With the increasing popularity of cannabis edibles, individuals who prefer not to smoke now have a consumption option that works for them as well. However, the preparation of edibles isn’t as simple as rolling a blunt or packing a bowl. Mistakes can easily be made and things can quickly turn bad. Let’s face it. Nobody wants to eat something that fails to make you high or tastes atrocious. The following are some helpful tips that will help you avoid some of the more common cannabis culinary mistakes:
- Not “de-carbing” your weed – as the primary step in just about every weed recipe, decarboxylation is the process wherein you heat up your cannabis to activate the cannabinoids. Avoiding this step will cause the end product to be pretty bad.
- Not stirring your mixture well enough – stirring your batter or mixture helps to keep everything evenly distributed so that all cannabinoids are blended throughout the end product. This is preferred if you want a consistent and potent edible.
- Overcooking the mix – whether it’s brownies, cakes, or cookies, you’re sure to ruin your edible if you bake it at too high a temperature. It’s recommended that you cook at a maximum 350°. However, cooking slower at lower temperatures is best.
- Over-grinding your cannabis – this is one of the more common mistakes that is made prior to decarboxylation. You don’t want to make a powder out of your cannabis as this alters the flavor and taste of the end product. Stop grinding when your weed pieces look like chunks of sea salt.
In addition to the above preparation and baking mistakes, there are also a couple of dosing mistakes you want to avoid, namely adding too little or adding too much weed. If you add too little, you probably won’t feel much, if anything at all. On the other hand, if you add too much, it will probably make you sick to your stomach or very nauseous.
Now that you know how to make the perfect edible, here are 5 “DON’Ts regarding how to consume your edibles:
- DON’T consume alcohol with your edibles
- DON’T eat edibles by yourself
- DON’T eat edibles on an empty stomach
- DON’T rush things; start with small doses
- DON’T use your edibles to improve your productivity at work (Well duh!)
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