Cannabutter is the term for cannabis-infused butter, which is super easy to add into various recipes for edibles. Still trying to figure out the best way how to make cannabutter at home?
Just follow the steps below and you will become a canna-master in no time!
Also, if you are doubting your own skills and the equipment you will need for this tutorial, there is really no need to fuss. Making cannabutter is dummy-proof, as long as you follow the small but crucial little tricks.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
What you Need to Follow this Tutorial
That one is pretty obvious, isn’t it J Keep in mind that the higher the quality of your marijuana buds, the better the effect you can expect after consuming your cannabutter.
However, if you happen to have only leftovers – mixing some cannabutter can be a great way to make use of the otherwise useless remaining cannabis.
On another note, it is good to know that male marijuana plants can also work excellent for getting infused into cannabutter.
Cannabutter can be made with many different sources of fats. Cow-butter is a fantastic option but Coconut Oil is also wonderful.
Nonetheless, Olive Oil makes a good fit, too.
If you are in the mood for making homemade marijuana chocolate, then try preparing your cannabutter with Cocoa Butter.
How much Butter & Weed do I Need?
This one is easy! The quantity of butter and cannabis you are going to use is equal. For example, if you are planning to add 3 grams of cannabis, then you will want 3 grams of butter.
Cutting your weed with scissors is not a bad idea, either. Anyway, a hand grinder will work best.
A Sheet pan & Baking Paper
You will utilize the sheet pan for the process of decarboxylation. This is done to increase the potency of cannabutter by helping THCA convert to THC more efficiently.
A Heatproof pot/ A saucepan
You are going to bring your cannabutter mix to a boil in either a heatproof pot or saucepan.
Cheesecloth & a Bowl
Once cooking your cannabutter is done, you will need a clean bowl, along with a cheesecloth placed on top to strain the mixture.
About 4 Free Hours
It takes about 4 hours on an average to prepare your cannabutter. And since you are going to have to stir and monitor the concoction, make sure you have the time to do so.
How to Make Cannabutter on your Own in 6 Steps
First, set your oven to 240 Fahrenheit (115 Celsius). Afterward, you simply need to place the weed evenly and leave it to decarboxylate for about 40 minutes.
You will need to stir occasionally to make sure it preps evenly. Once done, take out the cannabis plant material and gently grind it. No need to overdo it because the buds will be crumbly enough.
Now, place a saucepan or a suitable pot on the stove. The quantity of water you use at this point will vary, depending on the quantity of weed you use.
Just aim for leaving about 2 inches of water between the bottom of the saucepan/pot and the plant material. Once the water is boiling, you can add the butter.
Leave the butter to melt thoroughly. Remember, if you are going to use 4 grams of weed, you want to add 4 grams of butter of your choice.
When the butter has melted well, you can add the plant material.
This is an important step of the recipe because you also have to turn the heat on low now.
Strive for letting the concoction only bubble gently, or in other words – strive to let it only barely simmer. Typically, it will take about 3 hours before the cannabutter is ready.
Wondering how to tell when it’s done? Watch for the mixture turning thick and glossy, with all the water evaporated.
As soon as your cannabutter is cooked, you have to strain the mix, using a bowl and cheesecloth.
If you want to make sure there will be no precious cannabutter spilled, you can tie a small elastic string over the cheesecloth. Start pouring the cannabutter over the cheesecloth.
Okay, so now you have strained all the marijuana-butter mixture which was cooked in the saucepan/pot.
It is time to squeeze the cheesecloth after detaching it from the bowl. This way, you can make sure you won’t lose any of the precious and delicious cannabutter.
You are almost done, bud-buddies! All that’s left to do with the carefully strained mixture is to let it cool for about an hour or so. Afterward, place it in the fridge.
Once a solid butter layer has formed on top of the mixture, take a sharp knife and separate the cannabutter from the leftovers on the bottom of the bowl.
All of the cannabinoid potency will be attached to the hardened butter.
It is totally okay to notice some water left intact even after scraping the butter. Just gently remove any water drops with the same knife.
Congratulations! Your cannabutter yumminess is now all ready to enjoy!
The Bottom Line
After reading this tutorial, if someone asks you how to make cannabutter at home, I bet you will be completely able to lighten their way like a true cannabisseur. J
Looking for more ideas on using cannabutter? Let your imagination run wild because cannabis-infused butter can be added to literally any of your favorite food.
My personal favorite is a morning cannabutter toast with cottage cheese, slices of peaches and a few mint leaves.
If you found this article useful, don’t just pass by, my bud-buddies. Only together we can spread the magic of marijuana healing properties within the world.
Wish you a shameless and spoiling canna-nom-nom!