Human’s have eaten butter for over 9,000 years, almost as long as they have consumed hemp.
Time needed: 6 hours.
HOW TO MAKE CBD BUTTER
Today’s blog tackles the ago old question of how to make cannabutter, the good news is CBD butter is simple and easy to make because you can prepare it right in your kitchen. And the best part is you can use it to make any of your favorite meals or baked confections like CBD brownies.
- Gather ingredients
CBD hemp flower, butter, water.
- Gather supplies
Cheesecloth, sauce pot, baking sheet, oven, wooden spoon, container to store butter hemp flower grinder.
- Determine the potency
The amount of CBD hemp flower used depends on potency, which is measured in milligrams (mg). If you want your CBD butter to make 12 servings and each serving to contain 20mg of CBD, then you will need 240mg of CBD flower (12 servings x 20mg = 240mg). CBD flower is measured in percent of CBD, therefore 1 gram of CBD flower with 24% CBD will make 240mg CBD (24% of 1g/1,000mg = 240mg).
- Decarboxylate the CBD flower
This very important step when cooking with cannabis and cannot be overlooked. To begin preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and set your timer for 30 minutes. Simply spread the CBD flower evenly on a baking sheet and cover it with wax paper. Then place it in the oven on the middle rack and bake for thirty minutes. Remember about half way through baking to stir the flower, this will ensure that the flower cooks evenly. The flower is finished baking, when it’s color will changes from light green to dark green.
- Grind coarsely
Use a hand grinder to grind the CBD flower into coarse pieces, be sure not to over grind into powder.
Combine equal amounts of butter and water into a sauce pot, then the oven to a low simmer. Make sure you never bring the mixture to a boil. When the butter begins to melt add the coarsely ground CBD flower. Then let simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Strain and sift
Stretch a piece of cheesecloth over the storage container. Make sure the mixture has cooled down before you begin pouring. If the mixture is cool, then slowly pour it over the cheesecloth and be careful that you do not squeeze the cheesecloth.
Place the mixture in the refrigerator, and after a few hours the water and butter will separate. Separate the water by pouring it out into a different container, leaving you the CBD butter.
- Cooking with CBD butter
Now that your have learned to make cannabutter, you are almost ready. However before you begin, make sure you are familiar with potency and review step three if you need a refresher. You are now ready to make delectable treats like CBD brownies. Enjoy!