Saturday, June 27, 2020

Coconut Cannabis Oil for cooking (weed butter alternative)

I use 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter for every 1/4oz weed.  Dry the buds in your oven on low heat until crumbly.  My oven has a warming cycle so I set it at 145F and let the buds dry for close to an hour.  I have since upgraded to a dehydrator and I dry the buds on the herb setting.  I use a coffee grinder to reduce the dried buds to a fine powder.

Next step is to decarb the finely ground bud

The first thing you need to after drying your cannabis and grinding it is to then decarboxylate it. Decarbing is converting the THC-A in the plant into THC, which is what the body metabolizes. An easy, safe and low-odor way to decarb it is to put your dried and ground cannabis in a mason jar, snug the lid & ring down gently. pre-heat your oven to ~ 210°F then put the jar in the oven for ~½ an hour. let it cool to room temp before opening it.  I move it around a few times during the process to make sure it gets evenly heated.
iI you don't decarb, the following process will still work. It just won't be as potent or effective. But if you retain the “dregs” and consume them in some fashion, you will claim most of the THC + the beneficial terpenes & flavinoids in the plant matter.  I use the dregs in my edibles, nothing wrong with extra fibre

Melt the coconut oil (or butter) and measure 1/2 cup.  Once the buds are decarbed and cooled off carefully add the coconut oil to the jar and reseal it, then swish it around gently to mix.

Now for the part that requires patience.  Put the mason jar into the pot of water or a slow cooker and maintain a temperature of about 198F for 12 hours.  Swish the jar around occasionally and keep the water level at least halfway up the jar.

At this point you can strain the oil into a clean jar using cheesecloth and a mesh strainer (or coffee filter etc) and store it in the fridge until ready to use.  If you are going to use it right away leave it in the hot water with the stove turned off, you'll save a step and lose a bit less oil in the transfer process.  I don't strain it, I grind the dried buds with a coffee grinder and use them in the recipes too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Marijuana Nonna showing how to make cannabutter with marijuana leaves

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of those left over leaves from a plant that you just harvested? Well you can use all of those marijuana plant leaves to make cannabutter / weed butter to cook with. In this short video Marijuana Nonna who is a 91 year old cool who infuses her cooking with medical marijuana shows us how to use the leaf from the marijuana plant to make an infused butter that can be added to any of your favorite recipes that calls for butter.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Simple Marijuana infused Olive Oil Recipe to cook with on the fly

I use olive oil exclusively, and one of the ways I prepare it on the fly is like this when I'm about to cook dinner:

1 gram of bud leaves per person
1 stack of stems

the rest of the ingredients

First I heat the oil in a frying pan, then stir and fry the stems for about a minute, I then take em out and toss em, I then put in the bud leaves, and give em a quick stir before tossing in the other ingredients (garlic, onions, etc). I've made burritos this way (cooked the chicken in the oil, then tossed the rice in the frying pan to absorb the rest of the oil, add beans salsa and fresh cilantro and booyah) I make a killer tomato sauce like this, as well as some other italian recipies. 99% of the time, you really can't tell the weed was even a part of the recipie. Minimum weed smell too.

Don't limit yourself to sweet stuff, leave the sweets for later, when you get the mnchies

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cost effectiveness of edibles

Most potheads prefer to get high off of as little weed as possible, even if they make 200k a year. Well if I made 200k a year I would smoke way, way too much... but let's not go there. Anyways, edibles have a funny dose-response curve to them. I know of no simple charts on that, though, so I'll try to describe how it works. Basically eating weed is inefficient if you want to just eat .1g and get high for a couple hours. However, if you want to make some weed edibles out of .7-1.5g and eat it over the course of a lazy saturday, it is probably more efficient if you're a heavy smoker. If nothing else, you will be higher than ever before and it only takes a single bowl to blow your mind once you're already really high on edibles. Also, munchies, I find, are oddly more satisfying on edibles: I get munchies, but less intense and more easily sated. When you smoke, the heat from combustion actually breaks down a considerable amount of the cannabinoids that you want, when you eat it, you get basically everything.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Super Easy and Fast Crock Pot Cannabutter recipe

If you have ever used a Crock pot you know that they make life easy! Throw raw food in Crock pot. Go to work. Come home, and supper is done! Well making weed butter in a Crockpot is super easy and a bit less hands on than using a double boiler, and a lot more convenient if you don't have the money to spend on a double boiler. For this Cannabutter Crockpot recipe uses a lot of marijuana and butter, so remember you can definantly divide the recipe in half or thirds or even quarters. How I made it was just a tad different, I halved the butter, so 1lb or 4 sticks of butter to 1oz of buds to make the marijuana butter for my last cake that I made.

You will need:
1 - 2.5 Oz Marijuana
1 -2lbs Unsalted butter
3 cups water.

     Simmer in crockpot on LOW for 6 hours.
 Remember if you use 1 to 1.5 ounces of marijuana just use 1 pound of butter to make a smaller batch.

 Strain through cheese cloth to separate out the plant matter, and squeeze it out good, try to get every last drop of liquid out of the material. Let it cool for a bit on the counter then place in the fridge (placing it in the fridge before it's room temp will just make the fridge kick on and use more electricity). Leave it alone until the weedbutter has turned solid and the water is floating on top. Pour off the water, cut into chunks as the recipe needs. Most cake and brownie recipes will say 2 sticks or will call for a whole pound of butter, just remember that 4 sticks is 1 pound. so 2 sticks is 1/2 pound or 0.5 lb or 8oz.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Easy Cannabutter Recipe

Here is an awesome easy weed butter recipe that I tend to use time and time again.

The backbone of eating weed in delicious foods is.... CANNABUTTER Cannbutter, thankfully, is some easy stuff to make and incredibly versatile. Theres guides to it all over the place that some easy googling can find. However I'll reduce these to the simplest recipe ever and will add pictures next time i make cannabutter.

1)Get herb, I suggest a quarter for a stick of butter. 
2)Get a deep pan or mid sized pot.
3)Put a few cups of water in the pot.
4)Put a stick of butter in the pot
5)Turn heat to low or medium
6)Throw the weed in whenever, it doesn't need to be hot yet.
7)Get the weed/butter/water mixture to a low simmer and stir well every few minutes.
8)Cook this for 30-45 minutes, or hell an hour if you are like me and get stoned and forget about the butter. 9)After 30-45 minutes, strain the green shit out and throw the butter/water into the refridgerator. TIP don't put ice in, it fucks up the separation process.
10) Let cool until the butter solidifies on top and pull it out and you have your weed butter.

Optionally, you can repeat the process with the funky water and old weed and you will get some weed butter that isn't great, but will fuck you up. Now that you have weed butter, you can put it in anything that it will dissolve/soak/cook into My personal favorites are pasta and hot chocolate. Few things beat sipping a tasty cup of pot hot chocolate in public.

Dosing your edibles and a guide to the "high"

If you have never cooked with weed before or have never had any pot brownies you might be wondering what the high is like from eating marijuana. I will try my best to describe it, also you will learn how to dose your edibles. When you cook with marijuana the potency can vary wildly depending on several factors, those include
  1. Strength/potency of the strain of marijuana. Each strains contains a different percentage of THC, along with different effect as in indica verse sativa.
  2. When cooking with weed the THC is extracted via a method, each method is either more or less efficient than others.
  3. Just because you just whipped up a pound of weed butter made with an oz of marijuana, doesn't mean that you have to use all of it in the recipe. It is okay to cut the weed butter with normal butter if a certain recipe calls for a lot of butter, or you made a strong batch. 
Here is a short guide on dosing edibles to get the right buzz