This is an alternate recipe to Cannabutter 1, useful if you want to use the residual plant matter to make stronger cannacapsules. More of the butter remains in the plant matter than in Cannabutter 1 so the residual is more potent; however, there is no liquid to reserve for other recipes and the butter yield is proportionally smaller. So, which recipe to use depends on which by-products you’re partial to. Also, as written, Cannabutter 2 is a stronger brew, weed quality being equal. Some swear by this method, others by Cannabutter 1.
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Hello, great tutorials on cannabutter! I keep seeing different temps and times for decarboxylation so is the right temp/time strain dependent?
And I just made my first batch of cannabutter more like your method #1 and decarboxilated @240*F for ~40 minutes. Was that too hot/too long?I can imagine the amount you are wanting to decarb would also require more time than lesser amounts?
Hi Dave: Thanks for visiting our site… Did your cannabutter work for you? How was the experience? I have some new thoughts on decarboxylation- You did not decarb your starting material for too long, because you have to remember that you’re still subjecting that same weed to more heat when it gets in with the butter, so you should be more than okay. It’s not strain specific either- it has more to do with how moist or dry your starting material is. Also, spreading out your material on a cookie sheet is the best method for this, and no, THC does NOT evaporate or you do NOT lose ANY potency at 240º-250º F!!! Good luck and let us know what happens!
I’m curious Chefs, Is the butter for canna-butter salted or unsalted? does this matter? Im going to attempt my first time but need to know about the salt. I also ready your caramel recipe and i see you called for butter but no salt.
Hey Eli: Great question. Most canna-chefs use unsalted butter. It won’t matter to the potency or effect, it’s just that sometimes the salted butter will pick up more of the weed flavor (which isn’t always desirable). Other than that, butter is a great ‘solvent’ for extracting THC, is safe and readily available. Please don’t forget to decarboxylate your weed first or it won’t work!
How long does this last in the refrigerator?
Should last 3-4 months in fridge, longer in the freezer. 6 months at least.
I have severe Rhuematoid Arthritis and I am wondering if I buy a high quality the oil, can I add it to a shea butter base with essential oils will that work as well. I just do not have the strength in my hands to squeeze anything due to the pain.
Thank you so much
Hi Pam: So sorry to hear about your pain issues. This oil can definitely help with arthritis pain!! I understand squeezing something with painful hands could be a terrible burden. Your plan sounds solid… you would want to purchase bioavailable oil (oil which has been decarboxylated already). Depending on what you can get your hands on, I’d say try melting your high quality (activated) CBD or THC oil and melt that into shea butter with some essential oils, pour into small jars, let cool and apply liberally to affected areas! Please let us know how things turn out for you!
I usually make my butter a little different. I declare, then I fill the crockpot with vodka and butter and melt it down then add the budd. And let simmer for about 4 to 6 hours. This time I decarbed then I put the budd into the vodka and cooked it for 2 hours then I strained it and poured the mixture into the crockpot and added the butter, thinking it would be easier to do so I would have to strain the budd in the cheesecloth. It came out a white color. I’m not sure if its potent enough but the budd are still super sticky should I just put it all back in the crockpot and do it over again??
Hello to whom it may concern. I just started taking WildMint REST Whipped Body Butter on parts of my Body that has Major Chronic Pain. Question: how many times can I put this product on my Body parts that are in Pain? Thank you! Chris Pace.
Can I substitute vodka for water?