CannaButter Recipe in 10 Easy Steps

Follow these 10 Easy Steps for either Stove-Top or Crock-Pot CannaButter. It’s made with 3 ingredients: butter, water, & marijuana.  You can also use bud, hash or kief for this recipe, however that can be expensive, so this recipe calls for trim. At EMarijuana Recipes we use a deep water culture hydroponic growing method, therefore all the trim is as rich in trichome crystals as the bud.  If you are looking for more information about growing highly-potent cannabis visit our Growing Marijuana Pinterest Page for resources.

CannaButter Crock-Pot Method

Crock-Pot CannaButter Recipe in just 10 Easy Steps

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups (4 sticks) of unsalted butter (DO NOT use margarine as a substitute!)
  • 8 Cups water
  • 3 Ounces Marijuana (trim, bud, or keif)

Equipment:

Time: 6 hours

Directions:

  1. First, start by adding 8 cups of water to the crock pot, cover, and let the water heat for 1 hour.
  2. Then add 3 ounces of marijuana (trim, bud, or keif) and let heat for another hour.
  3. Melt 2 cups (4 sticks) of butter in the crock pot on low.
  4. Keep crock pot on low for 4 hours to let the cannabis combine with the lipids from the butter.
  5. Now that the CannaButter has had plenty of time to incorporate with the weed place the cheese cloth over a heat-proof bowl and pour the liquid through the cheese cloth to strain out the plant material. Or place all of the weed
  6. Squeeze to extract as much of the CannaButter/water solution as possible.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic or aluminum foil and put into the fridge overnight.
  8. You will have a solid layer of marijuana CannaButter on the top of the murky green/gray water.
  9. Use a knife to cut in between the bowl and the hardened CannaButter, you will have one solid chunk of incredible CannaButter. Then toss water.  (DO NOT USE the leftover water, it’s just the waste of chlorophyll).
  10. Place the cannabis CannaButter in air tight containers and place in the freezer (This keeps the marijuana CannaButter fresh and potent).

*Important Tips:

  1. Don’t grind any of the marijuana. This breaks down too much of the plant matter and will lead to a chlorophyll taste
  2. Don’t decarboxylate.“Decarboxylation” is a complex word to describe heating herb to cannabinoid acids into a form that is readily usable by the body. Cannabinoids are chemicals found in the cannabis plant that bind to cells in the body to produce effects. Sometimes decarboxylation is called “activating” or “decarbing.” I have seen many weed-CannaButter recipes that recommend baking the herb in the oven to decarb. It is not necessary to decarb using this recipe because you are heating up the marijuana and decarbing using the crock-pot.

CannaButter Stove Top-Method

Cannabutter

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (4 sticks) of unsalted butter (DO NOT use margarine as a substitute!)
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 ounces Marijuana

Equipment:

Time: 4 hours

Directions:

  1. First, bring 8 cups of water to a simmer
  2. Then, add 3 oz of marijuana(trim, bud, or keif) and let it soak for 10 minutes
  3. Finally, add 2 cups (4 sticks) of butter
  4. Simmer for 3-4 hours to let the cannabis combine with the lipids from the butter. Try to keep the temp at 180 degrees, and don’t let the temperature go over 200 degrees by using a candy thermometer.
  5. Now that the the weed and butter has had plenty of time to incorporate with the weed place the cheese cloth over a heat-proof bowl and pour the liquid through the cheese cloth to strain out the plant material. Or place all of the weed
  6. Squeeze to extract as much of the CannaButter/water solution as possible.
  7.  Cover the bowl with plastic or aluminum foil and place in the fridge overnight.
  8. You will have a solid layer of marijuana CannaButter on the top of the murky green/gray water
  9. Use a knife to cut in between the bowl and the hardened CannaButter, you will have one solid chunk of incredible CannaButter. Then toss water.  (DO NOT USE the leftover water, it’s just the waste of chlorophyll and will make you sick if you use it).
  10. Place the cannabis CannaButter in air tight containers and place in the freezer (This keeps the marijuana CannaButter fresh and potent). CannaButter should stay good in the freezer for 4 months, and in the fridge 1 month.

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Author: Cass

Hi I'm Cass, a cannabis lover/tree hugger. I love connecting with "higher-minded" people. Please leave me a comment of feedback, but first, tell me one thing that you are grateful for? I am grateful for a warm cup of tea & tincture in the morning.

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