Decarboxylation


Decarboxylation

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Recipes / Category: Decarboxylation

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Cook Time: Time Varies: See Table Below

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Ingredients

 

The botanicals you plan to use in your MB2e

How To

 

Note 1: Decarboxylation is only for specific,

rare herbs and exotic flowers. Do NOT attempt with common culinary herbs or fruits, as it will remove their moisture and flavor.

Note 2: Your oven may not be an exact precision appliance; this is normal. All ovens are not created equal. Most operate on an approximation, average, or temperature range for any given value. So, calibrating your oven is essential to smart decarbing and baking. Once it’s done, you can proceed to Phase 2.

Phase 1: Calibrate your oven

 

  1. Place an oven thermometer inside your oven, and close the
  2. Preheat the oven to a desired decarb temperature. In the Decarboxylation Guide below, the great majority of consumers will want to use the first (lowest) temperature
  3. Once the oven signals that it has finished preheating, take a temperature reading. This will tell you if the oven actually reached the desired temperature you had
  4. If the actual temperature reading on the thermometer differs from your oven setting, then raise or lower the setting by that amount to compensate when decarbing. For example, if your setting is 250°F but the thermometer reads 270°F, then your oven runs hot. You would then compensate by lowering your setting 20 degrees, to 230°F.

Phase 2: Decarb your herb

 

How easy is decarb to do? In a word, very. Yet, there is a webload of info out there ranging from guesstimates, theories, and opinions to bold proclamations of the one and only true way to decarboxylate. So, we’ve sifted through the data and distilled the following general guidelines:

  1. Preheat your oven according to the Decarboxylation Guide below: 250°F/121°C for T-C; 280°F/140°C for C-D; or 320°F/160°C for C-N.
  2. Place your botanicals inside an oven roasting bag or covered baking
  3. Bake on the center oven rack: 30-45 minutes for T-C; 60-90 minutes for C-D; or 90-120 minutes for C-N.
  4. Remove the sample from the oven when time is up, and let it cool completely; to speed up the process, place it in the freezer. This step helps the herb to preserve certain beneficial
  5. Once your botanicals are completely cooled, you’re ready to run any cycle in your Botanical

Decarboxylation Guide:

 

 

Target

Temperature

Minutes

T-C

250°F/121°C

30-45

C-D

280°F/140°C

60-90

C-N

320°F/160°C

90-120

 

 


*Use a Ball Jar to decarboxylate your material to ensure terpenes are not lost.

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