If you’ve ever tried making edibles with weed and found that you didn't get high, then you're in luck. In this article, we'll show you how to decarboxylate your weed so you can activate its THC and get the most out of your cannabis.
What is Decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is the process of heating up your cannabis to a specific temperature to activate its THC, which is the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” associated with weed. This process is crucial if you want to make edibles that actually work, and it's easy to do at home with a few simple steps.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
The first step in decarboxylating your weed is to preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to use a thermometer to make sure that the temperature is exactly 250 degrees because this is the temperature that activates the THC in your cannabis.
Step 2: Break up your weed
Next, you'll want to break up your weed into small, even pieces. This step is personal preference, but breaking up your weed can help ensure that it gets heated up evenly.
Step 3: Choose your decarboxylation method
There are three different ways to decarboxylate your weed at home:
Baking sheet and parchment paper method: Spread your weed evenly on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
Oven bag or turkey bag method: Put your weed in a bag, fold it over, and put it on a baking sheet. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
DecarBox from Magical Butter method: Put your weed in the DecarBox and seal it with the lid. Use a thermometer to make sure that the oven is at 250 degrees the entire time and put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Check your weed
After 30 minutes, take your weed out of the oven and check to see if it has a brown color and looks like mids. If it does, then you know it's ready to be infused into butter or your favorite types of oils.
If you're doing this for the first time, we recommend trying the first or second method out. If you find that you enjoy doing it and want to do it more often, consider investing in the DecarBox. This will give you a more consistent product every single time you decarboxylate your weed.
In conclusion, decarboxylation is a simple process that can make a big difference in the potency of your edibles. By following these easy steps, you can activate the THC in your weed and make the best edibles possible. Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of decarboxylation! And if you want to learn more about cannabis, be sure to check out the other content on Budsbie Media.