Should I try to rinse/wash the trim of water-solubles, like I do for Cannabutter, to improve the taste?
I wouldn\’t bother with the rinsing with water, you\’ll just lose a lot of your potential actives. If you have a lot of trim to deal with, you can do the same process with tumbled trichromes instead of the leaf itself. I use a manual horizontal axis tumbler with 125 stainless screen that I built myself. you can tumble out a lot of \’cromes with such a box. I wouldn\’t worry about rinsing, if you heat it gently and watch the color as it\’s going, you can avoid the schvampwasser taste. The cinnamon etc. also goes a long way to mask it, if you do let it go a bit longer. And hey, you may not mind the taste too much. Handling the Trim I recommend not handling the trim, buds, grass etc. anymore than you have to, wet or dry. The loss via over handling is more than you think. I once did a test with the butane process. I pressed an ounce of trimmed, dried White Rhino (really primo, cleaned very well). I got 3.7 grams of crystallized oil. (see my post on gassing out for the method of crystallizi