I ordered an infusion sleeve for my Ardent Nova Lift Decarboxylator and am waiting for it to arrive. However, while watching the video made by Ardent, it shows Shanel putting a glass bottle of oil with the herb right into the Ardent decarboxylator without a sleeve. So my question is, why wouldn't I do this? Why do I need the sleeve? I am thinking it would need to be a heat proof glass like a mini canning jar right?
The advantage of the sleeve is that it will hold more volume (about ¾ cup), so more often than not, I will use the sleeve.
The sleeve is also made of a great material to use when decarbing concentrates like waxes, FECO or hash oils.
That said, when you only want to infuse a very small amount, the glass jars are handy. For instance, this works well when making small batches of infusions for wrinkle serums, like I do in my DIY Marijuana Topicals and Skincare course.
Yes the glass needs to be heatproof. In the video demo on this page I am using a small jar from gourmet yogurt sold at my health food store. Small baby food jars work well too. And if you happen to buy any of Ardent’s infusion kits, be sure to save the small bottles or jars that come with them to reuse for future infusions.