How To Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar: A Guide For The Novice Cannabis Cook

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How To Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar

How To Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar: A Guide For The Novice Cannabis Cook

Knowing how to Decarb Weed in a Mason Jar is essential in the Cannabis Chefs toolbox. 

Decarbing Weed in a Mason Jar is the process of heating Cannabis to activate its THC and CBD compounds. This process is crucial to maximize the potency of your Weed and extract the full health benefits from this magical plant.

Importance Of Decarbing Weed

Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar

Decarbing Weed activates the THC and CBD molecules by breaking down the THCA into THC, and CBDA to CBD, as an example. Decarbing Weed also increases the bioavailability of cannabinoids, meaning that more cannabinoids are available for absorption when ingested, inhaled, or applied topically.

The main reason for decarbing Weed is to activate THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, which have medicinal benefits.

Why Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar?

Why Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar?

Decarbing Weed in a Mason Jar has three core benefits:

  • The process is more discreet as it significantly reduces the smell more than decarbing on a baking tray.

  • Terpenes will attach to the Mason Jar, and if you use the same jar to make Cannabutter or Cannaoil, we save these precious terpenes.

  • It is a gentler heat distribution and may prevent your Weed from burning.

Step-By-Step Ways To Decarboxylate Cannabis With A Mason Jar For Edible Weed Infusions

A Mason Jar is an excellent vessel for decarboxylating Weed because it reduces the smells, captures all the terpenes, and may prevent the Weed from burning on an open tray.

Decarbing Weed in a Mason Jar will remove this carboxylic acid group and release carbon dioxide (CO2), activating the cannabinoids.

Weed in Mason Jar
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How to Decarboxylate Weed in a Mason Jar

Decarboxylating or decarbing is an unavoidable step when making edibles. Decarbing in a Mason Jar has many benefits, including a massive reduction in smell. Decarbed Weed can be stored in an airtight Mason Jar, away from direct light for up to 6 months.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Decarboxylate
Cuisine: International
Yield: 1 oz


  • 1 oz Weed Flower


  • Preheat the oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit using the oven themometer for acuracy
    Baking try with mason jar and gloves
  • Gently break the Cannabis flower into even-sized buds. You want the pieces to be no larger than peanut size. Try your utmost to keep all the trichomes intact.
    Hands breaking Cannabis Flower
  • Place the Weed flower in the Mason Jar then seal. Do not overfill the jar as this may result in unevenly decarbed Weed.
    Why Decarb Weed In A Mason Jar?
  • Line the baking tray with a damp dishcloth and place the Mason Jar sideways on the cloth. The cloth will keep the jar steady.
  • Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and decarb for 50min. Using the oven gloves, gently remove the jar from the oven and give it a subtle shake every 10 min.
    Mason Jar decarb in oven
  • Once the Cannabis has toasted, take it out of the oven and allow it cool.
    Weed in mason jar decarbed
  • Your Weed is now decarboxylated and ready to use.
  • You can further grind the decarboxylated Weed or store it in an airtight Mason Jar for later use.


Pro Tips:
We always use an oven thermometer, particularly when regulating the temperature is so important.  It provides great peace of mind and improved results. 
Always store decarbed Weed in an airtight container, away from direct light.  If correctly stored, it will keep for 6 months. 
If you intend to make a Weed infusion, we suggest using the same jar as you will save the trichomes dislodged during the decarb process. 
Follow the link to one of our easy Cannabutter or Cannaoil recipes. 


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What Other Ways Can Weed Be Decarboxylated?

There are several methods for decarbing Weed, including:

  • Smoking Decarboxylation

  • Oven Decarboxylation

  • Sous Vide Decarboxylation

  • Decarboxylation Appliances

Each method has its benefits, depending on the primary purpose, such as smoking a joint or enjoying edibles, strain dominance of the Weed you are decarbing, or Cannabis flower or kief.

Smoking Decarboxylation

Smoking is the fastest and easiest method. Whether smoking a joint or vaping whole bud, the process takes seconds.

Oven Decarboxylation

Using the oven is most common, and no special equipment is required. If you’re a novice in decarbing or your oven is not always accurate, we suggest using the Mason Jar method as it has less chance of burning.



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Sous Vide Decarboxylation

Sous vide refers to sealing or vacuuming an item and cooking it at a precise temperature in a water bath over.

And for gadget lovers, using a decarboxylation machine is the way. It takes the guesswork from decarbing and delivers a consistent product every time.

Decarboxylation Appliances

Ardent FX Decarboxylator 110V – 3 in 1 Portable Decarboxylating Machine

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The Ardent FX Decarboxylator is a versatile, easy-to-use, easy-to-clean device that can decarboxylate, extract, infuse, melt, and bake. The FX includes a detachable base for easy cleanup and is very simple.

  • The Ardent FX Decarboxylator combines the functionality of a crockpot, double boiler, and oven all in one.
  • It features an oven that reaches up to 340°F (171°C) and a heating element that you can set to low or high.
  • The decarboxylator includes six silicone molds for creating infused butter, oil, tincture, or other cannabis products.

Decarboxylator Box Silicone Baking Kit

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This is a great tool to help ensure that you don’t overbake or burn your Weed.

A silicone baking kit helps you decarb your herbs, infuse oils and tinctures, and bake in the oven.

  • Decarboxylate your herbs before baking to get the most out of them.
  • Get a precise temperature with the oven, no more guessing!
  • Save time and money by infusing oils, butter, and tinctures.
  • The kit is made from FDA-approved food-grade silicone and is oven safe up to 450°F / 232°C
  • The silicone baking kit is designed to hold up to 3 ounces of herb, perfect for personal use.

BB Brother Multipurpose Portable Decarboxylator

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The Portable Decarboxylator is the perfect device for those who want to take their herbs and botanicals on the go. It’s easy to use and has a large capacity for all your needs. Choose from various heating settings and times depending on what you want to do with your herbs, and enjoy the best of both worlds.

DECARBOXYLATE, INFUSE, BAKE, AND MELT – you can easily do the different herbs and botanicals by choosing the best heating temperature and time setting.

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Why Use A Mason Jar To Decarboxylate For Cannabis Butter

Using a Mason Jar to decarboxylate has many benefits. It significantly reduces the smell, preserves and collects the terpenes, and may prevent the Weed buds from efficiently burning.

What Size Mason Jar Holds An Ounce Of Weed?

A pint-size (16 oz) will host 1 ounce of Weed. But will not be large enough to decarb in. We suggest decarbing in batches of no more than ¼ ounce (7g) of Cannabis at a time. It would be best if you did not crowd the Weed to allow for even heat distribution.

How Much Weed Fits In An 8oz Jar?

About ½ an ounce or 14g. When decarbing in an 8oz Mason Jar, divide the Weed into four batches of approximately 1/8 ounce or 3,5grams.

How Many Grams Of Weed Can Fit In A Pill Bottle?

A regular pill bottle will comfortably fit 2grams of Weed. Do not overcrowd or squash the flowers.

How Tall Is A 500ml Mason Jar?

A 500ml Mason Jar is between 5,5 and 5,59inches tall, depending on the style and brand.

How Tall Are 32oz Mason Jars?

A wide-mouth 32oz Mason jar is 6,44 inches tall.

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