If you’re looking for the best way to get the most out of your cannabis flower, then take a look at the Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator, the first ever in-home Decarboxylator.
The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is an electronic gadget/kitchen appliance that allows you to unlock close to 99% of the THC and CBD power in your cannabis flower via a chemical process that’s called decarboxylation.
Decarboxylation is a chemical process that the cannabis flower must undergo to make it medically active, and ultimately make any cannabis product (any edibles, as well as any marijuana infused oil, butter, etc.).
Let’s take a detailed look at the device, see how it works, and learn about the process of decarboxylation.
DESIGN & SPECS
The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is a simple electric powered gadget that features a stealthy design, making it a kitchen appliance that will easily blend into any kitchen. The device measures 4 inches in diameter by 7.5 inches tall and its included high-quality metal chamber can hold up to 1 oz of material (your dry herbs/flowers) or 5 ounces of kief.
The device combines a thermal heating core, two small built-in smart sensors and an algorithm to maintain the perfect heating temperature during the decarboxylation process for all types of herbs.
However, this means that the decarboxylation time will actually vary from plant to plant and it can be anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours and 20 minutes.
The device features a simple and easy-to-use interface, coming equipped with a single button that controls it, and offers a quiet and odor-free operation.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package users will find: one Ardent Nova Decarboxylator device, an included high-quality metal chamber, and one silicone protective top cover.
WHAT IS DECARBOXYLATION?
As stated before, decarboxylation is a chemical process that the cannabis flower must undergo to make it medically active, and ultimately make any cannabis product (any edibles, as well as any marijuana infused oil, butter, etc.).
When looking at the basic chemistry of the cannabis plant you’ll be able to find over 100 (approximately 480) different cannabinoids (naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant). Many of these cannabinoids are found in a precursor form, which means that they need to be heated to be decarboxylated (activated for their psychoactive effects).
The two main psychoactive components present in cannabis plants are THC and CBD. These are mostly inert under their natural organic form of a bud. As it was previously mentioned, these two components are still in their precursor forms (or basic/main molecular form) of THCa and CBDa, which are not readily accepted into the body’s cannabinoid receptors.
These precursor compounds contain just 5% active THC and CBD, and so, to convert the THCa and CBDa into usable THC and CBD you need to apply the correct amount of heat and time to your bud (dry herbs/flowers) via the process of decarboxylation. This helps to activate the flavors and the wanted psychoactive effects in your dry herbs/flowers.
In order to prepare cannabis for oral consumption or subcutaneous use you need to first activate your cannabis buds via decarboxylation. While decarboxylation at home can be quite the task (most times not entirely effective), the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator makes the process a simple and easy task.
For decarboxylation at home, anyone can use a regular kitchen oven (or toaster oven) to decarboxylate. The guidelines say that you should heat your flowers/dry herbs between 220ºF to 245ºF for anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
While anyone can indeed decarboxylate in a regular kitchen oven, these unfortunately tend to vary wildly as they heat up and cool down during their heating process, which ultimately makes the use of standard kitchen ovens for decarboxylation somewhat pointless.
That’s what makes the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator an amazing device for the decarboxylation process. The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is a smart device that can heat the cannabis flower or concentrates at a consistent heating level for the perfect amount of time. This results in a near perfect decarboxylation every single time, which is virtually impossible with your standard oven.
HOW TO USE?
As stated before, the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator features a simple and easy-to-use interface, coming equipped with a single button that controls it. The device offers a quiet and odor-free operation.
After connecting the machine to the electric current and powering it on, its button will turn Green. Start by opening/unscrewing the top lid and pulling out its high-quality metal chamber. Remove the silicone protective top cover and place your flower (dry herbs) inside the chamber (up to 1 oz of material (your dry herbs/flowers) or 5 ounces of kief).
You don’t really need to grind your material, but make sure to at least break it down into “popcorn sized” buds.
After that just put the silicone protective top cover back on top of the metal chamber, place the chamber back inside the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator, screw the black top lid in until it clicks, and you’re ready to go. All you have to do after is press the single Start button. The button’s light will then turn Red which means that the decarboxylation process has begun.
Be sure to not open the device while it is decarboxylating your material. That being said, the Nova’s built-in smart sensors do a great job of detecting when to stop the decarboxylation process for whatever type of herb you choose to use.
As soon as the machine as finished its decarboxylation process the button’s light will turn back to Green. Be aware that inside the container is hot, so you might want to consider using some oven mitts to avoid burning your skin.
Running the machine one time will offer a really decent decarb. Not 100% full decarb, but still a really decent solid decarb. If you do wish to get the most out of your flower/dry herbs to get that last bit of CBD from the CBDa molecules, then just run your material two times.
The video embedded below explains the differences between running your material through the machine once or twice, and the graphics below it will let you have a clear idea of the different levels of CBD you can get between decarboxylating your material once or twice.
You can also check this detailed guide (which is made by Ardent) if you’re looking to learn more about running the machine twice to get the most out of your buds.
USE YOUR DECARBOXYLATED FLOWER FOR ANYTHING – MAKE ANY CANNABIS PRODUCT
First of all, you could vape or smoke your decarboxylated flower, which would be more efficient than vaping/smoking that flower raw. This is mainly because you’re not relying on the heat of your vaporizer or the combustion of the flame to properly convert your cannabinoids. Using the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator lets you have those already converted for the best CBD experience.
You could also grind your decarboxylated flower and sprinkle it on your food and just eat it directly, as well as grind it up and pack it into capsules.
Lastly, you could also infuse it into oil or butter to be used in later recipes (for edibles – like cupcakes, muffins, cookies, etc.). Infusing your decarboxylated flower into oil or butter is also extremely simple. Just make sure whatever container your using to infuse your decarboxylated flower into oil/butter is small enough to fit the metal chamber. Then just run the machine once again and voilà. You’re all done.
The Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator is a smart kitchen appliance that can easily activate the flavors and wanted psychoactive effects in your dry herbs/flowers via decarboxylation.
The machine is very easy to use and certainly makes decarboxylating your buds a much easier process than when using a standard kitchen oven.
The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is currently available in two different voltage models: there’s a 110V model and a 220V model.
If you’re interested in buying the Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator, each 110V unit is priced at $210, while each 220V model will cost you $220. You can get yours right now, directly from Ardent’s official website, which you can access by clicking here.