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Don't cover the weed during DE CARB?

Discussion in 'Weed Edibles' started by Whatpottt123, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. A user said not to cover the weed with lid or cover during 40 minutes of DE CARB. I read somewhere that covering the weed will be better.

    Thanks for help
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  2. Probably doesn't matter unless the herb isn't completely dry, in which case the steam might affect a tightly covered container.
    The main reason for covering is to reduce smell.
    Some people use turkey bags.
    Ardent Nova/Lift makes decarb trivial.
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  3. Legal state. Don't care about the smell. ;)
  4. wow that makes sense. oh well. im in the process of making some but my guess was the herb was at 212f the whole time..... hope this turns out ok
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  5. I've done the covered method before, too, and it worked fine. You asked about theoretical/optimum technique. :)
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  6. In-air decarb time for 212 F is about 2 hours.
    There are an infinite number of correct decarb time/temp pairs, and 2 hr at 212 F is one of them.
    Other popular ones are 250 F for 30 min, and 240 F for 40 min.

    If you have decarbed incorrectly, there might be a fix.
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  7. Before I started using my Ardent, granny’s ol’ mason jar was my standard decarb utensil. An interesting factoid, however. That mason jar is insanely insulative. I placed a closed jar containing an oven thermometer into a preheated oven and it took twelve minutes for the thermometer to reach the preset temp.

    I would place the open empty jar in the oven while it was preheating. As quickly as possible, I’d place the material to be decarbed in the jar, seal it and place it back in the oven at 250 for 45 minutes. I think the parameters for an efficient decarb is a lot broader than most think.
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  8. Pardon me for sidetracking your thread momentarily, OP, but I have a quick question for @bkarmaze. Are you still using ground dry herb in gel caps, WildBill?
  9. I don't like herb-containing caps very well.
    I like the herb more "spread out," and suspect that having the herb well mixed in a large enough volume allows it to work better over time, but I have only anecdotal beliefs.
    Plus it's hard to get herb+oil into caps.

    I use mostly infused nutella spread, cookies, and oil tincture in caps.
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