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Do I Need To Grind My Herb For Proper Decarboxylation?

Do I need to grind my herb for proper decarboxylation? We recommend that you do not grind before. This myth arose to provide more uniform heating and combat temperature fluctuations when using the furnace for decarboxylation. With precision decarb, there is no need to disturb the trichomes with a grinder. The Nova thermal blanket penetrates the buds evenly and the intact buds offer more possibilities for use after disposal and extend the life of the material. All Nova tests were performed with unground material.

Small patches of grass vs. grind your herb

There is some debate about how to prepare your buds for decarboxylation. But, in our opinion, as long as you divide it up a bit, there isn't much of a difference.

small Pieces

Breaking your herb into smaller pieces will allow it to roast much more evenly than if you had used whole buds. The disadvantage of breaking the herb by hand instead of grinding it is that it takes a little more time, as grinding can be done with machines such as a food processor.

Don't worry, it's easy to do. If you have enough finger mobility to break broccoli florets with your hands, you can break your bud. It only takes a few minutes and it's free!

I used my fingers to break this weed into small pieces for decarboxylation.

Shows the size of 1 ounce of cannabis buds broken into small pieces


A big advantage of crushing the herb instead of breaking it by hand is that you can use a machine, such as a food processor, to do all the work for you. Just put on a button, hold a button for a few seconds and throw away the finished product!

This is the method I usually use because it's a bit easier to do than breaking buds. It's hard to mess up because you can't grind your buds too small/thin. I made edibles from weeds that had been ground so fine that they turned to dust. Some growers claim that grinding the weed can cause it to lose potency, but I never realized this during my experiments.

You can use a food processor to save time compared to crushing the herb by hand


Do I need to grind my herb for proper decarboxylation?

"So instead of putting your cannabis in butter or oil, for example, you first grind it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at 310 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 18 minutes. This can make it psychoactive and ready to cook. ”

Do you need to grind herbs for food?

Spraying the bud gives edibles a grassy flavor that you may not like and can give the butter or oil a dark green hue. Use a coarse grinder instead - preferably you are looking for the consistency of coarse salt.

Do you grind the herb when making cannabis butter?

Cannabutter Recipe

Do not crush them into powder; the ground cannabis should be slightly leafy. Decarboxylate your ground cannabis. Place the flowers on a baking sheet and bake at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.

Are you grinding the whole weed?

Power of cannabis

The second reason growers usually don't grind up whole cannabis buds is potency. When cannabis is ground, a larger surface area is exposed to light, oxygen, and heat, which can break down THC and other chemical compounds. If a bud is left intact, terpenes and cannabinoids will be better protected.

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