To prep any type of cannabis for cooking, it must go through decarboxylation , or decarbing. That’s a long word that means we apply heat for a set amount of time in order to activate the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC . Kief is a 10 minute prep time, it melts readily into fats and requires no straining of plant material.
Originally Published September 9th, 2015.
The liners will pop right off, are reusable, and each one is naturally 1/4 cup = 4 Tbsps, leaving it incredibly easy to measure for your next recipe. This butter will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.
I design cannabis-cooking classes and recipes with the taste of the food, and the aromatic terpenes of cannabis in mind. If you don’t already know, terpenes are what provide the very distinct odor and flavor to each cannabis plant. There are a variety of scents associated with different terpenes, including berry, mint, pine, citrus…and even cheese. Although each strain contains a resident terpene combination which lends itself to certain flavors, I have found (so far) that a light concentration of terpenes goes well with many flavors.
Before making the kief butter, you must first decarboxylate the kief.
Before the days of legalization, many methods or techniques for making cannabutter had no real basis in cooking, as the primary goal was simply to infuse a fat with THC. The most commonly used methods generally stink up your living space, turned the butter an unsavory green or brown color, and had a terribly strong cannabis flavor. Nobody needs that concentration of terpenes in their food!
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Making edibles at home is all about experimenting, and learning what works best for you. Start with baking for 10 minutes and eating a low dose when you prepare a treat. For a stronger butter, use ¼ cup or ¼ pound when preparing. For a lighter dose use 1 cup or 1 lb. Novice users should wait 90 minutes after consuming the first dose, before considering having some more.
Kief is my best friend when it comes to cooking with cannabis. Though kief, the shiny and unprocessed yet still very cannabinoid concentrated resin glands off of the actual buds, still contains terpenes, it does not impart quite the punch of cannabis flavor to food that extracting a fresh bud will. It is also much more quickly prepped for cooking.
Kief Butter Recipe Published on September 18, 2017, By Chef Ricky Flickenger Marijuana Knowledge Base Marijuana Recipes Originally Published September 9th, 2015. Before the days of
Before making your cannabutter, you’ll need to decarboxylate, or “decarb”, the cannabis flower you’re working with. Skipping this step will result in a weak or inactive finished product. Here’s why: Cannabis buds produce a non-intoxicating acidic cannabinoid called THCA. When we smoke or vaporize cannabis, the heat converts THCA into THC, the molecule that delivers euphoric effects. If preparing CBD edibles, this same process should be applied.
Your butter’s potency depends on many factors, from how long and hot it was cooked to the potency of your starting material. To test the potency of your finished product, try spreading ¼ or ½ teaspoon on a snack and see how that dose affects you after an hour. Decrease or increase dose as desired. You can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes. For more information on why potency is so difficult to measure in homemade cannabis edibles, check out part four of this series.
Some recipes may instruct you to decarb cannabis in the hot butter directly, but the less time you spend soaking the buds, the better your infused butter is going to taste. For this reason, we recommend decarbing in the oven first.
Butter is a delicious and versatile carrier for THC and other cannabinoids, although it isn’t the only one. You can also use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other fatty oil for your infusions. Just keep in mind, butter burns easily, so keep a close eye on your cannabutter as it cooks.
Note : Homemade edibles are very difficult to accurately dose. This guide will give you some tips for more precise dosing, but all DIY cannabis cooks should be aware that there’s no way to guarantee the potency or homogeneity of their batch.
Hat-tip to Chef Torrin (aka The Dank Chef) for contributing tips, measurements, and expertise to this recipe.
C annabis-infused butter (cannabutter) is one of the simplest and most common ways to make infused cannabis edibles. However, making infused butter can be a little bit tricky. In order to activate its psychoactive potential, the flower must be heated slowly at a low temperature. This recipe will first guide you through this process–called decarboxylation–before walking you through a step-by-step guide to infusing butter.
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Cannabis-infused butter (or "cannabutter") is one of the most common ways to make edibles. Use our simple and effective recipe to help you make your own.