How to Make Edible With Kief: General Guidelines


Of course, the decarburization of kief occurs every time you apply a heating element. However, if you want to decarburize your kief for the best results, we’ve established The best way to do this is in the oven. If you don’t have an oven, you can still decarburize the kief in the microwave, although it has proven to be a little more challenging.

Opinions differ among edible experts about cannabinoid decarboxylation methods. however scientific studies consistently point to the exponential correlation between heat concentration and time.

Decarburizing kief for food by smoking or vaping is considered to be one of the least ideal methods because the terpenes and cannabinoids decarbonize as they are drawn in and ingest the THC directly.

The intense, unregulated direct heat will burn the rest, Leave little for your cooking. Although the heat of vaporization is more regulated, it is still widely viewed as an inefficient means of decarburizing food.

According to a study To measure the optimal method of achieving near 100% decarboxylation of kief, it should be “baked” in the oven for one hour at 115 ° C.

Let’s break the results down into Three simple steps to decarbonize kief in the oven:

Preheat your oven to a temperature of 115 ° C. Knowing the exact temperature in your oven is important. If the actual temperature is 10-15 degrees higher, there is a risk that some of the essential compounds will be destroyed.
A word to the wise – check your temperature with an oven thermometer.Use a fork to loosen any lumps and spread your kief on parchment paper on a baking sheet.After 60 minutes, your kief should be fully decarboxylated. The color should be a light to medium shade of brown. The texture can vary from a dry powder to a sticky, rubbery consistency. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


Beth Edmonds