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Cannabis Cafe forums; This is a complete walk through on how to make cannabis capsules.
Here is a list of everything you will ...
This is a complete walk through on how to make cannabis capsules.
Here is a list of everything you will need:
ez cap filling machine
butter knives or tiny spatulas
1/2 tsp or 1tsp measuring spoon
raw organic coconut oil
3g of clean bud
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If you keep your coconut oil in the fridge take it out a day or two before hand to let it soften up.
You can use any ratio of bud to oil that you like. For this tutorial I am using a 1:1 ratio.
You can use any quality bud for this. The better the quality the better the capsule. For this tutorial I used low grade bud that cost me $50 for a half ounce. So that is $12.50 for an eighth. This will make 20 capsules at $0.62 per capsule for the cost of the bud alone. After all expenses lets just round it up to an even dollar which is probably on the high end.
Dosage depends on the person taking it. For me 2 of this quality is perfect, but if I used good quality bud a single capsule would be enough. Take when hungry with a very light meal. Works really well if you abstain from smoking for a day before hand. I get a great body buzz, especially around the eyes, and it will last about 2-3 hours. If I smoke while on these I will be ripped for a solid 2 hours with a slow come down. I quickly build up a tolerance to these so I try to spread out the days when I eat them.
Put 3 1/4tsp of coconut oil into the small cup (That extra 1/4 results in exactly 20 capsules for me when I add it). I use a ceramic cup, and place it into the crocpot. I have had good results with the low and high setting on my crocpot but I usually stick to low to be safe.
Make sure your cannabis is completely dry and remove all stem, seed, and large leaf matter. I ended up with 3g of clean bud. If your cannabis is still fresh simply leave it out to get dry. Don't worry about the cure. The long cooking process will activate the THC.
Grind it to a fine powder in the coffee grinder. If it is still moist it will stick to the grinder.
After the coconut has melted add the cannabis powder to it. Mix it in if you want but it is not neccessary. It will soon start to bubble and after about 2 hours there should be a foamy layer on top of the mixture (if it is not bubbling turn the crocpot to high).
Go ahead and stir it up and then let it sit for 6 hours. I usually time this to match my bedtime, but make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your kitchen just to be safe. Your whole house will start to smell of coconut oil and cannabis and will continue to smell like it until you take it off the heat.
Load the ez cap filling machine with about 25 capsules spread apart from each other. If you are doing a large quantity, are impatient, are using a higher bud to oil ratio or don't have steady hands use the props to raise the machine part and make it level with the capsules and put them all together in a square.
After 6 hours turn off the croc pot. I prefer to let it cool over a long period, about 3 hours, in the crocpot. I noticed that the plant matter tends to settle at the bottom if I do. Then I can just pour the oil right off it into another cup. If you don't want to wait take it out and pour it through the strainer into the cup. If you are using the props keep everything together.
If you are using the props on the filler simply stir the mixture and dump everything onto the filling machine right over the capsules. Then use a credit card to push it into the capsules. This method is very messy and the capsules always end up with residue on the outside.
If are not using the props then place about 15 drops of oil in about 18 capsules. You don't want to do all 20 at the start in case you run short on oil.
Now using the butter knives or tiny spatulas scoop up the plant matter and put it into the capsules.
This is slow and requires concentration so some people may opt out of it. Top off the capsules with oil so that the oil is just at or below the capsule lip.
If it is too high it will squeeze out when you close the capsules. You may end up with capsules that are all oil or all plant matter. I usually just eat these first.
Close the capsules and you're done. You should have 20 capsules + or - 2.
I store them in the fridge and they are usually good for up to a month. If there is oil on the outside of the capsules they will stick together. I don't like storing them in the freezer. They seem to give me a headache when I do. If you don't want to put them in the fridge just store them in a dark place. They will probably stay good for a couple of weeks.
Don't forget to lick the cups and utensils
So there you have it. 20 capsules with 0.15g of cannabis in every one and for less than a dollar each.
Last edited by jebus2029; 09-30-2010 at 08:54 PM.
This was a great tutorial, I enjoy seeing potent capsules available. The dispensaries make a shit ton off these things. Like 90 for 9 of em or something.
No need to spend that much. Even using expensive cannabis it comes out pretty cheap. If you used an eighth that cost $50 it would only be $2.50 per capsule for the cannabis, and that would probably have you high for a good 2-3 hours.
throw that schwag away thats the brownest weed i have ever seen.
Originally Posted by pocw94
Nutrition, vitamin or Health food stores will carry those 00 Capsules..
Originally Posted by schwa
sweet dude thanks for the how too.. i been wantingto make some capsules for many moons but just didnt know how...
i am going to read this thread 20 times b4 havest and then i am going to attemp it..
thanks again +1 rep
Haha, yeah that was some nasty shwag I had. That's why I made it into capsules. It does the job though. I do recommend using high quality bud however. It's much more effective.
If you have any questions about how to do it Reggaerican just post them and I'll get back to you pretty quick. Good luck on your first attempt!
You can also buy the capsules on amazon. I think after shipping it was around $8 for 250 "00" capsules or do a google search and you will find a lot of online retailers you can buy them from.
i have some outdoor cat piss and refinery that i cut 2 weeks early due to rain threats.. so i think im gonna make some tinctures, capsuls and eddibles..
Able To Roll A Joint
Able to roll a joint
Do you have to use coconut oil?
Can you use another kind of oil?
I found some coconut oil but it was like 30$
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