This is an alternate recipe to Cannabutter 1, useful if you want to use the residual plant matter to make stronger cannacapsules. More of the butter remains in the plant matter than in Cannabutter 1 so the residual is more potent; however, there is no liquid to reserve for other recipes and the butter yield is proportionally smaller. So, which recipe to use depends on which by-products you’re partial to. Also, as written, Cannabutter 2 is a stronger brew, weed quality being equal. Some swear by this method, others by Cannabutter 1.
By November 14, 2012Published:
- Yield: 3/4 Cup
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs 0 min
- Ready In: 6 hrs 10 mins
An alternative to cannabutter 1 with stronger residual plant matter but no liquid.
- Grind cannabis in blender or coffee grinder until fine fine. Shake and rub it through sieve or use a sifter to remove any remaining larger particles.
- Bake powdered cannabis on foil lined baking sheet at 230º for 25 min. This process decarboxylates the cannabis changing inactive THCA to active THC.
- Melt butter in crockpot on low or in double boiler. Add processed cannabis. Simmer on low for 4 hours, stirring frequently.
- Let cool and place sieve over a bowl and pour in the simmered mixture. Press butter out using the back of a spoon. Better still: use several pieces of cheesecloth and squeeze out smaller balls of plant matter rather than one large one. You'll get way more final product this way!! Discard plant matter or reserve for cannacapsules.
Store butter in airtight container in the fridge or, for longer storage, the freezer.