Are you ready to make cannabis butter but find yourself paralyzed by all the different recipes and techniques? Discover the basics of what you really need to know before getting started so you can feel confident and ready to start at home.
- Learn the basics: ingredients, cooking methods, and ratios
- Discover the benefits of making cannabutter at home
- Or, skip the work and enjoy the convenience and exceptional flavor of my Bliss Cannabutter - no fuss, no mess, just top-quality cannabutter delivered straight to your door.
Why You Will Love This Guide
Are you new to cannabis and looking for a delicious way to enjoy its effects? Cannabutter could be the perfect match
When it comes to experiencing cannabis edibles, members of my Well With Cannabis Community know that cannabutter is one of the most popular infusions out there.
Not only does it offer an easy and convenient way to incorporate recreational or medical marijuana into your culinary creations, but it can also help you get the right dose depending on your experience level.
In this guide, I’ll explain everything you need to know about making and using cannabutter so you can confidently start experimenting with recipes – from savory snacks to sweet treats.
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What is Cannabutter
It is created by combining decarboxylated cannabis with butter, then simmering the butter mixture together for several hours to extract the plant's health benefits.
During the process, the plant's cannabinoids are released into the fat. Butter is an ideal medium for a cannabis infusion because cannabinoids love fat.
While it takes some time and effort to create cannabutter, the end result will be well worth it for anyone looking to enjoy cannabis-infused edibles.
Switching from smoking marijuana to eating cannabis is another benefit for many people who are looking to improve their cannabis consumption methods.
You can make your homemade cannabutter process as simple or as extravagant as you want.
At the most basic level, the two main ingredients necessary to make cannabutter are cannabis and butter.
From there, you have many different options to choose from when selecting which type of butter and what kind of cannabis product you want to use.
We will explore the many options you can choose from and the next step to take.
While nothing is wrong with it, regular butter requires an extra step of letting the mixture cool and draining off the liquid at the end.
To save time and energy, and get better cannabis butter, use ghee or clarified butter instead.
Types of Cannabis
There are so many different forms of cannabis you can use to make cannabutter, from cannabis flowers to concentrates.
What type of cannabis product you choose to use will have the most impact on the potency and palatability of your final product.
Options, typically from female cannabis plants, include:
In the most general sense, listed below are common products ranging from most potent to least potent:
If you want a potent cannabutter, make yours with kief or concentrates like FECO.
How Much To Use
The ratio of cannabis to how much regular butter you use in your infusion will have the next greatest impact on the final potency.
If you infuse seven grams of decarbed cannabis into two sticks of butter, it will be twice as potent then if you infuse the same amount into four sticks or a pound of butter.
You can use my flower-to-oil ratio guide to get started.
There is a doubled-up option for those who have a high tolerance. You will also find a range of options from a ⅛th to an ounce of cannabis.
With so many kinds of cannabutter recipes, I know it can feel overwhelming to pick the right infusion process.
I want you to rest easy knowing they all basically follow the same process of simmering the flower and butter together over low heat.
The first step is to select how much cannabis and how many sticks of butter you want to use.
Be sure to record the amount of cannabis you used if you want to calculate the final dose.
Once the chemical compounds are turned into the active forms of CBD and THC you want, you can start the water bath process.
You can use a crock pot, sous vide, double boiler, or any other option listed below. Remember, there is no one best way, just a way that works for you!
After making cannabutter, you will want to store it properly to prevent mold or spoilage.
Only store cannabutter at room temperature if you plan on consuming it within a few days.
The good news? You can store it much longer in the refrigerator or freezer.
Follow this simple guide to discover the easiest ways to freeze marijuana butter so it's extra easy to make edibles in the future.
Make Cannabutter Taste Better
Some people find themselves overwhelmed by the taste of the cannabis in the butter.
If you want to reduce the taste of cannabis, you must work to reduce the amount of chlorophyll in the end product
Here are a few different options to try:
- Opt for dried cannabis when possible. Fresh or raw cannabis contains much more chlorophyll than dried.
- Select cannabis buds or cannabis flowers over other parts of the plant. Fan leaves, trim leaves, sugar leaves, or shake will all contain more chlorophyll.
- Do not grind the cannabis before adding it to a recipe. Ground cannabis, especially in a fine powder, will release more chlorophyll.
- Decide how much weed you really need to add. More product = more taste.
- Try a different extraction process. The QWET method is excellent when making tinctures.
- Opt for other cannabis products like concentrates which have little to no taste
- Be careful when straining, as crushing the plant matter may release more chlorophyll into the finished product. If you're using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, be sure not to squeeze or crush the plant material during the process
- Watch your infusion times. Super-long infusions, over 8-24 hours long, will result in more green infusions. 4 hours is enough time for infusion.
- Try "washing" your cannabutter. This method combines the weed butter and a few cups of water or more over the stove. Bring to a full boil, reduce the heat to low, and keep on a low simmer at a low temperature for 2-3 hours. This method is said to be a good way to remove more chlorophyll and green taste.
Notes & Expert Tips
- If you're nervous about making a cannabutter recipe for the first time, know that you can always make a small amount first to test your process before committing to a full batch.
- You don't need perfection in a home kitchen. Many different variables can affect your final outcome; it's all a learning process to find the best method for you.
- You can use the step-by-step guide above to make cannabis oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil.
- If you have a recipe that calls for softened butter, be sure you don't microwave it. The high temperatures could destroy the cannabinoids as the butter melts quickly.
- If this is too much for you, you can purchase cannabutter and have it delivered directly to your door (no medical marijuana card required!). It contains 12.5 mg of THC, everyone's favorite psychoactive compound. This can be enjoyed in a cup of coffee, on toast, or used in baked goods.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely! If you're looking for an easy solution, skip the local dispensary and try Bliss Cannabutter. Our cannabutter is made with high-quality ingredients and delivers exceptional flavor with 12.5 mg of THC per serving. Plus, it's delivered straight to your door - no fuss, no mess! So why not give Bliss Cannabutter a try today?
This will depend on the type and strain of cannabis flower you start with, but many people anecdotally report that cannabis butter can help with pain and improve sleep.
Use coconut oil in place of butter.
You sure can; follow this guide for step-by-step instructions for fixing weak cannabutter.
Nope! Color is not an indicator of potency.
If you're new to cannabis edibles, I recommend checking out this safe dosing guide before starting your edible cannabis journey. You don't want to consume too much THC and accidentally have a bad experience.
At this time, for the most accurate results, we recommend lab testing. If you know the potency of the marijuana flower you are starting with, you can use the edible dosage calculator to get a guestimate.
Recipes to Use Cannabutter
Are you ready to make some tasty treats with your cannabutter?
Cannabutter can be used in virtually any recipe you desire, from Grandma's favorite cookie recipe to any of the tasty options below.
It is totally up to you how much cannabutter you want to add to a recipe. If you want a potent end product, use all cannabutter.
If you want to tone it down a bit, make a half-cannabutter and half-regular butter mixture.
My Edibles Made Easy Online Cooking Course will teach you how to easily make cannabis edibles and topical recipes at home. This step-by-step video course will teach you how to infuse, extract, and create edibles with many different product types - all from the comfort of your own home.
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