Medical Marijuana butter (also: bud butter, ganja butter)
The most convenient way to use and store marijuana for cooking is to make marijuana butter, which can be cut into pieces and ziploc bagged for freezing and later used in cooking of all kinds.Here is the basic recipe:
1 lb. of butter (no margarin)
1/2 ounce of marijuana BUD flour
(or 1 ounce of shake flour or 2 ounces of leaf flour)
Dry marijuana, leaf or shake can be floured by using a coffee grinder, pepper grinder or blender. Place powdered marijuana and butter in crockpot. It is convenient to cook 3 or 4 pounds of butter at one time in a standard size crockpot. However, for smaller amounts, small crockpots are available for cooking only one pound of butter, or less.
Heat butter and marijuana flour together in the crockpot on the lowest setting for 24 hours. When cool enough to handle, pour through the double layer of cheesecloth lined strainer into the large bowl. Twist pulp in the double layer of cheesecloth to get out all the liquid butter you can. Yummie..... pour into ceramic or glass dish for cooling. Refrigerate to quicken cooling. When cool cut into large pieces, place green butter in large ziploc bag for freezing.
NOTE: it is a tradition to use the lowest grades of leaf or shake for baking and save the marijuana for smoking. However, experience has revised our view of baking and eating therapy. Now we use only high-grade indica leaf from the colas of plants, or dry bud of the best quality we can obtain. The quality, strength and endurance of the marijuana you use in your baking will come through in the effects experienced with eating therapy. Use only 1 ounce of shake flour or 1/2 ounce of bud flour per lb. butter, since these will be stronger than leaf. Amounts are approximate, since much is determined by the variance in strength of the marijuana used, as well as the strength of effect you wish to achieve. experiment.
Now you have a quantity of marijuana butter. It will keep a long time in the freezer and you can use it just as you would use any butter in any recipe for cookies, brownies, muffins, gingerbread, spicecake, zucchini bread, banana nut loaf, pie, or recipes of all kinds, or enjoy it straight, in tiny amounts (approximately 1 tsp. per dose) on your bagel or toast, on your pancakes or with your eggs and English muffin. Use your imagination!
i also use a cup of water in this recipe. boiling the butter and plant material in water helps in several ways.
I. water boils at 215°F THC evaporates at 315° and butter smokes at 370°. by adding water you add a measure of safety
II. the water pulls some of the chlorophyll out of the plant matter helping with the "green taste"
III. strain the water and butter mixture into your container and refrigerate overnight you will find extraction of your butter from your container qiuck and easy!
I must second the use of water. I usually put equal proportions (by volume) of water to butter.
I find it necessary to do this when making canna-candy; like canna-carmels...
Made Mar-butter for the last day...very good. Thanks for the recipe
Actually my wife has started to use the actual bud....makes the butter far more potent and you can use less of the butter by mixing the cannabutter with some creamy whipped butter. the other thing to do is to simply add kief as a sprinkle after you have mixed in your butter which makes it a bit stronger as well. Makes the baked items more moist. Also eliminates the after taste that you usually get in a medible....some like the taste of canna but most agree its too bitter.
if you dry your bud properly you won't have that green taste.
I have made a lot of butter from properly cured and dried meds and it always tastes green.
i advise extraction and decarboxylation prior to use in butter.
i prefer to use a dry sift then bubble then butane to extract as many glands as possible.
then i decarb @ 190° for about half an hour. this converts the THCA to THC and increases your potency by ~100%. this will also eliminate the "green" flavor and allow you to more accurately measure dosage per unit.
i have found this to be much better than using plant matter as i used to do.
@andy yep, in that order exactly. do you whip the 'tane into wax?
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