Making Infused MTC Coconut Oil (Part 1: The Decarb)

A close-up photo of a single raw bud of Teslin

Materials Needed:

  • Airtight Stainless Steel Container
  • 30 grams or 1 ounce of Cannabis
  • 2 litres or 67 ounces of Water
  • A Pressure Cooker with its Riser and Rocker Weight
  • An oven mitt or tea-towel

How to Decarboxylate 30 grams or 1 ounce of cannabis:

  1. Fill a stainless steel, airtight container with 30 grams or 1 ounce of bud that hasn’t been busted or ground.

2. Lock the airtight lid onto the container body.

3. Place the pressure cooker riser in the middle of the bottom of the cooker.

4. Place the sealed airtight container on top of the riser, in the cooker and add the water.

5. Seal the lid of the pressure cooker and turn the burner of your stove on to medium high.

6. Place the rocker weight on the lid weight holder and adjust your burner intensity to keep the rocker weight consistently rocking back and forth.

7. Let the cannabis cook or decarb, on the stove for 1 hour.

8. After an hour, turn the stove burner off and remove the pressure cooker to a safe area to cool. (When the pressure cooker is cool enough, the pressure will be released and the lid will safely open.)

9. Remove the airtight container from inside the pressure cooker. (An oven mitt or tea-towel might be necessary to remove the container because it will still be hot.)

10. Release the lid of the airtight container but do not remove the lid. Instead move the container with its lid loosened to a heat-safe surface and let it completely cooled for another 30 minutes. (This will let all the terpenes and flavinoids settle back down on the buds.)

11. Remove the lid of the airtight container to reveal perfectly decarbed cannabis.

Here’s a close-up photo of a single bud, “after” decarb. It’s now ready to make an infusion.

Notice how evenly toasted it is.

It’s now fully psychoactive and the cannabinoid, THCA has been converted to 9-THC.

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