Learn how to make cannabutter with the guidelines from this article. Cannabutter is one of the simplest ways to make infused cannabis edible. Though the making process of cannabutter can be tricky it is quite worth it. In order to activate its potential, you will have to heat the cannabis is low temperature. This is the most important process called Decarboxylation.
How to Make Cannabutter
You see butter is a delicious and versatile carrier for THC and other cannabinoids even though it’s not the only one, you can also use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other fatty oil. But since this recipe requires butter keep in mind that butter burns easily and you have to be focused when making cannabutter.
Ingredients For Making Cannabutter
In the making process of cannabutter, the ingredients required are not much and it will not take you a lot of time to get them.
- Ground cannabis that had also be Decarboxylated.
The Process Of Decarboxylation
Before you make your cannabutter you will first of all need to Decarboxylated or decarb the cannabis flower you want to use. If you skip this the rest will be a weak and inactive finished product.
- Preheat the oven to 220°F and grind or break the cannabis flower with scissors, hand grinders, or with your hands.
- Don’t make it too find when breaking the cannabis flowers.
- Spread the cannabis flower into the baking dish or sheet pan.
- Pop the oven to the center rack for twenty minutes if the cannabis flower is old or low quality.
- Leave the oven on for forty-five minutes from the cured or high-grade cannabis flower.
- Check on it frequently and gently mix the flower every ten minutes to avoid burning.
You will see that the cannabis flower has been Decarboxylated when it turns from bright green to brownish-green.
The Process of Making Cannabutter
Follow these steps to make cannabutter. Make sure you follow them to the end and exactly.
- Add one cup of water and one cup of butter into a stockpot or saucepan.
- Simmer it on a low heat and let the butter melt.
- Add water to help regulate the temperature and prevents the butter from scorching.
- As the butter starts melting add in your ground cannabis flower.
- Maintain low heat above 170°F and it should not exceed 200°F and let the mixture simmer for two to three hours. Stir the mixture occasionally and the mixture should never come to a full boil.
- Put a funnel on top of a jar and line it with cheesecloth and once the butter has cooled.
- Pour it over the cheesecloth and allow it to strain freely. If you squeeze the cheesecloth may push more bad-tasting plant material into the mixture.
- If excess water forms at the button of the jar. Simply remove the solid butter with a knife and drain the water.
- Put the jar in a freezer or refrigerator for about an hour before removing water.
- Dose carefully before adding the butter to any snacks or dessert.
Follow these instructions to have a well-prepared cannabutter. And you would enjoy the finished product.
Making Cannabutter Using Slow Cooker
These are the procedures to follow to make cannabutter using slow cooker
- Decarboxylate and grind your cannabis.
- Set your slow cooker to low and avoid over exceeding 200°F to prevent burning or wasting cannabinoids.
- Add the butter and ground cannabis and stir it occasionally.
- After about three hours and turn off the Crock-Pot and wait for butter to cool.
- Strain the butter and but in the freezer. Serve with your desert or dishes.
Now you have successfully made cannabutter using a slow cooker. The process would go smoothly if you follow the procedure religiously.
Dosing Your Cannabutter
The potency of your cannabutter depends on many factors which include how long and it was cooked to the potency of your starting material. To test the potency of the finished product try spreading half a teaspoon on a snack and see how that dose affects you after an hour. You can increase or decrease the dose as you desired and you can then use this personalized standard dose as a baseline for your recipes. Add the cannabutter to your desired dishes, dessert, or candies.