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Crock pot is the way to go

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by rollwithit, Sep 11, 2008.

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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    When extracting thc into oil or butter use a crock pot/slow cooker. 3 hours or more. I made brownies tuesday night that are insane. I ate 2, 5 hours ago and I've been pie eyed ever since. Theres a little over 1g in each brownie. So happy :eyesmoke:
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    mr thc

    mr thc Well-Known Member

    Make sure the temp doesn't go over 29 degrees if you want to keep that bud at ultimate potency, as the thc begins to release at that temp
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    29? THC starts vaping at 220 F--
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    Little Tommy

    Little Tommy Well-Known Member

    I think that one temp is 29 Centigrade and the othr 220 Farenheit. I think that useable THC vapors start at more like 360F.
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    --that sounds about rite. I'm certainly no expert, just sharing what works!! I've wasted a ton of herb in the past, and ended up eating brownies that taste like shit and just get u a little high. I've made batches using the crock pot and the results were perfect each time. they knocked down some seasoned pros at a party on Sat. lol. Surface area and slow cooking seem to be the 2 key elements in cooking. Just my 2 cents tho! Love to read of others experience with cooking!
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    Leilani Garden

    Leilani Garden Well-Known Member

    How about some more details about how to do this? And what do you mean by surface area?

    Tx!
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member


    Hi,

    By surface area I mean grind it up and then grind it some more. You want to get as much bud as you can into as little space as possible, so I grind it into a powder and then add it to the amount required for 1 batch of brownies. Then stir and wait. The crockpot I have is real small and doesn't have a high/low setting, so it's just on. I stir it occasionally during the 4-5 hour cooking. I've done it for less time, like 2 hours, then taken the used herb and cooked it again and still extracted more thc. But after 4-5 hours it seems like all the thc is extracted and the oil is DANK. I think everything related to MJ comes down to a lesson in patience. lol. Strain the oil a couple times to remove the cooked mj and then just add that oil to the mix and bake as directed! Hope that helped! PLease let us know when you try it!!
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    Leilani Garden

    Leilani Garden Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'll let you know, for sure! Right now I'm torn between what you are talking about and trying an alcohol tincture . . . spiked with vanilla pods.

    So many choices, so little time and weed . . . .

    Love what you wrote about patience. I believe you are right. That is one reason I bought a sewing machine years ago: to deal with my object frustration and to work on my patience levels. Now? I'm just on to new things.

    Oh-gotta ask. The crock pot you are using. You said it's very small. Are you perhaps talking about the potpourri crock pots? They look like miniature crock pots, but are mean to be used for potpourri? My crock pot is a big one. You know, the whole family thing . . . stick a whole rack of ribs in it, that kind of thing. Maybe I'll look on ebay for a small one.

    Thanks for the info!
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    Hey Leilani Garden, Have you eaten it before?

    I'm constantly trying to increase my tolerance for frustration. I had the patience of Job when I wasn't in pain 24-7, lol, it's true though. GD sciatica nerve. Anyway, from seed to consumption there is nothing fast about herb x-cept how quick the bud dissapears.:weed: Seems that way with everything in life worth obtaining..

    I don't know first hand about alcohol extraction, havnt' tried it yet as I've been too busy trying to perfect the cooking thing.....and I think it's paid off. Like I said I can finally make edibles that taste good and get you zoinked. And I mean, off the wall zoinked.:eyesmoke::clap:

    Here's a pic of the little dipper cp. And another of the huge cp that works so much better for pot roast! Keep me updated!

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    misshestermoffitt

    misshestermoffitt New Member

    That small one is for pot-pourri burning. Is that the one you used for your butter?

    Your large crockpot is the size of my little single serving crock pot LOL

    Have any of you guys tried putting some trim into a jar of olive oil and letting it sit to infuse it? People do that all the time, put sage, or thyme, or other stuff in olive oil and it makes it taste like that.

    Imagine some canni-oil stir fry or something :bigjoint:
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    Kludge

    Kludge Well-Known Member

    I've done that with fresh spices and olive oil like you were saying but you let it sit in there for a really long time, like at least a month but more like 6. I've got a jar of habaneros sitting in oil for over 10 months now, will be ready for Christmas. I make a hell of a habanero ham.
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member


    lol. that's wicked funny. yes that's the one I use. It's perfect.

    I use canna-oil in everything. We stir fry all the time!! Last weekend I fried fresh garlic in a wok with hot cannaoil with onions and peppers. I let that cook for about 5 minutes, added some soy sauce and then placed 4 portabello mushrooms halves on top and cooked each side til they were saturated with the oil and tender to eat. Put that over a plate of sticky white rice with some french bread and red wine.

    The taste was to die for, and my wife and I were zoinked all night long...so much fun. I took some french bread and soaked up the remaining oil that was in the pan with a peice of that. Nibbled on that. lol.
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    My grinder and crock pot

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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    and strainer

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    Budsworth

    Budsworth Well-Known Member

    I have always just chopped up my bud real fine and put right in to brownie mix.
    They come out really good.
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member


    Yea I've tried doing that too.. i've had some success with it, but nothing like extraction my friend!! You can get high eating it chopped up in different receipes but you can get blasted proper from the same amount if you extract the thc into something fatty, like oil. Just letting you know man, we all have our own relationship with MJ.lol.


    For example, smoke 2 grams of low grade cheap mids and get a little stoned each time. But eat the same herb after its been extracted and you can bike 30 miles in NewEngland on a 90 degree day and still be stoned for the next 10 hours when you arrive! lol :mrgreen: I swear it's true. 2 grams of accurately prepared dirt weed is a weekend of fun....well, maybe just saturday and into sat night... lol but still!! :peace:
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    Budsworth

    Budsworth Well-Known Member

    I will have to try it.
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    rollwithit

    rollwithit Active Member

    Kool. works best with an oz, but a half is good too.:bigjoint::bigjoint::bigjoint::bigjoint:

    the more the better!!!
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    Leilani Garden

    Leilani Garden Well-Known Member

    For your sciatica? Tiger Balm with the cloves and wintergreen works well for a friend of mine. She is Internet illiterate, so I just recently looked up all that is good for that, but it's in a notepad in my car. My pm box is full here and I'm too lazy and tired to go clear it out, but I'll get back to you about that sciatica. I get it too, but mine is so mild that, knock on wood, all I get is that weird hot/cold/sensitive feeling to my leg. I sympathize for sure. So when your magic butter is all gone? I'll have some suggestions that worked well for my Internet illiterate friend.

    The olive oil idea! Another good one. I don't know about cooking it, though. It has such a low heat point (cannot recall the word at the moment--but you know, how peanut oil has a high one, so that you can deep fry and not consume the crappy trans fats??). Infusing? Sounds like it could work. And maybe make, oh I don't know, salad dressing out of it? Bread dips, sprinkled with herbs like crushed red peppers, oregano, thyme? What are you thinking, Miss Moffit (sorry, cannot recall how to spell your name().

    Let's investigate this more. I'm a kitchen person so I'm always interested in more alchemy ideas. Maybe in a past life, I was an apothecary.

    Love the crock pots. Oh, it is coming up, that time of year, isn't it? Summer is gone? Who did that?? But I'm really looking forward to some good, slow cooked food . . . of all sorts.
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    Leilani Garden

    Leilani Garden Well-Known Member

    Good god in the morning! When can we get together and cook up a storm?? That must have been one memorable meal. Do you use epicurious.com for ideas? I love, love, love that site.

    What you are saying about the all day highs? That's how it used to be back in the "olden" days when I was in high school. Smoke in the morning (before school . . . oh, I feel bad that I did that to my parents), and I'd still be wasted when I got home. I'd put on headphones (for the EIGHT TRACK player, for real) and listen to Physical Graffiti for some truly orgasmic head rushes.

    But! The cooking stuff sounds like it could bring back the golden days for me.

    Thanks! And I WILL get back to you about the remedies for sciatica. I also recall that acupuncture is on the list. I've done that a few times. It did nothing, not one thing, for cigarette smoking (but we did laugh our heads off). For insomnia? Fantastic, except I feel asleep at work. For bad backs? I've not had to try that yet, but I've heard great things about it. So do look into that. And bring your camera, because it's hilarious to see you look like with all those needles sticking out of your scalp, your forehead, your ears, etc.

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