Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Making cannabis edibles at home is a great way to control weed potency. It is is cost effective and is fun to do. However, it usually stinks up your house in the process. This is challenging for those who wish to cook cannabis discretely. Check out our easy to follow guide to making scent free cannabis edibles. Follow these steps and never deal with a weed smell while cooking weed edibles again.
There are quite a few ways to cook with cannabis. However, this is only one very effective way to make scent free cannabis edibles.
We usually cook weed edibles in these 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. Heating your cannabis activates terpenes that give off its characteristic skunk-like scent. Contrastingly, step 3 calls for infusing your cannabis with either fat or high proof alcohol. This process produces less of a smell. Especially when using a mason jar. At this stage, there is still a light cannabis aroma.
For there to be no smell in the house when 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). Boil your vacuum sealed weed 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. This is because these compounds provide its potential medicinal benefits.
Cannabis base infusion
If the boiling process is complete it is time for next steps. Take your vacuum sealed cannabis out of the water carefully, and quickly bring it outside. Place your decarb cannabis in another vacuum bag. Now, add your choice of fat, high proof alcohol, butter, or oil. Vacuum seal your cannabis together with your selection and boil again for another 2 to 3 hours.
Once this process is done, your cannabis infusion is completely ready and active. There shouldn’t be any scent of cannabis inside the house.
Learn to cook cannabis edibles in complete detail with videos and pictures. Follow this start to finish guide on how to create weed edibles in the comfort of your home.