Well, hey there! We’ve officially started our 7th week with the stay at home quarantine order. DAMN YOU COVID-19!
We started these recipes exploring different ways to extract cannabinoids a little fearful of what our neighbors may think. That was week 1.
At this point, F it, right?
Today we are going to learn exactly how to make cannabutter in a crock pot.
Teach those 👃 neighbors a thing or two about a thing or two.
Why a Crock Pot for Making Weed Butter?
So glad you didn’t ask!
First things first. Is it CrockPot weedbutter or Crock Pot… or Crockpot?
Hell, is it slow cooker weedbutter or crockpot?
I’ll call it a crockpot since google trends show’s crockpot weedbutter is currently trending.
Infused Weed Butter in a Crockpot is Dead Simple
Slow cookers make things simple. Nothing like coming home to a hot bowl of chili marinating in a slow cooker all day.
Well, even better coming home to some cannabis butter. You’ll know it’s ready when your nose is near the front door – we promise.
Speaking of, if you want to limit the decarb smell because you live near neighbors, check out our mason jar tips.
Crockpot Weed Butter Limits Burn Risk
We also love the crockpot because as long as you keep it on your lowest setting, there is very little room for error.
Nothing feels worse than having to throw out a batch because you scorched off the cannabinoids.
So just like our motto when experimenting with edibles, slow and low is how we like our slow cooker CBD butter.
How to Make Cannabis Infused Butter (or ‘cannabutter’)
Cannabis infused (CBD, THC, CBN…) butter is a staple in the edible cannabis connoisseurs pantry.
Butter is delicious and CBD butter is delicious-er. At least to us.
Infused butter is a versatile carrier for THC and other cannabinoids.
We abide by a few truths for making crockpot cannabutter.
- Don’t burn your product, and
- Always decarboxylate your flower, and
- Use our dosage calculator to know your limits
You don’t need very many items for this recipe — just time really. It’s a set it and forget it type process.
Just remember to stir from time to time to really help the extraction process.
How Long to Cook Cannabutter in a Crockpot
The duration required to prepare cannabutter in a slow cooker depends on both the quality and the preperation of the cannabis. You can prepare cannabutter in two ways, either with non-decarbed cannabis or with decarbed cannabis.
General rule of thumb: 4 hours decarb; 8 hours non-decarb. (but we are ok with 3 hours — and sometimes less with decarb material).
Since the conversion of cannabinoid acids into THC and CBD is necessary to produce the desired high from the flower, the decarboxylation process itself must be completed.
Some prefer to be lazy and let the crockpot infusion do the job of decarbing, others (us included) are staunch believers in decarbing before infusing for a more consistent product and less waste.
How to make weed butter is an art. We see in the comments all different ways and as long as it works for you, it works for us.
There are many way’s to decarb, we suggest utilizing our favorite tool — the mason jar. We have a multiple ways to decarb with a mason jar at this article.
When you use pre-decarbed cannabis flowers for cannabutter, your cooking time is substantially reduced. This allows you to cook cannabutter for a long time. However, when you use non-decarbed cannabis flowers, you will have to spend longer.
When you use pre-decarb cannabis flowers for your cannabutter, your cooking time is significantly reduced. This condition lets you use only about 4 hours for cooking the cannabutter thoroughly. But when using non-decarbed cannabis flowers, you’ll have to cook for wee bit.
Tools for Making CBD Butter in a Slow Cooker
- Slow cooker (aka. Crockpot) – We like smaller ones like this one from amazon
- Strainer (cheese cloth or metal strainer)
- Container (you can use a jar or molds to make a butter shape)
- Spatula (good to the last drop)
Crockpot Cannabutter Tips
First, we suggest adding a little water to help reduce the risk of burning if you don’t trust your slow cooker. It will most likely evaporate away while cooking but, if not, you can remove it after the butter hardens and separates from the water.
Second, keep the temperature on low — about 160 degrees. Under 200 degrees is our target. Anymore and you risk burning off the terpenes and wasting the cannabinoids.
Also, you really only need to let it go for about 3 hours and then you can begin cooling. Some say longer is better, but if you are in a rush it’s better to limit the time than to crank the heat (see above).
Simple Crock Pot Infused Cannabis Butter in a Slow Cooker
- Slow cooker (crock pot)
- 2 cup Unsalted butter – around a pound
- 1/2 ounce Ground and decarboxylated cannabis – around 15 grams
- The first step in making some of the easiest crockpot weed butter is to make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go and ready to clean. Afterwards, you won't want to do much.
- Set your slow cooker to low, or around 160ºF. (Stay under 200 degrees to prevent degrading the cannabinoids)
- Add butter and stir until melted2 cup Unsalted butter
- Stir in the ground, decarboxylated cannabis1/2 ounce Ground and decarboxylated cannabis
- Cook for at least 3 hours and then let cool when ready
- Place cheesecloth (or strainer) in glass jar and slowly pour the cooled butter
- Use the spatula to squeeze all the butter through the strainer
- Stay groovy my friends
Is slow cooker cannabutter a different recipe?
Nope, slow cooker cannabutter is made the same way. It’s just some people call it a slow cooker and others call it a crockpot. Some even call it a crock pot, but we don’t talk about these people.
Can you make cannabutter slow cooker witha mason jar
Yes, you can. We will make a recipe on it. But, basically, just put the cannabis and butter in a mason jar. Add some water to the crockpot and I add a wet rag in, fully submerged in the water. Be sure to purp the lid every once in a while.
Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and is purely for entertainment and education purposes. In no way do we condone the use of cannabis or it’s bi-products without the consent of your medical professional as well as abiding by your state and country laws.