How to make cannabis butter for novices

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How to make cannabis butter for novices

Pay attention, for legit marijuana butter, you needn’t be a master chef or a cannabis connoisseur. We can give you a recipe on how to make cannabis butter for novices, just have to be competent, patient, and coordinated. The most tried and tested recipes known in the world of cooking cannabis are possibly cannabis butter, also called cannabutter.

Finally, it’s just a very effective way to eat weeds to create cannabis butter. It is unobtrusive, flexible, and available. And we love how cannabutter helps to reduce cannabis stigma, especially in the most conservative communities.

You can produce sesame chili oil for rice dishes, or elevated coco oil for use in your next face oil mask with the same guidelines as the creation of weed butter. This basic step-by-step guide teaches you to make cannabis butter in a crockpot, or water bath, at home. You will then make a number of your favorite sweet and savory dishes by using this versatile recipe.

A tablespoon of oil or butter, the following formula roughly translates to 30 mg THC. Your ideal dose varies, but the regular dose of 10 mg. Start by taking a weed butter tasting 1⁄4 teaspoon and wait about an hour. Take note of how you feel and let your body tell you if you need more, if you need less, this is a good number. Erroring on the side of treatment means you have a good experience and enjoy yourself.

General Directives|

  • Choose your method of decarboxylation
  • Don’t use any sort of ‘fake’ butter or margarine
  • Do not overheat your butter during cooking.
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Choosing your DECARB method

Raw pot flower does not contain high THC and CBD naturally, but it contains high cannabinoids THCA and CBDA, which is part of the total cannabinoid spectrum.

For you to transform CBDA and THCA into CBD and THC respectively with a procedure called decarboxylation to feel the intoxicating ‘high’ effect of cannabis. Heat and/or solvents can be decarboxylated. When using cannabutter, there are two simple ways to decarboxylate.

The first treatment is to decarboxylate cannabis in the oven until the butter is infused. Secondly, the cannabis butter is permitted to cook twice the length of the solvent using fat, which can decarboxylate over time.

These options depend on your preference.


Some prefer this option because it eliminates the need to decarboxylate the flower in the oven ahead of time. 

It’s true, you can skip the step of decarboxylating in the oven, but it’s important to note that you will need to cook the cannabis butter for an extended period to achieve full decarboxylation.

This option will also produce a more ‘green’ tasting product, as the longer cooking times will release more chlorophyll into the infusion.

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We will break down some of the most commonly asked questions about how to make the best cannabutter and hopefully give you some tips to make the best possible cannabutter.

Why Butter?

There are both scientific and culinary reasons why butter is an excellent choice for home-made foods. Butter is highly versatile from a culinary point of view and can be used in so many recipes from sweet to savory foods.

A cannabinoid is lipophilic in scientific terms, meaning it dissolves in and binds to fat. They are easier to consume and thus more bioavailable inside our bodies since they have been extracted with fat.

On average, 80% to 82% milkfat, 16% to 17% water, and 1% to 2% milk firm, most of which are protein and are often referred to by curd, is the most common butter bought from the food store. The water will be evaporated and the milk solids removed during the cooking process so that a clean, infused butter remains.

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What type of butter should I use?

For your cannabutter, we suggest using unsalted butter because the butter itself has less impurity. Although salted or unsalted butter works, many chefs generally prefer to infuse unsalted butter for cooking. In general, the higher the butter you use, to begin with, the higher the quality of the finished product.

Kerrygold is a commonly recommended brand because the butter comes from the milk of grass-fed cows free of growth hormones. Additionally, Kerrygold unsalted butter has a higher butterfat content, meaning more opportunity for cannabinoid infusion and fewer impurities to remove.

Note: If there is no Kerrygold in your area you can look into a brand that is almost the same with a good amount of fat. 

Can I use clarified butter or ghee?

The issue of whether or not you can explain your bottle before the infusion process is controversial among culinary cannabis people.

Some people say that they never explain before, and each time they make fabulous butter, while others say they never make cannabutter without first clarifying the butter.

In any case, you should do it. Your butter must not or must not be explained. Most people like it, not a requirement.

For this recipe, the butter is not explained in advance, but the final instilled butter is isolated from the water remaining and the milk solids left behind in the cooking procedure at the end. 

You will only gently boil the butter in the pans over your stove and skim all or milk solids from above if you wanted to make your butter transparent beforehand. Also, much of the water naturally found in butter would be evaporated.

Do keep in mind, you can lose about 15-20 percent of your weight and volume by clarifying your butter. Follow this coconut oil cannabis recipe and replace the cannabis coconut oil with your clarified butter if you have already clarified butter.

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What about Ghee?

Ghee is butter that has already been clarified or has had the milk solids removed. This pre-done step eliminates the need for you to clarify your butter.

In this clarified state, ghee is essentially an oil and can be cooked like a traditional cannabis oil infusion.

Use this cannabis coconut oil recipe and simply swap the cannabis coconut oil for your ghee to make simple cannabis-infused ghee.


If you do not clarify your butter first, you will notice white particles on your cooked butter.

The white stuff is nothing to be alarmed about; the white particles are simply the milk solids and salt if you used salted butter.

Why did I finish with the least butter with which I started?

As already suggested, during the cooking process you are losing weight and volume and ending up with less butter than initially.

The loss occurs when the milk solids are removed and the excess water evaporates.

A loss in volume of 15-25 percent is expected.

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Phase 1: Decarboxylation

You will need your cannabis first thing to do, decarboxylate. This needs that you bake your marijuana, also known as “decarbing,” to activate THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. It also allows butter and oil lipids to be conveniently binding for the ultimate cannabis infusion to your plant.

What you will need: 

  • 1⁄2 oz of cannabis
  • Scissors or hand grinder
  • A sheet pan or a glass of baking dish
  • A reliable oven
  • Temperature gauge

What do you have to do?

To 220 degrees F, ready the oven.

Cut off the desired amount of marijuana with a hand-grinder or scissors until it is the right consistency for a joint to roll — it’s decent, but not too fine. All is too wonderful for cheesecloth (or a joint, for that matter). You want the cleanest and clearest of your cannabutter and your oil.

Spread the plant substance uniformly onto the sheet pan or baking dish in the oven put it on the central rack for 20 minutes if old or lower grades. For a 45-minute weed; for a cured one of high grade. And lastly, for something recently picked, still wet, for 1 hour or longer.

Phase 2: Stovetop Infusion Cannabutter

You can make weed butter using this method if you have weed, fat, time, and a kitchen.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1½ cup water
  • 8 ounces clarified butter, melted butter, or oil
  • ½ ounce decarboxylated cannabis
  • Medium saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Thermometer, optional cheesecloth, and/or metal strainer

What to do:

  1. In a medium saucepan on very low heat, add water and butter.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis. Mix well with a wooden spoon and cover with a lid.
  3. Let mixture gently simmer for 4 hours. Stir every half hour to make sure your butter isn’t burning. If you have a thermometer, check to make sure the temperature doesn’t reach above 180°.
  4. After 4 hours, strain with cheesecloth or metal strainer into a container. Let the butter cool to room temperature. Use immediately or keep in refrigerator or freezer in a well-sealed mason jar for up to six months.

How will weed butter be used?

You can put a little marijuana into several recipes, which you can take a look into more of our upcoming articles soon! More recently, with a table-top of canna-infused olive oil, dressed in this juicy Charred Raw Corn salad with 3 tablespoons of non-weeded virgin olive oil. (For the whole dish, 30 mg and 7.5 mg per serving after releasing. It can blow your mind, not because you are now totally stoned after eating!

It is ready for you to enjoy your cannabis butter! Store butter in the fridge on the butter you used or hold it in the freezer for much longer, according to the expiration date.

Never use the microwave to soften or thaw it, as the cannabinoids can be lost and the finalized product ruined, when you store the butter in the fridge or freezer.

Get creative with your edible cannabis and have fun!

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