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How to Make Cannabutter at Home

Published:
June 22, 2022

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup cannabis (7-10 grams)

Instructions


Decarb your cannabis but placing it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 240 F for 40 minutes.

Let the cannabis dry a bit after removing it from the oven then grind it coarsely.

Add butter and water to a pot and bring it to a simmer over the lowest heat you can. Add the cannabis and let it infuse the butter water mixture for 3 hours at a temperature of between 160 and 200 F. Do NOT let the butter mixture to get over 200 F. 180 is a good point to try to keep it at. A sous vide stick works wonders for this. Just pour the melted butter/cannabis mixture into a large mason jar and set a sous vide stick set to 180 F in it)

Once infused, pour the butter through cheesecloth to remove the plant material. Squeeze the cheesecloth to get out all of the butter it soaked up as well.

Refrigerate overnight.

By morning the butter will be hardened on top with a greenish liquid below. Pop out the hard butter and put it into a bowl. Discard the water.

Mash the butter with a fork and when it's soft enough whip it with a whisk. The butter is grainy so doing this will turn it back into regular soft, creamy butter.

If you only plan to use it once in a while then freeze it, otherwise store in your refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Notes


To figure out dosing if you don't know the exact % of THC or CBD in your cannabis, just spread a small amount (1/4 tsp or so) onto a piece of bread and eat it. See how you feel 1 hour later and adjust from there.
Using more flower does not = more potent. The butter can only absorb so much of the cannabinoids so stick to a maximum 1:1 ratio. 1 cup of butter to 1 cup decarbed flower.
Homemade infused cannabutter will last for about 2 weeks in your fridge.
If you’ll only use it occasionally store it in the freezer.

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