View Single Post
Old 02-10-2020, 02:55 AM
Marcus_in_the_Darkus's Avatar
Marcus_in_the_Darkus Marcus_in_the_Darkus is online now
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Legal in Massachusetts
Posts: 1,018
Default Let's talk cannabutter for edibles

My girlfriend really loves the punto rojo cookies I make for her and her friends. My general methodology is to first make bubble hash, then make cannabutter from the hash, then use the cannabutter in baking recipes. I aim for ~25 mg/cookie and strive to let the energetic, soaring sativa effect shine through in the edible.

Most of us have seen this classic decarboxylation [THC] vs Temperature plot for different decarb temps. I take away a couple things from this chart:
  1. You need higher decarb temps than the boiling point of water.
  1. Max THC concentration peaks and drops off rapidly at higher temperatures (>250 F). I believe the THC converts to CBD.
  1. It doesn't apply directly to the real world because we decarb in batches and it is impossible, for example, to instantly cool a batch of cannabutter when we have reached max THC concentration, if we even know when/where that point is at a given temperature. Clearly an area-under-the-curve thing.

I believe the THC converts to CBD after maximum THC is achieved. I want to maximize THC concentration and minimize CBD, to get the maximum sativa zing in my cookies. Here's where I have another issue with internet decarb tech: I don't necessarily want max THC in my cannabutter, I want it in the cookies that I make from the cannabutter, after I bake them at 375 for ~10 minutes. This implies that I should only partially decarb the hash when I make cannabutter, so that the decarb process is complete and maximum THC concentration is reached in the end product after baking.

My last batch of cannabutter seemed to have a little more zing than previous attempts. I melted a couple sticks of butter, boiled off the moisture, got the temperature up to about 270, added the hash and tried to maintain the temperature around 270 for about 10 minutes, then cooled the butter as quickly as possible with an ice bath. Side note here...the smell that filled up my house was this wonderful combination of piney Colombian weed and brown butter - it was divine!

Am I on the right track here? Does anybody have any experience with getting the most out of cannabutter and baked edible treats? I have 10 grams of The Doors hash that I want to get into cookie form!
Reply With Quote