By making your own CannaButter, you get to enjoy the following advantages:
By infusing cannabis with butter, the THC and CBD release into the butter leaving you with a highly medicinal product.
- Bring a ¼ cup of water and 1lb butter to a light simmer on medium heat. You can use a small saucepan and dump the butter and water in together. Turn the heat as you stir until the bubbles start to rise to the surface, but the mixture isn’t boiling
- Whisk the cannabis and lower the heat to low.Get your pre-ground cannabis and mix it thoroughly, lowering the heat a few notches to alow setting. The key to great CannaButter is going slow and steady, which will produce the needed oils and compounds without denaturing them.
- Allow the mixture simmer for anywhere from 2-5 hours, stirring every half an hour and adding water as needed. Regarding your desired strength of butter, you can leave it for longer or shorter time.
- Line a fine-mesh strainer with a cheesecloth and place over a glass bowl. Use the bowl you plan to store the butter in when done. The strainer and cheesecloth together will get rid of any useless chunks of plant matter left in the butter when it’s finished cooking.
- Pour the liquid butter through the strainer into your glass bowl. Pour slowly and don’t wait for the butter to cool off. Use the back of a wooden spoon or spatula to press excess butter out of the solids remaining.
- Fold the cheesecloth over and squeeze to eliminate any last butter. Make sure you get every last drop out of the cheesecloth to avoid wasting any weed.
- Refrigerate the liquid butter, covered, for 3-5 hours, then scrape off the water on top. As the butter cools the water will separate from the butter.
If you need to get all the benefits of medical marijuana butter and avoid the drawbacks of smoking pot, then you need to determine this information very closely.
Butter is a great recommendation for this process because cannabinoids like THC are soluble fat that doesn’t mix well with water.
It also performs very well for obtaining THC. The oil can be used in cooking or applied to alternative medicine practitioners.
If you want a quick edible treat, quick cook in under an hour. This method does not require a pre-break to make it.
Here are the ins and outs of CannaButter and how to come up with your own batch.
Another major reason why butter is used is that; the cannabinoids present in the butter require heat to be made active, which is why you can’t use raw cannabis to make edibles.
One of the greatest and simplest ways to enjoy the benefits of cannabis is through edibles. The only problem is that some edibles can be very expensive with
Get out your wide mouth mason jar and secure the cheesecloth with a rubber band around the rim. Strain, and boom: homemade cannabis butter!
You’re going to need aluminum foil, and I’m talking the name brand: Heavy Duty Reynolds Wrap. Do not skimp around with cheap foil from the discount store. You’ll regret it!
First off, in order to bake those infamous pot brownies, you’ll need to create cannabis butter. This means decarboxylating your cannabis trim. That’s a fancy word for roasting cannabis in the oven, or heating it to release THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Don’t worry, decarboxylating your cannabis it is not nearly as difficult as trying to say the word “decarboxylation”!
Turn the Crock-Pot on low for 6-12 hours. Go to sleep, go to work, or binge Netflix!
Turn the oven off and let the cannabis cool in the oven, but DO NOT remove the foil.
Preheat the oven to 240°F or 116°C.
Cover the dish tightly with your Heavy Duty aluminum foil.
Crumble (don’t pulverize) your cannabis using a coffee bean grinder, or just break it up so the bits are all about the same size. Place the crumbled cannabis evenly in the baking dish, about ½” to ¾” deep.
Pyrex is an oven-safe glass baking dish. Think of the dish you make a tuna casserole in.
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