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What is Decarboxylation?
In a short sentence, decarboxylation is the process of applying the right amount of heat and time to activate the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis. You can get more information on decarboxylation here
Does decarbing cannabis make it more potent when you smoke it?
Yes, decarbing before smoking increases the cannabinoid availability when smoking or vaping.
Do you need to break up the bud to expose more surface area to allow the inside of the nug to be decarbed as well?
The NOVA™ and FX design maintain a decarb zone with precise, even heat distribution that surrounds and penetrates the buds, so in the plant material, there’s no need to disturb the buds prior to decarbing. If it’s a particularly dense nug, you could break it down into a few smaller pieces but no need to crush and disturb trichomes by grinding.
What is the shelf life of decarboxylated flower?
We tested a sample six months later after decarboxylation and showed no significant loss of THC during the storage period. Check out the results here
Can you decarb concentrate?
Yes, you can! We recommend using the Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve (FX Sleeve
& Nova Sleeve
) You can check out a quick video tutorial here
Can you decarboxylate CBGa?
Yes, we took a CBGa strain and decarboxylated it for one cycle in the Nova. You can check out the results of that decarb here