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Infusion Times & Temps

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

When infusing and cooking with cannabis it's important to know that the most desirable compounds in cannabis and hemp can be easily vaporized or destroyed th4ough heat and time. You must be aware of the temperature you use when infusing or cooking edibles and the amount of time for which you cook or infuse. Although THC Begins to evaporate at 355°F and CBD at 392°F, I have found that the optimal temperature for cooking and baking with cannabis is 340°F for recipes requiring 1 hour or less. For recipes that require over 1 hour of cooking or baking time, 325°F is optimal.


Below is a guide for the temperatures and times for infusing your favorite butters, oils, and more!

An Infusion Guide As Recommended By JeffThe420Chef
An Infusion Guide As Recommended By JeffThe420Chef

Cooking with cannabis starts with preparing your flower for infusion and knowing what temperature and for how long to infuse your desired medium. This guide is perfect to help you determine the right infusion time and temperature for your home infusions!

Whether you infuse by hand or with the help of an infusion device like the Levo Oil Infuser, this guide will help you get the best results. Before infusing make sure to prepare your flower by cleaning and decarbing your hemp or cannabis flower.


When infusing it is key to try to keep your temperature constant, that is why when infusing with the french press it is important to keep the water in the pot on a steady simmer and keep the water level at the same height as the butter line in your french press (just be careful not to get any water in your french press).


 

Vegetable Glycerin @ 120°F for 3 1/2 hours

EVOO/Olive Oil @ 165°F for 2 hours

Grapeseed Oil @ 165°F for 2 1/2 hours

MCT Oil @ 165°F for 2 1/2 hours

Sesame Oil @ 165°F for 2 hours

Avocado Oil @ 175°F for 2 hours

Coconut Oil @ 175°F for 2 hours

Peanut Oil @ 175°F for 2 hours

Butter @ 210°F - 212°F for 2 hours


If there is something you would like to infuse not listed feel free to comment below!



 

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What about perilla oil? This is the one oil with the highest omega3 levels.

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Does infusing longer increase the potency?


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What about coco butter. With a burn temp of only 130 degrees would it be best to infuse as if you were doing vegetable glycerin?

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I switched from fractionated coconut oil to sunflower. It has a better taste to me. I am still using same time and temps as coconut oil. It seems to work. Is there a different time/temp you suggest for it? I have also started adding flavor extracts to the oil. Vanilla and maple make for super yummy tinctures. Plus the smell while infusing is wonderful too.

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