Decarboxylation Steps for Kief or Hash
Bake, or decarboxylate, the kief/hash for 30-40 minutes for a high THC strain. High CBD strains should be baked for 40-50 minutes.
Raw cannabis mainly contains THCA which is not psychoactive. When you smoke cannabis, the THCA molecule loses its carboxyl group (COOH) in the form of water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2). This chemical reaction produces THC which is psychoactive. The process of losing the carboxyl group is called “decarboxylation” or “decarbing”.
Allow the sealed container to cool so that the cannabis vapors may be reabsorbed into the concentrate. Do not open the aluminum foil until the container is cool to the touch.
Learn how to decarb cannabis kief and hash to make your own edibles!
Now that you have your decarbed product, follow these tips to begin making your own edible cooking oil!
Put the kief/hash in a small, oven-safe, glass container and tightly seal with aluminum foil that has been folded in half to make a thicker sheet of foil.
The kief/hash is now decarboxylated and is ready to infuse your edible, preferably an oil such as coconut or olive oil.
Preheat oven to 245℉. If you have a convection option on your oven, use it. In theory, convection ensures a more even heat distribution and thus a more even decarboxylation.
How to Decarboxylate Kief and Hash Learn how to decarb cannabis kief and hash to make your own edibles! Raw cannabis mainly contains THCA which is not psychoactive. When you smoke cannabis,
When making cannabis butter and oil, you always need to decarboxylate your cannabis buds first to ensure the cannabinoids in them have been activated.
We usually recommend mixing your concentrates into a small amount of butter or oil while they’re still warm from the decarboxylation process. Just make sure to give everything a good stir to ensure the concentrate mixes well with the fat.
Kief and hash, like bud, will look slightly toasted and smell quite aromatic after they’ve been decarbed. When decarbing BHO concentrates, you’ll know your extract is ready once it stops bubbling.
Alternatively, you can also decarboxylate concentrates in a water bath. Place a Pyrex dish inside some boiling water, and make sure to use a thermometer to ensure the water temperature doesn’t exceed 250°F or 120°C. Drop your concentrates inside, and decarb for roughly 30 minutes.
For the best results, start things off slowly by heating your concentrates in a preheated oven using a lined baking sheet at around 250°F or 120°C for around 45 minutes, just like you would with regular flower. Depending on the type of concentrate you’re using, you may need slightly higher temperatures or to decarb for longer.
Once you’ve decarbed your extracts, you can use them to add an extra kick to virtually any of your favourite dishes. Just remember, THC is fat soluble, so you’ll still need to use some butter, oil, or other form of cooking fat (such as ghee, for example).
Cooking with cannabis is full of possibilities. As you probably know, the most common way to cook with cannabis is by using oil or butter previously infused with dried buds. But did you know that you can also cook with cannabis concentrates? Read on to learn how.
Cannabis doesn’t naturally contain THC. Instead, it contains THCA, an acidic version of THC that isn’t psychoactive. The process of curing and drying cannabis helps convert some of this THCA into THC. When you light your joint, bowl, or vape, that last burst of heat takes care of the rest.
When you’re cooking, however, you’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis to ensure it contains enough THC (or any other cannabinoid, for that matter). Unfortunately, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to decarbing concentrates.
Cooking with cannabis concentrates is super easy. Click here to learn all you need to know about cooking with cannabis extracts like kief, hash, and BHO.