Happy March everyone. Man this year is flying by!
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A lot of people have a lot of confusion about decarboxylation. Yet this is an essential step if you ever hope to make potent marijuana edibles. Even though it’s a big scientific word, the process sounds simple enough. Heat the cannabis or cannabis concentrate in order to cause the chemical reaction that converts non-psychoactive THC-A into psychoactive THC.
But heat for how long? And at what temperature? There is massive disagreement among the lexicon of cannabis information out there. Of course people have been successfully making edibles without a decarbing gadget for centuries, but do it wrong and you may have medicinal edibles that lack the high most people are seeking. And I get a lot of emails from a lot of home cook having just this problem.
Shanel Lindsay, inventor of the Ardent Decarboxylator put in the research and found a way to achieve 100% decarboxylation. Of course this is proprietary company information, but Ardent has lab tests to show their decarboxylator actually converts 100% of the THC-A in cannabis to THC.
About the size of a portable coffee grinder, the Ardent Decarboxylator takes away all the guesswork of decarbing cannabis. Place plant material or hash, kief, or hash oils (in a silicon container for the latter) in, place the inner and outer lids on, press a button, and in a little under 2 hours your cannabis will be perfectly, 100% decarboxylized. The product could not be easier or more convenient to use.
As soon as you cut into one of these little chocolate cakes, hot chocolate lava starts flowing out for a to-die-for decadent medicated chocolate meal finale. All ovens vary, so watch carefully and do not over bake this recipe or the cakes will lose their lava component (although they will still be tasty). This recipe isn’t difficult, but there is a very short “perfect” window in which to remove the cakes from the oven. A minute more and they’re overcooked, a minute too little and the batter will be a runny mess.
Get the recipe!
I use Marijuana Butter to medicate this recipe. Check out my Making Marijuana Butter tutorial for directions on how to make it.
See You Next Week!
“Cannabis” Cheri Sicard
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