How to Make “Cannabutter”

How to Make “Cannabutter”

Posted by Vaporizer Chief on 6th Dec 2022

Did you know that people are picking up a hobby of making their own DIY edibles? As the edibles market has gotten more popular in recent years, it was only a matter of time before a lot of herbal enthusiasts wanted to see what they could whip up in the kitchen. The good news is that there’s a simple way to pull of successful edibles all the time, and it’s through the use of cannabutter. Making cannabutter is the first step to any good edibles recipe, but the reality is that it can be tricky to pull off as a beginner, and can even take up a lot of time and effort while also making a mess.

Enter the Herbal Chef Electric Infuser. This is a high-tech stovetop appliance that does most of the work for you. That way, you can put all of your energy into creating dazzlingly tasty cookies, brownies, and more.

What is Cannabutter?

Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter, which is fat-soluble and ready to be used in any recipe that uses a fat, like a baked good. It simply takes the place of the fat in a recipe, meaning that if you were to make chocolate chip cookies with your dry herb, you’d just use the cannabutter in place of the butter that the recipe calls for. It’s a great method because it ensures that the herb is evenly incorporated throughout the recipe, while effectively activating the compounds you’re trying to consume.

Worth keeping in mind that ultimately, any oil with a high boiling point can be infused with herb in the same way and used for the same purpose. That’s why some people opt for herb-infused coconut oil, grapeseed oil and similar types of oils. In other words, if you prefer to avoid butter, or have an allergy to it, simply swap it for another type of fat.

What is the Process of Making Cannabutter from Scratch?

If you want to make cannabutter from scratch, there is a process that’s very important to follow carefully to ensure that the compounds are properly activated and evenly dispersed throughout the butter. It is also critical to pay attention to the temperature and how long you cook the butter for, because all of the compounds in herb can end up destabilizing if they get too hot.

If you’re interested in trying out the process of making cannabutter, there are a couple of things to know beforehand.

  • Obviously, the quality of the herb itself is important. We know that herb can lose its potency and flavor after 6 months, and you’re not going to rescue aged buds by making them into a butter. The fresher, the better.
  • Cannabutter is good for about 6 months if it’s refrigerated, and again, if the buds are as fresh as possible. Recommendation: Store it in an airtight jar or plastic container, because you want to avoid air seeping in which can oxidize the compounds.

Step #1: Decarboxylate the Butter

This basically means heating it to a specific temperature that activates the compounds in the herb. We know that eating raw herb doesn’t give us the effects we’re looking for, and preheating them prior to making the cannabutter ensures that the process is carried out as effectively as possible.

To do this:

  1. Place about 2 cups of the raw herbs on a baking sheet that has been lined in parchment paper. Make sure that the buds are laid out evenly so that they bake evenly.
  2. Put the baking sheet in the oven at 250 degrees.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes.

Step #2: Coarsely Grind the Buds Using a Grinder

Grinding them up allows them to cook quickly and evenly, to ensure a more effective product. It’s similar to the way in which finely dicing an onion lets it brown in just minutes and cook through perfectly evenly.

Step #3: Grab a small Saucepan

Into the saucepan, place a cup of water and 2 sticks of butter (preferably unsalted). Then, add the ground up decarboxylated buds. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to cook for about 2 ½ hours on low heat.

Tip: You’ll want to check it regularly to make sure it never boils, and give it a good stir from time to time so that the buds that have settled on the bottom don’t burn.

Step #4: The Final Product

Once the butter is done cooking, grab a sieve or cheesecloth and strain the butter liquid into your container. Then, discard the chunks of herb and seal the container. Store it in the refrigerator.

Herbal Chef Electric Infuser: An Easy-to-Use Infuser with Unique Functionalities for Maximum Performance!

If you want a faster, cleaner, and easier way to go about making cannabutter, Herbal Chef has got you covered. Weighing about 7.58 pounds, Herbal Chef has made it easier than ever before to achieve perfectly active, consistent cannabutter that can be used to make a wide array of edible goods from the comfort of your own kitchen, without making a mess in the process. Essentially, anyone who wants to make their own edibles without going through all of the tedious steps above should use one.

The digital display clearly shows the different mode buttons and other control buttons such as power, temperature, and time settings so you can adjust accordingly. With its high capacity of 1.6L, it yields up to 5 cups and is ideal for potent medicinal infusions for cannabutter, oils, and tinctures.

Also, with its compact, ergonomic design, this infuser ensures less waste and is less messy compared to traditional infusion methods. It also features a unique easy to clean design alongside preset infusion modes that you can switch between butter, oil, and tincture. Unlike traditional infusers, the Herbal Chef Electric infuser boasts of a capacity to create oil, butter, and tincture infusions in a matter of 30 minutes or even less.

So, how do you use the Herbal Chef Electric Infuser? Well, it is simple:

  1. Follow the same decarboxylation process described above.
  2. Then, combine your butter and herb into the infusion chamber of the device and select the “butter” button.
  3. From there, the device will reach the proper temperature and maintain it while you sit back and simply wait for it to let you know that it’s done