How To Decarboxylate Your Cannabis At Home Without Any Smell

by Cannadish

If you watched any of the Cannadish video recipes, you have seen that before starting a cannabis recipe or extraction the cannabis goes through a heating process called: Decarboxylation.
To receive the full effects of cannabis it needs to be decarbed first. Which is heating the cannabis to activate the cannabinoids THC and CBD. Without decarbing the cannabis you will miss out on some important benefits the plant offers and won’t feel any effects.

When you light that bowl or joint on fire, your weed immediately goes through the decarboxylation process. THCA is converted into THC. You light the bowl, inhale, and you experience the euphoric high weed is famous for. The cannabis that goes into these infused edibles must go through the same decarboxylation process that happens when you smoke it.


The easiest way to decarb your cannabis is to place your material on an oven tray and set the oven to 240 Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to make sure your ovens temperature is accurate. Your cannabis will now be activated. And depending on what strain you are using, the aroma of your cannabis will start to change when you are decarbing your cannabis dry in the oven. Which will give you a better tasting end result when making an extraction with it such as Cannabis butter or oil.

Decarbing it in the oven is a great way to decarboxylate your cannabis at home. However, your house will start to smell a lot like cannabis. If you want to avoid any smell of cannabis during decarboxylation or infusion, simply “sous vide” vacuum seal your cannabis and place it in boiling water for 55 minutes. This will guarantee no smell during the decarb or infusion process.

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Oscar December 9, 2018 - 8:30 pm

So, you boil it for 55 minutes; then you put it in he oven?

Cannadish December 9, 2018 - 9:36 pm

No. Decarbing it in the oven for 40 minutes will be the easiest way to decarb effectively. If you do not want any smell in your house. Than decarb it by vacuum sealing the cannabis and dropping it in boiling water for 55 minutes. After that it is activated

Flex December 10, 2018 - 10:49 am

Doesn’t it smell still? I think so. I thought u were referring to decarb it boiling water. Then begin your process with oil,butter, etc.

Nancy February 26, 2019 - 2:07 am

I think you misread this Flex…he said there are 2 ways to decarb…oven OR boiling water. For the boiling water method…vacuum seal it and boil for 55 minutes.

Tim July 14, 2019 - 5:11 am

Seems easier to me than the oven

Onno December 10, 2018 - 12:01 am

U guys are amazing!

Jo December 10, 2018 - 1:44 am

Definitely going to try this next time I decarb!

Flex December 10, 2018 - 10:46 am

Place it in a Mason jar in boiling water decarboxlating it for 55 minutes then oil,butter, etc next.

Fig December 10, 2018 - 12:19 pm

Thanks, Flex, for explaining the article, kudos!

Cannadish, thanks for explaining the article in the comments!

Thomas December 10, 2018 - 5:56 pm

I’ve seen about the same temperature recommended for decarboxing cannabis from various sources. What varies is the oven time. Anywhere from 15-45 minutes.

Billy January 25, 2019 - 10:46 pm

Wont boiling it in a vaccum sealed plastic bag, melt it?

Robin February 22, 2019 - 2:16 am

No, it wont melt if you have thick bags designed for vacuum sealing.

Phil March 4, 2019 - 6:28 pm

You forgot to mention what temperature to use on the sous vide machine
I’ve done this in the past and it is a excellent way just forget what temperature I used but I would go one step further and forgo using a bag using a mason jar is the best way to avoid having any smell

PartyOnWayne September 17, 2019 - 10:13 pm

The boiling point of water is 100°C / 212°F which means that once the water reaches this temperature, it boils and stays at that temperature. The boiling point of a substance is basically the temperature at which it turns into a gas. The steam can be much hotter, but the water will remain at its boiling point temperature.
(This explanation has been simplified. For example there are ways to raise and lower boiling points. Pressure also plays a role but isn’t very important in this scenario. I recommend reading more about boiling points to get a much better understanding than I could provide here but I hope this helps.)

Me May 11, 2019 - 5:19 pm

Only difference is the amount of thc that is considered, sure to the trump difference between oven 240° and boiling 212°.

Christian June 19, 2019 - 1:45 am

Yeah like Phil said. Itd be nice to know what temperature to boil at for 55 minutes. But this information was a blessing thank you. Subscribed. Much love.

Robert Herring July 30, 2019 - 2:07 am

I am still a little confused do you mean put it in a mason jar with seal and lid on tight? Then use butter? Sorry but I just want to do it right and not ruin the weed. Thanks

Dee September 8, 2019 - 8:18 pm

I tried using my sealameal and bagged it and boiled it.
a) it floated more than a bit. Next time I’m going to seal a few glass marbles in it to make them sink better.
b) IT STILL SMELLED. To me, I said more like bad broccoli stems, and he said spinach gone bad with a note of cannabis.
What could I have done wrong?

Helen R. September 23, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Robert Herring, after you decarb the hemp whether in the oven or boiling in sealed bag or jar, you then use the decarbed product in whatever recipe you choose. Make cannabutter, make a tincture, edibles, etc. You can make anything you want with it and get the best results.


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