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I do the same technique in drying: chop and hang. I don't manicure first either. Watching videos on YouTube a lot of people manicure then dry. Nice to see its not a foreign idea
I read somewhere that a lot of the plant's nutrients are stored in the leaves and stems(I agree with this which is why when I defol I usually leave a little bit of stem on as a reservoir), the reason people take the leaves and as much stem off as possible is so the buds 'use' the remaining nutrients they have in them trying to stay alive for as long as possible and then they die/ dry where if there is lots of leaf matter, apparently the buds continue sucking nutes from the leaves through the drying process and end out with that taste and residue when burnt. I'll try and find the article..
Ok so for fun - take a look at my pics and guess how many ounces it will be including bottom buds and not too much trimming of sugar leaves. In a week or whatever we will know how much total and see who guessed closest.