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Is decarbing really necessary before making butter?


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Is decarbing really necessary if you're going to be making it into butter anyway? I thought it decarbed while it was cooking with the butter/oil. Is that not correct? If you really do need to do this before making butter, can somebody please explain why? I am a bit confused. Thanks.


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I am no expert by any means, but from what I have read on the subject it starts to decarboxylate when exposed to heat over 200f after half an hour or so.

But the thing is, brownies for example are baked at 375f, but are done when they are around 180f. So the cannabis never has a chance to decarboxylate fully. The same could be said for when you're making the butter, it doesn't have enough time or heat to decarboxylate.

So, in my humble opinion, I would just decarboxylate the cannabis first to be safe.
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