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CannaButter


Cannabis Butter

There are two ways to make your butter. One way is to boil water and then add the butter and Cannabis. The alternative way is to simply very slowly and gingerly melt the butter and then add the Cannabis. Either way has been proven to be extremely effective, however if it is your first time, or if you are somewhat inexperienced in a kitchen setting, you may want to use the water method so you don’t burn the product and therefore waste time and money. Using the water method generally takes anywhere from 18 - 22 hours, whereas making it simply with butter and water takes 3 to 4 hours.

The Water Method

Boil 2 cups of water for every pound of butter you intend to use. Generally, you will want to use between 1 and 4 ounces of finely ground bud (potency of the butter not only depends on the amount of bud you use but the quality as well) for every pound of butter. You can also use trimmings from your harvest, but you may want to increase the ratio, as it is obviously not as potent as buds. Once you boil the water, add your butter and turn down the heat to medium-low. When the butter completely melts, it should start simmering (not boiling, but more of a slow simmer-gurgle). Once this happens, add your finely ground Cannabis to the mix and turn the heat down to low. You may want to give it one initial stir, just to mix the plant matter into the liquid. Cover and let cook for between 18 and 22 hours, checking on it every few hours to ensure the heat does not get too hot. The mixture should again be slowly gurgling bubbles, but not boiling. It doesn’t hurt to add a few splashes of water over the course of the 18 plus hours, as some of the water may evaporate. After around 20 hours it should be safe to remove from the heat. When you do this, allow it to sit for a minute or two. Strain the mixture into a Tupperware container, using a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove any bits of plant matter from going into the container. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight to solidify.

The next day, the butter should have hardened to a hard chunk of solid butter on top of water. Remove the butter and pat it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. If there is brown sludge attached to where the butter touched the water remove this by scraping it off with a knife or spoon. Your CannaButter is now ready to cook with or simply spread on toast. For optimum results, store in the freezer until ready to use and do not reheat. It may also be store in the refrigerator, although will only keep for 2 weeks or so.

No Water Method

The other way to make Cannabis-infused butter is without water. This method takes a lot less time (3 to 4 hours) but must be done very delicately as the butter can burn easily, thus wasting your precious medication. Place a pot on the burner and turn the heat up to low-medium (about 9 o’clock on the dial). Place your butter in the pot and move it around constantly to ensure it does not burn (the same ratio of bud to butter applies to the no water method). When the butter has completely melted it should start slowly gurgling bubbles. Once it does this, add your bud or trimmings. Again, give it an initial stir to mix it all together and then cover and turn down to low. Check on it every 15 minutes or so to make sure it doesn’t burn, but don’t stir it. After 3 hours of slowly simmering, it should be ready to remove from the heat. Repeat the same steps as the water method from here on. Enjoy!


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Guest | Nov 14, 2013

I am making mine with my next door neighbour's harvest in Johannesburg, South Africa. I use the recipe 2 cups of water to 500g butter (salted or unsalted) and 25g home-grown weed (ground). I boil the water, melt the butter in it, add the weed and t

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Guest | Jul 26, 2013

I have just begun to make my own medicine using kief. I have found, so far, that it keeps my cancer contained. I am also interested in the STRONG portion of kief to a pound of butter. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Guest | Jul 26, 2013

I am learning to cook w/kief. I too would like the portion of kief (grams) to a pound of butter. I have found medical mj appears to keep my cancer contained, so I would like to regulate portions. Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Guest | May 17, 2013

I've been eating pot butter cookies (choc chip) for about 3 months now and finally got a line on some good trimmings. At this moment I'm making my first batch of butter in a double boiler with water. I wished that I had read farther down and found the

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Guest | Apr 21, 2013

The butter method really only takes about 30 minutes from boiling down to simmering, IF you are going to cook with it, it gets uP to a high degree again. Works quite well!

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Guest | Apr 14, 2013

want temperature control get a NuWave precision induction stove 2 for 99.00 on line makes awesome cannabutter

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Guest | Mar 25, 2013

stock andifot

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Guest | Feb 27, 2013

I´v tride both methods and my opinon is dont let youre dog get it before you do mine did so it ate the hole shit.. man i was worried but it sleppt for 16 hours and it woked up and drank some water and went back to sleep.. weird.. huh

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Guest | Feb 27, 2013

No u fill a plasticbucket with butter and super mixed weed and u put in a can with water for 12 hours an its done no less..

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tCaLiBUdDzz | Feb 27, 2013

I have a shitload of kief I've been saving up to cook with, and I was wondering what the measurements are for that? Like how many grams of kief would be equivalent to an ounce? Or how much would you recommend for a pound of butter? Thanks!

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wanderingwacky | Feb 24, 2013

I make my cannabutter in a slow cooker on the low setting. I put the trim in a poultry bag and put the butter on top. Then I pour about 1 liter (quart) of hot water over top. I noticed that it was getting to boil, even on low, so I put a few pebbles un

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Guest | Feb 21, 2013

YOU GUYS MAY HAVE THOUGHT THAT MY ABOVE COMMENT WAS STUPID ^, BUT EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW ANY OF YOU, I KNOW PEOPLE, FAMILY, EXTREMELY CLOSE TO ME, AT THE AGE OF 17 AND 19, WHO HAVE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY. ONE DIED FROM TOO MUCH WEED, THE OTHER FROM TOO

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Guest | Feb 21, 2013

READING ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WASTING THEIR LIFE. POOR PEOPLE THINK THEY'RE HAPPY WHEN HAVING CANNABIS. YOU ALL NEED TO STOP BECAUSE DEEP DOWN INSIDE, THERES A HAPPIER AND SMARTER YOU! MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF YOUR LIFE, GO BACK TO CA

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Guest | Feb 5, 2013

I've been using the water method regularly for about a year, and one thing I've noticed is that I always lose a bit of butter. Starting out with a pound of butter (2 cups), I never end up with more than 1.75c of finished product. I have a feeling tha

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Guest | Jan 24, 2013

Use a large turkey syringe and inject Cannabutter into homemade fried chicken is the BOMB!

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Guest | Jan 11, 2013

I did mine on a laboratory hot plate with an automatic stirrer (using the no water method). I melted the butter in a pyrex bowl, dumped in the ground bud, and tossed in a magnetic stir bar. Temp control is pretty precise, so once I got the butter to a

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Guest | Jan 8, 2013

This is the best method : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M90mAWrI_58&feature=g-list&list=PLJ_so0me_pR4gST1mr2v-9TQGFUNOw7Qe Using a Mason Jar to make a [i]bain-marie[/i]. This will avoid any burning and the need to seperate the water. I also sugges

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Thermogenic5137 | Dec 11, 2012

I've made Cannabutter for 3years now and always use the double boiler method (4hour min) each time with great results. One time i tried the the with-water method, after the overnight separation in the fridge, i think there was still some moisture in th

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Guest | Dec 8, 2012

made my butter it smels great gunna be strong, i wanna trade it to a friend but i duno what its worth i did like 30 grams or so of shake trimmings and stims and a pound of butterr so its supper strong,i got a email if anyone has a guess, i think maby m

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Guest | Dec 3, 2012

Can i do the pot butter and use it right away or should i wait a few hours or even a day?

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Guest | Nov 30, 2012

1 tbsp honey oil and 2 sticks butter simmer cool enjoy,,,,,,needs a MSDS label

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Guest | Nov 22, 2012

I use a type of double boiler method that works great for me. I put 4 sticks of butter into it and place in a boiling pot of water, when butter is melted I add my trimmings (or bud)and shake it up. Place back in pot of water on simmer for 3-4 hours,

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Guest | Nov 13, 2012

use it in a base for a cheesecake that rocks

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Guest | Nov 7, 2012

As a recovering opiate addict, sleep comes in fits and nightmare-filled sweats. The ONLY thing that takes away my stomach pain and allows me to sleep is potent cannabutter. It's easy to make once you get the hang of it you'll never waste plant parts

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Guest | Nov 7, 2012

As a recovering opiate addict, sleep comes in fits and nightmare-filled sweats. The ONLY thing that takes away my stomach pain and allows me to sleep is potent cannabutter. It's easy to make once you get the hang of it you'll never waste plant parts

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Guest | Oct 31, 2012

Cannabutter syrup and eggos...breakfast of champions

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Guest | Sep 17, 2012

3 to 4 hours is the minimum with any method that doesn't include water. The longer you cook it, the stronger it comes out! I personally use the double boiler method and now currently slow cook mine for 10-12 hours and you don't need expensive bud to us

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Guest | Aug 28, 2012

For those who don't like the taste and can't work out what recipes to try, I suggest doing savoury shortbreads, adding a couple of other ingredients like chopped herbs (dry or fresh, doesn't matter) such as rosemary, dill, sage, thyme plus ground black

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Guest | Aug 26, 2012

JUST MELT A CUP FULL OF UNSALTED BUTTER IN A SMALL STEEL POT (THAT CAN BE PUT IN A OVEN) THEN MELT BUTTER ON STOVE TOP SLOWLY THEN ADD A SMALL HAND FULL OF GROUND CANNABIS THEN PUT INTO PRE-HEATED SET AT 160c DEGREES FOR AROUND 2 HOURS. THEN IT IS PERF

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Guest | Jul 8, 2012

I use a fondue pot, one stick of butter, ounce of dried ground bud,for 2 hours. A French coffee press squeezes the hot mix and separates the golden green liquid butter. My brownie mix is all I need, just add butter and bake. Tranquility !!!! I real

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Indicanna.Jones | Jun 3, 2012

I have been using some top quality sour diesel buds ground fine, 1.25 oz per Lb. of butter in a professional crock pot on low for 8 hrs. My tested edible sample was a good .8 mg THC per gram of edible. This butter is stirred many times and monitored wi

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roldgoldrlg | May 16, 2012

I was having one of those day's when smoking was not medicinally effective and I needed an edible. Being frugal, bored and impatient I gathered some shake, a couple grams (no scale) of blue dream and jillybean. I had 1 stick of butter and an electric

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roldgoldrlg | May 16, 2012

I was having one of those day's when smoking was not medicinally effective and I needed an edible. Being frugal, bored and impatient I gathered some shake, a couple grams (no scale) of blue dream and jillybean. I had 1 stick of butter and an electric

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Guest | Apr 25, 2012

I use "MM" .This sites ideas gives me some ideas for some useful butter dishes !

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Guest | Jan 29, 2012

I have some butter that is frozen:?:What can i do to bring it back,or should i just use it now that it is metted.Thanks.....

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Guest | Oct 23, 2011

can u use pot leaves to make canabis butter

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Guest | Oct 15, 2011

if you don't like the taste of cannabutter, try making shortbread cookies with orange zest and cardamom. those flavors complement instead of compete with the flavor of the bud.

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Guest | Oct 15, 2011

it does not take 3 to 4 hours more like 15 to 20 mins...must of been high when they wrote this

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Guest | Oct 12, 2011

Everyone uses cannabutter in sweet foods but you should try makin some chicken pesto pasta and adding the cannabutter to the sauce at the end. The pesto and cannabutter fuse together perfectly.

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lindzzz | Sep 17, 2011

That is a good point, a double boiler is a good way to make it. But you would have to have a very large one because every time I make butter or oil I use a very large pasta pot.

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outsilver | Jun 18, 2011

Decent Directions; however, the best way to make cannabutter is with a double boiler! (won't scald butter)

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krreese | Jun 16, 2011

I really enjoy getting all these great MMJ recipes here at this site. I like all the advice and comments too that often give more information or a different twist. There's nothing like making your own edibles and it's good to have some variations to

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sbsdewb | May 1, 2011

one of the medical marijuana edibles best finds. This is so easy to use and makes making the edible a snap. If you have yet to try this great good you will need to see what you have been missing out on.

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Kushie Q | Apr 23, 2011

Cannabutter is one of my absolute favorite things to cook with, this gives me the opportunity to add medication to just about anything I want to cook. And it has a potency that is really perfect for chronic pain. I like to smoke but it works best for m

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WeedWitch | Apr 15, 2011

I can't wait to make my own, but my friend made some for me. Cooking using the cannabutter is fabulous. I am constantly trying different recipes and adding it to see how things go. All cookies are wonderful, granola bars yum, all my bread recipes have

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SkillitHits247 | Apr 10, 2011

I will soon be trying the water method in a crock-pot with my trimmings along with some of my smaller/fall off buds, in hoping to bring out more potency and taste... Any suggestions or tips some experienced cannabis cooks??...

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Kannabliss | Apr 6, 2011

This is the most wonderful thing to come along,it absolutely beats the old way of creating foods with weed that we used to do. This makes them so smooth and tasty that they turn out more like gourmet food than magical wonders.

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Flower22 | Mar 28, 2011

I love to cook and this takes me to a new level, cooking and medicating at the same time. Awesome.

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lindzzz | Mar 26, 2011

Cannabutter is awesome because it can be added to almost any recipe and change any food into your medicine. It is great that there are two methods shown here. I think that the water-based method should be used by people who are trying it for the first

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smokestack | Mar 25, 2011

Its all about decarboxylating your cannabis. That is making THC psychoactive. This happens when it gets to 220F. By putting water in there, you can control the temperature easier without getting it to 396F when THC boils off. If you can do the all butt

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Hendrix Honey | Mar 22, 2011

I am like the biggest fan of canna butter, why not add this lovely delicious butter to everything. What a better world it would be. No I am not putting it in all my food. Or am I? I'll never tell.

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GoingUP90 | Mar 20, 2011

I use cannabutter to make everything! Brownies, cupcakes, I even put it on my toast. The first time I found it, it was expensive. But I found a collective that sells it for $20/tub & I've been buying it there ever since. I've never tried to make it mys

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Jewryan420 | Mar 19, 2011

i used to buy canna butter from the clubs but at 25 sometimes 30 for the potent stuff it was getting expensive so i did a little research and found a few different ways to go about making my own. so i used a couple ideas from each of them and went to w

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Happy420Time | Mar 18, 2011

I have only made canna butter with the no water technique, and I have to say it worked quite well many times. Although this is something that's going to take a bit of practice for ya. I would recommend getting a hold of some trimmings or cheap material

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Marijuanamama | Mar 13, 2011

I haven't tried making it the water less way yet, but the original way with water worked great for me. It allowed me to put the perfect consistency in my recipes to achieve the perfect high and relief I wanted. I do recommend that you use the best bud

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CannabisGirl | Mar 13, 2011

It is fairly simple to make, and you can pretty much use it as soon as your done. It is great to use if you like baking cakes, cookies, brownies, and so on. The CannaButter is a great addition to any fridge. I have used it on toast to help with morning

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cbluedeedoo | Mar 13, 2011

I have only tried the butter and cannabis technique. I grew 6 plants last year and had tons of trimmings. I used a lot for cooking and trying out new recipes. The cannabutter I made turned out really potent and I used in for many lovely saute dishes al

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cattygirl | Mar 12, 2011

When I just turned eighteen and my mother left for Europe, my Gucci Hippie auntie came to look after me and help out around the house. We made kief and then used it for the butter. The cookies we made were super potent and the bud was from Humboldt wit

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gbennett1 | Mar 11, 2011

Canna butter is the best, it always taste great and the effects are noticable. I try to make butter evrytime i have trimmings. I have found that homaade butter tends to be stronger, than buying it from the dispensaries.

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HolyKush | Mar 9, 2011

Most people dont seem to like the taste of cannabutter. I think its pretty good. I like the flavor that it adds to cookies or brownies. Good stuff and a nice effect too.

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dr4201 | Mar 8, 2011

i make this stuff from trim usually, i like useing straight hash better its way more potent but has a harshr flavor, cannabutter is made in croc pots and cook slowly over night then the weed is screen out leaving u canna butter once it comes to the top

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Bud Tender | Feb 25, 2011

I have been using this method since before my eighteenth birthday. It is a serious form of medicine and if made correctly, it will knock you into a deep slumber for hours. Even after waking up, you'll be lethargic for hours probably dipping back and fo

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Bud Selektor | Feb 9, 2011

My Father has told me my whole life about making butter using the water method. He lived in Southern Mexico for a few years in the 60's and he said they would make the better all the time. After the concoction solidified in the fridge they would whip

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Nate420 | Feb 6, 2011

I tried the butter only method before as an experiment. It is pretty easy to do for couple hours work and I got effective cannabutter that I used right away. The hard part is making a palatable edible with the cannabutter. I used some corn bread bak

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