Chef Brandon Allen is no stranger to culinary cannabis and the science of edibles. As a partner at the Trichome Institute and creator of the Cooking with Cannabis course offered there, he’s been working with the plant for long enough to understand the difference between science and myth. In this episode we debunk several common myths regarding cannabis edibles as well as the best methods to decarb and infuse as per the latest science!
- Trichome Institute – cannabis education company
- American Culinary Federation
- newest course – Cooking with Cannabis
- Chef Brandon Allen – YouTube
- Max Montrose – president of Trichome Institute
- Food Forest Cafe – vegan gluten free restaurant
- Start low & go slow – advice from an edibles expert! Start with the lowest possible dose and don’t take anymore for a 24 hour period.
- Sativa vs. Indica edibles high – power of suggestion + placebo – consumption determines function
- Terpenes mostly destroyed by decarb process and stomach acids – terpenes drive effects not whether it’s an indica or sativa
- Myth: mangoes will get you higher, black pepper will bring you down if you get too high
- Shaping Fire podcast
- CBD doesn’t necessarily help when you’re too high – depends on the person
- Best thing to do if you’re too high is to distract yourself
- Best method to decarb – 270F for 30 minutes, ideally in a convection oven
- Avocado + MCT + olive oil – 212F 40 minutes in preheated oil
- Instapot Vortex Pro – multiuse convection oven & airfryer – on Amazon
- Pot d’Huile lab tested olive oil
- Store your infusions in your refrigerator
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