Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Making cannabis edibles yourself at home is a great way to determine your own potency edibles, is cost effective and is fun to do. However, it usually does stink up your house and this can be an issue for many.
There are quite a few ways to cook with cannabis, but only 1 very effective way to have no smell at all in your house while cooking inside.
We usually show how to cook weed edibles in 4 steps:
- Choosing your strain
- Decarboxylate your cannabis
- Infuse you cannabis with a fat, or high proof alcohol
- Use your cannabis infusion base in a recipe
Step 2 creates a lot of smell as the decarboxylation process is done in the oven. And in step 3 the decarbed cannabis is infusing with either a fat or high proof alcohol, which is less smell, especially when using a mason jar, but there is still, some smell present.
For there to be no smell in the house, making your cannabis oil, butter or tincture. Everything needs to be vacuum sealed!
The Decarboxylation process
The decarb process is crucial as it turns your non active cannabis, THC-A, into active THC. The usual process to activate the THC in your cannabis is to place your weed in the oven on 240F for 40 minutes.
However, this obviously creates a lot of smell. To have no smell at all, vacuum seal your cannabis and place it in a pot of boiling water (212F) and boil for 55 minutes.
This will convert most of the THC-A into THC. Leaving some THC-A in your cannabis can actually be a good thing, as this compound also has a lot of medicinal benefits.
Cannabis base infusion
Once done boiling for 55 minutes, take your vacuum sealed cannabis out and take it outside. Place your decarbed cannabis in another vacuum bag and add your choice of fat or high proof alcohol, butter or oil. Vacuum seal your cannabis together with your choice of fat and boil again for another 2 to 3 hours.
Once this process is done, your cannabis infusion is completely ready and active and there is no scent of cannabis in the house.
To understand how to cook cannabis edibles in complete detail from start to finish with videos and pictures, you can view our article on how to make weed edbles, Full guide!