. . .to make cannabutter yourself, then you have almost certainly experienced the overwhelming cannabis taste, color, and smell in your butter. The only recipes that might survive using butter like that are those with their own strong nutty chocolate taste like – well, brownies. That is why it is so important we introduce you to JeffThe420Chef’s amazing light-tasting cannabutter.
This is a more advanced way to make cannabutter. If the taste of cannabis in your edibles has ever made you cringe, then you will want to pay close attention.
Not only is this a huge step up for taste, but cleanliness as well. Follow this method carefully and your cannabis will be cleaned of any pesticides, mold, mildew, and bugs.
There are many compelling reasons to make your own light-tasting cannabutter.
Chief among them is that you can choose the cannabis you want or need to use in your cannabutter. You are making edibles for you – and perhaps your guests, so you should want that kind of control.
Another reason to make your own light-tasting cannabutter is that you can use it in just about any recipe that calls for butter. So you can make your favorite foods into a cannabis-infused experience.
Also, making your own light-tasting cannabutter gives you a way to enjoy the best of what cannabis has to offer without smoking it – and all the downside that suggests.
Lastly, is a word about what you avoid by making your own cannabutter: mystery edibles. Mystery edibles are made by someone you don’t know or edibles bought from a dispensary.
Would you ever want to try a pill from a mystery bottle labeled only “Happy-Happy Buzz?”
If you are offered an edible made by someone you don’t know – and especially if you don’t know their credentials – politely decline. You have no idea what’s in it, so why take the risk?
As for edibles, you can buy in a dispensary, the business model that commercially manufactured edibles companies operate under does not often favor using specific and premium cannabis buds like to kind you can buy over the counter at a dispensary.
Commercial edibles are typically made from a loose assortment of left-over cannabis plant matter after the buds have been harvested.
That’s fine if you don’t care what you eat. But we imagine you are here because you do care.
Beyond having only a vague idea what strains of cannabis are in their products, edibles companies are just recently being required – in some states – to test for potency.
Commercial edibles sell – as do different kinds of alcohol products. So there’s a market for it. We just think you want something better.
The very essence of this site is that we should all care about the quality of our edibles.
We hope that’s why you are here.
To that end, are pleased to introduce a man who has made an enormous difference to people in search of the perfect cannabutter to make infused foods.
Our very good friend, and gifted mentor, JeffThe420Chef, has perfected a way to infuse cannabis into butter and oils with very little or no cannabis taste.
He spent 18 months researching and developing an easy, step-by-step technique that lets you infuse the cannabis of your choice into your butter with very little cannabis taste or color – but fully loaded with the cannabis experience.
He developed two methods for making cannabutter and he is offering one of them here for free.
You will find the “Light-Tasting Cannabutter method in the video below which makes a very light-tasting cannabutter with a very mild cannabis influence.
A more advanced method is revealed in Jeff’s new cookbook, “The Ganja Gourmet: The art of cooking with cannabis” published by Harper Collins.
In his book, he offers the extraordinary “Tasteless-Cannabutter” method that requires a few more steps to make your cannabutter and oils truly free of any cannabis taste or color.
Each of these methods will result in cannabutter that is much easier to fold into recipes that would otherwise be too overpowered by the strong cannabis qualities.
It’s easy to make JeffThe420Chef’s light-tasting cannabutter.
And because you are using your preferred choice of cannabis, you will be much more at ease trying it in your recipes.
Besides, knowing that you are working with cannabis in your kitchen can be its own kind of buzz.
The cannabutter method demonstrated in this video is the method we have mentioned several times in other posts.
Spend a few minutes, and watch JeffThe420Chef demonstrate how easy it is to make your own cannabutter at home. It’s not really cooking, it’s a process, so take notes and plan on watching the video a few times as you practice this method. Be sure to bookmark this page so it’s handy when you need to review it again later.
Just for simplicity, from this point forward, when we refer to “cannabutter,” you can interpret that to also mean either olive oil or coconut oil as well. The process for making all three is almost the same with the oils needing about an hour longer to brew.
Making cannabutter is not really cooking, it’s a process.
After you’ve made your cannabutter, it’s not quite ready for prime time – not yet.
You will definitely need to test it to know how strong your cannabutter is.
Because everything you do with your cannabutter depends on you knowing how much cannabutter to serve. And you need to test every batch of cannabutter because each one will be a little different.
Once you know the per-person dose for that batch of cannabutter, you can refer to the article “How to Make Cannabis Infused Foods – Even If You Don’t Cook” and venture into the kitchen to make your favorite recipe.
If you are less inclined towards the kitchen, you can simply make some plain popcorn, and add one “per-person dose” of cannabutter to that. If not popcorn, then maybe toast? You get the idea – there’s room here for everyone.
Just so we are not getting ahead of anyone’s comfort level, like most people, you would probably not feel okay inviting friends and guests over for a cannabis-infused meal the moment your first batch of light-tasting cannabutter is done.
In fact, we think you would likely not invite anyone over until you’ve first tried it a couple of times yourself.
And after that, you may only want to invite a few friends over to offer them some goodies. After you see that works well consistently, throwing a dinner party well after you’ve gone through a couple batches of cannabutter.
By then, you should have the experience and ease with your light-tasting cannabutter method to know how to make it work well.
For a no-risk way to practice the JeffThe420Chef cannabutter method, you can do a test run by using an equal amount of dried oregano in place of the cannabis. This way, you can be sure you have your method, your tools and your setup all correct – and keep your cannabis for when you’re ready to make cannabutter for real.
The instructions will teach you how to make your cannabutter, do some simple tests, and take notes.
These steps are important to producing consistent results with your cannabutter – even if for no one but yourself.
Then, if at some point, you do decide to bring a few close friends over to share your cannabutter, you will be ready.
From making your first batch of cannabutter to learning to determine how much makes a good per-person dose, may take about a week – start to finish. This should get you to a point where you “know” you have your method down.
Making your cannabutter
Begin by getting the items listed in the video, buy your cannabis, and trying the JeffThe420Chef method.
For a no-risk way to practice the JeffThe420Chef cannabutter method, you can do a test run by using an equal amount of dried oregano in place of the cannabis.
This way, you can be sure you have your method, your tools and your setup all correct – and keep your cannabis for when you’re ready to make cannabutter for real.
You can simply toss the butter you made and do it for real with your actual cannabis. Or better still, carefully label it as oregano butter and use it on garlic bread.
Once you have successfully made your first batch of cannabutter, you should must still test your cannabutter for potency. Do not rush this process.
Follow the steps, and work through the process. Keep practicing until you feel like you’ve got it right.
A useful metric to understand when making your cannabutter is knowing how fast you will actually go through it.
If it’s typically just you, and maybe a few friends over once a week, your cannabutter will last perhaps two months.
If you are serving an edibles dinner party, you will go through about one-quarter ounce of cannabis – meaning one batch of cannabutter per every eight people – roughly.
Those numbers should help you gauge what quantities you need to buy according to your needs.
Once you feel comfortable sharing it. Invite some friends over to enjoy a casual early afternoon on the couch with Netflix and popcorn, and eventually a gourmet canna-feast with friends and family.
It may sound like a challenge, but learning to make cannabutter and then using that in recipes is well worth the effort and will pay off big in the long run.
Follow JeffThe420Chef’s directions, have fun, experiment, and know that making cannabutter may lead you to challenge yourself in the kitchen