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ABV vs Fresh Herb Cannabutter

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by sydnee, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. sydnee

    sydnee Vaporus Majorus

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    I don't have enough ABV to make a batch of edibles, so I'm considering using fresh cannabis. My question is, what is the ratio of butter to fresh herb for making cannabutter? For example, the recipe I'm looking to make calls for 1 cup of cannabutter...how much bud do I need?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. walrus

    walrus Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the quality of the herb, i use anywhere from a 1/2 oz to 3/4 oz of bud for a cup (2 sticks) of butter.
  3. Ratm22

    Ratm22 Professional Vaporist

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    It really depends on Potency.
    Are you using Chronic or some garbage?

    If its good you can get away with a lot less. Like 1/8-1/4 oz for a cup of butter
  4. that herb guy

    that herb guy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a 1/4 at the lower end (personally) per cup of butter. At my tolerance it would be a waste to make less, but some people might be good at 1/8th that just seems really low to me since I usually hear people running a 1/2-3/4 zip into a cup.
  5. AdmiralAlpacha

    AdmiralAlpacha Well-Known Member

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    I usually bake with oil not butter, but I use about 7g for 3/4 cup of oil. Quality Stuff
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  6. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    My personal preference is 5 grams of fresh bud per stick of butter, roughly triple that for ABV.
  7. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    Indica or Sativa make the best butter? BTW, my 'recipe' is 1 stick (1/4 lb) to 1 oz bud, plus water. But I have some a couple different styles and am hoping to get a little info before I get to it. I currently am having problems vaporizing and edibles seem imminent and I want to make the proper choices. Looking for, I guess, the most bang for the buck in terms of quantity. Although I would say if I smoke 1/2 oz/mo then I would probably eat about 1/2 oz of bud to 1/2 of 1/4 stick butter, plus water. If that makes sense. I'm frankly figuring the quality will be good in any event as the bud is VG+. Any input greatly appreciated.
  8. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    1 stick of butter to 1oz. of fresh bud, or of ABV?
  9. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    Bud here. Although I will throw in some leaves if I have them.
  10. Deadshort480

    Deadshort480 I got a fever! The only cure is more glass, baby!

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    Your edibles must be insanely potent! That's a huge amount of fresh bud to one stick of butter.
  11. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    My personal experience is that I have found myself and others JUST as satisfied with my baking with abv as opposed to fresh herb. Therefore I will Always choose to vape all of my fresh herb Before using it in edibles, sure you use twice or even 3x the amount of abv, but this way you lengthen your time/use with the "special" ingredient in the long run.

    That all being said, I've only successfully used abv butter once, I usually go with recipes requiring oil so that I can twist and cold infuse the oil for a couple days. My one success was recently for a friends Thanksgiving I made a batch of Get You Stuck Stuffing. Called for 1/2 stick of butter which I infused with 12g abv. Everyone was VeRy pleased with results including taste and pleasantness of experience. Most of the people that tried it were not Heads or Med users, but knew that it was "special" and still tried a little. I just got a random text only last week from a non-user Thanking again for bringing my contribution to the meal. Apparently it was That good of an experience!

    Overall Sydnee, my 2cents are to wait with the fresh herb, vape it all and then Eventually make the edibles, unless for some reason your in a time crunch, in which case I can always bring some friends to help you Vape through your stash! ;)
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  12. breech

    breech Well-Known Member

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    you need to decarb the fresh bud, which in a sense is like turning it into ABV.

    i would just run fresh herb into ABV and cook with that. this way you're getting stoned with a vape then turning around and making edibles. that's pretty much my cycle.

    i prefer ABV over fresh herb any day. unless it's trim.
  13. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    180 degrees for 10 minutes in an oven type thing you talking about?
  14. breech

    breech Well-Known Member

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    yup, i normally just brown it a bit on my cast iron though, and that's normally not the best quality of greens

    for dank i'll run it through a vape before i cook with it

    if you wanted to cook with fresh dank, i'd probably stick it in the oven at 180-220 for the 10-15 mins instead of using the stove top, real easy to scorch it in the cast iron if you're not careful

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