1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe - How to Make Quality Marijuana Butter?

1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe - How to Make Quality Marijuana Butter?

July 14, 2017 13 Comments

How to Make Quality Marijuana Butter?

1 Gram Cannabutter Recipe

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Believe it or not, the 1 gram cannabutter recipe is real and it works! So, a few weeks back I got my hands on some pretty potent Lemon OG Kush (read our Complete Guide to Choose The Perfect Marijuana Strain for Your Lifestyle) - 2 grams of flower to be exact. Rolling one gram up into a nice joint, I sat leisurely and well-medicated in my kitchen thinking, 'Maybe I can make cannabutter with this 1 gram that I have.'

Me being the need-to-know-it-all that I am, I made sure to do some research before cheffing up this marvelous 1 gram cannabutter recipe batch. Unsurprisingly, nothing conclusive came up for my results. Matter of fact, most people denounced that a 1 gram cannabutter recipe even exists. Well, today I'm going to let you in on a little secret- it does and here's the suggested recipe.

Ingredients

Before I get started keep in mind: any good recipe requires diligence, patience, and awareness of ingredient ratios. These three principles are not to be taken lightly! Once again, they are not to be taken lightly! So here is what you are going to need:

  • A joint, a bottle of wine, a loved one, good music and candles (optional)

  • 1-2 grams grounded of mid to top shelf flower

  • FIRST and foremost, decarboxylation your Marijuana. Read our blog post "How To Decarb Weed in 3 Simple Step? And Why Should You?"

  • 3-6 oz of butter (butter has a high concentration of lipids which allows THC compounds to bind easily to the butter (for more about marijuana component, you can check our blog post: THC and CBD, and the Entourage Effect), which would probably explain why most folks prefer butter over most oils, coconut oil being the exception, when making marijuana butter recipe.) I would suggest Land O'Lakes butter.

  • A saucepan 

  • A spoon for stirring 

  • 1 cheese cloth or a relatively dense paper towel, although the cheese cloth is the ideal choice.

  • A bowl for pouring your strained THC infused butter

  • 1/4 cup of water

    Cooking

    • First off, take a hit, pour a glass of wine play music on your stereo, and light up the candles. Again, it's optional, it's just the way I like to do it.

    • Put your butter in the saucepan at medium-low heat. As the butter begins to melt, mix in your ground flowers/leaves.

    • At this point, the butter may begin to reduce at an exceptionally fast rate. This is when you slowly pour in the 1/4 cup of water so that your butter doesn't burn on you.

    • Now that you have your butter, flower, and water coming to a boil, lower the heat to a gentle flame so that your mixture can simmer.

    • Keep in mind that our proportions are small, so to have the best marijuana butter results, timing is everything. If you are using one gram of flower, let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes with frequent stirring. If you are using 2 grams of flower, let your mixture simmer for an 1 hour-1 1/2 hours. Although I don't know the exact science behind these ratios, I found that in my controlled environment they worked best.

    • After the first 15 minutes, you should begin to see the hue of the butter turn from gold to a murky brown. Try avoiding a black hue, this may mean that you are burning your flower and the butter itself, if so either reduce the heat or add no more than 2 tablespoons of water.

    Post-cooking Preparation

    • Now that your cannabutter mixture is ready for straining, put your cheese cloth (highly recommended) or dense paper towel over a bowl. Here, I would suggest either having someone hold the cloth with relatively tightness so that the weight of the butter doesn't force the cloth to cave in on the bowl. Or if you have a rubber band or and elastic object, wrap it over the cloth after the cloth is placed on the bowl.

    • Slowly pour your weed butter mixture into the bowl covered by the cloth. I repeat. slowly pour your mixture into the bowl covered by the cloth! If you simply dump your mixture into the covered bowl, you may run the risk of collapsing the cloth into the bowl.

    • If some of the reduced flower gets onto the cloth that's fine just be super delicate when wringing the cloth out so that the you don't tear the cloth and your flowers end up in your marijuana butter.

    Results

    Now, you should have a few results at this point:
    • An empty saucepan

    • A cheese cloth or paper towel that is drenched in butter

    • A bowl with the flowerless liquid butter mixture. Keep in mind if you used 3 oz of butter than your reduction should measure out to 1-2 oz of cannabutter. If you have 3-6 oz of butter than your reduction should measure out to 2-4 oz of cannabutter.

    • Now put your liquid butter in the fridge and let it solidify from anywhere from 4 hours to overnight(for optimal results).

    • Now you should have what looks, tastes, and smells like an almost greenish-brown marijuana butter that can be used on just about anything! I prefer a nice tablespoon in my eggs and toast but the butter is your for the cookin'! More importantly, this isn't a big batch recipe, I would even say it's being able to make cannabutter a condiment rather than the main ingredient.

    Hopefully this 1 gram cannabutter recipe works just as well for you as it did for me! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and I will be sure to address them ASAP. Enjoy!

    You can also get one of those cannabutter machines, The Magical Butter.

    Magical Butter

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated as needed for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 



    13 Responses

    Christopher
    Christopher

    July 20, 2017

    Very Easy.

    Daniel S Lennox
    Daniel S Lennox

    July 05, 2017

    Does anyone ever tried infusing cannabis on their food? I have read many articles suggesting that cannabis has a very potent effect when it comes with pain and inflamation like this strain http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/raspberry-kush/. The reason for this is that I dont smoke so mixing it with food seems a good idea. Any personal experience or testimonial is highly appreciated. TIA

    Ayad Maher
    Ayad Maher

    June 26, 2017

    Tonya, you should be good to go. just make sure to follow the rest of the recipe “Post-cooking Preparation”, filter it and what not.

    Tonya
    Tonya

    June 26, 2017

    So im trying to make brownies for he first time for an uncle who has terminal cancer and is trying to get an appetite. I have 2 grams.. so i simmer for 1hour to 1 1/2 hours in the butter / water combo? At that point am i ok to finish the recipe of the brownie mix to complete?? Please advise. Thank you for your post.

    Dianna
    Dianna

    May 16, 2017

    This is great! You don’t decarboxylate beforehand? Do you think it decarbs by itself or will when you use it cook with?
    Good job!

    chris
    chris

    March 09, 2017

    so i got the flu and a really bad cough from inhaling campfire smoke, long story. kinda. anyways, i cant smoke cause ill literally cough so hard it hurts. im bout to reup on some dank and my moms bringing me chicken soup tomorrow. im thinkin cannibutter goes in the soup. thanks a lot man

    Rachel
    Rachel

    December 20, 2016

    Hey – I made my first attempt at this recipe and I’m not sure I did it correctly (though I followed to the best of my abilities). My result is not reduced as much as the recipe says it should have been and it’s not green like the image at the top. Did I fudge up my cooking?

    Alyssa
    Alyssa

    October 25, 2016

    Could you modify this recipe with 2.5 grams of stems do you think? Or do you have another recipe for stems? I have almost 3 grams and the smallest recipe i can find is 4 grams of stems.

    Mentush Bulbashnikov
    Mentush Bulbashnikov

    July 02, 2016

    How many milligrams are there in all the butter, or in other words, how many times can you get high from one batch like this.

    Chris Hixson
    Chris Hixson

    June 23, 2016

    That’s a tricky one Marla. Just do it and hope for the best haha

    Marla
    Marla

    June 22, 2016

    How was the smell in your house? I live in an apartment in an illegal state still. Lol

    Chris Hixson
    Chris Hixson

    June 13, 2016

    Based on my experience, you don’t need to. I might be wrong though.

    Amber Marie
    Amber Marie

    June 10, 2016

    Do you decarb your flower first?

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