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It's easy to read "Cooking with Cannabis" and picture someone sprinkling buds into brownie batter before pouring the mixture into a pan and sliding it into the oven. In fact, the process can be as simple or sophisticated as you want it to be. But, to save you time, money, and headaches, this post will get you started with the foundation of cannabis cooking: preparing cannabutters.

Decarboxylation -- Unlocking the Magic

You may see posts here and there that talk about making your cannabutter by mixing buds in with butter, then slow simmering it. While that's acceptable, this method ends up retaining more of the plant's grassy flavor than its precious THC, terpenes, and cannabinoids that the plant begins with. The first thing to do with your cannabis is to break it up then bake it up (see below for the reasons why). Here's a quick and easy way to do it (don't grind it yet!):

Check out Leafly's "Basic Cannabutter Recipe" in their cooking basics blog post.

  1. Preheat your oven to 245 degrees F.
  2. Break it up: use your (freshly washed) hands to break it up and scatter your buds on a parchment-covered baking sheet. This encourages more thorough decarbing, sort of like how you distribute your granola mixture to make it evenly toasty and crunchy.
  3. Bake the cannabis for about 35 minutes, shaking the baking sheet every 10 minutes to get themost surface area and best THC yield.

Cannabutters

You can't just toss weed into any food and expect a great experience. Cannabis compounds readily cling to fats, so once you've decarbed your weed, you want to grind it coarsely with a hand grinder. Don't powderize, puree, or pulverize it.

Butter or coconut oil is best --you're welcome, vegans.Use a thermometer for this.

  1. Add a cup of water and a cup of your preferred fat to a pan and keep the temperature between 160 degrees F and 200 degrees F.
  2. Add in your decarbed flower as the butter melts into a simmer, then maintain the mentioned temperature range so it simmers (but doesn't boil) for two to three hours, stirring occasionally.

When the time comes, the water and fats no longer look separated (check out step 3 of thisblog post). Imagine a bottle of olive oil with herbs floating around in it. Now, you're ready to strain. Line a funnel with a cheesecloth and place the funnel over a jar or bottle. Don't squeeze or press the cheesecloth to get more product through, otherwise, you'll get a stronger plant flavor. It's best to let the mixture strain for up to 5 minutes and cut your losses with any leftovers.

Finishing Up

Refrigerate your new and infused butter for about an hour and any excess water will separate itself again. You'll need to move the butter aside to drain that water. And if your butter is solid enough, you might dab it all over with a clean cloth to remove excess moisture.

Dosage and Taste Tests

You'll want to sample your butter before you start incorporating it into recipes willy-nilly (especially if you're entertaining or catering!) Start with a saltine or small piece of bread and put a tiny bit of the butter on it (we're talking a pea-sized amount here), then wait an hour or so to see how it hits you.

Experience Matters

As you decide how to infuse your recipes, keep your audience in mind. Not everyone has your tolerance. It's best to under-compensate for your less experienced or tolerant guests. Your heavy hitters (so to speak) can just eat another cookie or hit your vape pen if they're just not feeling it.

Also, we'd be remiss if we didn't offer a couple of warnings right off the bat. DO NOT drive under the influence (remind your dinner guests when entertaining). Also, underage laws still apply in the comfort of your home, so keep cannabis away from children and minors.

Conclusion

As you can see, cooking with cannabis basically requires a stoner's patience and a little culinary penchant. Cannabis cooking is never an exact science, but you can get pretty close to perfect with enough practice. If you're just beginning your journey or aren't sure you'll get it right the first time, play it safe by grabbing someedibles,drinks, andtincturesfrom your nearestThe Green Solution location. You can even reserve online and pick up your order to save time

Quick Fact

Curing Cannabis Plants- This very gradual drying process involves moderate humidity and mild temperatures, preserving the dimensionality of cannabis plants and the consumption experience. The better and more gradual the curing process, the more sophisticated a grower's yields become, including preserved aromas, flavors, and potency.