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One of the easiest ways to cook with hemp or marijuana is to start by making cannabutter. THC, CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes are soluble in oils like butterfat. Ghee (clarified butter) is an excellent solvent because it has a longer shelf life compared to butter.
Butter infused with hemp or cannabis is an old recipe that many have enjoyed over the years. Cannabutter can be used to make cookies, brownies, pasta sauce, and many other recipes as well as eaten by itself. Eating cannabutter eliminates the need to smoke one’s medicine.
There are several advantages to using cannabutter: it’s an excellent way to use trim, leaves, kief, etc. and it’s an easy way to measure doses and serving sizes by starting with a large uniform batch. Dried flowers are ideal but much more expensive. Kief or hash would be best of all. Use the strain(s) you’re most familiar with and enjoy the most.
Use organic butter and make your medicine even healthier. Clarifying butter to make ghee is easy. Simply heat melted butter slowly to a boil, watching for the milk solids to separate from the clarified butter. When the two layers separate, spoon off the foamy solids and save the clear yellow liquid. Ghee is ideal for anyone lactose intolerant.
There are 2 steps to making cannabutter: preparing the cannabis and heating it with the butter or ghee. Because most of the cannabinoids like THC and CBD are inactive in the plant material, you have to convert the inactive form to the active form, a process called decarboxylization. THC-A is converted to THC and CBD-A to CBD when the dried plant material is heated. For the maximum THC heat it to 245° F for 45-60 minutes and for CBD 245° F for 60-90 minutes. Heat the cannabis in a covered Pyrex casserole pan. When properly decarboxylated, the cannabis will be darker, dry, and crumble easily. Your kitchen will smell so plan accordingly.
How much to use, that is the question. It depends on the quality of the cannabis you use and how strong you want the result to be. I say err on the side of prudence and use a lot of cannabis.
Try using 1 ounce of good, clean shake or trim for every 1/2 pound of butter (2 sticks) or ghee. Adjust this to your own needs and taste.
Heat the butter or ghee and cannabis in a stainless steel pan. Fill the pan half way with water and heat it to a slow simmer for 30 minutes. The water prevents the butter from burning and agitates the mixture. Some recommend heating it for as long as 24 hours which is unnecesarry if you decarb first.
Recovering the butter is easy. Strain the liquid to remove bulk of the plant material. Press it to remove all of the liquid. Strain the liquid through cheesecloth or a jelly bag to remove more of the plant material. Pour hot water over the cannabis to remove even more of the butter if you so motivated.
Pour the strained liquid into a bowl and refrigerate it. The butter will float to the top and solidify as it cools. Simply pick the layer of cooled butter off the top of the liquid.
How much should you eat? Start with a small amount first. It may take as long as an hour or more to feel the full effect so be patient. By starting with a smaller dose you can multiply to determine how much to eat in the future.
Now that you’ve made your own cannabutter you’re ready to cook with it. Try to keep the cooking time short and the temperature less than the boiling point of THC, 315° F.
Tip: If you make a relatively large batch of cannabutter you can experiment with the dosage and serving size to match your needs. Use a measuring spoon and start very, very slowly. Take too little and increase the serving size gradually. It’s the ideal way to calibrate what you made. The other option is to pay to have it tested at a lab. Even if you do, you still have to eat some to see how you react.
Instructions on how to make your own cannabutter at home. A wonderful recipe for hemp infused butter (or ghee) and how to cook with hemp or cannabis butter. How to make cannabutter with industrial hemp in your own kitchen using leaves, trim, popcorn and kief. Cooking with marijuana often begins with making your own cannabutter.
Cannabis butter: always handy in your kitchen
Today you are going to learn how to prepare easily and simply one of the best condiments for cannabic cooking such as marijuana butter. .??
Generally it is usually used to make cannabic desserts although it is more and more fashionable to use cannabis in any recipe so let’s go it…
To make marijuana butter you can use almost all the plant, including the small flowers that you would not use to smoke, the leaves or any part of the plant that contains resin. It is obvious that if you decide to make the butter with buds full of resin, you will need less quantity of this one when elaborating your cannabis recipes.
If you have already decided to prepare this gastronomic wonder, we are going to indicate you which are the steps you have to follow.✍
☕ Recipe for marijuana butter.
To make your own marijuana butter, these are the ingredients you will need:
Ingredients to make your own cannabis butter
- From 250 to 300 grams of butter
- Half a litre of water
- 20 grams of buds or 50 grams of small flowers or leaves
Steps to follow:
The first thing that you have to do is to grind very well all the remainders of the marijuana that you are going to use, of this way its resin is acquired better to the butter that you add.
In a pot, you put the water to boil and when it does loosen the fire to keep the water hot.
Put water to heat.
When you see that the water has stopped boiling, keep it that way and then add the remains of marijuana.
Leave the heat at a medium level and stir for 10 to 15 minutes.
Maintain a medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Then add the butter in the pot along with the water and marijuana and stir until you see that it has dissolved and mixed properly with everything. About 30 or 35 minutes.
Add the butter and stir for about 30 minutes.
After that time, we strain in the mixture with a strainer, it is more advisable that it is a cloth strainer, but if we do not have any normal kitchen strainer can serve you, in a glass container and let rest at room temperature more or less for a couple of hours and then put it in the fridge until the butter has solidified and when this happens, it is time to eliminate the excess water.
Filter the mixture.
Finally, when you have removed the excess water, put the container back in the fridge and you have your wonderful and delicious marijuana butter ready.
Once solidified, remove the water.
As you can see it’s quite easy to prepare your own marijuana butter and the more times you prepare it, the faster you’ll have it ready.
You can improve and perfect the recipe according to your tastes and the effect you want it to produce.
It is much better that you go eating in a slow pace, and little by little to go up the amount to see how it affects you and what effects it causes you. It is better that you stay short than that you overdo it, and this causes that the effects are opposite to the expected ones.
You must have a little more patience, but I assure you that it will be worth it, since you are going to enjoy not only a delicious ingredient and a dish prepared by yourself, but you are going to be able to taste the marijuana with all its shades.
Cheer up to prepare this butter, it will serve as a base for a lot of cannabic recipes. Without a doubt you will take out the chef that you have inside.????
✅ Visit the PEV blog and find out how to make marijuana butter. It's very simple, do you dare to enjoy it? Delicious! ❤️