Green Gone Detox’s Guide to Baking with Weed

Cannabis pastries on a cutting board

Learn About Baking with Weed

Are you ready to take control of your cannabis consumption completely? So are we! When you choose to bake or cook with cannabis, you’ll be monitoring every step of the process to ensure you get the type and amount of marijuana you want in every bite! Incorporate cannabis into your baking when you take a look at our instructions for baking with marijuana today!

Making Your Butter

Generally, most people choose to use cannabutter when baking with weed. It’s the best way to ensure even infusion throughout the entire recipe. While sometimes, you can buy these ingredients at your local cannabis shop, they can be a little harder to find than just the bud. We recommend you make your own cannabis-infused butter when baking instead!

Equipment for Making Cannabutter

You don’t need a ton of specialty equipment for baking with cannabis, but there are a few essentials that can help ensure amazing results, including:

  • 7-10 Grams of Cannabis Flower (Fresh or Cured)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Storage Container
  • Herb Grinder
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Fine Strainer
  • Saucepan

Picking Your Bud

One of the best reasons for making your own cannabutter or oil before baking with weed is to control the strain of marijuana in your edibles. You might already have a strain in mind, or you may be exploring a few different options. If you have any doubts, you may want to talk to your local shop about the experience you’re hoping to achieve. The ideal bud for pain relief may be different than the one that’s best for affecting your mood.

Decarbing Your Weed

You’ve chosen your flower, and now it’s time to decarb. This is an essential part of the baking process that ensures the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are active and ready to interact with your body to create the right psychoactive effects.

Whether you’ve chosen fresh or cured cannabis, you still need to decarboxylate both before you start baking with the weed.

  1. Preheat Your Oven to 240℉
  2. Break Up Large Buds
  3. Spread the Pieces on a Baking Sheet
  4. Bake for 30-40 Minutes, Tossing the Buds Occasionally

Each type of cannabis has a slightly different decarboxylation process, so research decarbing for your weed type before starting. Overbaking your weed can result in damage to your product. Careful monitoring and temperature control are important.

Grinding & Infusion

After decarbing, you’ll need to use your grinder to create a fine powder. You should aim to have about 1 cup of ground cannabis before adding it to your butter. Don’t pack your measuring cup, as you’ll end up with cannabutter that’s incredibly potent.

Infusing Process:

  1. Add 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of water to your saucepan on low heat
  2. Once the butter starts melting, add in your ground cannabis
  3. Let simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes to maintain the temperature
  4. Monitor the temperature with your candy thermometer to ensures it stays at 160℉

Straining & Storing

Now you’re ready for the last steps in the process before you can start baking with marijuana. Strain the mixture from your saucepan through the strainer or cheesecloth into a storage container. It should be smooth and even. If not, strain it again until it is. Finally, store your container in the fridge until you’re ready to bake with your cannabutter.

Final Tips

At Green Gone Detox, we want you to have a successful baking experience, so here are a few more tips to ensure you make your butter correctly.

  • Use top-quality butter
  • Choose premium flower
  • Store your butter in the fridge ASAP
  • Don’t rush any step in this process
  • Never skip decarboxylation

Looking for recipes for baking with weed? Check our blog!

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