how much potency does microwaving your weed take away

This is the first time I have ever microwave weed to test before and I literally rolled a joint the size of my pinky and not got very high the buds are finished with about 10 to 15% Amber trichomes but I wanted to test a bud before it dried and popped it in a microwave to test potency but I smoked a pretty good lot at least 2 grams and did not get very high does the microwave take away a whole lot of potency or is my weed just s*** like I said this is the first time doing this in the microwave and it's just horrible
 

SchmoeJoe

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This is the first time I have ever microwave weed to test before and I literally rolled a joint the size of my pinky and not got very high the buds are finished with about 10 to 15% Amber trichomes but I wanted to test a bud before it dried and popped it in a microwave to test potency but I smoked a pretty good lot at least 2 grams and did not get very high does the microwave take away a whole lot of potency or is my weed just s*** like I said this is the first time doing this in the microwave and it's just horrible
The heat will evaporate and destroy a good amount of the cannabinoids but when you try to speed up the drying process you skip the cure where the cannabinoids are converted to their more active form making the pot more potent and the chlorophyll is broken down giving a better flavor and texture to the smoke.

Like chunky said, don't do that.
 
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Lucky Luke

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if ive been desperate steaming in on a plate above a pot of boiling water works OK. Better than a microwave I feel (with no scientific knowledge).
But you should of still gotten stoned... yes a proper dry and cure adds potency but still.....
 

SchmoeJoe

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if ive been desperate steaming in on a plate above a pot of boiling water works OK. Better than a microwave I feel (with no scientific knowledge).
But you should of still gotten stoned... yes a proper dry and cure adds potency but still.....
Depends on a few things. If it was left in the microwave for very long at all then there be a decent amount ofevaporation and degradation. The other thing is that 10%-15% amber is a lot and there's probably already a decent amount of degradation.
 

MichiganMedGrower

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In the Jorje Cervantes book he tells to microwave on low for 15-20 second bursts with buds in even sizes on a paper towel. If they feel hot let them cool down before the next microwave burst.

I have dried Test buds successfully with this method. Doesn't taste as good but if not burned the effect is there plenty.

Also. Amber (brown, degraded) trichomes are losing their active canabanoids already.

Clear to cloudy is peak production. We wait till as close to 100% cloudy to be sure all thc is converted.

Some plants have newer fresher amber trichs. I have also seen purple, blue and red.

These plants are a bit trickier to tell but the clear ones will still go cloudy when peaked.
 

dandyrandy

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Use a good vape unit and crank it to 500. Stick the glass whip assy on it and vape it. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to finish a small bud. Start tokin to dry the bud as it Vapes. ymmv
 
Ty.. I'm not going to be zapping any moor buds.. I mean I get kinda high but I'm rolling js the size of base ball bats last grow i never zapped and the buds WAs better then what I was buying at the store.. Hopfuly after properly dryer my buds will be fire
 

ScoobyDoo90

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i would not microwave, you could just decarb some in the oven at 250F for about 25 mins then mix it with a tablespoon or so of coconut oil whip that on low heat for a couple of mins, then mix with some peanut butter and throw it on graham crackers then wrap in foil and cook in oven at 325F for 1 hour take out and freeze for 30 mins then put back in oven for 45ish mins, let cool and eat, its not a full blown edidble, but i am sure that if done properly it will blow microwave buds out of the water, Also the other CON is that your not smoking it and it will take a little longer to kick in.
 
i would not microwave, you could just decarb some in the oven at 250F for about 25 mins then mix it with a tablespoon or so of coconut oil whip that on low heat for a couple of mins, then mix with some peanut butter and throw it on graham crackers then wrap in foil and cook in oven at 325F for 1 hour take out and freeze for 30 mins then put back in oven for 45ish mins, let cool and eat, its not a full blown edidble, but i am sure that if done properly it will blow microwave buds out of the water, Also the other CON is that your not smoking it and it will take a little longer to kick in.
I don't like eating my weed got way to high last time..
 
I'm just wondering how much microwaveing takes away from the thc.. I know it's not good to do... I have had quite a bit of growing under my belt and not microwave buds. Has anyone tried microwaveing buds before dryer then smoke the same bud bit dryed correctly... If so was the dryed correctly buds way better than the microwave buds thc wize not flavors it's obvious the flavor is not there
 

ScoobyDoo90

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I'm just wondering how much microwaveing takes away from the thc.. I know it's not good to do... I have had quite a bit of growing under my belt and not microwave buds. Has anyone tried microwaveing buds before dryer then smoke the same bud bit dryed correctly... If so was the dryed correctly buds way better than the microwave buds thc wize not flavors it's obvious the flavor is not there
Yes, Microwaving bud's is the same as not taking the time to roll a good joint,

It can work, but it may not burn right, itll be way more harsh, The taste is not all their, if you have a toaster oven that has a low setting under 200F(Decarb Temp is 250F+) then you could put a bud on some foil or baking tray and put into toaster oven with the lid cracked a little bit and take it out when it is dry enough so itll break down, it will take longer than microwave, but it will taste a little better than microwave, also its a little more promising then the microwave since you can easily nuke your buds in microwave,
 
I see now lol.. Just smoked a small bud in the pipe that was still drying . Was not able to role a J Kuz wAs still to wet.. But burns good OK in my pipe and did not smoke a half gram and tore up.. So my weed will be good think god.. Just proves microwaved weed is a wSt of your product ..took 3 grams of weed in microwave to get high took only a half gram of half dryed weed to get high as fuck so I will never fast dry weed again lol
 
Still waiting on my other 4 plants to finish.. Going on week 9 of 1212 and still kinda clear and really ☁ trikes.. But my pinapple chunk always finished first.... Week 8 of 1212 and the pinapple chunk finishes every time just abt it ..
 
Depends on a few things. If it was left in the microwave for very long at all then there be a decent amount ofevaporation and degradation. The other thing is that 10%-15% amber is a lot and there's probably already a decent amount of degradation.
sorry but I have to disagree with you 10 to 15 % Amber is fine... I will say I liked this pinapple chunk better at abt 5% amber but then again it's shill not cured or altheway dry yet
 
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