Decarboxylate your cannabis with sous vide

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Cannabis decarboxylation is an essential step in making edibles, tinctures, and oils. It's the process of converting the non-intoxicating THCA in raw cannabis into the potent, psychoactive THC that produces the high associated with marijuana. While there are many ways to decarboxylate cannabis, using sous vide is an easy, precise, and efficient method that can deliver consistent results every time. In this article, we will explain what sous vide is, how to use it to decarboxylate cannabis, and some tips to make the process easier and more effective.

What is Sous Vide?

Sous vide is a French term that means "under vacuum." It's a cooking technique that involves sealing food in a plastic bag and then immersing it in a temperature-controlled water bath. The water bath is heated to a precise temperature, and the food is left to cook for a specified period. The advantage of sous vide is that it allows you to cook food at a precise temperature, which results in evenly cooked and tender meat, fish, vegetables, and more. It's also an easy way to infuse flavors into food, which makes it a popular method for making cannabis-infused oils, tinctures, and edibles.

Why Use Sous Vide for Decarboxylation?

There are several reasons why sous vide is an excellent method for decarboxylating cannabis. First, it's a precise and consistent method that ensures that the cannabis is heated to the optimal temperature for decarboxylation. Second, it's a gentle method that preserves the potency and flavor of the cannabis. Finally, it's an easy method that doesn't require any special equipment or expertise.

How to Decarboxylate Your Cannabis with Sous Vide

Here's a step-by-step guide to decarboxylating your cannabis with sous vide:

Step 1: Preheat your sous vide cooker to 203°F (95°C).

Step 2: Grind your cannabis finely. You can use a grinder or a food processor, but make sure that the cannabis is ground evenly.

Step 3: Place the ground cannabis in a vacuum-sealed bag. You can use a vacuum sealer or a regular plastic bag and remove the air using the water displacement method. If you're using a regular plastic bag, make sure that it's BPA-free and food-grade.

Step 4: Place the bag in the water bath, making sure that it's fully submerged. You can use a sous vide rack or a weight to keep the bag from floating.

Step 5: Set the timer for 90 minutes. You can adjust the time depending on the amount and potency of your cannabis, but 90 minutes is a good starting point.

Step 6: Once the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath and let it cool down. The cannabis is now decarboxylated and ready to use.

Tips for Sous Vide Decarboxylation

Here are some tips to make your sous vide decarboxylation more effective:

  • Use high-quality cannabis. The quality of your cannabis will affect the potency and flavor of your infused products, so make sure to use high-quality buds or trim.
  • Use a vacuum sealer if possible. A vacuum sealer ensures that the bag is airtight and that the cannabis is evenly distributed.
  • Don't overcrowd the bag. Make sure that the cannabis is evenly distributed and that there's enough space for the air to circulate.
  • Store your decarboxylated cannabis in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This will help preserve the potency and flavor of the cannabis.
  • Experiment with different temperatures and times to find the perfect decarboxylation method for your needs.


And what price would one pay for this device? I can accomplish this with an Intant Pot for under 80 dollars. Works perfect everytime.


About $70 on up. What's the procedure for instapot?


If I vacuum seal the bag how do I make sure there is enough air for it to circulate? Or do I just use a sealer to seal it?


Options, Options, Options....Time to Sous Vide a couple Porterhouse, then drop in some canna.
Thanks OP.
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