Ask Old Hippie Questions and AnswersCategory: DIY / EdiblesQuestion about Storing Decarbed Bud and the Levo
C Harmon asked 2 years ago

I make canna oil and canna butter. My question is: Once you decarb the bud, do you have to infuse the butter right away? Can you store the decarbed bud for later use, say 2 weeks later? If you do store the decarbed bud and wait before infusing your oil, are you losing potency, by storing the decarbed bud, as opposed to using it right away? I use a Nova to decarb and I am about to start using the Levo to infuse, if that matters. Oh, also, since I have not yet started using the Levo and you have, what temp and times do you recommend for infusing MMJ into coconut oil? I’m trying to make my meds as potent as possible. Thanks in advance, Old Hippie. 🙂

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Old Hippie Staff answered 2 years ago

OK, let’s see if I can get you all the answers you’re looking for.
Decarboxylation just changes the chemical makeup of THC slightly so the body can use it. Two weeks’ proper storage (in a airtight container kept in the dark) for bud is inconsequential, whether it’s decarbed or not. You can measure a certain amount of potency loss after a period of months, but we’ve kept bud for years in Mason jars and it still worked fine. So yes, feel free to decarb now and infuse later. 
As far as the Levo, I think I’ve used 160F for 6 hours for best results. Good luck and nugs and hugs!