Discussion in 'Medicating' started by tony42086, Dec 5, 2010.
Should I dry my buds/clippings before i make the butter or can I use fresh bud/clippings?
Good question i would like to know too.
Yes but make sure your ground up buds/trim are frozen! That will help the trichs seperate from the plant matter. Also to improve taste of the butter, try water curing your buds.
What do you mean by water curing?
Also, how long do I freeze after the bud/trim has dried?
Fresh off of Google:
"The idea here is to cut down on all the drying time, while removing a lot of the bad stuff (fertilizers, chloriphyll, ect...) from the bud at the same time.
1. Water cooler (or any other item to hold water, with room for buds)
3. Dehydrator (optional)
1. Chop down the plants as normal, and manicure them like normal. But dont dry them. (ive heard you could dry and cure normally and then do the water cure but to me it seems like a waste of time)
2. Lay the manicured buds in the bottom of a cooler and slowly pour water into the cooler, trying not to move around the buds too much. If the buds float, put a plate or something over them so that they stay COMPLETELY submerged. (if they arent completely submerged, it is pretty much a molds dream vacation)
3. Change the water every day for 7 days, and on the seventh (or eighth if you want... just be sure that they dont make it past take them out and hang them up to dry with a fan blowing on them (food dehydrators work well too... or in the over on the lowest temperature) and it shouldnt take more than a few hours to dry. After its dried, its ready to be smoked or stored.
Doing this will cut down on the amount of final product because of all the contaminates it removes. It will also kill bag appeal, so i wouldnt recommend doing this for a commercial grow since it pretty much turns the weed brown. But it does increase the concentration of THC (does NOT make more THC) but since THC isnt water-soluable, the contaminates get removed, but all the THC stays. Although it seems hard to believe (to me it was at first...) ive never seen any mold come up from doing this method (and ive even got my friends into doing it with theirs... no mold on theirs either). I would still recommend doing it on only a small part of your harvest at first tho, so that way if something goes wrong then it will only be a little bud lost instead of a whole crop."
Water curing will net you some great tasting budder! As always, for even better taste, you can refine your budder by bringing a pot of water to boil, dumping in your butter, remove from heat, stir for 15 minutes, and place in fridge. Seperate budder from pan like normal.
Just until frozen; a few hours. This step just firms up the trichs so they can fall off into the butter easier. Although if you water cure, you obviously dont need to freeze them. That was for fresh trim/buds only.
Or grind up your dry or fresh bud, leaves or what have you, put in crock pot with butter and water. Cover, set on high for 2 hours and than on Low for 4 or more hours. I have let it go 9 hour and it was great. Lots of posts on it.
I also refine my butter after I make it to geat a better taste.
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple S?#p!@
Drying is best, but not completely necessary. Put in crock pot with 2-lbs butter and simmer. Stir every 2-4 hours. In 24-hours you will have the most amazing butter!
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