Quick and Easy Decarboxylation Methods
So you’ve probably heard the word “decarboxylation” being thrown around a lot lately, but what does it mean exactly?
Decarboxylation is the step before the infusion step where it is turned into a cannabis-infused butter or oil. It is highly recommended that you decarboxylate marijuana before you consume it through food. This process releases the molecule A from THC-A to become THC which makes it psychoactive. When you roll one up and smoke it, the heat from the flame causes decarboxylation. But when it comes to cooking and baking, it becomes a whole other process. Have no fear, it’s actually quite simple using the methods in this article.
For a more in-depth explanation of the decarbing process and a quick cannabutter recipe, check out my previous article: https://myedibleschef.com/the-weed-decarboxylation-process/
The microwave method
Place your bud, whole or ground, in a microwave safe bowl & cover it with a turkey roasting bag. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, repeat 3 times. This method holds in all the flavors and aromas for a far superior flavor and also to prevent your house from smelling like a grow-op! The microwave is also the only oven that does not “brown” so it’s almost impossible to scorch your bud.
Sous vide your weed
That’s right, you can put your ground weed in a vacuum-sealed bag. Place it in a 212°F/100°C water bath for about 1 hour and voilà! All the decarbing action with zero mess or smell. This method is very convenient since you can use a timer to set and forget it.
You can also use the sous vide method to infuse your weed with fats or alcohol.
Kill two birds and get stoned with this all-in-one method. Lay out some graham crackers, split them in half, spread some nut butter of your choice (peanut, almond, chocolate hazelnut, etc.) onto one half, then sprinkle the desired amount of ground up weed onto the nut butter. Sandwich with the second half of the graham cracker, individually wrap them in tin foil and bake them in a 325°F/160°C oven for 25-30 minutes. These will be the easiest edible you ever make!
Experimentation is everything, there are many ways to decarb but these are just some of the quick, easy and less fuss methods. Every new batch of the bud is going to be slightly different. Some may be drier or some may be more moist and sticky. Use your discretion during the process of decarboxylation, and always remember, practice makes perfect. Happy Decarbing!
Quick and Easy Decarboxylation Methods So you’ve probably heard the word “decarboxylation” being thrown around a lot lately, but what does it mean exactly? Decarboxylation is the step before