Cannabutter is a great way to add cannabis in your daily diet. Made with infused cannabis, it tastes delicious and hearty. However, many people keep asking how to make Cannabutter more active and useful. Well! Here is the answer to all their questions. Today, the best Cannabutter recipe will be shared with you along with a step by step guide so that you can make a jar full of your own Cannabutter at home!
Making infused butter can be quite tricky. The flower needs to be heated slowly at an exact temperature to activate the psychoactive potential of weed. So, it’s better to learn the decarboxylation process before running towards how to make Cannabutter.
How you can make Cannabutter?
Cannabis-infused product is an appetizing and versatile source of THC and cannabinoids. You can use a variety of fatty oils like coconut oil, olive oil, or any other fatty oil for this preparation. Make sure to keep strict supervision while cooking
Cannabutter, like regular butter, tends to burn more quickly than other fats. So, here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup any unsalted butter
- 1 cup or 7-10 grams grounded cannabis (decarboxylated)
Step 1: Decarboxylation of Cannabis
If you’re not getting desired results, you might be missing the most important step, i.e., decarboxylate your cannabis. Skipping or missing this step will leave you with a weak and inactive finished result.
Why it’s important: Buds of cannabis produce THCA i.s., a non-intoxicating acidic cannabinoid. When these cannabis buds are smoked or vaporized, heat converts the THCA compound into THC- the molecule behind the euphoric effect. The same process is required to make Cannabutter more active and euphoric.
Many of the recipes may provide you with instructions to directly decarboxylate cannabis in the hot butter. However, it’s advised to decarboxylate the buds in the oven first. The reason behind this is lesser the time the buds are soaked, the better-infused butter you get.
- Decarb the buds: Preheat the oven at 245ºF. Place the buds on an oven-safe non-stick tray. Make sure to cover the non-stick tray with parchment paper to prevent the buds from sticking.
- Heat the buds for 30-40 minutes. Older, dried cannabis requires less time. Lightly shake the tray after every 10 minutes to equally expose the surface area of each bud. Tip: If you want to quicken the process, set the oven to 300ºF for 10 to 18 minutes, although low-decarbing will help preserve the cannabinoids.
- Grinding the cannabis: Once decarboxylated, grind the cannabis using a hand grinder.
- Melting the butter: Add a cup of water along with a cup of butter into a saucepan. Keep it on low flame and let the butter melt slowly. Adding water prevents scorching of the butter by regulating the temperature.
- After the butter starts melting, add the coarsely grounded cannabis buds into it.
- Maintain the low heat temperature between 160ºF – 200ºF. Let the mixture simmer for at least 2-3 hours. Stir the mixture from time to time. Make sure that the mixture does not come to a full boil.
- Strain the mixture: Let the butter cool down. Set a small-sized funnel on a jar and lined with clean cheesecloth. Once it has cooled down, pour the mixture over the funnel and allow it to strain freely without any rush. Tip: Do not rush or squeeze the cheesecloth as it may put release some plant material in your Cannabutter.
- Refrigerate butter: In case you notice excess water at the bottom of your jar, remove the solid butter by using a knife and drain the extra water. Refrigerate the butter for an hour before removing the extra water. Tip: Use this butter in a referred dose.
Cannabutter can be used for any recipe that calls for traditional butter, thus allowing you to add this magic ingredient into foods that align with your personal favorites and dietary needs.
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