I started vaping, a while back, to get off the “cancer sticks”. Was the best decision I ever made. There is one problem, though, because of this, I really don’t like smoking weed. I have made some vape liquid, and it its good, but it just tastes like WEED. Before, when I was smoking weed casually, I used to love to discover the subtle flavors and smells of different strains (unlike 30 years ago, when as a kid, I just wanted to get high). Now, I am guessing because of decarbing, I am losing all those flavors and have to resort to adding vape flavors to it if I want any.
The question I have is, because I am steeping the bud in VG/PG for 2-3 hours at 180-200 degrees (F), do I really need to decarb before hand? Wouldn’t the “cooking” process do the conversion for me?
It really sucks as I had some CBD Hash that was chock full of Limonene that was incredible to smell (and probably would have tasted fantastic) but ended up smelling like burnt grass after decarb.