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Decarb CBD Weed?

77Camaro

Active Member
After a renewed moment about this after many searches, I stumbled across this article. But take it with a grain of salt because I am sure there are plenty of theories out there that would say the opposite.


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Why Do You Need to Decarb CBD Strains?

You would be forgiven for thinking that CBD decarboxylation is unnecessary. After all, why do you need to decarb a strain that’s already non-psychoactive? However, the same rules apply because raw cannabis contains the acid form of CBD, known as CBDA. Again, CBDA has its own health properties but it is nowhere near as effective as its decarbed cousin.

The decarboxylation of CBD increases its bioavailability. In other words, your body will be able to use the compound right away and it should work faster. If you consume CBDA, your body is forced to work extra hard to break down the molecule and it also uses the acid form of CBD differently.

There is some dispute over the right decarboxylation temperature of CBD, although it is typically higher than that of THC. Bear in mind that its boiling point is between 320 and 356 degrees Fahrenheit, so the latter should be the maximum temperature you use, with most users opting for less than 320 degrees. As for timeframe, it depends on the temperature! Certainly, you should be aiming for between 30 and 60 minutes."

Decarb CBD
 
When the wife and I decarb; 240 degrees for roughly 60 to 70 minutes, and after it's cooled down a bit, we spray Everclear alcohol to help break down the plant matter and allow cannabinoids to escape. This step helps break down the cellulose slightly, allowing for a less green infusion color. Not a big difference, but every little bit helps.

AzLaker
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77Camaro

Active Member
When the wife and I decarb; 240 degrees for roughly 60 to 70 minutes, and after it's cooled down a bit, we spray Everclear alcohol to help break down the plant matter and allow cannabinoids to escape. This step helps break down the cellulose slightly, allowing for a less green infusion color. Not a big difference, but every little bit helps.

AzLaker
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Intretstingabout the spraying So are you using an oil base to extract? I have never thought of first spraying and then extracted with one of the bases I am trying.
 
We use to extract with butter, but reading some articles, we've found that just decarbing, spraying everclear on the plant material after it's cooled down,helps brake down more of the cannabinoids . We've also found out by extracting the plant material using butter, you lose some of the THC. Trying both ways, we get a much better high, by skipping the butter extract and just incorporating the plant material directly into the dry ingredients.

AzLaker
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77Camaro

Active Member
We use to extract with butter, but reading some articles, we've found that just decarbing, spraying everclear on the plant material after it's cooled down,helps brake down more of the cannabinoids . We've also found out by extracting the plant material using butter, you lose some of the THC. Trying both ways, we get a much better high, by skipping the butter extract and just incorporating the plant material directly into the dry ingredients.

AzLaker
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!!!!
 

MassMedMan

Member of the Month: July 2015
Good topic. I make a salve from a 1:1 strain I grew a few years back. I always wonder if I need to decarb in that scenario? I just made some that I didn't decarb and im wondering if I should expect the same results. Id like to test this...... that was good info PoppaJack thx!