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If you consume weed, you might know that you can make cannabis edibles. Such edibles can be a great alternative if someone does not want to smoke weed but wants to experience its euphoric high. Also, many people prefer cannabis edibles because of the stronger high they induce than smoking a joint.
If you too want to try making cannabis edibles, then one ingredient that most marijuana edibles will use is cannabutter.
For those of you who do not know, Cannabutter is a cannabis infused butter which can be further used to make cannabis edibles like Brownies, cakes, chocolates, etc. But making cannabutter is not as easy as it sounds. but cannabutter instant pot is easy to do.
Because of its psychoactive effects, the cannabis infused butter requires a little understanding as the flowers need to be heated slowly on a low flame. Thus, it takes longer for cannabutter to cook.
If you are wondering how long for cannabutter to harden, then first you will have to prepare cannabutter. Once you have prepared it, then let it cool down naturally and then you can put it in the refrigerator to harden. It will take around 3 hours for the cannabutter to harden. You can use this butter for a few months till it does not deteriorate.
If you want to know how to cook cannabutter and how long for cannabutter to harden, then keep reading further.
How to Make Cannabutter and How Long for Cannabutter to Harden?
- Oven/ Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot/ Crock pot (whichever you prefer)
- ½ ounce of the weed you prefer
- 1 cup butter
- Grinder/ Scissors
- Canning jar
- 2-3 cups water
- Cheesecloth for straining
Note – To help you with the weed to butter ratio, we generally use 4 sticks of butter for every ounce of cannabis. But if this is your first time, we would recommend you to start with little. If you use half ounce of marijuana, you can use 2 sticks of butter.
Step 1: Prep the Herbs
First of all, grind your herbs using a grinder or a pair of scissors. Just make sure to grind it fine but not like a powder.
Step 2: Decarb Cannabis
Take a saucepan and add water to it for boiling. Then add marijuana such that it is always floating 1 ½ to 2 inches above the bottom of the pan. While the water and marijuana are boiling in this pan, take another pan and add butter to it. Melt this butter completely.
Step 3: Mix the Two
After the butter has melted, add marijuana to it. Make sure to turn the heat down to very low once you have added the weed. Now keep this mixture on low to cook for about 2 to 3 hours. You will understand that that cannabutter has cooked well when it turns glassy and thick from a watery consistency.
Step 4: Strain the Mixture
Once the butter is done cooking, keep it aside to cool down. After a while, take a funnel and cheesecloth and a jar in which you will be storing this butter. Set up the funnel and cheesecloth on the jar to strain the cannabutter so as to remove any weed debris. Be careful here for there are chances of spilling.
Once you have taken the pure mixture into the jar, let it cool down for some time and then put it in the refrigerator to store. Keep the cannabutter for 2 to 3 hours in the fridge to harden. Now the THC and other weed characteristics have been transferred and attached to the butter. You can use this cannabutter to make cannabis edibles.
If there is any water in the butter, you will notice is after refrigerating the butter. Once the cannabutter turns hard, you can remove the rest of the water. Your cannabutter is now ready to use. You can add it to brownies, cookies or chocolates and enjoy an edible high of stronger psychoactive effects than smoking a joint.
That was it about how long for cannabutter to harden. In case of any doubts, feel free to ask us in the comments below. We will get back to you as soon as possible!