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Potent Cannabis-Infused Butter
- 7-10 Grams Quality cannabis flower
Aren't edibles just great? I certainly think so. And I'm not alone in thinking that. In fact, the majority of the cannabis community shares that very same sentiment. And justifiably so. The varying series of cannabis-induced effects are routinely pleasing, long-lasting, and the fact they can be consumed through such a tasty medium makes them damn near perfect, in my humble opinion.Also, this is easily the most versatile form of marijuana yet. Sure various strains can possess varying flavors and aromas, same with vape pens and concentrates. But the limitless ways one can play around with edibles, and their corresponding recipes, are truly unbeatable – no doubt about it. I mean, think about it, people. Here's An Easy Way To Transform Your Flower Into Cannabis-Infused Butter
Any food, literally, any meal your little heart desires can (and will be) fully-infused with cannabis greatness. Which, to some newer marijuana enthusiasts, may seem like magic. And, to be fair, it kind of is. But, in reality, there's a really simple way to explain how these cannabis-inspired culinary geniuses are able to infuse all of these dishes with the greatest of ease.When you break it down, it all comes back to basic ingredients. What ingredient do you find in most recipes? Go ahead, think about that for a second. If you said "butter," you either read the title of this recipe, or you realized that this dairy-based cooking aide can be found in the majority of recipes out there. Whatever route you took to reach that answer, the fact remains that butter is one of the most widely-used ingredients. It took the cannabis community no time at all to realize that. And they figured, if they were able to infuse their beloved THC into butter, they'd be able to create all sorts of cannabis treats and dishes. And thank goodness they did, because the list of cannabis edibles is quite truly endless. Now, I'm sure you're all excited to get your hands on some Cannabis-Infused Butter. And, quite frankly, I don't blame you. Who wouldn't want to take their meals to the next level with some top-notch, bud-enriched butter?Lucky for you, we live in a time of legal marijuana. With legalization comes the all-too-necessary dispensary. These cannabis clubs used to only focus on selling flowers, but since those early days of "med-only" pot shops, their menus have continued to grow and grow, expanding their selections into every realm of marijuana. So, most likely, should you want to take the easy route to cannabis-infused butter, I'm confident that your neighborhood dispensary has a few brands to choose from.But where's the fun in that? Personally, I find it far more fulfilling to whip up a batch of cannabis-infused butter on my own. Not only will I know exactly every step of the creation process that was involved, but I'll walk away with a healthy amount of potent butter that I can store away, and use for any number of recipes that call for any sort of butter-related ingredient in the future. Also, the sense of satisfaction and pride you feel after tasting (and experiencing) your first batch of homemade butter is a feeling unlike any other.Now, some of you may be getting a bit anxious about the process, but I assure you, this is one of the easiest recipes you may ever make – trust me. And, once it's all said and done, you'll be able to brag to your friends and family about your new culinary achievement. Alright, enough of this preamble. Let's get down to business, shall we
- Roughly break down those nugs, but not too fine, keep them a bit chunky. You'll then place those slightly broken down nugs onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Take that cookie sheet, and place it in a preheated oven at 245°F, and leave it in there for 30-40 minutes.
- This is where the decarboxylation process takes place. Which, for those unfamiliar with the term, is just a fancy way of saying, "activating the THC" in the flowers.
- This "low and slow" heating of the buds will activate the psychoactive component of cannabis. Essentially, this readies those broken down flowers to share their powers and potency with whatever substance it comes in contact with. In this case, that will be some regular, run-of-the-mill, store-bought butter.
- But we'll get to that in just one second.
- Once that 30-40 minute mark has passed, you can remove the buds from the oven, and place them to the side for a moment. Be sure to turn off that oven, and fire up the range, but not too hot. Again, you'll want the heat source to be on a medium setting for this recipe. Anything higher than 245°F will effectively burn the bud, and render it completely powerless.
- On top of that heat source, place a decent-sized saucepan.
- Now, you'll take two sticks of non-medicated butter, along with one cup of water, and place them into the heated saucepan. Allow the butter to fully melt before moving onward. As that butter reaches its desired melted consistency, grab your trusty grinder, and break down those decarboxylated trees even more.
- You'll want to get as much THC coverage out of these budlets, so be strategic with your grinding.
- At this point, the butter should be fully melted. Now, you can add in that activated flower, and slowly stir it in amongst its buttery brethren. The only thing you can do now is let it simmer for 2-3 hours on that low heat setting. Be sure to check on it every now and then, and give it a stir to make sure all the potency and flavor is being spread evenly throughout the saucepan.
- When those 2-3 hours have passed, remove the saucepan from the heat source and place it to the side momentarily.
- Prepare yourself a container for storage by securing a piece of cheesecloth over its opening.
- This, as you may already assume, is going to serve as a filtration device. It will catch all of the unwanted floral particles from our newly-activated butter mixture. Once that's all good to go, carefully grab that saucepan full of Cannabis-Infused Butter, and pour it into your storage container through the cheesecloth.
- Once all the butter has made its way through the cheesecloth, gently pick up your container and place it in the fridge. The cool confines of the refrigerator will help it toughen up a bit. You'll know it's ready to go when it eventually returns to its original butter consistency.
- When you're happy with how it looks, you can remove it from the fridge and use it for…well…anything! Truly. If any sort of recipe calls for regular butter, you can substitute that non-psychoactive ingredient for some of your super tasty, super-potent butter that you just made. It's really that simple.
- However you choose to use it, you should be proud of yourself. You just successfully made some awesome Cannabis-Infused Butter.
- Nicely done!