Are you looking for a one-pot, set-it-and-forget-it option for making cannabutter and other oil infusions? This easy, quick, and efficient method using the Instant Pot will significantly decrease the smell while leaving you with a fully decarbed and infused final product. Learn how to simplify the process with this helpful guide today.
- An easy method to decarb and infuse cannabutter OR infused oil
- Significantly decreases the order associated with the process
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
It's no secret that I love using the crockpot for cannabutter and other infusions.
But when I learned you could kill two birds with one stone by using the Instant Pot to decarb AND infuse butter or oil - I was hooked.
Not only is this process so simple, but it also significantly decreases the odor associated with the decarboxylation process.
Just place all ingredients in the Instant Pot, and you can clean the house or make dinner while the cannabis is decarbing.
Then, add your oil of choice, set the slow cooker option, and get back to work (or relaxing!).
I'm constantly trying to make life easier for my Well With Cannabis Community, so I created this post with step-by-step instructions to decarb and infuse quickly and easily.
Read on to learn how to decarb and infuse simultaneously.
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- Cannabis flowers: Use your desired amount of cannabis, ranging from 3.5 grams to 1 ounce. Check out the flower-to-oil ratio guide if you need help deciding how much to use. Next, select your preference for THC, CBD, or CBG-dominant flowers. You can purchase from your local dispensary or my online shop here.
Depending on the flower you use, with this method, you can create:
Butter or Oil, choose one:
- Butter or ghee: Unsalted butter, clarified butter, and ghee all work great in this recipe. However, clarified butter and ghee are preferred by many because it eliminates a final step at the end. Regular butter will cause separation.
- Oil of choice: Coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, hemp seed oil, and more
Depending on the oil you use, with this method, you can create:
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
The Step-by-Step Process
- Step 1 - Place your desired amount of cannabis in a mason jar and add a lid to fingertip tightness (not too tight). You do not need to grind the cannabis; break it into small, popcorn-sized pieces.
- Step 2 - Place the jar on the trivet or in the steamer basket.
- Step 3 - Place the trivet or basket in the Instant Pot.
- Step 4 - Add 4 cups of water to the Instant Pot.
- Step 5 - Secure the lid.
- Step 6 - Set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
- Step 7 - After 40 minutes, carefully release the pressure.
- Step 8 - Remove the jars from the pot and set them aside to cool.
- Step 9: Add your desired amount of butter or oil to the jar.
- Step 10: Add a lid and twist to fingertip tightness (not too tight).
- Step 11: Place the jars back in the trivet or steamer basket and return them to the water bath.
- Step 12: Select Slow Cook - LOW mode and set it for 4 hours.
- Step 13: While the butter is infusing, prepare your straining area. Whether it be a paper filter and funnel, cheesecloth, French press, or a simple coffee filter, you will want to set up a straining station to separate the plant matter.
- Step 14: After 4 hours, remove the jars from the Instant Pot. Once cool enough to handle, strain the butter with your method of choice. You can save the leftover cannabis pulp for use in future recipes.
- Step 15: Add the strained butter or oil to whatever jar you would like to store it in. If making butter, place the container in the refrigerator and allow it to cool completely. You will need to drain off the milk solids at the end of the process.
- Step 16: Enjoy your infusion!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Store the butter in the refrigerator according to the expiration date on the butter you used, or store it for even longer in the freezer.
Oil can be stored at room temperature for several months.
If you are storing the butter in the fridge or freezer, never use the microwave to soften or thaw the butter, as it could destroy the cannabinoids and ruin the final product.
Learn how to store edibles here.
How to Determine The Dosing
Want to get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions? Try our popular edibles calculator!
Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.
Choose The Right Decarb Time
Each cannabinoid decarboxylates at a different temperature, so it's essential to select the appropriate time based on the flower you have.
Use this guide to select the decarb time that is right for you.
• THCA to Δ9-THC → bake at 240°F/116°C for 40 minutes
• CBDA to CBD → bake at 240°F/116°C for 90 minutes
• CBGA to CBG → bake at 220°F/105°C for 60 minutes
• Δ9-THC to CBN→ bake at 240°F/116°C for 180 minutes
Notes and Expert Tips
- If using butter, note that you will end up with less butter than you started with. This is because you will remove the milk solids and evaporate the excess water.
- Using clarified butter or ghee eliminates the need to clarify your butter and strain milk solids.
- If doing an oil infusion, you can optionally add in lecithin. Do not add this if infusing butter.
- You can make a more potent cannabutter or oil by adding decarbed kief or cannabis concentrates like distillate or FECO.
- Just want to decarb but NOT infuse? Check out this simple guide for decarbing in an Instant Pot
- Helpful Tip - If you use butter molds, we recommend using a spoon to get the pure, infused butter into the first full stick of the mold. You will only need to remove the milk solids from one stick.
- Looking for more recipes? Check out this cannabutter board, these 25 cannabutter recipes, or these tasty no-bake cannabutter recipes.
- Ready to bake your favorite brownies and cookies? Have no fear; it is OK to bake your cannabutter at higher temperatures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instant Pot infusions can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked from my Well With Cannabis Community.
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It depends on how potent you want your end product to be. For a less potent product, add more butter. For a more potent product, add less. Follow my cannabis flower-to-oil ratio chart to make a batch size perfect for you. If you're using trim or kief, adjust accordingly. If you want a very potent product, make kief butter instead.
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Instant Pot Cannabutter or Oil Infusions
- ½ ounces cannabis flower, buds, trim, or kief
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- Place your desired amount of cannabis in a mason jar and add a lid to fingertip tightness (not too tight). You do not need to grind the cannabis, just break it up into small, popcorn-sized pieces.
- Place the jar on the trivet or in the steamer basket and place the trivet or basket in the Instant Pot.
- Add 4 cups of water to the Instant Pot.
- After your selected time, carefully release the pressure. Remove the jars from the pot and set them aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, add your desired amount of butter or oil to the jar.
- Add a lid and twist to fingertip tightness (not too tight). Place the jars back in the trivet or steamer basket and return them to the water bath. Select Slow Cook mode on LOW and set it for 4 hours.
- While the butter is infusing, prepare your straining area. Whether it be a paper filter and funnel, cheesecloth, French press, or a simple coffee filter, you will want to set up a straining station to separate the plant matter from the butter or oil.
- After 4 hours, remove the jars from the Instant Pot. Once cool enough to handle, strain the butter with your method of choice. You can save the leftover cannabis pulp for use in future recipes.
- Add the strained butter or oil to whatever jar you would like to store it in. If making infused oil, the process is over.
- If making butter, you will need to drain off the milk solids at the end of the process. Place the container in the refrigerator and allow it to cool completely. During refrigeration, the infused butter will harden and solidify. Remove the solid block of butter and drain the remaining liquid which is the unwanted, leftover water and milk solids.
- Store this in the refrigerator according to the expiration date on the butter you used, or store for even longer in the freezer.
Hello Emily, are all mason jars safe to put on the instant pot?
Hi there, I! I recommend sticking with mason jars that are specifically meant for canning, so they can withstand the pressure and heat 🙂
How much water do you add if you have the biggest instant pot?
J.K - I would place the filled jars (lid on) on the trivet inside the IP and then add water until the contents of the mason jars are covered. So, if you're mason jar is ½ way full of butter and flower, the water goes ½ way up the outside of the jar. You don't need to submerge them. I hope this helps 😀
I've made many attempts over many years trying to perfect the DIY decarb/infuse process. I've never been able to get it right... until now. HOLY WOW! I followed the instructions exactly and the final product is way better than I could have ever expected. Super potent and the unrefined coconut oil makes it taste good straight out of the jar. I used popcorn buds so they were perfect size and I didn't have to mess with them. I was *slightly* paranoid about the mason jars under pressure even though they are intended for canning. Store bought edibles are expensive around where I live so this a game changer being able to make my own at a fraction of the cost!
The only problem I encountered was that I underestimated the smell. Even with great ventilation (multiple fans, open windows, etc.) it took quite some time to get the smell out of the house. I did this in the furthest corner of basement and it still managed to make its way up to the main floor. So if you're worried about smell I'd suggest doing this outside or in a garage/shed if possible.
Hey Db4y - thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, I am so glad it worked out so well for you 😀
I followed your instruction and the end result was a beautiful golden yellow canna-coconut oil! I have used other methods to make canna-coconut oil and the results have always been good but the color was greenish.
I can't wait to try this oil in my gummies recipe.
I am so glad to hear you've had a successful batch, Tom, thanks so much for letting us know 🙂 I hope your gummies turn out great!
Judy de G
Hello Emily! Fast question for you - can I cut the recipe in half? I'm just experimenting with CBD oil and I don't want to make quite so much. I'm borrowing an Instant Pot, so don't have any experience with it yet either! Thanks - Judy
Hello, Judy! Yes, you absolutely can. You can also always refer to this flower-to-oil ratio guide to help you make different sized batches 😀
Do you UN-vent your instant pot when on the Slow Cooker mode for 4 hours?
I would not recommend putting any mason jar in the Instant Pot, I have had a jar break in there!
Hey Melissa, no I personally do not.
Hi Connie! I am sorry to hear you had a jar break 🙁 Mason jars meant for canning are meant to withstand both the temperature and pressure, but if you're nervous in the future, you could always vacuum seal the flower and oil or butter in a bag and cook it that way to avoid any glass at all. I hope this helps!
Hi, new member, here! I followed your Instant Pot MCT oil recipe to a “T” and I’m pretty sure I just ended up making CBD, not THC-infused MCT oil. (The latter was my objective.) Am I right in understanding that the only options with Instant Pot decarb and infusion are as follows?:
Depending on the flower you use, with this method you can create:
[CBG ‘Focus’ Oil]
[CBN ‘Sleep’ Oil]
[AVB (Already Been Vaped) Oil]
I did decarb, as instructed here, for 40 minutes on high pressure:
Each cannabinoid decarboxylates at a different temperature, so it’s important to select the appropriate time based on the flower you have.
Use this guide to select the decarb time that is right for you.
THCA to THC → bake at 240° F for 40 minutes
CBDA to CBD → bake at 240°F for 90 minutes
CBGA to CBG → bake at 220°F for 60 minutes
THC to CBN→ bake at 240°F for 180 minutes
So I’m guessing that I wasted an ounce of flower using an Instant Pot instead of a crock pot? I’ve had luck with a crock pot and butter in the past, but the decarb and infusing I did with the Instant Pot and MCT oil didn’t yield similar results in terms of desired efficacy. Should I just use a crock pot for all THC infusions? And is it necessary to use the mason jar/hot water bath method in the crock pot for butter, coconut oil, or MCT oil? I had luck with butter without mason jars in the past. That being said, the last couple batches I made didn’t taste great, but were effective. Any advice you have regarding all these questions is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Hi @Raoul_Delward! I responded to you in the community as well 🙂
1 - Can you explain to me where you think you went wrong? You’re saying you decarbed the flower for 40 minutes first and then put the oil in and infused for another 4 hours on slow cook?
2 - You cannot “create” CBD if it is not already present in the plants genetics. So if you’re thinking that by cooking for longer you have created CBD, that’s not possible, unless there was already CBDA present in the flower. In which case, THC remains - THC does not ever turn into CBD. They’re two separate things.
Let me know your thoughts!
Hi Emily! I accidentally skipped the straining step, and just put the jar straight into the fridge (making butter). Did I just ruin everything, or can I let the butter melt, strain, and put back in the fridge?
Hey Katie - truly no worries at all, you did not ruin anything 🙂 Yes, you can just let the butter melt, strain, and put it back in the fridge and enjoy as normal.
Is it 40 minutes after it gets to pressure? Or should I time from the moment the bell tolls signifying the IP is on?
Dude, I just go with 40 minutes from the time the IP is on and the jar is inside 🙂
Straining techniques could use some clarification, especially with coffee filter method, since that's likely what most have available. I found that in order to express the butter/oil completely, and not break the coffee filter, I had to use 3-4 filter layers, and then about 1/4cup of the plant material or oil at a time, hold the coffee filters closed at the top with one hand, and express the liquid through the filters with the other, squeezing lightly at first and changing pressure applied as more liquid is removed, and the plant material needs squeezing to remove the remaining liquid. Then either reserve that plant material into another container and get new filters, or in my case, as I was using cbd trim, just dispose, and get new filters for more of the remaining unfiltered butter/oil, and repeat, until it was all filtered into a clean jar with lid with a good seal.
Note, if your product ends up bitter tasting and green, don't toss it...add a little pink sea salt and a packet of Splenda - adjust for taste based on the volume of end product you have - the salt and touch of sweet counteracts the bitter from the chlorophyll from the plant.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Donna!
Hello! When I use the potency calculator, do I put in the amount of MCT oil before infusion (4 hour slow cook) or after? I used 1/2 cup MCT oil and after straining I only had 30 mL. Just trying to figure out the potency as it seems really concentrated! Thank you for all the helpful info by the way!
Hey Kendra! Great question, and thank you for the kind words 🙂 I would use the after amount (30mL) to calculate. If it seems too concentrated, you can add more MCT to the mix to dilute it.
My instant pot does not have a "low" slow cook option, just "normal". Should I cook for less than 4 hours?
Hey Sarah! I would keep it at 4 hours, it won't hurt it 🙂
My slow cooker will not get to 180 degrees (85 C) will I cook for longer than for hours? My first time.
Glenda, if it's anywhere in the range of 160°F and up, I would keep the cooking time the same.
Does the infused oil need to be stored in the refrigerator? Or does that only apply to butter?
Hey Travis! Butter is best in the refrigerator, but oil should be OK at room temperature for a few weeks. If you don't think you will use it within 2-3 weeks, I would refrigerate or freeze the rest.
Hi, do you ever use the pressure cook setting to cook the oil & decarbed flower instead of using the slow cooker setting? thanks
Hey Brenda, I haven't experimented with it yet, but I may in the future with lab tests to see which one performs better 😀 Thanks for asking!
I'm trying to make butter following your directions, I'm decarbing 3/4 of an ounce of girl scout cookies in my instant pot and I have 9 ounces of ghee to add for infusion. Thanks for all the great articles.
Good luck, Kimberly! You are most welcome, thank you for your kind words 🙂
Hi what quart instant pot did you use?
Hey JT - I used an 8-quart Instant Pot 😀
Hi, thank you so much for posting so much information online! I’ve read that decarbing above 300 degrees can ruin the THC levels. Wouldn’t that be true with making infusions or baking too? I have a 6 quart instant pot and I’d love to decarb & infuse in it but I don’t want to sacrifice THC levels for convenience. What are your thoughts on how THC is affected infusing in the oven at a low temp versus in the instant pot on high?
Hey Flo, you are most welcome. When using an Instant Pot, it can't get up to 300°F, it usually stays around 212-240°F, so I wouldn't worry there. For baking, even if you're baking something like cookies at 350°F, you are fine. Think of it like this: when you roast a chicken. You put it in the oven at 350°F for 1-2 hours, but the chicken itself only ever needs to get to the internal temp of 165°F til it’s done. Tthe item itself, thus the THC in the butter or oil, does not get that hot. I hope this helps 🙂
I hope this helps ☺️
Love your site I am now a member. Making cannabutter as we speak. I wanted it extra potent so I did 7g and like 3/4 a stick a butter. The bud is not completely immersed in the butter. Should I add more until it is totally covered? Or ok as is?
Hey Savanna, thank you so much, so glad to have you here 🙂 It is best that the flower is completely covered, otherwise you could be leaving goodness behind!
I just made canna ghee, so easy! How should it be stored and for how long?
I am so glad it was easy for you, Therese! It will last 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator and even longer in the freezer 😁 Here is my full guide to storing edibles, I hope this helps!
Do I need to re-add the 4 cups of water for the infusion phase? Or do I do use the remaining evaporated water?
Also, what is the estimated time to 'handle' the jars after the decarb process. I don't want the jars to sit too long while I wait for them to become to cool.
Hey DT. If you feel like you've lost a lot of water, it's OK at add another cup or two. You want enough water in the IP to cover the materials in the jar. As for cooling time, it's based on what you're comfortable with. If you have a silicone mit and can safely grab them right away, go ahead and do that 🙂
Emily here’s a thought. I am an experienced instapot user although I’ve never made cbd oil. I’m trying it but here’s a question. How about using the yogurt function for infusion instead of slow cook function on low. The yogurt function will keep temp at 110 f and just infuse longer or is that temperature to low for infusion.
Hello Pat! Thanks for writing. Yes, you could totally use the yogurt function. Infusion happens at a time/temperature scale, so I don't know what the perfect timing would be for 110°F, but I'd add a few extra hours to be safe - maybe 6? Let me know if you give it a try and how it turns out for you!
when decarbonizing flowers in instant pot when finished and opened it up the jar had fallen and water got inside jar and flower wet, am I able to dry it (it will take a couple days) and decarbonize it again or just put the oil and go to the next step and , not sure if it ever did decarbonize or not
Hello Ophelia! No worries, water is not harmful to cannabis. I would dry it, but you do not need to decarboxylate again if it went for the full time the first time. Dry it, put the oil in, and move forward 🙂
Hello. I just used this process and boy was it easy. However I used the low setting of the pressure setting not the slow cooker and the same amount of recommended time. It looks good and doesn’t smell burnt at all. Thoughts on this would be awesome or did I wreck this batch?
Hello Teddy, I am so glad you found the process easy. As long as you are happy with the final results, that's all that matters! How did it turn out for you?
I usually oven decarb about 3-4 oz of trim and small bud at harvest time, and process 4) pint jars of butter or coconut oil in my 6 qt. IP. Works great!
Any tips/info on decarboxylating "ice" hash in an IP? It seems it would be more efficient than using an oven for about 7 grams of hash. I'm Looking to do some edibles for when the arthritis acts up and need something KO strong!
Thanks for any help you can offer...
Hey Jim. Yes, I would put the hash into a silicone container like this, then put this container inside the mason jar, and proceed as usual. I hope this helps!
Emily, Thanks for the quick reply! I like the silicone container idea for ice hash decarboxilation. I imagine some weight needs to be added to keep the jars from floating in the water bath. Has anyone tried this in a microwave oven on low level heat, or is the temperature to difficult to control?
Hey Jim, yes, I think you're right, you would want to weight down the jar. Maybe some clean rocks in the bottom would work. As for the microwave, I would avoid that at all costs! The temperature is difficult to control and it can get much too hot, putting the good stuff at risk. Here's my guide on why you should avoid the microwave, I hope this helps!
Can you use the leaves/trimmings to make this recipe as well?
Hello Dawn, yes, you sure can. Here is my guide for working with trim to learn more 🙂
Hi Emily question from Canada. What fits better in a standard size Instapot wide mouth or regular mouth mason jars? Are the jars the 500Ml (16oz) size? And since my Instapot at the bottom is roughly 8 inches across how may jars should be place on the trivet/ can the jars be touching or should there be a space between the jars. Just came across your site and though I have to try this out for sure !! I would love to do 2 ounces Thanks Emily great site can hardly wait to get going with some of your recipes
Hey Dan! Thanks so much for the kind words. There is a lot of flexibility with the jars, you really can mix and match sizes depending on your needs. As long as there is a little space between them, you should be okay. Good luck 😀
You don’t need to add water to the instant pot once you add fat? Other slow cooker recipes make sure to note that the water line should be at or above the level of material in the jar.
Hey Kenny, step 4 calls to add 4 cups of water to the Instant Pot 👍
How many grams is a "stick" of butter
Renée from Team EKN
Hi SB. There are 114 grams in a stick of butter. Here's a guide that has further measurements for easy reference.
Hope this helps!
Hi! First I love this website. It’s already been so useful.
I was wondering if instead of adding butter or oil for infusing, could I pour coconut milk instead? I feel like I can but still wanted to ask!
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Chanel! We are so happy that the website has been helpful for you! 🤗 You can absolutely infuse coconut milk, but you want to make sure it's full-fat. Emily has a specific guide if you'd like to check it out: https://emilykylenutrition.com/cannabis-milk/
When making butter, is the leftover liquid milk product also infused, and worth using?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Apocatastasía. The leftover milk product doesn't contain any fat, so there it is not infused because there is nothing for the cannabinoids to bind to. It should be skimmed off and thrown away. Have you heard of clarified butter? Essentially that is what you are doing by removing the milk solids from the butter. There is nothing of value in it and it isn’t worth saving. I hope this helps!
What lid do you use on instapot when infusing butter on the slow cook setting
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Gary. The tempered glass lid is ideal, but you can use the standard Instant Pot lid (set to vent).
Did I do it wrong inthe Decarb process? The 4 cups of water did not touch the jars. I'm using the ninja foodi 8 quart
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Nancy. The decarb should be fine, but you want to make sure the jars are submerged in the water bath during infusion. You can add more water if needed. I hope this helps!
what id you do not have a wire basket to put inside your IP?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Rene. If you don't have a wire basket, you can use anything metal as a trivet. You don't want the glass directly on the bottom as you run a risk of the glass breaking. Make sure whatever you choose is suitable to be used in an oven i.e. heat resistant. Suggestions: Metal lid of a large jar or bottle - Rings from a large mason jar lid - Large cookie cutter - Small round cake rack - Small metal colander - Balls of aluminum foil. I hope this helps!
Hello, I recently picked up a Gummy Mix by a company called LorAnn. I have made my own cannabutter for about 15 years now. Is there a way to infuse a ready made gummy mix with either oil or butter? Just not sure when to add the cannabis item to the gummies.
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Patrick. We don't have any experience with pre-made gummy mixes, but unless the recipe calls for butter or oil, I don't think the gummies will set properly. You can always experiment with non-infused butter and see if you can find a way to make it work, without wasting you cannabis. I hope this helps!
We're new with our IP do you seal the butter jars or vent once the butter is in for the 4 hours?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Megan. You'll be using the slow cook setting, so there is no pressure build up. After the four-hour infusion, the butter jars should be removed from the instant pot, then opened and strained once cool enough to handle. I hope this helps!
I grew my own plant and am not sure whether it was THC, CBG or CBD dominant. I tried a recipe to make a tincture decarbing in oven at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. I didn’t notice anything different even after 2 dropperfuls. How long do you suggest I cook it in instapot?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Karen. Unless the plant is THC-dominant, you won't feel any intoxicating effects. What flower:oil ratio did you use? You decarbed enough for THC, but if you want to decarb further follow these guidelines:
• CBDA to CBD → bake at 240°F for 90 minutes
• CBGA to CBG → bake at 220°F for 60 minutes
I hope this helps!
Hi Emily, to melt the butter can I use a hot water bath or just let it sit out to melt?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Heather. A hot water bath works great!
I’m a “flower” virgin and started making some oil this morning.
Having misread the recipe I’ve put the flowers and oil in the crockpot from the start - I thought the “set-and-forget” recipe was going to be just that. I missed that the decarboxilation was supposed to be dry.
To combat my mistake my plan is to bring the pot, jars and oil / flower mix to 170F then heat for 60 mins. After this, turn down to 150F for 5 hrs.
What effect is this likely to have on the oil?
Thanks very much
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Howard. This is actually a common mistake, but no worries! When infusing, we recommend a temperature of around 180º for infusion at 4 hours. Decarboxylation requires a higher temperature of 240º. What we recommend is running your infusion on low (roughly 180º) for eight hours rather than four. This is double the infusion time and will allow for a decent conversion of THC. I hope this helps!
Hello from Australia!
thank you for all your help. It's so detailed and we are all so grateful.
Mu question is
My brownie recipe needs 110 g of butter.
I want to use 3.5 g of dry bud for potency. You have recommended to use 57g of butter for infusion.
Would you recommend that I use 57 g to infuse and add the remaining infused butter to the recipe? Would this affect the potency of the overall product?
I was also thinking to only use half the brownie dry contents to keep the ratio as your recommendation
Thanks in advance!
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Steve. You want to make sure that you use the exact amount of ingredients that the recipe calls for. Adding more butter will throw the recipe off, but if you wanted more potent brownies, you can make your cannabutter stronger. You don't need to follow the 3.5g:57g ratio. You can use any amount of flower for infusion, depending on how strong or not so strong you want your final product. Does this make sense?
Hi there Emily, so one noob question, if I set the temp at 240, for 90 minutes I get the THC and CBD ?
Renée from Team EKN
Hi Chappie. That is correct, but the flower has to have both THC and CBD. Not all cannabis contains both.