Posted on March 24th, 2024 by Canna Provisions

How to Decarb Cannabis Flower for Butter or Oil Infusion

Ultimate Guide: How to Decarb Cannabis Flower for Butter or Oil Infusion

Discover the definitive method for decarboxylating cannabis flower to infuse into butter or oil, a crucial technique for crafting potent and delicious edibles. This guide is tailored for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts eager to enhance their culinary creations with cannabis.

Preparation: Starting with Quality Cannabis

  • Source Your Cannabis: Opt for preground or self-ground flower from reputable stores like Canna Provisions.
  • Essential Materials: You’ll need heat-proof Pyrex measuring cups, a pan for the water bath, a strainer (tea leaf strainer, cheesecloth, or coffee filters), and a container for storing your final product.

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Decarbing and Infusing Your Cannabis

Perfect Ratio for Potent Infusion

For desired potency, use 3.5g to 7g of ground cannabis flower with a full stick of butter (equals ½ cup) or an equivalent amount of oil.

Preparing Your Cannabis

Grind your cannabis flower to increase the surface area, ensuring a thorough decarboxylation and infusion process.

Setting Up a Double Boiler

Fill a larger pot with water and place it on the stove. Position a Pyrex measuring cup within, ensuring it does not touch the pot’s bottom. This method safeguards against direct heat, preventing the scalding of your cannabis mixture.

The Infusion Process

  1. Melt the butter or coconut oil in the Pyrex cup.
  2. Add ground cannabis to the melted butter or oil, mixing well.
  3. Ensure the water in the outer pot simmers gently, maintaining a constant low heat of 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Stir every 30 minutes for a minimum of 4 hours to achieve full activation and infusion. For increased potency, consider extending the infusion time.

Straining Your Infusion

Once infused, remove from heat and strain the mixture to separate the solid material, resulting in a clean cannabis-infused butter or oil.

Storing Your Cannabis Infusion

Transfer your infusion into a Mason jar or similar container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 30 days or freeze for extended shelf life.

Pro Tips for Success

  • Temperature Control: Maintain a steady heat of 200 degrees Fahrenheit to activate cannabinoids without burning.
  • Stir Regularly: Ensure an even infusion and prevent burning by stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Straining Method: Choose a straining method that suits your preferences. Finer filters can result in a cleaner infusion but may absorb more product.

By adhering to these steps, you’re set to create exceptionally potent and flavorful cannabis-infused butter or oil, ideal for a range of edible delights.

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