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If you are a weed lover, then you might also know that there is not just one way to consume weed. There are many other ways like vape machines, chillum etc. And if you are bored of smoking and inhaling weed, then you can also go for marijuana edibles.
These are processed food items that have marijuana in them. One of the most common weed ingredients to make cannabis edibles is Cannabutter.
Cannabutter is nothing but a cannabis infused butter which can be further used to make cannabis edibles like Brownies, cakes, chocolates, etc. But cannabutter is not as easy as it sounds. Also here’s how you make cannabutter in instant pot.
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 want to know how to make cannabutter and how long does it take for cannabutter to cook, then keep reading below.
Ingredients Needed to Make Cannabutter
Before you proceed any further, here are the ingredients you will need to make cannabutter.
- Wooden spoon
- 1 gram of quality cannabis flower
- Parchment-lined baking sheet
- 1/4 cup water
- Small saucepan
- Candy thermometer
- Strainer having a fine mesh
- Food-safe storage container
How Long Does It Take to Cook Cannabutter?
It might take 3 to 4 hours to cook cannabutter from scratch. However, if we are considering the time for cannabutter to take, then it will be around 2 to 3 hours. Do not make the mistake to keep the flame on medium or high.
You will have to keep it at a low flame to make a good cannabutter. Also note to stir this mixture occasionally while heating to prevent any butter from scorching.
Is 2 hours long enough for Cannabutter?
Yes. Generally, 2 hours would be sufficient for cannabutter to cook but it might also take longer in some cases.
Can you slow cook Cannabutter too long?
Yes, but not too much. The purpose of cooking butter and weed together is to extract the THC from the weed. If you cook for too long then the THC will start degrading.
How do you know when your Cannabutter is done simmering?
Many people just let the cannabutter simmer for about 3 hours. However, it is quite easy to tell when cannabutter is ready. The consistency of the mixture turns glossy and thick once it’s done simmering.