Last updated on November 28th, 2023 at 07:36 pm
Tasty cannabutter is rising in popularity among cannabis users. This edible is a mix of cannabis extract and butter. You can create a delicious product to consume in whichever way you please.
Use cannabutter in a multitude of ways. Add it to other foods, or eat it on its own. Remember to decarboxylate your marijuana for the best results.
Learn a straightforward method of creating your marijuana-infused butter. Follow our cannabutter recipe after Exploring Jealousy Strain: Characteristics, Origins, and Effects.
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What is cannabutter?
Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter. It’s a simple and common way to create edibles. Butter is tasty and versatile, so it’s the ideal medium to combine with cannabis. THC binds to fat molecules, which are bountiful in butter.
You can eat cannabutter straight or add it to other foods. Go slow and be patient. The effects may take 45–60 minutes to set in. Consume more for more intense sensations. Be aware of your tolerance levels to avoid overdoing it.
You need to decarboxylate your cannabis before mixing it with butter. This process comprises heating cannabis to activate the cannabinoids. Decarbing cannabis creates a chemical reaction that increases the potential health benefits.
One of the most vital aspects to focus on is the temperature. Cannabinoids decarboxylate at varying rates, so you may have some leftover cannabis.
Decarb your marijuana at 194–212°F for the ideal results. These temperatures prevent all the cannabinoids from decarboxylation. They keep the wanted terpenoids.
Heat your oven to 220°F once you begin the decarboxylation process. Break the nugs into large pieces. Evenly spread them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake for 20 minutes for low-quality weed or 45 minutes for cured flowers. You need one hour for fresh, wet weed.
Check your baking tray regularly, mixing it every ten minutes to avoid burning. The color of the buds changes from bright green to a darker brown hue. Your flowers are ready once they’ve changed shade.
Remove the baked marijuana once they’re ready. Let the mixture cool. After cooling, break up the decarbed marijuana with scissors, a grinder, or your hands. Ensure the mixture is a fine consistency for clear, clean cannabutter.
Gather the materials once you’re ready to cook your cannabutter.
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Mesh strainer or cheesecloth
- Cannabis grinder
- Saucepan, double-boiler, slow cooker, or stock pot
- Container for the end product
Grab the essential ingredients once you’ve set out the equipment.
- One cup of water
- One cup of unsalted butter (roughly two sticks)
- One cup of ground-up decarboxylated cannabis (roughly 7–10 grams)
The best method is to keep a 1:1 ratio of butter to cannabis. Add less cannabis to the butter if you want milder effects.
Step one: Melt one cup of unsalted butter on low heat. Use a saucepan, double-boiler, slow cooker, or stock pot. Add one cup of water to regulate the temperature, preventing the butter from burning.
Step two: Add the marijuana once the butter has fully melted. Ensure the marijuana you use has gone through the decarboxylation process.
Step three: Simmer the mixture on low heat between 160–200°F. Avoid exceeding 200°F, as you may burn the cannabinoids. Leave the pot for 2–3 hours, occasionally stirring. Avoid letting the mixture boil.
Step four: Strain your cannabutter over a cheesecloth or mesh strainer. Pour the mixture into a jar. Throw away the excess plant material. Avoid squeezing out all the butter, as you may add chlorophyll. This aspect results in an unwanted taste.
Step five: Refrigerate your jar of cannabutter. Allow the mixture to solidify a few hours overnight before using. Remove any excess water that may gather at the bottom of the container.
Step six: Enjoy!
Dosing your cannabutter is a vital last step. There are three primary factors to consider once you’re ready to consume your product.
- How long you heated the mixture.
- The potency of the cannabis you used.
- Temperature used during the infusing process.
We suggest spreading your cannabutter into different, small doses. Test each one to see which has the sought-after effect for you. Increase or decrease your amount accordingly. Consume cannabutter in moderation, as overdoses can occur as with regular marijuana.
Go out and make your cannabutter now that you know the super simple recipe. You can easily combine this product with other foods or consume it alone. Eat it in moderation to avoid adverse effects.