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!
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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