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How To Make Cannabutter [W/ Pics]

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by AdReNaLiNeRuSh, Aug 20, 2008.


    AdReNaLiNeRuSh Well-Known Member

    Hey folks,

    I always seem to come across threads with people asking how to make cannabutter/baked goods. Well, I hope that this thread will provide you with some insight as to how to make some dank shit!

    Step 1:

    You first need to procure your supplies. For this venture, you will need a large pot, a grinder of some sort, marijuana (stems, shake, trim, buds), and butter. When it comes to selecting the butter, I look to see what butter the store carries with the highest % of fat content. This is because THC is lipidic, meaning that it binds readily with fatty substances. Therefore, the more fat, the more THC the butter can hold.


    Step 2:

    The next step is to grind up your marijuana material using the grinder. I will be using a coffee grinder as to get everything super fine! The more you agitate it, the better. For one batch of cookies that calls for a stick of butter, I put around 20-30g of fluffy buds/trim in. This time I did not use stems, but anything sporting trichomes is fair game to use. After grinding it all up, dump it into the pot and add some water.


    Step 3:

    Once you have added an ample amount of bud to the pot, add your butter. The recipe I am using calls for 1 stick, so I will be using 1 1/4 stick to account for any materials lost. Go ahead and throw the butter in. Bring the pot to a boil*, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Now, it is a game of waiting. I generally let my batches simmer for around 6 hours, but am going to cut it short to 4 today.


    Step 4:

    After the stew has simmered for an ample amount of time, it may be removed and prepared for separation. The simplest and cleanest method I have found is to simply set a wire strainer inside a glass bowl, then scoop the mixture into the strainer. Make sure to squeeze excess moisture/butter from the plant matter as it will generally retain a lot. Do this until all the matter has been separated from the liquid.



    Step 5:

    You should be able to see a layer of liquid butter floating along the top of the bowl. It must now be solidified in order to extract it from the water. To do so, simply set the bowl in the refrigerator until the top layer becomes hard.


    Step 6:

    After awhile, the top layer will solidify hard enough to pick up with a cooking utensil. At this point, scoop it all out and place in a separate container. This is your cannabutter.



    Step 7: (Optional)

    You can use your cannabutter on whatever you wish, however, I use mine with a pre-packaged chocolate chip cookie mix that calls for 1 stick of butter. Convenient. Go ahead and mix everything according to the directions, but instead of individual cookies, mix into a large cake pan. Then, bake at about 50 degrees lower than the instructions call for*. Enjoy!


    *During the boiling process, the THC becomes decarboxylated. This is a very rapid and natural process that takes place when temperatures reach over 100C. What happens is the carboxyl group (COOH) on the end of the THCA hydrocarbon chain is destroyed, leaving a hydrogen atom in place. This process converts THCA to THC, processing it into a use able psychoactive form.

    potroast, NightTrain, Lacy and 20 others like this.

    buffalosoulja Well-Known Member

    20 to 30 grams per stick, damn your making space cakes.

    Link99 Well-Known Member

    Omg jizz worthy!

    I love it!!

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE THIS!!! it was so informitive and helpful

    im totally gonna be makin EVERYTHING out of cannibutter lol

    I just made sum blueberry cobbler!! it requires a stick of butter too!

    take a bowl an cover blueberrys in sugar
    mix 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of self rising flour and 1 cup of milk till chunks of flour are gone
    melt a stick of butter on 350 in the oven
    then pour blueberrys into the the butter
    and finally pour the mix into the blueberrys an butter
    and put back into the oven .. it will look like a mess.. but in the end the flour mix will rise and make a beautiful cobbler

    30 mins later ...


    I used ur technique!! =D

    and its delicious!
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    AdReNaLiNeRuSh Well-Known Member

    Thank you folks for the positive comments.

    I ate a cookie from that batch yesterday around 4 or so, and wow... As compared to most batches I have made, the effects came on rather fast (more than likely just my metabolism for that given time) and were very intense. I awoke this morning still feeling a bit cloudy-minded!

    Just keep in mind that it's hard to titrate baked goods as you don't always know how potent they are going to be.


    marktheman Active Member

    looks simple enough.

    How much pot do you think you would need though? Because here in New Zealand its about $25 for 0.8g - 2g which is a tinnie and obviously the amount varies with the dealer and so its a lot of money to be wasting if you dont have enough to make a decent amount of Cannabutter lol

    sleepsmoke Well-Known Member

    can do the same with vegatible oil i use trim fresh bud and whatever is left over from the vaporizer to get all the thc out of it. you can either cook it or let it sit in a jar for a few weeks works both ways. Thc is also alcohol soluble if you double boil it in 151 on low you will have a tinture that will knock your ass out

    Link99 Well-Known Member

    The leaf without thc?

    id compact it into lil nugs let it dry n sell it to highschool kids but im already going to hell so .. fuck it


    OTherwise its trash unless u wanna make brownies that taste like they have bud in it an dont get you high...

    you could sell those too ...
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    Artillerie Active Member

    I always used the weedtrash instead of pure weed, was pretty nice too. And I always made it too roughly, without the wire strainer so all of the weed was in the cake.
    This sounds way better!
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    Leilani Garden Well-Known Member

    What a great idea--I think we've still got some blueberries in my neighborhood. I could do this in a pie. I love blueberry pie, but I never got around to making one this summer.

    Or . . . could you make blueberry pancakes with it? Probably not, because they don't cook as long, right?

    Mattplusness Well-Known Member

    You really don't NEED to refrigerate it, I've done it without refrigerating it and they turned out amazing, an ounce in 10 pieces of brownies had everyone flying.

    AdReNaLiNeRuSh Well-Known Member

    Really? How then, might I ask, did you separate the water from the butter? If you don't cool it, then the butter wont solidify. If you think you're going to siphon it, you're going to loose a fair amount of butter...


    diggitydank420 Well-Known Member

    Theoretically, it should work. Just add a 1/4 cup of canna-oil to pancake batter and that should do the trick. I don't know of many pancake recipes that call for oil, but I always put some into mine to help prevent them from sticking to the pan while cooking.

    xmissxaliex Well-Known Member

    hey wow thats really cool! thanks for the pictures, do i have to put 20-30g in though? i don't have that much.... like i have only about 7 or 8g can i put leaves (shake) or stems too?

    DeweyKox Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the recipe. Will post effectiveness tonight!

    AdReNaLiNeRuSh Well-Known Member

    Heh, you don't have to use 20-30 grams; that's honestly overkill. I just don't get around to baking much anymore. When I do make something, I like to make it memorable... or atleast in this case non-memorable. As for the stems and shake... I've always been told that they are acceptable and have used them myself in the past. However, through experience, I've learned that more times than not, main stems/stalks aren't the best. A good rule of thumb is if you can see trichomes, then go ahead and use it. Stems from inside bud are generally good, but stalks off the plant don't really have much to offer.

    Awesome, man! I'm excited to hear how they turned out for you. Looks good so far!


    DeweyKox Well-Known Member

    So far, I took all the trimmings and stems from a 2 plant harvest, eat a few brownies, and feel tired. Maybe slightly high, but not really. I need to triple the dosage or something.

    I think on my next harvest, I will just use quality covered trics leaf trimming otherwise used for making hash, and use that. I need a better THC ratio!

    xmissxaliex Well-Known Member


    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    hmmm, I will have to try this as soon as I am ready to harvest. Is it best to use cured or fresh cannabis?

    bubbleinthebrain Well-Known Member

    What would you say the max temp you'd wanna bake at would be? And does it make any diff if it's for longer than cookies would take?

    Don't want to fuck my shit up.

    bubbleinthebrain Well-Known Member

    oh, and the simmer setting on my stove is still making tons of tiny little bubbles come through the stew... looks awfully boil-y to me?

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