Making your own edibles with cannabis is a lot easier than you think. Although you can always use a tincture, it’s just not as fun as making it yourself. You can even make your own cannabis cooking oil. So, let’s rock and roll.
Choose a Strain
The first step is to choose a strain. You can a peppy Sativa, a sedating Indica or a high-CBD strain. Just be sure that the strain has a rich terpene profile so you can reap the health benefits. Strains with lower THC levels are good. Skip the Dutch Treat and Durban Poison Often. Scout Cookies CBD is a good choice. An ounce works well, but that’s your decision. Just make sure to dry the flower before mixing it with oil.
What Oil to Use as a Base
Tinctures don’t mix well. That’s because they are oil soluble. Use a high-fat oil like canola or coconut oil. Even olive oil works well. Depending on what you plan to make, these oils usually complement the flavor of what you’re making.
Grind the Weed
You can use all of the components of the weed or just the flower. But, it has to be strained first. Use a good cannabis grinder or a counter food processor for this. Just be careful not to grind it up too much or it won’t properly strain.
Mix the Oil and Cannabis Together
Slow cookers and saucepans work well for mixing the oil and cannabis together. First, mix the bud and oil until the bud is completely submerged. The ratio of cannabis to oil is dependent on your recipe. If you don’t have a recipe, three parts oil to one part cannabis will do. If you’re cooking for guests and using the oil in numerous dishes, go with a wider ratio. S
Dissolve the Cannabis in the Oil
Heat up the mixture to dissolve the weed. You can use a little bit of water to prevent the bud from scorching. With a slow cooker, cook it for around six to eight hours or as long as three days. Cooking it for several days will make it potent and well infused. With a slow cooker, you don’t have to check it often. With a saucepan, you’ll have to keep a close eye on it, so it doesn’t boil over.
Strain the Mix
Straining the mix should be done while it’s still hot. Use a wire strainer to remove chunks. This typically takes time. To remove all of the flower, use a cheesecloth or coffee filter. With a cheesecloth, you’ll need to use several layers. Just put the cheesecloth over a bowl secured with rubber bands. After it’s completely strained, pour it into an airtight glass jar.
Store the Cannabis Oil
The hard part is done and now you just need to store the jar. Choose a dark and cool place. Light and oxygen ruin cannabis. They can lessen the freshness and potency. When stored properly, the oil can last up to two months. You can also opt to refrigerate it or freeze it.