MAKING A CANNABUTTER STEP-BY-STEP: INSTRUCTION
Cannabutter is a multipurpose edible product, which you can use while cooking many different dishes. Essentially, cannabutter allows you to add your favorite ingredient to practically any home food you can imagine: from simple cookies to sophisticated Belgian waffles or worldwide popular chocolate brownie.
The process of making cannabutter is not very difficult. However, it requires some patients, because it needs approximately 3 hours of the overall cooking time. Ready to roll into the unlimited opportunities of home cooking with cannabutter? Then prepare everything you need in advance (see the list below) and let us start!
What Will You Need to Cook Cannabutter?
Basically, only 2 ingredients are needed:
- Unsalted butter (1 cup or 2 sticks, which equals 226 grams)
- Cannabis flower (3.5 gram for the product with 15% THC content)
The cooking tools and materials list you will need, is slightly more complicated:
- Double boiler
- Kitchen thermometer
- Kitchen scale
- Baking sheet with a parchment paper
- Mason jar
- Metal mesh strainer
Optionally, you could also use a spatula and a grinder.
How to Find Out the Proper Dosage of Cannabis Flower?
We have mentioned the quantity of 3.5 grams of cannabis for 2 sticks of unsalted butter, but it is very important to pay attention to the THC content of the herb you use. The recommended amount of cannabis is true for the 15% content of THC.
To find out the real THC rate within the cannabis flower you are using, you need to read the label carefully. It is also worth noting, that the cannabis you are going to use as a cooking material, should be laboratory certified. Only in this case, you will find the needed contents on the label.
One of the main features of cannabis is the dominant cannabinoid inside it. There are usually 3 main types: THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, and balanced mixtures. THC-dominant cannabis has more influence on your emotional state, while CBD-dominant flower is milder on its effect and is recommended for beginners.
The ideal dosage can only be found after a series of experiments with various cannabinoid-dominant mixtures and their THC content rate. The effect of cannabis is also very dependent on the peculiarities of your body, that is why the recommended dosage is only an approximate one.
9 Simple Steps to Make a Cannabutter
- Chop the cannabis flower with a grinder or a knife to small pieces.
- Prepare the baking shit by putting the parchment paper on it and spread the chopped herb across the surface.
- Warm the oven up to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (105 degrees Celsius) and place the baking sheet with the herb into it for half an hour.
- While the weed is baking, take your double boiler and warm all the unsalted butter you have prepared for this purpose up to the same temperature (220 degrees Fahrenheit, or 105 degrees Celsius). You will need the kitchen thermometer to heat it right.
- After half an hour, take the cannabis flower out of the oven and mix it with the heated butter.
- Keep the temperature of the butter at the same scale for the further 45 minutes.
- Take your cheesecloth and lay the metal mesh strainer with two layers of it. Filter the butter through the strainer.
- Squeeze the plant matter additionally after filtering. Do not do it too hard to avoid extra compounds inside your prepared butter.
- Let the butter cool and then refrigerate it, or freeze it for a longer term of use.
How to Store and Eat Cannabutter
The expiration date of your home-cooked cannabutter is as following:
- 2 months in a refrigerator
- 6 months in a freezer
The opportunities of use for cooking are practically unlimited. You can bake or fry hundreds of different dishes with this butter. Some examples of such dishes could be:
- Cannachips (regular potatoes fried with the use of cannabutter)
- Cannabis-infused gummy bears
- Cane cookies of different types
- Home-cooked bread with cannabutter
- Crème-soups with cannabutter
- Salads dressed with cannabutter
These are actually only the most popular examples of dishes, where you can use the cannabutter you have prepared by yourself.
Imagine all the opportunities of cooking with cannabutter just by adding it instead of any casual type of butter or oil!