Definition - What does Trim Run mean?
Trim run, sometimes referred to as trim run concentrate, is a cannabis concentrate product made from the trimmings of a cannabis plant. Growers often make massive batches of trim run using various types of extraction methods because they often are left with huge quantities of leaves, stems, and tiny nugs after harvesting a crop.
Trim runs don't contain as many beneficial cannabinoids as products made from full nugs, but are still said to be sufficiently potent for some people. On top of that, some producers have found that the difference between trim runs and nug runs (concentrates that are made from marijuana nugs) is nearly negligible.
Hydrolife explains Trim Run
Trim run extracts are less expensive compared to nug runs. This is because some marijuana manufacturers are simply recycling parts that would normally be thrown away as waste. When it comes to potency, there is not enough evidence to say whether trim run will provide any less of a high than a nug run would.
Some ways to tell the difference between a trim run and a nug run is by smelling the two products. If there isn’t much of an aroma, the extract is likely made from trim runs. However, an intense aroma signifies that the concentrate originated from a nug run.
Another way to differentiate between the trim runs and nug runs is by tasting the two. While some people say there isn't a difference, some people say otherwise. For those who think nug runs and trim runs are different, they are often of the opinion that nug runs taste better than trim runs almost all of the time.
If concentrates are smoked regularly, one should be able to eventually tell the difference between trim and nug run. For some people, trim runs leave a peppery feeling/flavor in the throat that they just can't get past, while this is never a problem with a nug run.
Nug runs are said to taste better and possess a much fuller cannabinoid and terpene profile. Trim runs, on the other hand, tend to have a less pronounced flavor than nug runs made from bud and sometimes release a chlorophyll taste.