- Ashley Slimak
How To Make Your Own Cannabutter
Creating your own edibles is a great way to reap all of the medicinal benefits of cannabis without having to inhale. It also allows you to experiment with different recipes and create tasty edibles tailored just for you. Even if you’re not an expert in the kitchen, making your own cannabis edibles can be simple! One of the easiest and most common staples of cannabis edibles is cannabutter. Cannabutter can be used in many edible recipes such as cookies, brownies, coffee, pasta, and more!
Cannabutter is a staple that can be used in many cannabis-infused edible recipes. The key to making cannabutter is to first decarboxylate the cannabis flower so that THCA can be converted into THC, which will produce the euphoric effects.
1 cup of butter
1 cup (7-10 grams) of ground cannabis, decarboxylated
Decarb the cannabis: Preheat your oven to 245ºF. Grab a non-stick, oven-safe tray and place parchment paper over it. Place your cannabis buds onto the tray and put the tray into the oven. Set a timer for 30-40 minutes. If your cannabis is older and/or drier, it may require less time. Every 10 minutes, lightly shake the tray to mix the buds and equally expose the surface area of the tray.
Grind the cannabis: Grind the decarbed cannabis with a hand grinder. If you do not have a grinder, you can break up the bud with your hands.
Melt the butter: Add 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of water into a saucepan. Let the contents simmer on low heat to let the butter melt.
Add cannabis to the butter: Add your ground cannabis to the pot as your butter begins to melt.
Simmer the butter: Keep the heat on low (ideally above 160ºF but never letting it exceed 200ºF) and let the butter simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally. The butter mixture should never come to a full boil.
Strain the butter: Grab a jar and set a funnel on top of the opening and line it with cheesecloth. When the cannabutter has cooled, pour it over the cheesecloth funnel into the jar so it can strain.
Refrigerate the butter: Excess water may form at the bottom of the jar. You can remove the solid butter with a knife and drain out the water. If this occurs, the butter will need to be refrigerated for about an hour before draining the water.
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