Good canna-butter matters and there are some direct ways to ensure the quality of your final result. Check out my YouTube video for the process in detail!
1. Tips & tricks for fantastic canna-butter
– Temperature control: Maintaining a consistent temperature while preventing searing (from direct contact with the heat source) helps keep your cannabinoids and terpenes intact. Overheating not only damages potency but also causes very dark, weedy flavoured butter.
– Processing: Decarb, infuse, rough strain, chill, scrap, melt, fine strain, final set (scraping again if needed). It seems extra fussy, but it’ll leave you with a beautiful, lightly flavoured result. Which means your edibles will taste as amazing as they feel.
– Water reason 1: Adding water allows the naturally occurring dairy proteins and moisture content to remain in the butter. This can be important for certain recipes and flavour profiles. Not adding the water creates ghee (clarified butter) which has little to no remaining dairy or moisture. This allows for greater shelf stability and is important for certain dietary needs. Both methods work very well for infusion making this a personal choice.
Water reason 2: The water pooling underneath your finished butter gives somewhere for your plant matter to settle into. Whether or not that means processing is any easier is up for debate.
But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of -Allow your butter to settle for a few minutes before pouring into molds: It will help concentrate the remaining plant matter. Making it easier to separate. You’ll notice in the video I only showed the bottom of a couple of bricks. That’s because the rest were fine and didn’t need further scraping.
-Straining through 2 layers of paper coffee filters is the best way to ensure all the plant matter is removed, but I don’t recommend it: It takes a lot of extra work, and keeping the butter warm enough to melt through is tasking. However, it is worth it for those people that have an issue where the remaining trichomes irritate the lining of the stomach, causing distress when consuming edibles.
2.3 Save all remains for other recipes!! It may be weak, but it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals!!
– My current favourite infusion remains saver is my Medicated Meatballs recipe. Find it and much more in my upcoming book, Practical Cannabis: Your guide to unlocking your personal cannabis code.
Good Luck and Happy Making!!Athena Lumsden