrates can vary depending on the quality of the trim material used and the extraction methods employed.
It’s important to note that the quality and potency of trim run concentrates can vary, as trim material generally contains lower concentrations of cannabinoids compared to the flower buds. However, trim run concentrates can still be a cost-effective option for producing cannabis concentrates, especially for individuals or companies looking to utilize the excess plant material and minimize waste.