If you’ve ever had to wait hours for your weed butter recipe to set, then this article is for you. If you want to know how to make cannabutter fast, we have the answer. We will show you what ingredients and tools are needed to achieve a quick turnaround time.
If you are new to cooking with cannabis, and you’re not sure how much cannabis to use or don’t understand the process, be sure to read through the guidelines below to ensure that you’ve got the basics down before you get started.
One of the most important parts of creating a great cannabutter recipe is having good quality cannabis that you enjoy.
Decarboxylating Cannabis for Cannabutter
First thing: you need to decarb your herb. This is a process by which you activate the THC.
Method one: Spread out your cannabis in an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. This process happens automatically during the smoking of cannabis since you heat the herb with the flame from a lighter.
Method two: Place a small piece of your cannabis in the oven on its lowest setting. For every ounce, leave it for 30 minutes and then remove to cool
Use caution! Alcohol is flammable so do not use anything that emits an open flame near the herb while cooking
Add butter or oil to a saucepan
Heat over low temperature until melted
Slowly pour in ground decarboxylated cannabis into the pan as you continue stirring with a spoon (be sure not get any liquid on the stovetop)
Cooking should take approximately one hour at this point but only after adding ingredients such as salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, etc. Stir continuously during this process since THC will stick to the pot if left alone for too long.
Recipe: How to Make Cannabutter
Once you have activated your flower, it’s time to make some butter. Begin by filling a pot with water and bringing it to a boil. Add the butter or oil, remove from heat, cover then let sit for 30 minutes before removing any remaining liquid.
Add ground cannabis flower into your crockpot (or saucepan) along with butter or cooking oil at low temperature until fully melted. Slowly pour in heated alcohol while stirring continuously – be sure not to get any of this on the stovetop as it is flammable!
Cooking should take approximately one hour at this point but only after adding ingredients such as salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, etc., Stir continuously during the process since THC will stick if left alone too long.
How to Strain Cannabutter Properly
The simmering process infuses THC and other cannabis compounds into your butter. You can then reserve the butter for later use in different recipes, or you can continue with the extraction process to get all of the THC out at once.
When stirring is complete and cannabis plant material has dissolved into your liquid, it’s time to strain! There are many ways to do this, but one popular method is using cheesecloth as a strainer – simply line your bowl or container with a cheesecloth before pouring in your cannabutter mixture over top. Gather up the sides of both ends of the cloth and slowly squeeze while holding them closed on either side until nothing more comes through; discard what’s left after squeezing entirely dry (or save again for another recipe).
How to Make Cannabutter with RSO
Get ready for some potent cannabutter.
In a medium saucepan, heat your butter on low and add in the RSO once it has liquefied. This will take about 30 minutes or so to fully dissolve into the butter.
Once this is done, bring down the heat to low/medium and continue stirring every few minutes until you see whitish curds form at bottom of the pan – these are what we want! After one hour total cooking time (or when the mixture becomes thick), pour THC-infused liquid through cheesecloth again as mentioned above
How Long Does Weed Butter Last?
The life cycle of cannabutter depends on how you store it: if refrigerated, it can last for up to six months; with freezing methods like vacuum sealing
How to Flavor Cannabutter
There’s no way around it, cannabutter has a distinct and polarizing taste. Some people love it, others can’t handle the bitterness.
Take advantage of its versatility and use cannabutter to infuse other foods with marijuana flavor – check out our easy recipes below for some ideas!
Infused Muffins: Combine cannabis butter or oil with ground weed in a blender until thoroughly combined (or if using oil, warm up on the stove). Add this mixture into your muffin batter just before baking.
Melt cannabutter over low heat then add cocoa powder and sugar until everything is coated; mix together flour, eggs, vanilla extract, salt and baking soda in separate bowl; pour wet ingredients onto dry ones; stir well until blended but don’t worry about being overly thorough. Pour pan with muffin or brownie mix in it into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
-Pot Rice Krispie Treats: Grease a pan or cookie sheet with butter, then line it with rice cereal. Melt cannabutter over low heat and pour in the pot to coat every grain of cereal evenly. Add sugar and stir until melted; you may need more liquid if your ingredients are too dry – add milk as needed (you can also substitute for water). Remove from heat after everything is fully incorporated. Pour chocolate into small bowls so that each person has their own bowlful, spread some on wax paper then transfer onto the tray atop the rice crisps by dipping hands lightly in cold water first then scooping up dollops quickly before they melt again back down into liquid form.
How to Calculate the Dosage of Edibles
Now that we’ve got the first two calculations down, you can figure out the dosage of your cannabutter.
The amount of cannabis you should use in your recipe is determined by the strength and desired potency. If you’re using a strain that has an average THC percentage of 12% then add ½ ounce to each pound of butter. For example, if you have one kilo (or two pounds) of butter, put 0.25 ounces or six grams into it for every oz on the label.
If you need help with conversions just divide by 28 because there are 28 grams per ounce, so that would be around 25 milligrams per teaspoonful which is about half what most people want when they eat edibles as well as when they vape or smoke weed.