- Gather your supplies
- Decarboxylate your cannabis
- Infuse your butter
- Strain and store your cannabis butter
Cannabis butter is a key ingredient in many marijuana-infused recipes. Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to make it at home.
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Gather your supplies
To make this recipe, you will need: 1 pound of butter, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ground cannabis, and a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can create one by nesting a heat-safe bowl inside a saucepan.
1 pound of butter
Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is simply butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted thc glands from cannabis plant trimmings or from the Marijuana buds themselves.
You can then use the cannabutter in any recipe that calls for butter. The process of making cannabutter is pretty simple and straightforward. All you need is some weed, some butter, and a little bit of patience.
1 ounce of cannabis
You’ll need about 1 ounce of cannabis to make a pound of butter. Decarboxylate your cannabis by preheating your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and spreading your cannabis on an oven-safe tray. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let the cannabis cool completely before grinding it coarsely with a hand grinder or food processor.
Before you begin cooking your cannabis butter, you will need to gather a few supplies. In addition to your weed, you will need:
-A pot or slow cooker
-A stirring utensil
-A container in which to store your finished product
The cheesecloth is used to strain the plant matter from the butter after it has been cooked. You can find cheesecloth at most grocery stores, or online.
Double boiler or slow cooker
You will need a double boiler or a slow cooker for this recipe. If you don’t have either one of those, you can improvise by placing a heat-safe bowl on top of a saucepan. Make sure that the bowl fits snugly on the saucepan so that no steam can escape.
Decarboxylate your cannabis
The first step to making cannabis butter is to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process of converting THCA into THC, which is the active compound in cannabis that gets you high. You can decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it in the oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 110 minutes.
Preheat oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit
Decarboxylate your cannabis – (How to Make Cannabis Butter in 4 Easy Steps)
Preheat oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit
Place cannabis in an oven-safe dish and cover loosely with foil
Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times throughout the cook time.
Remove from oven and let cool before handling
Place cannabis on baking sheet
Preheat oven to 245°F. Place cannabis on a baking sheet. If your cannabis is especially dense or wet, spreading it out onto two baking sheets can help promote even decarboxylation.
Bake for 30-40 minutes
Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Break your cannabis up into small pieces and spread it out onto the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times throughout. Keep a close eye on it towards the end so it doesn’t burn.
Infuse your butter
Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is butter that has been melted and infused with THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that gets users high. Cannabutter can be used in any recipe that calls for regular butter, making it a great way to infuse your favorite recipes with cannabis. Here’s a simple guide on how to make cannabutter in 4 easy steps.
Place butter and decarboxylated cannabis in double boiler or slow cooker
Before you start, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This process will ensure that your final product is potent. Place your oven rack in the middle position and preheat to 245°F (120°C). Spread your cannabis evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times throughout the process. Let cool completely before proceeding to infuse it in butter.
Now that your cannabis is decarboxylated, you’re ready to make cannabutter. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a slow cooker on the low setting instead. Just put a few inches of water in the bottom of the pot so the butter doesn’t burn.
Place one pound (453 grams) of unsalted butter and one ounce (28 grams) of decarboxylated cannabis in the top of the double boiler or slow cooker. Stir occasionally as it heats up and melts together.
Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer you let it cook, the more potent it will be.
Once it’s done cooking, turn off the heat and let it cool slightly. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place it over a bowl or pitcher. Pour the mixture through the strainer to remove any plant matter that may be left behind. Be sure to squeeze all of the butter out of the cheesecloth so none goes to waste!
Store your cannabutter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two months or in the freezer for even longer.
Let mixture simmer for 2-3 hours
Place the butter in a saucepan on low heat. Allow it to melt completely. Add the water and stir until combined.
Add the Cannabis and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally making sure that the Cannabis does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
After 2-3 hours, remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool slightly. Using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, strain the mixture into a bowl or container. Discard the Cannabis.
Your Cannabis Butter is now ready to use!
Strain and store your cannabis butter
Cannabis butter, also known as cannabutter, is a key ingredient in many cannabis-infused recipes. Cannabutter can be made using a variety of methods, but the most important part is to decarboxylate your cannabis before you get started. This process will ensure that your cannabutter is potent and will give you the best possible results.
Let mixture cool
Once your butter has melted, add in your ground cannabis. Be sure to mix it in well so that all of the plant matter is fully submerged. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer you let it simmer, the more potent your final product will be.
When you’re happy with the potency of your mixture, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. Once it’s no longer hot to the touch, strain out the cannabis using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. You can now store your cannabis butter in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 months, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Pour mixture through cheesecloth
Pour the mixture of cannabis butter and water through the cheesecloth and into a clean bowl. Be sure to squeeze the cheesecloth so that all of the butter is extracted from it. You can also use a strainer if you don’t have cheesecloth.
Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer
Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted thc glands from cannabis plants. Cannabutter can be used in any recipe that calls for butter. It can be used to bake cookies, muffins, brownies or used as a spread on toast. Making cannabis butter is easy and only requires a few ingredients and some basic kitchen supplies.
To make cannabutter, you will need:
-1/2 cup (1 sticks) of unsalted butter
-1/4 to 1/2 ounce of cannabis (decarboxylated)
The first step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. This is an important step because it activates the thc in the cannabis so that it will be effective when eaten. To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 245 degrees fahrenheit. Spread your ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Once finished, remove from oven and let cool.
Next, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis and stir gently. Keep the mixture over low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not let the mixture boil.
After 3-4 hours, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Place the cheesecloth over a bowl or jar and pour the mixture through it to strain out the plant matter. Squeeze the cheesecloth gently to get all of the butter out of it. Be careful not to squeeze too hard or you will end up with green flecks of plant matter in your butter!
Butter can go bad if it’s not stored properly. Store your cannabutter in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Cannabutter will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.