1 cup of water
1 lb. of butter, unsalted
1 oz. of high quality lightly ground cannabis bud, or trim
You will also need the following equipment: Container with lid, Twine, Glass
or ceramic bowl, refrigerator and heat safe, Pot, Stove, Spatula Knife, Cheesecloth, Baking sheet or oven pan
Preheat oven to 215 degrees Fahrenheit. Buds should be in small pieces. Spread evenly over the surface of the pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. This is a preliminary step called decarboxylation: heating the cannabis to release active natural substances, making it much stronger. The cannabis will be light brown, dried out, and the active ingredients will be concentrated. Add 1 lb. of butter and 1 cup of water to your cooking pot and simmer on low. The water will prevent the butter from burning. As the butter melts, add your 1 oz. of ground cannabis. This is a potent cannabutter recipe. For a gentler canna butter, add less cannabis to get a less potent ratio of cannabis to butter. Keep the mixture simmering on low for 3 hours stirring occasionally. Make sure it doesn’t reach a boil. Then remove from heat and let it cool enough to safely touch.
Strain out plant material with cheesecloth Tie your cheesecloth with twine to make a lid covering your glass or ceramic bowl or other container. Carefully pour the hot mixture into your bowl while straining it with the cheese cloth to remove all plant substance. You can also use a permanent coffee filter or mesh for straining. Refrigerate for hardening Remove the cheesecloth. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for hardening. The butter will separate from the water and you will remove it with your spatula or other tool and place it in a storage container for use. Dispose of the remaining water.