The Best Cannabutter Machines
Want to skip all the hassle when it comes to cannabutter? Thankfully there are some amazing devices out there that can eliminate the fuss and deliver top quality cannabutter that you can use in whichever delicious edibles you’d like. Here are our favorites:
1. LEVO 2 Oil & Butter Infuser
The LEVO cannabis infuser was created with the intention of making cannabutter as simple to cook as it is to brew a pot of coffee. This little machine has accomplished that. The machine is sleek, easy to use, and discreet (a plus for anyone who lives with disapproving parents or roommates).
To make cannabutter or infused oil with the LEVO, simply place your ground cannabis into the metal cylinder, place it into the metal bowl that’s filled with oil or melted butter, set the temperature, and press start.
2. Magical “Cannabutter” Machine
If you’re looking to simplify the bulk cannabutter making process to the point where it’s virtually automated and your got an high output need, invest in the Magical Butter Machine.
All you need to do is pour your decarboxylated cannabis flowers into the machine with a melted stick of butter, and a tablespoon of lecithin—and let the Magical Cannabutter machine take care of the rest.
Since this is one of the most widely used bases for cannabis edibles recipes, it also tends to come with the most questions. Here are answers to a few of the most popular questions that I receive.
- Is Cannabutter illegal?
These edibles often contain cannabutter — a cannabis-infused butter that can be purchased at a local cannabis dispensary or made at home. Still, keep in mind that cannabis is illegal in many states and countries, so always check with your local government before using it or related products.
- What is the lowest temperature to make cannabutter
Maintain low heat (ideally above 160ºF but never exceeding 200ºF) and let the mixture simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture should never come to a full boil.
- What is the reason to decarb your weed before making cannabutter?
A crucial step in making edibles or cannabis topicals at home is decarbing weed to make sure all the cannabinoids you want to experience are fully activated. When cannabis is cooked or baked, its active cannabinoids are absorbed through digestion.
Decarbing weed also helps reduce the risk of microbiological contaminants. When weed decarboxylates, it loses moisture, which in turn decreases the chance of bacterial growth.
- Can you make potbutter with 1g?
One gram will not make sufficiently powerful cannabutter. Or enough cannabutter to make anything with. You'd be better off smoking it! A gram is an average joint size.
- Can you make Cannabutter with an eighth?
For this recipe, you'll need 2 sticks of butter for every eighth, or 3.5 grams, of marijuana. With 3.5 grams of flower, it will make 525 milligrams of THC.
- How much Cannabutter does an ounce make?
This recipe uses 4 sticks of butter to every ounce of marijuana, so if you're using a half ounce of weed that's about 2 sticks of butter.
- What color is cannabutter?
This varies based on the strain and color The visual difference is especially apparent in the butter, but keep in mind that color has nothing to do with potency.
- Why isn't my Cannabutter green?
Again .. The color has nothing to do with the potency of your cannabutter but is instead a clear indication that it has been cooked too long. In order to avoid this, you simply need to keep the cooking time of cannabutter and oil down to one hour.
- What color should Cannabutter be?
Yellow…..The cannabutter should be the same nice yellow color all the way through. Look for a homogenous product with solidity. (This varies based on the strain)
- Why does my Cannabutter have two layers?
One layer is the butter that rises to the top. Another layer is nothing but ice crystals. Another layer is plant matter … just debris and is of no use. After its frozen, run warm water around the outside of your container to loosen up the product
- Why does my Cannabutter look separated?
The final reason to clarify butter is its texture. … Finally, if you decide to use water when you cook your cannabutter, the water in the butter, as well as a lot of the milk solids, will separate from the butter after you let it cool, even if you don't clarify it beforehand.
- How long is too long to cook CannaButter?
24 hours Its required to extract the THC from the finely ground Cannabis. However, you do not want to cook the CannaButter any longer than 24 hours. NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS. After 24 hours the THC will degrade and the butter will go bitter.
- What is this difference between cannabutter and coconut oil?
these two products have many similar uses and come from the same cannabis plant, they’re produced and used in very different ways.
- WILL CANNABUTTER WORK ON TOAST?
Yes! Some may find the taste to be a little strong if you’re eating it directly on toast, but others swear by it. Personally, I like to add a little honey to cut the cannabutter taste a little bit. Or I use it when making cinnamon toast.
But – yes – CannaButter will absolutely work on toast.
- How much Cannabutter do you put on toast?
Typically, I'll try about 1 teaspoon of my finished cannabutter on an afternoon or evening where I don't have anywhere to be. I usually put it on top of toast, but you can use it on whatever type of dish you'd normally garnish with butter.
- Can you eat Cannabutter straight up?
Absolutely you can eat just the cannabutter to get high. But take a very tiny dose. Cannabutter can sneak up on you right when you think it's not working!
Learn how to roll a blunt would be my suggestion.
- CAN CANNABUTTER SPOIL OR MOLD?
Yuppers. CannaButter can go rancid, so it’s important to keep it refrigerated – especially if you live in warmer climates.
- Why did my Cannabutter mold?
The problem is that it has water in it. Once you do your extraction wash it a few times. Then scrap off all the material on the bottom of your “puck” of butter. This is B grade to use in cookies or something.
- CAN CANNABUTTER LAST IN THE FREEZER?
Also yes. If you’re not going to be using your CannaButter within one month, we recommend storing it in the freezer for up to six months.
- CAN CANNABUTTER KILL A DOG?
Technically, yes. BUT it would take a LOT of weed to kill Fido. Like – a LOT of it. If you’re not using commercial-sized equipment to make your CannaButter, then you’re probably safe – although we don’t recommend feeding it to your dog.
- CAN I PUT CANNABUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE?
We don’t recommend making CannaButter in the microwave (we prefer our low and slow method), but you can put it in the microwave when you’re using it in your cannabis edibles recipes.
The microwave may break a few THC molecules but probably not enough for you to notice.
Microwave radiation carries about 100,000x less energetic photons than sunlight. No chemical bonds in THC are weak enough they can be broken by microwave.
- Do you cover Cannabutter while cooking?
I wouldn't no, if you do the temperature will rise too high and you'll lose potency.
- WILL COOKING WITH WEED BUTTER SMELL?
We get this concern all the time. As long as you decarbed your weed properly, you shouldn't have a frustrating smell when making CannaButter. In fact, we observed no smell when making it in our crockpot. However if you have issues about the smell of cooking with Cannabis
- WHICH IS BETTER – CANNABUTTER OR CANNA OIL?
This completely depends on what recipe you’re cooking and what you’re in the mood for. While you’ll probably find that the more common cannabis edibles recipes stick with PotButter, we find that Canna Oil is just as effective and in fact preferred for some recipes (like for Taco Chicken Chili).
- If your just using leaf and not bud do you still need to put in oven first
We still recommend decarbing it first. You just need to make sure that it’s fully dried before starting the decarb process
- I had purchased a ton of margarine. Then found out I needed actual butter. Can I make a recipe with margarine for future use??
- In a crockpot should I be cooking on low or keep warm option?
- After decarbing can you jar your decarbed weed until you are ready to use it?
Yes! Just store in an airtight container in a cool, dark location (like the back of your kitchen cabinet) for up to 6 months.
- What does weedbutter look like?
- Why is my Cannabutter weak?
If the temperature is too high, or you expose it to heat for too long, then you end up destroying many of cannabis's beneficial compounds. Likewise, if the temperature is too low or it's exposed for too short a time, then you obtain suboptimal results that will result in less potent cannabutter.
- How to Make Cannabis Butter Strong ?
Make your cannabutter stronger with 28g grams weed leaves, together with 14 grams of flower.
To do this use 28g of cured trimmings (preferably the small, sugary bud leaves)
14g of cannabis blossoms (choose the quality you like)
250g of salted butter (salted butter = higher melting point)
300ml of tap water (plus approximately 50ml for every hour of simmering)
Large saucepan/pot (pan works fine)
Butter knife (for fast results use kitchen blender)
Cheesecloth (a fine kitchen sieve , or any kind of finer mesh material does the job)
Lidded glass jar (glasses look very nice, plastic can also be used)
Anything from 8-24 hours of your time (due to the long-simmering at low heat)
Disclaimer: you experiment at your own risk
This recipe is meant to produce very potent butter. It uses 28g grams of sugary bud leaves, together with 14 grams of buds. The trimmings and buds are a blend of two different strains, one being indica-dominant, with strong Afghani influences, and Cheese.
The raw material has been cured in jars for 14 days.
If this is your first time making cannabis butter, you might want to use substantially less raw material and experiment with lower amounts of trim and bud.
- How do I know if my Cannabutter is strong?
First, identify the percentage of THC in the strain you're cooking with. On average, most strains have about 10 percent THC. Strains that have 15-20 percent THC are above average, and those with 21 percent THC or higher are exceptionally strong.
- How long does cannabutter last ?
Once infused, pot butter lasts only a few weeks in the fridge; I wouldn't feel safe cooking with it or eating it after a month.
If you store that pot butter in something airtight and throw it in the freezer, though, it should last around six months.
- Does Cannabutter go bad if not refrigerated?
If left out at room temp the butter will soften to almost the liquid state and go rancid. If you want to be able to leave it out, make gee, which is clarified butter.
This can be left out for several weeks, or months depending on the weather and the conditions inside your living space.
- How much butter do you lose making Cannabutter?
You can potentially lose around 15% of your total weight due to evaporation of the water that's in most butter. Add a couple more percentage points due to leaving behind milk solids, and toss in some more loss due to fats left behind on the plant material after straining / pressing.
- Does Cannabutter lose potency?
Edibles do not lose potency, so you can store them for however long the food itself is good. The same goes for freezing cannabis edibles.
You can store for longer periods with no loss of potency.
- What is Lecithin?
Lecithin is a phospholipid, a type of fat that serves an essential role within the body and makes up parts of cell membranes.
Medicinally lecithin is used to treat a variety of conditions including high cholesterol, anxiety, eczema, liver and gallbladder disease, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also frequently used in the manufacturing of medicines.
- What Does Lecithin Do?
Lecithin is also commonly used as a food additive because it helps stabilize foods and works as an emulsifier that helps bind ingredients that normally don’t stick together, such as oil and water.
When you look at lecithin in these terms, it’s easy to see how this might be useful for some applications.
- Do you Need Lecithin in Cannabis Cooking?
Need it? No. And in many cases you won’t even want it. But there are some applications where it’s helpful.
- What is lethicin used for in cannabutter?
Sugar and cocoa bind well with water, yet cannabutter doesn't.
Lecithin can be used to remedy this issue. … As well as this, lecithin is known to be a surfactant, a compound that lowers surface tension. This fact means that lecithin helps to distribute THC and cannabinoids more efficiently.
- WHAT IS GHEE?
Ghee is butter that has already been clarified or has had the milk solids removed. This pre-done step eliminates the need for you to clarify your butter.
In this clarified state, ghee is essentially an oil and can be cooked like a traditional cannabis oil infusion.
Use this cannabis coconut oil recipe and simply swap the cannabis coconut oil for your ghee to make simple cannabis-infused ghee.
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Cannabutter Safety & Side Effects
Though cannabutter is safe to eat, you should consider some important side effects. Unlike smoking or vaping, finding an appropriate dosage for edible cannabis products can be difficult due to varying THC concentrations (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
With edibles, it can take 30–90 minutes to notice effects, with reactions peaking around 2–4 hours. However, this depends on how much was consumed, as well as your gender, body weight, and metabolism (11Trusted Source).
Since cannabutter is added to many baked goods and candy, it can be easy to unintentionally overconsume it due to the enjoyable flavor and unknown THC concentration (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).
Common side effects of edible cannabis include dry mouth, sleepiness, paranoia, impaired motor control, and altered senses. If overconsumed, you may experience hallucinations, delusions, or even psychosis (1, 13Trusted Source).
Finally it’s important to securely store your cannabutter and other edible cannabis products since they often resemble candy, cookies, or other baked products.