Knowing how to make potent cannabutter is important because cannabutter in found in most edibles. It’s the cannabutter that determines the strength of the edible. Using the following method will make sure you get every last drop of THC out of your cannabis. Although it does take longer to make potent cannabutter this way, it sure is worth it in the end.
Although pot brownies are the most popular choice, you can use this potent cannabutter in anything that calls for butter in the recipe.
- 1 oz Cannabis Bud (read: Cannabutter Ratio)
- 1 lb Butter / 4 Sticks
- Double Boiler
- 4 tbsp Soy Lecithin (emulsifier that aids THC absorption)
How to Make Potent Cannabutter
- Start by finely grinding your cannabis, the finer the better, then spread evenly on baking sheet and cover tightly with tinfoil.
- Place baking sheet in the oven at 230°F for 45 mins. This turns non-psychoactive THC-A molecules into psychoactive THC.
- In a double boiler melt the butter and spoon out the foam that forms on top. This clarifies the butter and makes it easier to absorb all the THC.
- Now add the cannabis to the clarified butter along with 1 tablespoon soy lecithin per stick of butter used. Soy lecithin is an emulsifier which helps the THC absorb into the butter faster and more efficiently.
- Keep at a full simmer for 30 mins. If it starts boiling, you’re burning off precious THC. Turn down the heat. Keeping under 250°F is a good rule.
- Turn off heat and pour into a storage container and freeze overnight.
- The next day, melt your butter on low then strain out the cannabis using the cheesecloth and strainer.
- Store in air tight container in fridge up to 60 days or freezer for up to 6 months.
- Congrats! You have cannabutter that is up to 15x more potent than just throwing it the batch of brownies. When baking, keep the temperature as low as possible and you’ll cut the chances of burning off excess THC.
Using a Magical Butter Machine for Potent Cannabutter
The Magical Butter Machine was made specifically to make cannabutter and oil. You’ll always use the correct temperature for an ideal amount of time. You definitely won’t waste any cannabis when using one of these.
When using a Magical Butter Machine to make potent cannabutter simply add the butter, cannabis, and soy lecithin and press the start button. It’ll let you know when it’s done and you can pour out the butter or oil while the Magical Butter Machine strains the cannabis out.
With 4.5 stars on Amazon with 100+ reviews, the Magical Butter Machine is definitely worth it if you make cannabutter regularly.