What Does Nug Run Mean?
Nug run refers to cannabis concentrates or extracts that are made from only the bud or flower, also called "nugs", as opposed to "trim run" which refers to concentrates or extracts made with cannabis trim material such as leaves, stems, and popcorn buds.
Nug run provides a product with a cleaner flavor and more intense aroma than trim run concentrates, as well as higher concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Maximum Yield Explains Nug Run
Creating cannabis concentrates or extracts allows cannabis producers to give customers more bang for their buck. Concentrates and extracts generally contain more THC per ounce than dried plant matter and they can be made in many different ways.
When cannabis concentrates are made from only the smallest flowers and trimmed material from the plant, this is called “trim run” and usually produces less flavor, less potency, and less yield. In this production method, larger, more mature flowers would be smoked on their own.
With a nug run product, full nugs (flowers) are used to create the concentrate or extract. In fact, only full flowers are used, with no trim material or immature flowers. The result is a cannabis extract or concentrate that is much more flavorful, has a cleaner taste, and has greater potency. In nug runs, final product yields are also better for concentrate or extract manufacturers than if they were simply using trimmings and only small nugs. However, because of the production process, the costs may be higher than with traditional flower-only intake methods.