The decarb process is essential in cannabis, providing users with its psychoactive effects. When performed at the proper temperatures for the correct amount of time, you can do various things with the final product. There are multiple ways to make the decarboxylation process more efficient for medicinal and recreational purposes. Let’s look at a few!
The most ideal range of temperature to decarb is between 230 and 266 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything lower, and you risk an incomplete oxidation and conversion. If temperatures are too high, you leave room for denaturing any active compounds and can create a tranquilizing effect.
Invest in Equipment
One of the most efficient methods to decarb is through a decarboxylation reactor. This investment can ensure your process is straightforward from start to finish and allows the operators to set it and forget it. You can load the machinery through a series of valves, and the terpene removal occurs in one space under the vacuum compartment.
Calibrate the Oven
To gain more control of your conversion rates, you want the oven to maintain a consistent temperature. It’s worth noting that the temp can go up or down by about ten degrees, but hovering a consistent range is key in optimal conversion rates.
You can also utilize a secondary thermostat to ensure temperature accuracy. If the thermostats are off by a significant amount, you should consider recalibrating your oven to the correct range.
The hair-like projections on the buds and leaves are the trichomes. In this process, you can increase the number of extracted trichomes through exposure to freezing temperatures after decarb. It’s critical you’re careful when handling the frozen substance, as this makes it more fragile, and trichomes can come loose.
Freezing the trichomes is a way to make the decarboxylation process more efficient because it allows you to gain access to more compounds and increase the potency of your product.
To learn more about decarboxylation reactors and the process’s efficiency, reach out to Beaker & Wrench today! Our team specializes in quality insight to ensure your product meets high standards and good manufacturing practices.