It is undoubtedly true that cannabis can be used in various ways. Some people will be interested in cooking with their cannabis. If you fit into this category, you’ll need to learn how to make cannabutter. The good news is that making cannabis infused butter is easier than you could ever imagine. You’ll learn how to do it below.
What To Know First
First and foremost, you should know the cannabutter is noting more than cannabis-infused butter. This is really one of the easiest ways to create edibles that have been infused with cannabis. Unfortunately, the process is still tricky.
Why? Well, getting the precise dosage can be tough. At the same time, you have to make sure that the flower is heated slowly at the right temperature. Otherwise, the full psychoactive potential of the butter will not be released.
Below, you’re going to find tips for ensuring you get it right. Just remember that a little trial and error is necessary along the way.
What You’ll Need
Before doing anything, you have to make sure that you’re prepared to get started. You’re going to need a few key items. Obviously, you’re going to need some butter. It is generally best to start with 1 cup. You’ll also need some ground cannabis. To ensure that you have enough, you should obtain at least 10 grams. That should be sufficient for making plenty of cannabutter.
How To Decarboxylate The Cannabis
Before you can get started, you need to make sure that you properly prepare the cannabis. To make sure that you get the best cannabutter, you need to make sure that the cannabis has been decarboxylated. If you do not get it right here, your end product is going to be weak and ineffective.
When smoking cannabis, the THCA is actually converted into THC thanks to the heat. When making the cannabutter, you’ll want to make sure that this happens too.
First and foremost, you’ll want to preheat the over to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Finds yourself a non-stick tray and place the buds on it. Using parchment paper can help prevent sticking too. Allow the tray to sit in the over for a good 30 to 40 minutes. If you’re working with drier cannabis, you can proper complete this process much quicker. Stop every 10 minutes to shake the tray and move the buds around.
Once you’ve managed to decarb the cannabis, you’ll want to follow the steps provided below.
- Now, it is time to grind the cannabis. Be sure to use a hand grinder to get the best results.
- After that, you should prepare the butter. You’ll need a cup of water and a cup of butter. Place both in a sauce pan. Let the mixture simmer on a low temperature until the butter melts. Using water is essential as this will prevent the butter from scorching.
- Once you’ve managed to melt the butter, you will want to go ahead and add the cannabis.
- Be sure to let the mixture simmer on low heat. It is generally best to keep the temperature well below 200 degrees.
- Leave the mixture on the stove for a good 2 to 3 hours. Make sure that you stir the mixture from time to time. Never allow the contents reach a full boil.
Straining The Cannabutter
After completing the steps above, you will want to strain the cannabutter. To get started, you’re going to need a funnel and a jar. The funnel should be placed on top of the jar. Be sure that the funnel is lined with a cheesecloth. Give the butter plenty of time to cool. Then, you will want to pour it onto the cheesecloth. Never squeeze or apply pressure to the cheesecloth. Just be patient and let the butter strain through the filter freely. Once you’ve finished this, it is time to refrigerate the butter.
Be Careful With The Dosing
Again, getting the dosage right with cannabutter can be much more difficult than most people realize. To find out how potent your butter is, you should add approximately ¼ or ½ teaspoon on a cracker or snack and indulge. Experiment with it a little bit until you’re able to find the specific effects that you are after.