Part 3, How to Make Infused Cannabis Weed Butter

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If we got rid of all the margarine and spreads, the world would be a (cannabis) butter place.

Cannabis CBD or THC infused butter (aka. weed butter) is a staple in the edible pantry preparation. We follow up our infused CBD coconut oil recipe with something more weed-butter-licious.

And just for your cleanliness, cooking with cannabis on the stove top can be hella messy.

So head on over and crab our cooking with cannabis apron :)p. We’ve splashed ourselves enough to know it’s needed!

A simple recipe to make infused cannabis CBD butter. Everyone’s favorite!

The Endless Possibilities of Weed Butter

Cannabis THC/CBD weed butter is a simple, very common and versatile way to consume cannabis. Infused butter is a simple way to incorporate cannabis into more of your baked recipes.

Most recipes ask for butter, so it makes it easy to just make a 1 to 1 swap of butter with your infused butter. This makes it a staple ingredient to keep in your pantry for all your cooking needs.

A couple important notes to keep in mind when cooking with butter vs an oil. We prefer to use unsalted, organic butter when making our infused THC/CBD butter.

You can extract more of your preferred cannabinoid since there is less moisture and water in organic unsalted butter.

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Secondly, and more importantly, butter has the potential to burn while you decarboxylate, or, “decarb.”

We suggest using a coconut oil or olive oil your first time around to limit the chance of burning off the benefits.

Because of the chance of burning, we use water with the butter to help regulate the temperature. We want to do everything we can to keep from burning our product.

Some Recipe Ideas with Cannabutter:

When using buds, it’s okay to use less than you would if you were using trim as there will be more trichromes present and therefore more THC. If I was using buds instead of trim in this batch, I probably would have used 0.5 grams of bud per tablespoon of butter.

Guidelines for Dosing Weed Butter:

We recommend using anywhere from 0.5-1.5 g of trim/bud/hash/etc per tablespoon of butter. If this is your first time experimenting with canna butter, try using 16 grams of cannabis to 2 cups of butter.

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Decarboxylate your Cannabis for CBD and THC

We are going to decarboxylate our cannabis for the butter a little different than we did in our second part (coconut oil recipe).

Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to turn the CBDA (or, THCA,CBGA) to the active chemical CBD (or, THC, CBG) in the plant.

Basically, we are converting the Acid, “A”, into it’s active ingredient for interact with our ECS (Endocannabinoid System).

Ardent Nova Decarboxylator

Better than I imagined.Very slight smell but hardly noticeable.Fast and gets the job done with minimal cleanup.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Levo Oil Infuser

This machine can make infused oils dressings coconut,olive,vegetable oil infused in hr or so no smell no waist.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The less time you spend decarbing before infusing in your butter, the better it’s going to taste.

By better, we mean more like butter and less like earth. Some love it, some don’t. Your choice, but we just wanted to make sure you had both methods in your pocket.

When you decarboxylate at a low temperature you are preserving the most terpenes, a.k.a. the oils in the plant that inform the flavor profiles of the cannabis as well as some of the addition health benefits.

Break out your baking sheet, as we are going to spend some time in the oven this time around. This process can work with any of the infused.

And don’t forget, you can use the Levo II to make a weed butter.

Don’t Overheat Cannabutter on the Stove

When we talk about making that oh-so-magical cannabutter, there’s one mantra you gotta remember: low and slow is the way to go!

This applies to cooking it and eating it actually!

Now, here’s the thing, beautiful souls: THC, the star of our cannabis show, is a tad sensitive. Like a delicate flower in the midday sun, it can wither away if things get too hot.

So, if you’re keen on preserving all the feel-good vibes of your green herb, heed these steps:

  • Butter & Water Harmony: Start by melting 2 cups of butter with 1 cup of water in your favorite saucepan or stockpot. Why the water, you ask? Well, water is Mother Earth’s way of ensuring your mixture doesn’t get too hot too quickly. It acts as a temp regulator, ensuring your butter doesn’t burn and your THC stays intact. 🌍💧
  • Cannabis Communion: Once your butter’s all melted and looking smooth, sprinkle in your coarsely ground cannabis, and let the magic begin. But remember, patience is key! Maintain a low simmer, ensuring the heat’s between a chill 160ºF and a toasty 200ºF. Keep this dance going for 2 to 3 hours, giving your pot an occasional stir. Boiling? Nah, man, that’s not the vibe we’re going for.

By respecting the plant and not letting things get too heated, you ensure your cannabutter retains all its euphoric potency.

After all, we want our edibles to carry not just the flavors of the earth but also the essence of the plant.

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Tools we Use and Where to Get Them

Move on to Part 4 How to Make Infused Cannabis Honey.

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How to Make Infused Weed Butter

This recipe should render about ~35mg of THC/CBD per teaspoon. Learn how to make delicious infused weed butter with our step-by-step guide. Elevate your edibles game and impress your friends with this simple recipe. Get started now!
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Course: Cannabis Butter, Weed Butter
Servings: 1.5 Cups

Equipment

  • 1 Sheet pan and parchment
  • 1 Strainer or cheesecloth
  • 1 Bowl or large measuring cup
  • 1 Jar or bowl to store the butter
  • 1 Weed Grinder
  • 1 Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Ground Cannabis This is about 21g or 1oz of ground cannabis
  • 2 Cups Butter We prefer Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 240°F. Place the cannabis on your baking sheet and spread evenly. If you have large flowers, break them by hand to smaller chunks.
  • Cover with parchment and place in oven for 35-45 minutes. Be sure to mix (or just shake the pan) every 10 minutes while it bakes.
  • Grind the cannabis to a medium/fine course. It's ok to use entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both — this is all a matter of preference. Anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your product so be careful grinding.
  • Melt the butter. Add 1 cup of water and 2 cup of butter into a stock pot or saucepan. Simmer on low and let the butter melt. Water regulates temperature to prevent burning.
  • Add cannabis and simmer. Once melted, add in your coarsely ground cannabis product. Maintain low heat (between 160ºF and – never exceeding – 200ºF) and let the mixture simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not boil.
  • Strain and store the butter. Set the funnel on top of a jar and line it with cheesecloth. Pour the butter (once cooled) over the cheesecloth funnel and allow it to strain freely.

Notes

  • Step 1 Note: When grinding, anything that fits through the cheesecloth will eventually end up the in product. Be extra careful not to grind too fine.
  • Step 4 Note: Water is added to help regulate the heat. If you end up with extra water in the final product, you can drain it easily once it’s hardened in the fridge.
  • Step 5 Note: Be careful during the simmer, overcooking will destroy the cannabinoid.

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.

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Your no-nonsense, sometimes witty, cannabis knowledgeable hippy from the Midwest, hanging around Chicago these days. Learning the ins and outs of the cannabis world while learning to blog. In hopes that our lives become a little more… relaxed.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. King P.

    This turned out great thank you for sharing! I made cookies with my butter and they were awesome.

  2. Ethan Jones

    Hey,
    I am just venturing into the edibles side of cannabis and have been looking for an easy recipe to follow. This looks like something I can try. Thanks for this, hoping this works out for me.
    Cheers!

  3. Bernadette Warsham

    Deciding on the plant you should increase is the first thing you ought to visualize before starting. When you’ve heard- and will probably listen to a great deal In this particular guideline- all crops are different and will require distinct developing environments.

  4. Devorah

    I grew my plants first time ever in my 67 years. I do not know the percentage in my weed. However because of pain( I go to pain doctor) ) pain only subsides when I have eaten 20 grms of canna butter.
    I’d like to use 1 ounce of herb. How much butter, water do I need to use? Help please

    1. bethehippy

      Well that’s pretty darn cool on your first plants, congrats! Your potency is probably between 10-18% for your dominant cannabinoid (strongest is usually ~22% and low end is around 6%).
      Let’s just assume that your plants cannabinoid amount is 15% and you want to use an ounce of plant (28grams). 4 cups of butter would make for about 22mg per teaspoon (emphasis on teaspoon here).
      Check out the calculator here to play around.
      As this is all education and entertainment information, we suggest you consult with your health care advisor to tailor this to your physiology and health for your first go.

      Light up, breath out and stay groovy!

  5. Samuel Jo

    Butter infused with cannabis/cbd is indeed a game changer. [ weedly.news ]

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  16. Cherie

    I’ve made the cannabis butter a few times now. I make my favorite recipe of chocolate log cookies and then cute each cookie into 4 bit size pieces. That’s what works for me with my pain from fibromyalgia.

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      Thanks Cherie! Great to hear it helps with the pain. Feel free to take a look at our ‘dosage calculator’ if you happen to know the percentage of your cannabinoids to understand what dosage each of those 4 pieces is at. Can help you hone in your therapeutic needs. Glad you stopped in! Stay groovy.

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  18. Liza Shay

    This CBD infused butter is a healthy start that would fill your day with energy and it tastes amazing with cornbread, The CBD infused into it adds an anti inflammatory property to the butter that makes it the perfect choice.

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