How to make slow cooker cannabutter
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While there are many ways to infuse your food, a reliable slow-cooker cannabis butter recipe is an essential part of any weed chef’s arsenal. Cannabutter elevates any old batch of cookies or dinner recipes into THC-friendly treats. However, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a canna-chef with a story to tell about overdoing it on edibles. Tales of inconsistency, uneven distribution of THC, and overpowering highs are everywhere.
A reliable slow-cooker cannabis butter recipe is an essential part of any weed chef’s arsenal. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Luckily, we have the perfect slow-cooker cannabutter recipe for you. How long does cannabutter take in a slow cooker, you ask? A slow cooker indeed takes more time than, say, baking your bud in an oven to decarboxylate the THCA into THC then throwing the ounce of weed into a pot of melting butter. Trust us, though, using a slow cooker to make cannabutter will ensure complete saturation and an uber-potent final product ready to use in a plethora of recipes.
Of course, the potency depends on several factors, including how long you cook your cannabutter, how much weed you throw into the pot, whether you add trim or bud, etc. If you’re wondering how much cannabutter does an ounce make, it all depends on how potent you want your butter. An ounce in 1 pound of butter is very different than an ounce in 2 pounds of butter.
The same logic applies to how much cannabis is used in the recipe. How much trim is in a pound of butter all depends on how strong you want your THC-infused experience to be. You could add any amount to the butter, from half an ounce to 2 ounces or whatever your preference may be.
The potency and amount of butter you make depends on the intended use for your cannabutter. If you have a specific weed recipe in mind, you can make as much as you need and adjust the below cannabutter recipe accordingly. Conversely, you can make large batches of cannabutter and freeze whatever you don’t use.
Read on for a step-by-step guide to making the perfect cannabutter in a slow cooker.
Slow-cooker cannabis butter recipe
First, assemble the following supplies and ingredients:
- A slow cooker.
- Metal strainer or cheesecloth.
- Storage container.
- 1 cup of water.
- 1 pound of butter.
- 1 to 2 ounces of cannabis flower, depending on potency preference.
Turn on the slow cooker to the lowest possible setting. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Next, turn on the slow cooker to the lowest possible setting. Add all the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Put on the lid and allow everything to cook for up to 18 hours. Remember, the longer you cook, the more potent your weed butter will be. “How do I know when my cannabutter is done?” you ask. Gauge the duration of your cooking session based on how much THC you want the butter to absorb. The average cooking time per most online sources is about 12 hours.
Add all the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Photo by: Gine Coleman/Weedmaps
Once your mixture finishes cooking, pour the cannabutter through the metal strainer or cheesecloth into a separate bowl. Set the butter in your refrigerator. As it cools, it will harden and separate from the water.
Finally, remove the butter from the water and store it in an airtight container, usually a glass jar or plastic container. Your weed butter is now ready to use.
Your weed butter is now ready to use. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
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Perfect Crockpot Cannabutter
Cooking with cannabis is a great way to experience the benefits of this amazing flower. Many cannabis specific recipes are based around different cannabis oils and cannabutter.
Making a healthy cannabutter isn’t that difficult, but it does take a lot of patience and a wee bit of know-how to get it just right.
If you have the patience, I have the know-how, so grab your crockpot off the shelf, and let’s get started!
YOU WILL NEED
Crockpot (any size)
Cheesecloth (or other means of fine straining)
Plastic storage container with lid
If you already have a recipe in mind — that calls for cannabutter, then you know how much cannabetter you will need and can adjust this recipe accordingly.
This recipe makes 1-cup of medicinal cannabutter for cooking.
2-sticks butter (not margarine)
¼ oz cannabis (any variety)
Add all three ingredients into the crock-pot and set the temperature to LOW.
Do not increase the heat thinking you will get weed butter quicker. Increasing the heat will cause the THC to disintegrate leaving you with a batch of impotent pot butter that tastes nasty.
Remain patient keeping the setting on LOW.
Slow cook mixture for 6 to 18 hours. The longer your cook it (within the 6 to 18-hour time window), the stronger the product will be; both in potency and taste. I usually cook my batches for about 12-hours.
The more weed you use in your recipe, the more potent it will be.
STRAINING, STORING, SEPARATING
After your mixture is done cooking you need to strain it using cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the pot pieces themselves.
Strain the mixture — with the cheesecloth, into a plastic food-storage container and chill in refrigerator for approximately 6-hours or until the “butter” completely solidifies. This is when the “butter” and water will separate.
Once the “butter” is a solid, you can simply pour the water out of the container. What will be left is one-cup of wonderful cannabutter to use for baking these amazing Triple Chocolate Cannabutter Cookiesor a recipe of your own.
This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. Just remember the ratio is two-cups of water for every stick (1/2 cup) of butter and always keep the setting on low.
I like starting a batch in the evening to let it slow cook over night, straining it in the morning and then chilling it to solidify throughout the day.
This leaves me with cannabutter to cook with for dinner or for a nice batch of brownies or cookies that evening.
Storing cannabutter is the same as regular butter. You can even freeze it (which I advise if you do not plan on using it anytime soon).
Cooking with cannabis is a great way to experience the benefits of this amazing flower. Many cannabis specific recipes are based around different cannabis oils and cannabutter. Making a healthy cannabutter isn’t that difficult, but it does take a lot of patience and a wee bit of know-how to get it just right. If you…