We are often asked how to make CBD butter? This article will teach you an amazing hemp butter recipe that you can easily make at home. Let’s dive in!
Cannabutter has quickly become the most popular hemp edible, and this is mostly due to its versatility. You can use it for various recipes, and it sometimes seems that CBD butter has endless possibilities.
If you wish, it is possible to make CBD butter from scratch. That is, you can first make butter and then use that butter and hemp to make cannabutter.
However, we recommend the easier recipe where you already have bought butter in advance. There is no need to complicate things!
In this article, we will teach you how to make CBD butter, and we will share some of the potential benefits. Check it out!
What is CBD butter, and what makes it so great?
As we already mentioned, this is butter infused with hemp buds. However, before we can use these buds, they need to go through processes of decarboxylation (we will talk about this a bit later).
As a result, you will get butter that has a dash of an earthy taste. Of course, it should also carry over numerous wellness properties that cannabinoids provide.
Although we call it CBD butter or cannabutter, there is much more to this food than just cannabidiol. It has all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids as the hemp plant.
Given that we’re using raw hemp as the main ingredient, it will have all the necessary substances. By keeping all the chemical compounds together without distilling anything, you will be able to create an “entourage effect.”
It is presumed that CBD and cannabinoids are able to stimulate the endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors are a part of a larger endocannabinoid system.
Keep in mind that this system is a relatively recent discovery, and there are a lot of questions surrounding it. According to the preliminary data, this system might be responsible for various internal processes such as sleep, mood, memory, etc.
How to make CBD butter?
You start the process by getting 1 cup of butter and 10 grams of raw hemp.
Before you can start the process, it is very important to decarboxylate the plant matter. In its natural form, hemp is full of cannabinoids in its acidic state.
While it will have some CBD and THC, it will have much more CBDA (cannabidiolic acids) and THCA. Although CBDA might have certain beneficial properties, you will be doing yourself a disservice if you were to use it in such a form.
We usually convert CBDA into CBD by simply lighting raw hemp when we smoke it or vape it. The process of conversion can be done either by lighting the biological matter on fire (combusting it) or by leaving it to age and degrade naturally.
Hemp butter recipe in 7 easy steps
Given that the second option needs time, it is much better to simply bake the raw hemp.
There are a lot of different CBD butter recipes, but we went with this one:
- Everything starts with the decarboxylation of hemp or cannabis (depending on what you’re using). Preheat the oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Put baking paper on a tray and place hemp on it. Make sure that it doesn’t stick.
- Hemp should bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. If the hemp buds are a bit older (that is, if they’ve already started degrading), you should bake them for a shorter period of time. Of course, you can also increase the heat of the oven so that the whole baking process is shortened. However, we suggest that you bake it at a lower temperature, slowly. The difference isn’t that big, and you will get better end-results. Shake the tray every once in a while so that the buds properly bake from all sides
- Once hemp or cannabis is decarboxylated, you should grind it into small bits. Now, you can take the butter and melt it. Put 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of water in a pan and let them slowly melt. You might want to add some extra water just so that butter doesn’t stick to the pan.
- When the butter is ready, when it starts melting, you can add grounded hemp to the mix. Leave them to summer at a temperature of 160 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. However, make sure that the temperature doesn’t exceed 200 degrees. Leave it be for 2, 3 hours with occasional stirring. The mixture should boil!
- Now, you will have to strain your freshly prepared cannabutter. Most people will use cheesecloth for this. Simply strain it into a jar or anything else that you can place in the fridge later on. Straining needs to be done once the CBD butter cools off, not before!
- Put it in the fridge. You might notice that water is forming at the bottom of the jar. If this happens, you should remove it. But, you should wait for at least one hour before doing so.
- Cannabutter could pack quite a kick, especially if you used cannabis. Keep in mind that cannabis might have a high quantity of THC, which is why you can easily get high. No matter what you use as the basic plant matter, make sure to dose it properly. It is even better to use smaller quantities of butter than to overdo it.
Potential benefits of CBD butter
Like all other CBD products, cannabutter should carry certain wellness benefits.
However, you need to eat CBD edibles very slowly as they take time to make an impact on your body. People oftentimes overdo it as they get impatient, and if you used cannabis, this could cause quite a stir once THC hits you.
CBD butter can cause all sorts of improvements that will vary from a person to a person. You might experience the following:
- Increase of energy
- Improved focus and memory
- Better appetite
- Better sleep
- Improvements to mood
- Minor reduction to physical discomfort
- Various other wellness boosts
Cannabutter can have a complex impact on a person’s body. Unfortunately, we cannot tell with certainty how it will affect you.
No matter what, this edible is always fun to use, and you can utilize it in numerous ways. And with this article, you finally know how to make CBD butter!