Cooking with weed is popular, but the smell it produces is not. With this said, there are certain steps that you can take to reduce the smell of baking marijuana brownies. First, it’s crucial to understand how smells travel throughout your home. The more frequently you use your oven or other appliances used for cannabis cooking, such as a crockpot, mason jar, stove, or microwave, the more likely smells will linger in your home. Luckily, there is an alternative method that reduces the smell produced by making your brownies. Our secret? The LEVO II!
1. Decarboxylation Using a Machine like the LEVO II
The LEVO II Oil Infuser is a simple decarboxylation device that makes weed butter, THC-infused oils and CBD salves, while offering a regular infusion process. In addition, it’s an excellent decarboxylation machine for making cannabis-infused sweets and ointments. It has a stirring mechanism, a temperature regulator, and a heating system to help ensure that the oil being decarboxylated is evenly heated.
The LEVO II has an airtight seal, helping to contain the smell of your bud. When the lid is closed, the smell is little to none, when opened the aroma will linger a bit. Overall, in comparison to other methods, the LEVO II produces significantly less odor, providing a discreet option for decarboxylating your weed for brownies.
There are a few other methods that you can try to help limit the smell produced by making weed brownies.
2. Use Less Weed
The amount of weed you use does in fact play a role in the smell that will be produced in your kitchen. Reducing the quantity used will in turn reduce the smell that fills your home while cooking your weed brownies.
3. Use Parchment Paper
Parchment paper helps keep weed brownies from sticking at the bottom of your pan while they are cooking. Not only does this keep excess weed residue out of your food, but it also makes cleanup significantly easier after baking. If there’s no parchment paper available in your home, you could substitute it with foil.
4. Pour Baking Soda in Your Oven to Remove Smells
Once you’re done baking marijuana brownies, pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down your oven’s drain. Next, you’ll want to pour it straight into the oven (preferably while still warm). Leave it overnight, then scrub down the inside of your oven with soap and water the following day. The baking soda will help to eliminate the smell that may have filled your kitchen.
An excellent way to reduce the smell is to use a range hood while cooking to suck up all smoke and prevent it from lingering in your space. Ventilation is very important when it comes to ensuring that your cannabis cooking does not stink up your home. If possible, open up windows and use a fan to help ensure the smell of marijuana doesn’t stick around. If you have an exhaust system in your kitchen, keeping it on while cooking is ideal. This will suck up any smells that may otherwise linger afterward.
6. Use Recipes with No Spices
Another thing to avoid when cooking with cannabis is spices. While this is easy to avoid when making weed brownies, it is something to be mindful of when cooking other recipes.
7. Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can be a useful tool in helping reduce or conceal the smell of weed brownies. An additional benefit is the help it provides to those who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies which may be sparked by exposure to certain odors such as those produced by your brownies.
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