I will drink the entire tupperware bring it.
What would happen if I use 8oz of trim for 1/2 lb of butter.
I've made this a few times already, but decided to make it a bit stronger this time. Figured why the hell not it'll be perfect for those long weekends off of school got a few coming up The main recipe calls for 8oz of bud for 2 and a half pounds of butter. Decided to go with 396grands trimmings no fan leaf's. ( 20% - 25% was pop corn nugs.)
Better Bud Butter has been a terrific hit with website readers and those fortunate enough to have a copy of “The Canny Bus Trip Kit” (soon to be released). It’s hard to improve on Better Bud Butter but we’ve done it.
Improvement number one comes from using European sweet butter. Regular butter is about 80% butterfat while European butters range from 84-86%. This may seem trivial but remember it is the butterfat that exacts the cannabinoids so a 7-8 % increase in butterfat will result in a more efficient extraction and stronger butter. European style butter comes from a number of manufacturers including Plugra from upstate New York, Strauss Organic, and recently Challenge European Style. Yes, the best still comes from France but it is exorbitantly priced.
Improvement number two comes from using a Braun high speed coffee grinder to convert all cannabis plant material from whatever source to a fine powder. The use of powder means the butter will taste more like cannabis as some of the chlorophyll and a few terpenes get into the butter. It also means a vastly increased surface area where the butterfat meets the cannabinoids. Using powder or “flour” significantly increases the potency of the final butter.
Improvement number three comes from using the best starting materials available. In this case Train Wreck, California Orange, and Pooh Bear trim were ground up and supplemented by powdered California Orange flowers. Using bud as opposed to trim will increase the potency of the butter.
The three improvements noted above resulted in cannabutter that is markedly different from the normal (and quite wonderful) Better Bud Butter. Black Out Bud Butter (BOBB) is approximately 2oo-300% stronger. The name BOBB comes from the fact that this butter is midnight green and will cause blackouts if too much is consumed.
2˝ pounds (six cups) of European Style high butterfat unsalted butter. I combined 8 oz of Plugra with 1 pound of Strauss Organic and 1 pound of Challenge European Style. Everyone has there own favorites but mine is Strauss. Strauss is smoother and less greasy than the others.
4 oz powdered Train Wreck Trim
2 oz powdered Pooh Bear Trim (a cross of Train Wreck and Salmon Creek Big Bud)
2 oz powdered California Orange trim
1/3 oz powdered California Orange flowers
The butters were melted in a covered crock pot set on high. The powdered cannabis was gradually stirred in with a wood spoon. The mixture was frequently stirred and cooked covered on high for one hour followed by three hours set on low. Stirring was accomplished every 15 minutes.
After four hours the hot mixture was squeezed through cheese cloth into a bowl then the product was filtered once more through cheese cloth. All available butter was squeezed out producing approximately 3 ˝ cups. Theoretically, the cloth balls remaining could be re-extracted with more butter but the product would not be nearly as strong. Approximately 75-85% of the available cannabinoids are extracted on the first pass.
Here is one cup of BOBB in his new refrigerator home:
Note on Preparation:
No gloves were used in squeezing the rather hot cloth balls into the collection vessel. If you go barehanded beware of burns. Usually the ball can be twisted and held at the top then you can press the ball with the wood spoon against the side of the collection vessel. Once the ball has cooled sufficiently you can “wring” out the last of the cannabutter. Yes, this is messy but will leave your hands oh so soft.
Note on Amount of powdered cannabis to use: I use as much as will go into solution with the butter. This varies depending upon the cannabis and source.
Note on Potency:
I know this cannabutter is potent simply from the extreme effects produced from handling it. I look forward to using this super potent butter for the next batch of Pecan Sandies.
And now some picture of my "experiment" This been on the crackpot since 5pm. So about 7 and a half hours now. I usually leave it on low for 12-18 hours with mixing here and there . Then strain it and refine it.
Refine: To make it a bit lighter in color. Once its done put the butter in some simmering water about 2 cups. Then let it all mix together and put it in the fridge.
All the chlorophyll and other impurity's will stay in the water and since thc is not water soluble you lose no potency. Enjoy
Side note: I put a 1/4 of it in to some cream cheese mix that had 3 full packages init a female friend was making for a fig tart. (Picked fresh figs from the garden today ) . when it was only about 3 hours into simmering on the crack pot. I ate 1" by 2" piece and I'm incredibly baked right now haha feel like i smoked a full hash blunt to my self. I've been smoking nothing but bho for over 6 weeks now as well so my tolerance is by no means low. Should be amazing with a full cup in some pecan sandies. I would highly suggest this for any pain, insomnia medical conditions.
And a pic of the Fresh fig tart IMAG0105.jpg
Last edited by suTraGrow; 09-11-2011 at 02:03 AM.
The bud would just absorb it and you wouldn't really have any butter hehe. I was originally gonna use 2 and a half pounds on this, but no all thebutter was getting basrobed so had to add another pound. Now its nicely simmering smelling up the whole dam neighborhood
I have never successfully made butter.. :[
The only time it worked for me was when I did not strain out the bud, I simply simmered 1/2 oz of bud in butter...than mixxed it all in Top Ramen.. It tasted like shyt & I swore I was eating sand paper.. but 5 hours later When I Awoke from My Nap.. I could not speak.. I knew what I was trying to say, but I was missing every other word in my sentences.. O_o All i could do was go back to sleep. I was tripping.
Oh, and I used clarified butter...if you don't know what that is, it's butter with the water and milk solids removed, so it[s almost 100% butter fat, the best butter to use for THC extraction, cause it's pure fat...Just a little different to cook with.
Raw, you're in SoCal, right? I have an idea of a few of us RIU members having a weed potluck picnic or some shit like that, go to the park and grill up some drumsticks, and everyone can bring the weed food they make...I can put pot in anything...I'll make a canola oil THC extraction, and use the canola oil to make mayonnaise, then make potato salad outta the mayo...yup...thats my entry.