If you’re interested in how to make marijuana butter, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will show you how to do it quickly, easily, and with a potent herby flavor.
Learning how to make cannabutter is pretty easy, but there are some important things to keep in mind in order to ensure great flavor, maximize potency and minimize wastage. Before we go into the procedure, let’s discuss some basic principles first.
The first and most important thing to realize is that butter burns very easily, and you need to pay special attention to make sure this does not happen. Using a stovetop burner that allows for precise adjustment is essential, as is frequent monitoring of the mixture while it is subjected to heat. By preventing it from burning, the butter will develop a nice, light green color and a better taste, without the bitter burnt flavor.
Butter burns at a very high temperature
Due to the high fat content, butter burns at a very hot temperature. For this reason, it’s essential that you use oven mitts and pots with secure handles when moving or pouring your mixture. You should also make sure that the vessel in which you will pour the mixture is rated for high temperatures.
Finally, you should know that you don’t necessarily need primo bud in order to make good quality marijuana-infused butter. In fact, making cannabutter is a good way to use up shwag or trim that you just can’t smoke, but don’t necessarily want to throw away. With a good-sized bag of shwag, you could make some pretty decent cannabutter.
How to make marijuana butter
First you will need your weed. A good rule of thumb is to use ¼ ounce of weed for every pound of butter, although you will have to adjust this amount depending on the potency of the weed and the desired effect. The important thing is to make sure that your weed is entirely submerged in butter without the mixture becoming too thick and heavy.
1. Prepare your pots
Take one large pot and fill it with about two inches of water. Bring the water to a boil and place a second smaller pot into the first pot. This is where you will be heating your butter. Why use two pots? Keeping the butter away from direct heat will prevent burning. This is especially important since you will be boiling the mixture for a long time.
2. Melt the butter
Heat the butter in the smaller pot until it is completely melted, and then bring the heat down to a simmer. Stir your weed gently into the butter, and continue to stir until all the weed is entirely covered in butter. At this point, the mixture should be simmering nicely, with a few bubbles breaking on the surface.
3. Simmer to extract THC
Keep the mixture simmering for at least one hour, making sure to keep topping up the water in the first pot as it evaporates. When done, take the smaller pot off the stove and let it cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, get your receiving bowl ready by placing a piece of cheesecloth over the top, secured in place with a wide elastic band.
4. Strain the remnants
Pour the butter mixture carefully into the bowl and press down on the cheesecloth to draw out most of the liquid. Remove the cheesecloth and squeeze out the remaining liquid into the bowl. Set it aside until firm, and your cannabutter is ready to be dabbed onto food or used in any recipe you wish.
As you can see, the process of how to make marijuana butter is not all that difficult. Even so, you will find that you are able to make tastier, more potent butter as you become more experienced in the process. Try experimenting for yourself and delve into the wonderful world of edibles!