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Instant Pot - Decarb & Extract

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by chemicalx, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. chemicalx

    chemicalx chemicalx

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    I successfully decarbed and extracted in my Instant Pot pressure cooker and I just wanted to share the process as it was pretty quick and easy, with no mess.

    Decarboxylation
    1/2 ounces herb
    1 pint mason jar with new lid
    • Grind up herb and place in the mason jar. Place lid and ring on the jar and close to finger tight.
    • Place the jar in the Instant Pot. Fill the instant pot with water up to the halfway point on the jar
    • Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 40 minutes.
    • Release steam/pressure.
    • Carefully remove the jar and let cool.
    Extraction
    1/2 ounce decarbed herb
    1 cup butter (or other fat/oil)
    1 pint mason jar with new lid
    1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin
    • Use the same jar with a new lid.
    • Melt butter in the microwave and pour over herb
    • Add lecithin and stir
    • Put lid and ring on the jar and close to finger tight
    • Place the jar back in the Instant Pot with water up to halfway point on the jar
    • Close the Instant Pot and set to pressure cook on high for 20 minutes
    • Make sure the “keep warm” setting is on
    • Allow the pressure cooker to naturally cool down and release pressure for 40 minutes.
    • Carefully remove the jar and remove the ring and lid once cooled down.
    • Strain butter from herb.

    Notes:
    Don’t fill the jar more than halfway.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
  2. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Hmmm...I have one of these, which I think is basically the same thing as the Instant Pot. But I guess I need to compare the manuals of both to see if there are any differences in the pressure cooker settings.

    Also, I would have been worried that a device like these gets too hot...as my manual doesn't say much about actual temps.
     
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  3. chemicalx

    chemicalx chemicalx

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    Here are the temps of the Instant Pot I have:
    High Pressure 10.2- 11.6psi (239-244°F or 115-118°C); Low Pressure 5.8 -7.2 psi (229-233°F or 110-112°C)

    This is the brand I have:
    https://instantpot.com/
     
  4. nickdanger

    nickdanger Collector of Functional Art

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    @chemicalx I have one of these, but haven't tried it yet, as it takes me a long time to accumulate enough avb to mess with. With this recipe, I would only need to use the extraction portion since mine is already decarbed. Can you tell me why you suggest using a new lid during the extraction process?
     
  5. chemicalx

    chemicalx chemicalx

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    I was worrried about water getting inside the jar, so I erred on the safe side and used a new lid with a fresh rubber seal, to make sure the jar sealed under pressure. I happened to have a box of new lids around since I can things every now and then.
     
  6. StonedAge

    StonedAge New Member

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    Have you tried this with smaller batches? I've tried to cook twice lately and both were fails. I am just sick about wasting ingredients. I swore never again but the truth is, for me, a combo edible/light smoke high is not only the most effective pain relief/mood lifter but also the most enjoyable way I've found. So maybe I'll try one more time, but wouldn't mind playing it a little safe and making least amount possible.

    Strength wise, what would you guestimate a reasonable starting dose would be? I'm pretty tolerant but if course better safe than sorry starting out.
     
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  7. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    Recommendation: For extraction run it twice shaking the herb / oil to mix between cycles. Optimally mix/shake four times over two hours at ~220*F
     
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  8. GanjaGurl

    GanjaGurl New Member

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    Thanks for this. I got a multi cooker instead of a MBM since the only function it seemed to have over my new “instant pot” is that it grinds it (after you decarb it, which is usually when I grind said herb, so a pointless and overpriced gadget). Need to get some new mason jars for this process and get started on converting some of my harvest into oils and tinctures.
    -If anyone has advice on making GPA tinctures with an instant pot, I am Here for it. Otherwise using Master Wu’s method.
     
  9. GanjaGurl

    GanjaGurl New Member

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    Just did my first batch with this method - came out perfect! Thanks for the info, bud!
     
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  10. tokinginger

    tokinginger Member

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    I just made both butter and coconut oil without lethicin and I used an ounce to a cup. Turned out great. Thanks for the info!
     
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  11. EdibleNewbie

    EdibleNewbie New Member

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    How do you keep your jars from floating up and tipping over?
     
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  12. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Just got my souse vide and now Im wishing I had gone with an instapot, lol.

    Is an instapot also effectively a souse vide cooker?
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2018
  13. tokinginger

    tokinginger Member

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    Use the trivet that comes with the instant pot.
     
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  14. virtualpurple

    virtualpurple Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the model of instant pot. Either the IP smart or the IP Ultra can control the heat at a desired specific temp. I own the IP ultra and have used it to sous vide some steaks and chicken, I’ve been happy with the results.

    One thing though, the instant pots I mentioned can hold a temperature but they cannot circulate the water. However, if you desire circulation you could use a small aquarium pump and get the circulation covered.

    Unless I start desiring a larger vessel to cook larger amounts of food sous vide I will be sticking with my ultra pot and will hold off on replacing my Anoca sous vide, my first love (I actually started a thread here somewhere about using the sous vide for decarbing and making oils/butters). However, I believe that ultimately the instant pot is a better machine for cannabis use. I believe right now you can get an instant pot ultra 6qt model for 100 bucks. To me that’s a steal.

    By the way, the instant pot also works great to clean your glass.
     
  15. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks purple!
     

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