Bud Butter

Are you looking to make some tasty treats? Bud butter/cannabutter is a vital ingredient in most marijuana recipes. Bud butter can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or oil.

Time in Kitchen: 30 minsP0H30M
Number of servings: 6
Difficulty level: Easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
¼ ounce cannabis buds, finely ground
To make cannamargarine, simply substitute margarine for butter.

Equipment:
Grinder, medium saucepan, glass (with a tight fitting lid), spoon

Directions

  1. Melt the butter on low heat in a medium saucepan. Add the ground buds (a little bit at a time), and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring frequently. You should see small bubbles slowly forming at the surface.
  2. Strain the butter into a glass with a tight-fitting lid using a metal strainer. Press the cannabis against the metal strainer using the back of a spoon to release the excess butter. When you’re done, throw the leftover cannabis in the compost.
  3. You can use the cannabutter immediately or store it in the refrigerator for later. You can easily scale this recipe up for larger batches of cannabutter. The general rule is that 1 pound of butter (4 sticks) can absorb 1 ounce of cannabis. For larger quantities we recommend that you simmer the butter for 60 minutes to get the maximum results!
Use the cannabutter in one of our many marijuana / cannabis-infused recipes, and enjoy!
 
Note: For medical patients, we recommend using 2 ounces of cannabis for each pound of butter, effectively doubling the strength of the cannabutter.
Time in Kitchen: 30 minsP0H30M
Number of servings: 6
Difficulty level: Easy
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phil420 23.07.2014
I am curious as to what kind of metal strainer I need? And maybe where I could get one?!

Calamity 22.07.2014
Does this work with keef as well?

stack2006 05.07.2014
This was a lot of help! I put mine into a butter stick mold container and tossed them into the freezer. Will the freezer hurt or limit the longevity of my butter?

Hunter 21.03.2014
Also i only had it on the stove for 45 minutes was this enough time to build up a potency in the butter?

Hunter 21.03.2014
Guys/Ladies i was making my butter when i found out that my mom was on her way home. This forced me to just stop where i was and throw my butter in the fridge. I never got to strain the weed from the butter, does this make a difference if i eat it?

V 14.09.2013
I make butter all the time. I use approximately 1/2 to 1 oz of trim from kind bud for every pound of butter. I melt the butter in water and add my trim. I simmer it for 3-4 hours, stirring about every 5-10 minutes. When my butter is a dark green and very glossy I strain it and let it chill for a minimum of 12 hours in the fridge. Drain the water and shazam I have amazing butter. I use it in place of any recipe that calls for oil. I do not grind up my trim or any bud that I may use. I find that on the stove, 3-4 hours of simmering gives me the same quality as 8 hours in the crock pot. I just made some butter this morning that is so dark it looks like spinach water. I am very excited to try the treats I make.

Badmojo 27.07.2013
I think some people are missing the point of making cannabutter. You aren't trying to get all of your pot into the butter. The thc will bind to the fat in the butter while cooking it ( or any fat for that matter). That's why you leave it coarse and strain it out. If you are grinding your pot into a powder you may as well skip the butter and just toss it in the mix. You are essentially doing the same thing by not straining out the plant matter. I'm not saying it won't work but why make the extra effort when your brownies won't be reaching their full potential anyway.

MegKing 23.07.2013
Margarine is NOT like butter and is for the most part very BAD for yo so it does not make a good substitute well in any situation really.

MegKing 23.07.2013
I just made this recipe last night I just winged it as this recipe does not give you any hints or much detail. I did not use water like most people are saying to use just butter, pot and a cheese cloth for staining. I simmered it for a hour and a half as I wanted to get the most of it but did not have time to do it for 24 hours like some peoples recopies I have seen and I thought 30 mins was low. My pot butter is dark green color tasts great smells great and because I ground it in a coffee grinder till it was almost poweder ther are no bits or pieces just clear green yummy pot butter. I used 1 pound butter and 17 grams of some good trimmings. Now I just have to see how the stone is I am working all day so I will let you all know how it is later this evening! I think it turned out great.

elle 16.06.2013
so after I make the butter, or lets say I make the tea, can I dy the bud and smoke it?

jake 01.06.2013
Why not use margerine?

Ak-rose 15.01.2013
Yes, very much so... Hint, use crock pot in room by window, i found a ionic breeze at goodwill for 5$'s works like a dream...

budz 26.12.2012
Does it smell when you make weed butter?

MRNicEGuY 28.11.2012
Oh ya.. as far a bud to butter ratio. I normally use 1/2 oz of shake/trim to every stick of butter I make. If you are using kind nug then much less is needed. However I'd smoke the kind. But thats just me.

MRNicEGuY 28.11.2012
This way of making butter will not get you good results. The best way to cook the butter is with a crock pot on low for 8-10 hours. If you dont have a crock pot use a double boiler. If you dont have a double boiler at least put the stove on simmer. Over heating will ruin your butter, about 220 is the perfect temp to cook it at.

cosmicdave 12.11.2012
note: i'm vegan and make it with Earth Balance, and it works just as well!

Pineapple Express 04.10.2012
How much bud should I use for every LB of butter?

Luqid 22.09.2012
what are the rest of the directions? LOL.

buddy 29.08.2012
Do you think I can use fresh stuff or should it be dry.

PM 23.07.2012
Hey AM, what do you mean will just eating the bud butter get you high? Of course it will, are you high already? I heard if you eat 2 whole sticks of regular butter before you eat the "bud Butter" you'll be ten times higher. Go for it buddy

Goddess 25.03.2012
My friend showed me to use a coffee grinder to make it dust..:). No straining needed:) also, she used the manicure clippings not the leaves she saved up and they were dried before putting in the grinder:)
It smelt sooo good!

CaitlynMay 17.02.2012
hey I was wondering if it is leaves or buds does anyone know for sure

that one guy 14.01.2012
dont strain it you lose thc and weakens the butters potency

GrannyGanja 07.01.2012
Yes, the budder will do it's magic alone. Spreand it on toast!
Tips: Use unsalted butter and clarify it a bit by scraping off the foam with a wooden spoon. It'll make your budder smoother. If you can,use a crock pot.
I keep mine on low with an oz or more of shake, lb of butter and 3 cups of water for 12 hours. (Don't use too much water or you'll have a mess in the end").
Have extra bowls with cheesecloth ready,you'll be glad you did. Then strain TWICE. Makes a huge difference. Happy baking!

carlsgood 05.01.2012
I highly recommend making zucchini bread with the butter! :)


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