How to Make Cannabutter in 6 Easy Steps
Ever wonder how some people can make the perfect cannabis baked goods? The answer is simple and extremely easy to replicate. The baking pros use cannabutter, a cannabis infused butter that can be used for cookies, brownies, toast and so much more.
What you will need:
- Single layer baking sheet
- Medium sauce pan
- 1 Quart of water
- 4 Sticks of butter
- 1 Ounce of your favorite cannabis (ground)
- Plastic bowl/container
Steps for the perfect cannabutter:
First, we must heat our cannabis to truly activate the THC, this is called decarboxylation. To do this, preheat the oven to ~240 degrees.
Next place the cannabis into a single layer baking sheet, make sure the sheet has sides.
Allow the cannabis to bake for 38-40 minutes, rotating the baking sheet a few times to ensure the cannabis is heating evenly.
This will cause the cannabis to become dry and very crumbly, this is how you know you are done with step 1 and getting closer to adding your butter!
Grab your medium sauce pan and bring 1 quart of water to a rapid boil.
Once the water is boiling add the proportional amount of butter. Allow the butter to melt all the way.
For the purpose of this recipe use 4 sticks of butter. You will typically want to use 4 sticks of butter for every 1 ounce of ground weed.
When the butter has melted completely, add the cannabis.
Reduce the heat to about the lowest setting, we should see a slight simmer. Let the cannabis simmer for about the next 3 hours.
This step is finished once the top of the cannabutter mix is glossing over and starting to become thick.
Note: A finished mix will not be watery!!!
While the butter is simmering use this time to set up the bowl that will house the finished cannabutter. Use a heatproof bowl or plastic food container big enough to hold the contents.
Next, place a double layer of cheesecloth over the top of the bowl, make sure the cheesecloth is securely fastened down with string, elastic or tape.
Stick with me we are AlMOST DONE!!!
Strain the cannabis butter over the bowl. When the pan is empty, undo the elastic, string or tape.
Pick up the cheesecloth from all four sides and squeeze out as much of the remaining butter as possible.
Allow the cannabutter to cool for a hour. Place in the fridge until the butter has risen to the top layer and is solid.
Don’t worry we are almost finished! I promise!
Use a knife around the edges to allow yourself to lift the butter out of the container.
Place upside down and scrape off any of the remaing cooking water.
There you have it! Your professional do it your self cannabutter is now complete and ready for use!
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