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?

Let’s make cannabis weed butter. Teach those neighbors a thing or two about a thing or two.

Why a Crock Pot for Making CBD Butter?

So glad you didn’t ask!

First things first. Is it CrockPot or Crock Pot… or Crockpot?

I’ll call it a slow cooker since google trends show’s slow cooker as trending.

Infused Cannabis Butter in a Slow Cooker is Dead Simple

Slow cookers make busy lives seem simple. Nothing like coming home to a hot bowl of chili that sat in the 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.

Slow Cooker CBD Butter Limits Burn Risk

We also love the slow cooker 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 ‘canna butter’)

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 this butter.

  1. Don’t burn your product, and
  2. Always decarboxylate your flower, and
  3. 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.

Tools for Making CBD Butter in a Slow Cooker

  • Slow cooker (aka. Crockpot)
  • 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)

Slow Cooker Infused Butter 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).


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Simple Crock Pot Infused Cannabis Butter in a Slow Cooker

A simple and safe way to extract cannabinoids for infused butter. 3 ingredients and a crock pot is all you need to have some long lasting and effective infused THC or CBD weed butter.
Keyword: Cannabis Dinner, Cooking with Cannabis, Infused Cannabis, Infused Dinner

Equipment

  • Slow cooker (crock pot)

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Unsalted butter
  • 2 cup Ground and decarboxylated cannabis around 8 grams

Instructions

  • Set your slow cooker to low, or around 160ºF. (Stay under 200 degrees to prevent degrading the cannabinoids)
  • Add butter and stir until melted
  • Stir in the ground, 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

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.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. D'arcy

    Do you have a lid on the slow cooker

    1. bethehippy

      Yup. Lid on.

  2. Hannah

    5 stars
    Do you add any water ?

    1. bethehippy

      Hey Hannah,

      I used to when I didn’t have have a digital crockpot with temperature control. If you don’t trust the low setting, I recommend throwing in a cup of water (or more, it really won’t impact anything) to keep things from burning. After you strain it, you’ll need to let it sit in the fridge and allow the butter to harden and separate from the water.

      Hope this helps!

  3. Melissa

    5 stars
    something I did that made this even easier was to make a tea bag with cheesecloth and knot it tightly. Once its fullysteeped (I also went over 3 hours) I used a metal hand lime squeezer that I bought at a local Fiesta Foods and squeezed everything I could out of it… all without getting any on my hands. Waste not want not… ammirite? Excellent method Thank You!!!!

    1. bethehippy

      Wow, nifty! Does any of the plant material end up in the final product when you do the lemon squeeze? Sometimes when I squeeze too much it can taste a little extra “weedy” but I think I’ll try your tea bag and squeezer method.
      Appreciate you and stay groovy!

  4. Limondtiss

    Can I use unsalted Irish cream butter

    1. bethehippy

      Absolutely. (and that’s my favorite type of butter.)

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