Hey everyone. This is my second year here, and my recent harvest is so much nicer than my first one last year, with beautiful, seed-free buds and milky white trichomes.
I would like to make simple gummies from the harvest, but still have a few questions I hope some of you can help with.
Right now, everything is drying. Do I need to cure the dried plant matter as well if I’m making edibles? If so, for how long? Do I need to trim the sugar leaves?
I was planning to use coconut/MCT oil to make the extract. Do I need to first decarboxylate the dried weed, or can “cooking” it at low heat directly in the oil accomplish the same task? If I do need to separately decarboxylate, is it better to use the over method (my oven is not the best), boil-in bags, or my Instant Pot set to low?
Rather than use an eye dropper and molds for the gummies, one person recommended just pouring the final gelatin- and lecithin-infused liquid into a glass baking dish, then using a sharp knife to cut into pieces. Is this a good method? Will the gummies stick to the glass? Should I spray first with oil?
Thanks, everyone, for your insights!
Pics: the buds about a week or so before harvest (outdoor grow in the Bay Area), the colas with their buds, and the harvested plants drying.