Now that you’ve got your cannabis decarbed it’s time to turn your buds/trim/shake into cannabutter or cannaoil so that it’s ready to cook with. The THC in your raw material is fat soluble, and with your help will readily absorb into butter, vegetable oil, olive oil or any other fat used for cooking. While the end result is much the same, the process of making butter or oil are slightly different. What you produce can be used in different ways; so choose wisely, before you start have an idea of what you are going to make, of course large batches can be divided and frozen for later use.
There are a few methods for producing cannabutter, and all require a few things.
- Chopped decarbed cannabis
- A vessel to cook it in (crock-pot, stockpot)
- Cooking spoon
- Container to separate the liquid from the left over solids
You will definitely need to have plenty of time to make your butter, and depending on your method it could take up to 12 hours, this video shows a slow-cooker method where they ran an experiment with decarbed and non decarbed cannabis, and run over various lengths of time.