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How Long Do You Cook Cannabutter For?

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by Kushman1995, Aug 19, 2009.


    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    so 24 hours is overkill? Does longer time like vaporize the material out?

    qwizoking Well-Known Member

    I prefer an efficient extraction that leaves the high of my landrace sativas intact...

    I use fresh frozen material and make qwiso. Thin film natural evap..slowly add hot coconut oil or if you prefer butter until all the oil is in suspension.....done...no cooking or destroying your cannabinoids for 12 hours or whatever lol

    Oh and to decarb ..since its impossible to tell if plant material is decarbed through traditional oven methods...you should decarb the oil over a double boiler, you can tell by co2 bubbles forming and you can know for sure when its done and to not go too far (also let it be known I only read this page :) )

    yktind Well-Known Member

    THC has a boiling/ evaporation temperature of 315 degrees.

    When I make butter it takes maybe 3 hours if that. I don't understand why it is necessary to cook for so long.

    THC is fat and Alcohol soluble. Once its mixed into the butter It is already attaching itself to the fat molecules to create a complete bond.

    When I make butter it goes as follows (paraphrase):

    - Heat water (how much water??? Enough to fill your cup without overflowing) and 1 pound butter in crock pot on low setting
    - Leave a flexible cup to the side (big gulb or whatever)
    - Mix in herb once butter is melted.
    - Cook until the plant materail sinks to the bottom and looks done

    - Let cool for a few minutes so you don't melt your cup.
    - Put cheese cloth (or whatever you want to use for a screen) over the cup and strain material.
    - I like to squeeze out the plant material

    - Put cup in fridge and wait overnight
    - In the morning you will have a nice hockey puck of cannabutter

    I do it differently now though. Since getting my bubble bags I just make hash and then measure out how much I want each serving to dose. Then if the recipe calls for butter I just put the butter in the microwave and drop some hash in it. Mix it up and pour right into your recipe. The taste and smell is more like your flowering colas and you don't get that green plant taste. Also this is much stronger. The other day I made some Hash and Cheese (like mac and cheese) and was out after one bowl.

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    I am assuming after vape is best cooked into the butter (crock pot), like making bubble from after vape lol how would that turn out?

    yktind Well-Known Member

    ^I'm not sure I understand. But I'll take a swing.

    In theory after vape there should be nothing left. Since you are vaping all of the THC off the flower (but we don't live in a perfect world so we will assume there are remnants left). You could make butter with left over vape material but if your going for quality and taste that is not the way to go.

    I did a bubble run after doing a run of BHO and it didn't turn out that great. really not even good for cooking. Really hard hash that tasted like shit.

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    So i took 14 grams of little nugs, gram or 2 of big nugs, and finally 2 grams of after vape, put in crockpot with 3/4 cup oil! We will see

    Ringsixty Well-Known Member

    How long do I cook my butter...3 hours on low simmer.
    How long does it last in the freezer... Longest kept was about a year.

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    So my oil has a very pronounced body stone, hardly any head high-tho its odd that is where I first felt the high, its progressed to a heavier stone. Definitely will use more next time, or a mix that requires more oil-like double that of the brownie mix!

    qwizoking Well-Known Member

    Hmmmmm very interesting....... see post #22

    yktind Well-Known Member

    Or make some hash and drop in whatever you want :bigjoint:

    I did .2 or .3 / serving with my hash and cheese couldn't get through a whole bowl. 1. It was really rich and after awhile all you taste is herb, lol. 2. I wasn't sure how high I would get but I'm glad I stopped.

    So if Brownies make 10 servings you'll need 2 grams of hash for .2/ serving. Which I think would really floor you.

    AlGore Well-Known Member

    I use 380 once run volcano poop to cook alot and it'll fuck your head up if you do it right... Also no butter/oil should ever taste of much other than hash after washing it good, assuming you don't grind your shit to a powder first.

    Also... I hate QWISO just cuz QK is a dick and thinks its the solution to everything.

    yktind Well-Known Member

    Bubble hash wins hands down to QWISO

    smokajoe Well-Known Member

    for sure, would any type work? Like bubble/bho/qwiso? Like one is better for cooking (I see qwiso alot)? I need to try now!

    yktind Well-Known Member

    I'm less of a fan of QWISO usually tastes like resin. I could be doing it wrong but also not a fan of any solvents now. A dab will still come by now and again though, lol. Damn that shit rocks you. Anyway yeah any kind will do. It just needs to be dissolved(mixed) into a fat or oil.

    tokingtiger Well-Known Member

    I have seen 2 oz's of good bud cuttings, go into a crock-pot with 1 lb of real unsalted butter. 20+ hours gives me the best results. Cooking for less time gave me WEAK butter. It is that simple, it is that true.

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