THC Oil/Butter Infusion

What you Need:

  • 4 oz. Butter or Oil for Infusion: coconut oil is the best option due to the high saturated fat content which will absorb more cannabinoids, other great options include olive oil, avocado oil, butter, and ghee
  • Either Fresh or Vaped Herb (if fresh follow steps for decarboxylation)
    • Fresh Herb: 7g herb for 4oz oil
    • Vaped Herb: 9g vaped herb (use a little extra if you vape at higher temps) for 4oz oil
  • Kief *optional (great way to make your infusion stronger!)
  • tin foil 
  • Mason Jar
  • Cheesecloth
  • Instapot (*also can be done in a crockpot or sauce pot on the stove, but it will take longer)
  • tCheck Potency Tester (optional)

Decarboxylation for Fresh Herb and Keif (skip this step if using pre-vape herb)

  1. Heat oven to 240°F.
  2. Grind herb as fine as possible. Put herb in aluminum foil and seal foil to make somewhat air tight. If you’re adding keif, put kief in separate aluminum foil and fold to make somewhat air tight.
  3. Bake herb at 240°F for 50 minutes. If adding kief, bake kief at 240°F for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, open slowly, and inhale a little if you’d like :-) 

Making Coconut Oil

  1. Pour 4 oz. of you oil or butter of choice into a mason jar. If the fat is solid at room temperature, make sure to melt it in the microwave so it's in liquid form before adding your decarboxylated cannabis.
  2. Add the decaboxylated cannabis to your oil or butter in the mason jar, and stir to incorporate. Seal the masor jar shut, but not too tight, only finger tight.
  3. Place mason jar in you Instapot. Fill Instapot with water so that is comes up to the level of the oil or butter in the mason jar. Seal the Instapot and pressure cook for 1 hour. 
  4. Quick release your Instapot and let the oil or butter cool to a temperature you can handle.
  5. Use cheesecloth to strain the cannabis flower from the oil. Throw away left over flower. Coconut oil can be stored at room temperature; butter should be stored in the fridge for longer term use. Use in any of your favorite recipes!

Potency: I have done many different cannabis oils and butters using this recipe and have found that this yields a THC potency range that work well for me. When using 7 grams of cannabis flower to 4 oz. oil/butter, my tCheck readings have ranged from 80.6mg THC/tbsp to 120.5mg THC/tbsp. To put that number into perspective, if you used 1/2 cup an infused oil in a recipe that makes 12 servings, each serving would have 53.73-80.33mg THC. The variability is due to differing percentages of THC in the different cannabis strains I use, whether I vaped or decarboxylated the weed in the oven, and the type of fat I infused the cannabis into. I like to make my oil infusions strong, because you can always dilute them down to your desired potency using regular oil or butter. When enjoying them, especially if this is your first time baking edibles. always start with less than you think you'll need, wait until you feel the effect (about an hour) and eat more if needed.
*If using a crock pot or sauce pot, use the same method of putting your oil/butter into a mason jar and adding your decarboxylated cannabis flower. Fill the crock pot or sauce pot with water so that it's at the same level as the oil in the jar. Let water come to a boil and reduce to stimmer. If using a crock pot, use low temperature setting and let the water heat up to a simmer first. Put in mason jar with cannabis and oil and let sit for 6-12 hours (the longer you go, the more potent it will be. I've even let this go for 18hrs before!). Add water to the pot as needed.

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