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No heat decarb using enzymes

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by Puffers, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. nanobanano

    nanobanano Member

    Great experiment. Don't know if there is a correlation, but what the heck, it worked.
    Why are you against hear for decarboxylation?
  2. fft

    fft Well-Known Member

    This is something I'd like to understand more. If anyone with a grasp of chemistry knows what the actual reaction is for this citric acid decarb please share.

    This is the part that confuses me: "It causes a chemical reaction and change in the material it comes into contact with, releasing the carbon elements, and water vapor, in other words, decarboxylating the material."

    Decarboxylation by definition is the release of CO2, not water. This cannapedia article talks about how the citric acid is "drying out" the mixture, implying water vapor is being released into the air at room temperature and somehow not recondensing into the mixture. Is this instead a hydrolysis reaction where the water is being consumed as part of the reaction?

    Just trying to understand...
    Puffers likes this.
  3. WhoistheDoctor

    WhoistheDoctor New Member

    Any luck?

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