Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to make cannabutter from weed leaves

Basically, the recipe remains the same - you only need to increase the quantity of weed you add to the mixture (the leaves have smaller THC content - about 10% from the THC found in the buds)

You'll need:

-a big saucepan
-a wooden spoon
-1lb (500grams) of salted or unsalted fat butter
-10 ounces(approx 280 grams) of weed leaves
-some cheesecloth
-some plastic lid closed containers

                                                  1. Chop the leaves

2. Put 4 cups of water into the pan (make sure the weed will float a few inches above the bottom of the pan) and bring to boil.

3. When the water starts boiling, add the butter and stir until it becomes homogeneous, bring down the fire to minimum power making sure to stir continuously so that the butter won't burn.

4. Add the weed into the pan on top of the melted butter. Stir easily until homogeneous and let it simmer until the water on top becomes thick and glossy (this should take about 3 hours at low heat). I always recommend to let the mix stir for as long as possible. If using a double layer Slow cooker pan you could even let it simmer for 20-24 hours (never more than 24 hour, because the THC will loose it's properties and the butter might become bitter)

Once the mix turns thick and glossy, turn off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes. You'll need to strain the weed from the rest of the composition.

5. Put a piece of cheesecloth or a strainer on top of the plastic bowl and carefully poor the composition into the bowl. When done, make sure to squeeze really well the cheesecloth so all the THC will reach into your butter bowl.

6. Now carefully put the lid on the bowl and place it into the freezer for a few hours.(the water will lay on the bottom of the bowl, while the butter should remain on top). Make sure to check if the butter is solid before removing it from the plastic bowl.

                                        This is how it should look like! Enjoy!

            For proper storage keep the butter frozen at all time !


  1. I seem to lose alot of the butter in the straining process. It clings to plant material. any Solutions?

  2. never done this, but basic science:
    rinse the butter through with more warm water, oils will come off plant material and into butter bowl leaving plants behind, gives you more water mind

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