How to Make Cannabutter from Flower

How to Make Cannabutter from Flower

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While many people talk about cooking edibles with cannabis, few people actually understand how it’s done. The truth is that most cannabis-infused recipes require a bit of cannabutter. So how do you make basic cannabis-infused butter and what can you cook with cannabutter?

How to Make Cannabis Butter Fast

Making cannabutter can take quite a while, but with these steps, you can quickly make your own butter relatively quickly. The first step is to choose a flower product you enjoy. You will need to decide whether you want a THC or CBD heavy effect and choose your flower accordingly. To activate your flower, you must bake it at about 245°F in the oven in a thin layer. Bake your flower for about 30-40 minutes to activate the cannabinoids that are present. You may gently shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure that the flower is getting activated all the way through.

Next, add one cup of water and one cup of butter to a saucepan and heat it to a gentle simmer when the butter is completely melted. Dump your coarsely ground cannabis into the mix and stir gently. Make sure to monitor the temperature of the liquid closely and don’t let it get to a boil. You should always keep the temperature below 200°. Keep the mixture simmering for about 2-3 full hours, stirring often to prevent the cannabis from settling to the bottom.

Finally, you will need to strain your cannabutter liquid into a jar or bowl. Place a cheesecloth over your storage container, and slowly pour the liquid in. The cloth will catch all of the cannabis flakes, allowing the oil and water to pass through. Put the liquid mixture in the refrigerator and wait a few hours. The butter will form a film at the top, while the water sinks to the bottom. Once it is completely cooled, you can dump the excess water and keep your finished cannabutter safely.

What Kind of butter to use for cannabutter?

You can use just about any butter for cannabutter, but unsalted butter is more flexible for making your future edibles. Alternatively, you can try olive oil or coconut oil as a base for your cannabis infusions instead.

To learn more about the best flower for homemade cannabutter, stop by Arizona Organix today. Our budtenders are experts in cooking up cannabutter, how to dose your butter, and what to expect along the way.

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