8 Simple Steps To Make The Best Cannabis Butter
When baking your cannabis-infused edibles, try this great Cannabis Butter recipe.
How to make cannabis butter?
Learn these 8 simple steps.
Typically, it is called the “extraction technique”.
Since the THC is first extracted from the cannabis and then infused with the butter.
Rules to keep in mind before making Cannabis butter:
The stronger the bud the higher the THC potency.
To learn how to properly measure the THC dosage in your edibles scroll down to the dosage chart.
Keep in mind the organic the weed is the better. It’s very important to keep it organic premium ingredients.
- Always cook at low temperature.
- Never let it come to a boil.
- Avoid burning the dried cannabis herbs.
What do you need?
- Large saucepan or pot
- Large glass bowl or heat-resistant container
- Strainer or sieve to fit over the glass bowl
- Plastic wrap or airtight container
- Butter Knife
- Glass Jar (to store the finished cannabis butter)
- 1 pound unsalted organic butter
- 2 cups of pure filtered water
- ½ ounce of dried and ground cannabis buds, or 1 ounces of dried and ground cannabis leaf trim. Both options should be decarboxylated.
In a medium to large saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a simmer on the stove (just below a boil). You can vary the amounts of water used, but be sure that the ground marijuana is floating at least 1 ½ – 2 inches from the bottom of the pan to help avoid burning it.
With the water simmering just below boiling point, (generally medium heat), place the organic butter in the water and allow it to melt completely.
With the butter now melted reduce the heat to low and bring the water and butter mixture to a slow simmer. Next whisk in the marijuana thoroughly. Cook for the next three to five hours mixing every 1 ½ hours or so. The longer you cook it for the more thoroughly the THC will be extracted into the butter. You can add additional warm water if needed.
While the cannabis butter is cooking prep your strainer and glass or heat resistant bowl to strain the mixture when it’s finished cooking. Line your strainer or sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth and place the strainer over your bowl.
Once the butter is finished cooking strain the marijuana butter slowly by pouring it through the strainer and cheesecloth into the bowl, careful not to spill. Once your pan is empty, pick up the cheesecloth from all four sides and squeeze out all of the remaining butter into the bowl. You can also use a spatula to gently press down on the cheesecloth in the strainer to help extract all the cannabis butter.
Next, allow to cool on its own and then cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and place it into the fridge until the butter has separated from the water and risen to the top. The butter will be solidified on top of the water below, (generally allow to cool at least 2-3 hours, or even overnight). The THC will now have been extracted and attached to the butter.
Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and discard the water. Slide a knife around the edges and lift the cannabis butter out of the bowl. Place upside down on your work surface and scrape off any remaining cooking water. Your cannabis butter is now ready for use!
Finally, transfer your cannabis butter into a glass jar for storage in the fridge.
Now, you’re ready to Bake Your Cannabis Brownies with your cannabis butter.
Click here to See How To Store Your Cannabis Butter.