Cannabutter only takes a few basic ingredients to make, but the end result is a potent pot butter that can be used in edible recipes or eaten on its own.
To get the most of the “feel-good effects” you will need to make a potent batch of cannabutter. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to make the most potent cannabutter.
What Is Potent Cannabutter?
Just like the name suggests, cannabutter is a combination of butter and cannabis. It is commonly used to make cannabis edibles such as brownies, cookies, and other baked goods.
Before you make cannabutter, you need to decide what effects you are hoping to experience when you consume the cannabutter.
Cannabis has two main components known as cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive component that leads to feeling “high,” while full spectrum CBD is not mind-altering.
Depending on its use, cannabutter may contain THC, CBD, or both. Cannabis offers many health benefits and is quickly becoming an accepted form of natural treatment for many different diseases. Eating cannabutter is a smoke-free option and a popular choice among patients.
How to Make the Most Potent Cannabutter
If you are searching online for how to make cannabutter potent, the answer often lies in your ingredients. You can boost cannabutter potency by using good quality cannabis with high levels of THC and CBD and good quality butter.
Choose a high-quality salted butter. It will coax more of the THC and CBD out of the cannabis and make it stick inside the butter. High-quality butter contains less moisture than margarine or lower quality kinds of butter.
Cooking cannabutter involves a low and slow simmer method to fully activate the THC and CBD. This slowly infuses the fat from the butter with flavor and the chemical compounds that impart the “feel-good” qualities.
If you allow the butter to boil or burn down, you will have to start all over again. So keep an eye on your pot as you cook the cannabutter recipe.
Equipment and Ingredients
To make potent cannabutter, there are a few ingredients and pieces of kitchen equipment you will need. Take a look at the list below and gather your necessary equipment and ingredients before starting:
- 28 grams of cured trimmings
- 14 grams of cannabis flowers (choose a variety with a higher potency to make the cannabutter more potent)
- 250 grams of high-quality salted butter (salted butter has a higher melting point)
- 300 milliliters of tap water (50 milliliters for every hour of simmering)
- 1 cooking pot or pan
- 1 sharp kitchen knife
- A stove
- Storage containers
Be prepared to give around 8 to 24 hours of your time to this process. Cannabutter is best when it is allowed to simmer for a long time.
This recipe should produce very potent cannabutter. Using the leaf trimmings and cannabis flowers together will make your cannabutter very strong.
If this is your first time making cannabutter, you can reduce the potency of the cannabis you use or add less cannabis to reduce the potency.
Steps to Make Cannabutter
Producing potent cannabutter is always somewhat of a chore. Be responsible and work your way up until you reach the desired effects.
Remember, when taking cannabutter, it may take a few hours until you feel the effects. Eating more is not the answer. Just relax and wait for the effects of the cannabutter.
Do not operate heavy machinery or drive if you are taking cannabutter. Its effects can last up to 8 hours, so plan accordingly.
Find a Place to Cook and Prep Your Ingredients
When you make cannabutter, it will smell very strongly. The smell could be an issue if you live in an apartment, but good airflow in your kitchen can help reduce the smell.
You could also try to make another smelly type of food when you are cooking cannabutter to cover up the smell.
Chop up your trimmings and cannabis flowers. Try to get them all about the same size.
Toast the Cannabis
Before you can bake with cannabutter, you need to decarboxylate the cannabis. This is the process where you convert non-bioavailable cannabinoids like THCa and CBDa into THC and CBD. This means when you eat cannabutter, it will produce its “feel-good” effects.
To decarboxylate your cannabis, you’ll need to toast it in the oven. Preheat your oven for 220 degrees. Place your cannabis in an oven-safe baking dish that is glass or ceramic. Make your cannabis for 30 to 40 minutes.
Set a timer and don’t forget about it. Once the timer goes off, remove your cannabis from the oven and place it on the counter to cool.
Melt the Butter and Simmer
Melt your butter in a pot on the stove. If you are aiming for extreme potency, simmer the butter with the cannabis trimmings and flowers for up to 24 hours. Add 50 milliliters of water in each hour to allow the butter and the cannabis to continue to simmer.
Simmer the mixture on the stovetop at very low temperatures. Do not put a lid on the pot so that water vapor can escape.
Continue adding water when necessary to keep the simmering process going. The butter is the carrier material for the cannabinoids and must be protected from too much heat or too much evaporation. Use a lid if you feel there is too much evaporation happening.
When checking the temperature, make sure tiny bubbles are forming on the surface of the butter. This is an indicator that your butter is simmering properly. Avoid large bubbles by reducing the heat. You want bubbles that are tiny in size.
Enjoy Your Cannabutter
So, now you know how to make the most potent cannabutter. It’s a delicate process that takes a lot of time attention and the best quality ingredients. Use this step-by-step guide to create your own batch of cannabutter that you can use to bake edibles or just consume on its own.
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