At 5/28/09 11:06 AM, Lkoz91 wrote:
At 5/28/09 04:11 AM, brainface wrote:
Hey all. Just wondering if any of you know or could point me in the direction of a good weed butter recipe.I tried making tea with weed in it so I could drink it on a band trip on the bus ride and it tasted horrible and didn't work =/ Wrong person to ask.
I don't understand why you didn't just make cookies or something?
As far as making weed butter (aka cannabutter) goes, there's two main methods.
1) Melt butter in pan, add weed, heat for a while, strain out weed using a cheesecloth, keep butter, discard weed. To prevent the butter from burning, either stir constantly, or heat in a double boiler/bain-marie (i.e. in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water).
2) Heat water (roughly 2 cups of water to a pound of butter, or half a cup per stick), then cut in butter, and bring whole mixture to a boil (don't be stupid, keep the boil relatively calm and don't spatter melted fats onto your skin). Add weed and simmer for a while. Strain into a heat-proof container (discard weed) and refrigerate overnight so that the butter separates from the water. Skim off butter (can be done with a spatula) and save. Discard the water.
The reasoning behind using the water in the second method is that it leeches out the water-soluble crap that's contained in plants, which is stuff that you don't really want to eat. The first method won't kill you or anything, it'll just taste worse and potentially cause some mild nausea if you're sensitive to it.
Obviously I haven't tested it in a lab, but I'll tell you as a chemist that the basic idea makes sense.