Cannabis Edibles - Too Easy Not To Make At Home
Mmm… edibles. Happy Cannabis goodness is easy to make at home when you understand the process.
Hey everybody! I have a fun new guest blog post from the people over at Industrial Hemp Farms. They are teaching us everything we need to know to go from bud to brownies.
Fair warning: This is only for adults. And we are working with hemp buds today, but you know.. if you use it for something else, good for you!
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Cannabis Kitchen: Ways To Make Cannabis Edibles
In this post, we are going to talk about ways to make cannabis edibles right at home. To that end, we will talk about the extraction and infusion methods for making tinctures and oils, etc..
Here are some reasons why you should make cannabis edibles –
- The recipes are rather straightforward. You don’t need to be a master chef to master these recipes
- Cannabis edibles are better than smoking the flower bud.
- It’s a lot cheaper to make them at home rather than going for the store-bought stuff
- You can enjoy all the therapeutic benefits of CBD without spending a lot of money.
- It’s a lot of fun and the final result is super tasty.
Step 1 – Pick a quality cannabis bud or flower
The first step is to obviously find a good and reliable resource from where to buy cannabis. Make sure the vendor follows legal farming practices and that the product is in compliance with hemp farming laws.
The quality of cannabis bud that goes into the preparation of these recipes will largely determine the effectiveness and overall taste/texture. To that end, you can go with IHF LLC Hemp Flower.
Step 2 – Decarboxylate
This step is essential and you would likely have heard of it. If you want to consume cannabis edibles to get a mild ‘high’, then this step is crucial. Decarboxylation tends to amplify the effects of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Now, it’s worth noting that this process also occurs later when you infuse cannabis with oil or butter and then use that preparation for baking cookies and other stuff. However, carrying out this process at this stage amplifies the overall potency of cannabis.
- To that end, we start by chopping your cannabis buds.
- Grab an ovenproof dish and place cannabis in it.
- Then putting the raw cannabis in the oven.
- Preheat the oven on 240F/110C
- Cover the dish with foil and place and dish in the oven for forty minutes
The cannabis is now decarbed and you can for infusion with other edibles.
Step 3 – Select an Infusion Method
You cannot infuse raw cannabis into an edible. First, you need to make it go through infusion or extraction procession. This process basically extracts essential cannabinoids. The method you use for cannabis extraction will determine the final product you can create with it.
Cannabis butter, for instance, is excellent for baking cannabis cookies.
For candies, cannabis tincture is the best bet.
Cannabis-infused butter and oil
For this particular recipe, it’s essential to use strong mason jars. Weak glass jars might shatter when heated. Also, make sure to place the jar in a pot containing cold water before putting up the heat.
This particular cannabis infusion should take about 2-3 hours. Remember, if you infuse with butter or oil for any longer than three hours, THC can start to convert in CBN. What that means is the effects might fall on the more sedative side of the spectrum.
For this method, you will need 7 grams of cannabis that we just decarbed with around 225 gram of oil/butter. However, feel free to tweak this ratio as per your preference.
Directions for infusion
- Add cannabis to a mason jar, add oil or butter along with 1 tablespoon of sunflower lecithin
- Close the jar and place it in a pot containing cold water.
- Let it boil for 2-3 hours.
- Feel free to add more water if you sense the need
- Grab a cheesecloth, fine sieve, or pantyhose to strain the butter
- Let it cool down
Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil
The process for infusing cannabis with coconut oil instead of butter or regular oil is the same as the previous method. This particular infusion tends to carry a higher concentration of saturated or fatty acids. This excess of fatty acids acts as a binding agent for the cannabinoids.
The final result can be used for baking oatmeal cookies. You can even make a coconut-chocolate bar. Not just edibles, this particular infusion is also excellent for making lotions, face masks, and creams.
Tinctures work excellently for making candies. You can even infuse it with drinks. The ease of using a tincture – squeezing it through an eyedropper – makes it an interesting option. You can squeeze a couple of drops underneath the tongue for direction absorption.
You will need –
- Decarbed cannabis
- High proof alcohol such as Everclear
- You can also go with vegetable glycerin if you don’t have alcohol
- Grab decarbed cannabis and put it in a container
- Add a cup of solvent to the cannabis and start crushing it till everything is soaked and covered
- Strain the solvent in a mason jar.
- Add one more cup of solvent to the remaining plant material and repeat the process
- Now pour this preparation into a mason jar
- Close the jar and place it inside a pot containing cold water
- Bring it to boil. Let it simmer for up to 15 minutes
- Let it cool down for a moment
- Strain and store for prolonged usage.
Recipes made with all these infusions are super excellent. They should taste great and they are way better than anything store-bought.
IHF LLC is a Colorado-based, fully licensed & certified hemp farming and wholesale company. IHF wholesales CBD hemp biomass and many different cultivars of clones and seeds. The Company also wholesales CBD distillate, T-Free, Decarboxylated Crude, Isolate and other cannabinoids produced at our extraction facility.