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Mornin’ greenjeans.I am struggling with this procedure....how important is decarb temperature?? I have tried twice now and don't think I've got it right. I try to get my little oven to stay at 240 with not much success, I decarb at 240 for about an hour. My weed doesn't have tight buds and is leafy but when I'm done decarbing it just crumbles - is this normal?? I use 16 g in 1 cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of lecithin and 2 - 00 capsules don't seem to have much effect. Any ideas??
The mixture simmers in a measuring cup in a pot of water and I try to maintain a temp of 170 F for 12 hours.
I think the weed is OK - it works when I vape some. Am I missing something??
In my opinion you simply don’t have a complete decarb. Keeping the oven at that temp doesn’t mean the plant material is decarbed. The Instant Pot decarbs under high pressure as well as high temp. Leaving it closed up after it’s finished running the cycle lets the oil further decarb before opening. You’ll get a more complete decarb using a hot oil bath.
Did you capsule up all the oil? If not you can sit the oil in a hot oil bath. Be sure to put a washer or something under the container of infused oil to keep it off the bottom of the pan of hot veg oil.
I’m assuming you have a thermal check for the heating oil. Keep it in the neighborhood of 235° F until the bubbling stops. At that point you’ll have near-complete decarb.
If it’s all capsules up console yourself that all cannabinoids are potent aids to helping an ECS become stronger, always a good thing. THCA is showing itself to be quite a power partner to healing.