For a full description on dosing, decarboxylation and cooking with cannabis vist us at buttercake.ca.
DO NOT GRIND YOUR WEED!
LESS IS MORE!
Eating weed has a much stronger effect on your body than smoking or vaping and it lasts for up to 8-12 hours and if you make your edibles too strong the high can last for days! We know this first hand.
HOW TO DOSE YOUR BUTTER
Accurately dosing can be a challenge because there are many different variables at play. The very first thing you need to know is the % of THC in your plant, and if it’s an Indica or Sativa strain. These details are easy to find out, but when it comes to the fine details you should always buy your medical marijuana from a Licenced Producer.
The Cannabis we use in our recipe has 21% THC.
Second you want to know how much THC you want in your finished product per gram of butter.
We like to aim between 10mg – 20mg/gram of butter
In our recipe, we used 10 grams of Pink Friesland bud which is an indicia dominant hybrid
Convert your grams to milligrams
10g X1000= 10,000mg
multiply the milligrams by the per cent of THC in your Cannabis.
10,000 x 0.21= 2,100mg of THC/ batch
We started with 250g of unsalted butter and ended up with 193g of Cannabutter
Our final Cannabutter has 10.8mg of THC/gram
Decarboxylation is the process of applying heat to the raw plant. Raw cannabis contains a substance called THCA. THCA is the non-psychoactive form of THC and without decarboxylation eating your expensive cannabis would be no more effective than eating a pile of oregano. The decarboxylation process is vital in creating effective edibles.
Decarboxylation is much discussed and everyone has a different way of doing it. We follow the scientifically proven method of 240º for 60 mins in a closely monitored oven. We use a Chef Alarm model thermometer as they are the most effective and accurate thermometer on the market.
Most home ovens fluctuate between 10º – 30º in either direction, and your internal oven thermometer is not effective in catching it. Keeping a close eye on your oven temperature is vital to properly decarbed cannabis.
Place thermometer probe in oven and preheat your oven to 240º
10g of decarboxylated Pink Friesland Bud @ 21% THC
We use bud because, like cooking with wine you cook with what you drink, if you wouldn’t use cooking wine don’t use cast off weed for your edibles. If you want to use leaf or shake you are more than welcome but you need to use much more and the results would be a much stronger flavoured butter. If using leaf or shake use 2-3oz which has approx. 3% THC.
250g of unsalted butter
4 cups of filtered water
Break up your bud and spread it evenly on a baking sheet.
Place baking sheet in preheated oven.
Monitor your oven temp and bake your cannabis for 60 mins
Your house should smell like a massive vaporizer.
At the 30 min mark, turn your bud so it is evenly cooked
Remove your decarboxylated bud and add it to your crock pot along with the butter and water
Place the lid on the crock pot and turn onto low for 8-10hrs
During this time leave your butter alone!
We like to do it overnight.
Once your butter is fully infused (the crockpot is finished) strain the plant material from the water and liquid butter.
Throw the plant material away, there is nothing left and you can’t use it for anything else.
Place plastic wrap over your bowl and put it in the fridge until the butter solidifies on top of the water – about 8-10 hrs.
Once the butter is solid, remove it from the water and weigh your final product to give you an accurate idea of how much THC you have per gram of butter.
Our recipe yielded 183g of Cannabutter equalling 10.8g of THC/ gram of butter
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