What is decarboxylation | How to decarboxylate hemp flower | Why is decarboxylation important?
The process known as “decarboxylation,” aka “decarbing,” is where raw hemp/cannabis is heated so the chemical structure of the acid precursor cannabinoids convert to (non-acid) forms.
THC and CBD are the converted forms of THCa and CBDa. Why is decarboxylation important? The main constituents of raw hemp/cannabis flowers are, as previously mentioned acidic precursors to the main therapeutic cannabinoids.
Typically hemp/cannabis flowers will be high in CBDa, THCa, CBGa & low in CBD. The goal is to convert the CBDa to CBD.
There are lots of benefits to these precursor cannabinoids, however in most cases, most of us are wanting the main neutral cannabinoids like; CBD. To achieve maximum benefits & get the best from your raw material. You must “decarb”
HOW TO DECARBOXYLATE YOUR HEMP FLOWER IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS. WHAT YOU NEED:
– Baking sheet
– Aluminum foil or parchment paper
– Hemp/Cannabis flower
Preheat your oven to 250 F. 250 Fahrenheit = 121 Celsius It’s important to ensure the temperature is correct and stable! Use an additional oven thermometer for accuracy.
Grind up your hemp flower buds. If you do not have a herb grinder, break it up into tiny pieces with your fingers, or use a food processor on the pulse setting. You’re looking to make small pieces akin to dried thyme leaves — not dust.
Spread your ground hemp flower out onto a cookie sheet or baking tray, creating a very thin layer — a few millimeters in depth. Place the tray in your oven on a middle rack. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven to cool.
Your hemp flower should look brownish and feel dry to the touch. It should also crumble when rolled between your fingers.
That’s it! You’re now ready to use your flower to make oils, edibles, dry flower capsules, cannabutter, or simply use in any other foods you wish. Thank You for watching! More about hemp flowers and it’s uses here: https://absolutenaturecbd.com/cbd-hemp-flower-how-to-use-high-cbd-flower/