The videos that I’ve done on cannabutter have really taken off. I am very grateful to everyone who watches them and find them useful. I get a lot of questions on these videos, and I try to answer each of them back. I wanted to make a video to address the 5 most frequently asked questions I get about making cannabutter.
Top 5 FAQ
1. Does it smell when decarbbing? Preheat your oven to 250ºF. Place cannabis buds on a non-stick, oven-safe tray. Cover the tray with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Insert the tray into the oven and set a timer for 30 minutes. Older, drier cannabis may require less time. (Tip: you can also set your oven to 300ºF and heat for 10 to 18 minutes, although low-and-slow is the recommended approach when decarbing to better preserve the cannabinoids.) If you are worried about the smell cover the tray while decarbbing. It doesn’t smell bad at all while in the oven. Once it is finished, and you take it out, you do get a nice woft of aroma when you take the cover off the tray. I would suggest cracking a window if that will be an issue. Also, the smell does vary depending on the strain used. Look at the video below to learn how to decarb your cannabis.
2. How to calculate edible dosage? In order to calculate edible dosage, you need two pieces of information, the number or grams you’re using to make your edibles and the THC % of the cannabis you’re using. Look at the video below to learn how to calculate edible dosage.
3. Do you decarb at 250ºF or 250ºC? Fahrenheit, I live in the United States so we use Fahrenheit. I am aware that I have a lot of viewers that are not in the U.S. so I will always give both now. 4. Can I simply eat the butter instead of making an edible? Yes, if you don’t want to make cookies, brownies, or some kind of edibles you can simply eat the butter itself. You can treat it just like regular butter and spread it on your toast, or put it in your coffee. There are a lot of great uses for cannabutter. You can find a lot of great recipes right here on this site that use cannsbutter.5. Is using lecithin absolutely necessary? Lecithin is not 100% necessary, but I do recommend it. What is lecithin? It is an emulsifier, a substance that helps ingredients bind together. But it is also a phospholipid emulsifier. A phospholipid is a fat molecule which makes up cell membranes. Its function is to act as a barrier so that the emulsified product stays stable for a long time. The reason that lecithin makes such a good emulsifier is that it is suited to combining oil in water AND water in oil. Water and fats typically repel each other. Lecithin helps keep them consistently dispersed and bound together so that it facilitates an evener distribution of cannabis in your edible product. This will increase the likelihood that each portion contains about the same dosage of cannabis. I recommend using one tablespoon for every cup of oil or butter used.
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