Cannabutter can be used in many recipes by substitute normal butter with cannabutter. In order to make a strong and rich in THC cannabutter, you are going to need a lot of hours! But is worth it all the way.
Cannabutter is a primary ingredient in many cannabis-infused recipes. Known as an ”extraction” because the THC is extracted from the cannabis and infused with the butter.
The key when you’re making cannabutter, is “low and slow”. You have to cook the butter over low heat for several hours and never let it boil.
First and if you want your butter to be super strong, you have to decarboxylate your cannabis before you cook with it.
It is better to use real butter, cow or goat butter which is strong and heavy. High-quality butter has less water, so you will get a higher yield.
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How to decarboxylate your weed
In order to release the full potential of marijuana’s psychoactive effects, you must first go through a process called decarboxylation. It is highly recommended you do this before you begin cooking with cannabis.
Preheat the oven to 115° C.
First break up cannabis flowers and buds into smaller pieces with your hands.
Then put the pieces in one layer on a rimmed baking sheet or aluminium foil.
Bake the cannabis for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes so that it toasts evenly.
When the cannabis is darker in color, a light to medium brown, and has dried out, remove the baking sheet and allow the cannabis to cool.
ATTENTION: The temperature has to stay under 105° C all the time to avoid the danger of burning your weed. So you have to have a thermometer inside the oven and stay close the whole time. If you see the temperature increases just open the door of the oven (for some seconds) to bring it back to 105° C.
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How much weed and butter you need
You can make your butter as strong as you like. A good example is: 500g butter for 30 g of weed.
Also depends from the use. If you want to make cookies for example then check the recipe. If the recipe says that you need to use 250 gr butter and you get 40 cookies then you can decide how strong your want your cookies. If you decide that you want 4 cookies in a 1 gram then you will need 10 grams of weed for 40 cookies.
Or you can make your cannabutter and then mix it with normal butter to turn it a bit down.
What you will need
You will need weed & butter, a spatula, a whisk, a large glass bowl, a strainer, a Sieve to fit over glass, plastic wrap and 6 hours of your life!
Making the cannabutter
In a pan or pot, you put the butter in water over medium heat until it melts.
Then you whisk in the cannabis.
Reduce the heat to lowest that you can and bring the mixture to a slow simmer (there will be very little movement in the liquid, with small bubbles occasionally rising to the surface). Do not let the mixture boil.
Cook for 5 hours, stirring every 90 minutes or so.
Line a strainer or sieve with cheesecloth (gauze or bandages - not rubber) and place it over a large glass bowl.
Pour the butter slowly through the cloth into the bowl and press down on the cannabis with a spatula to extract all the butter.
Fold the cloth and use the spatula to push any remaining cannabutter into the bowl.
After you discard the cloth, you cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours. Best advice is leave it overnight. The mixture will separate into solid butter and liquid water.
Remove the butter from the fridge, discard the water, and slide a butter knife around the edges to remove the cannabutter from the bowl.
IMPORTANT: When you will separate the butter from the water, THROUGH AWAY THE WATER, THERE IS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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