As a stoner, you will at one time find yourself drawn to the edibles side. With store-bought edibles, you get a detailed listing. For instance, they will indicate the same if they used the Larry Bird strain. For this accuracy, you will have to pay an amount that may be relatively high for some people. So, the next question you may ask is how hard can it be to make your edibles?
Luckily for you, it is one of the most straightforward processes. There is only one base you need, and that is weed butter. I know what you’re thinking, but making weed butter is relatively easy. And the bonus is that you can make several edibles with your cannabutter.
Quick research online will lead you to sites with people instructing you on how to make cannabutter. The number of recipes can be confusing to anyone. Our review brings forth three recipes that guarantee you an easy prep time and a potent product in the end.
Recipe 1: Decarboxylation Oven Method
Amid your research, you are bound to run into the word decarboxylation. This may look scary, but it is a simple word that labels an even more straightforward process.
Step1: Decarboxylase your weed: What this scientific word means is that you expose your marijuana to sufficient heat to allow for its transformation from THCA to THC. THCA, in its natural form, will not get you high. To decarboxylate, you will need to grind your weed into a fine product and spread it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. You should preheat your oven to 245 degrees Celsius and pop the baking tray in for 45 minutes. Occasionally turn your weed so that heat can spread evenly on your weed.
Step 2: Take two sticks of butter and melt them in a pan
Step 4: Cook your mixture on low heat for 2-3 hours
Ensure the mixture doesn’t exceed 160-200 degrees; otherwise, the butter will get scorched. After 2-3 hours, let your butter cool, and you can strain the content to rid the weed debris or use it as it is.
Recipe 2: Stove Method
Step 1: Decarboxylate your weed as instructed above
Step 2: Take two sticks of butter and place them in a shallow pot
Step 3: Once the butter melts, add two cups of water and the decarbed weed
Step 4: Let the mixture boil and then reduce the heat to low
Step 5: Simmer the mixture for 3-4 hours. Your cannabutter recipe is ready when you notice the top layer of the water is glossy with hints of weed debris.
Step 6: Strain the mixture with a cheesecloth and let the cannabutter harden on the cloth before taking it out.
Recipe 3: Mason Jar and Crockpot Method
Step 1: Decarboxylate your preferred amount of weed
Step 2: Melt your two sticks of butter and pour them into a mason jar.
Step 3: Add your decarboxylated weed into the mason jar and close tightly
Step 4: Put your mason jar into a crockpot with water and close tightly
Step 5: Bring the crockpot to a boil for 4 hours. You may need to add some water to the crockpot occasionally.
Step 6: After it is done, strain with a cheesecloth or use it.
Some Key Basics
Though now you know how to make weed butter, you are still not an expert until you give it a few trials. Here are some pointers to make you a cannabutter expert;
We emphasize decarboxylation because it is one of the most fundamental processes of making cannabutter. Ordinarily, weed only releases its high effect when in THC form. Decarbing will give you your desired end product in its highest potency.
Take care not to burn the weed as that may be detrimental to the cause. Decarbing should only take 30-45 minutes at the recommended 245 degrees celsius.
While most stoners may enjoy the rawness of weed smells, some do not want it in their cannabutter. An alternative to butter is coconut oil. Its strong scent covers the strong weed smell and gives you a potent product with no terpene weed traces.
Ready for some Cannabutter-making?
Edibles are like the next step on a stoner’s pedestal. They are more refined, and the high is arguably better than from a smoke. So how do you make edibles? It all begins with cannabutter. Since THC only dissolves in oil, you need butter, coconut oil, or any other oil to make your cannabutter. The three recipes above are easy to make with ingredients you can readily find around your house. The only thing worth noting is the time for each process. To get a potent product, you must execute each time duration accordingly. Overall, making cannabutter is no stress. Within a few hours, you will have your cannabutter ready and can use it for tea, cookies, cakes, pancakes, and anything your heart fancies.