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Is there a scientific answer to how long Cannabutter should cook?

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by Crohnie, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Crohnie

    Crohnie Crohn's Warrior

    Northwest Colorado
    I've heard everything from 20 minutes to 2 days. Anecdotal evidence is great, but is there any scientific answer to the question? How long does it REALLY take to extract all the cannabinoids?
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  2. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

    Ontario, Canada
    Something I've truly been curious about as well ....

    Seems lots of interest in medibles ... Christmas baking season?
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  3. ShipDit

    ShipDit 1%

    The great Mid West Wasteland
    I think it depends on the type of cow the milk that made butter comes from.
    Also there may be a hight factor involved. I mean you never see midgets making budder. ((I think they have trouble reaching the stove).
    Please dont send hordes of angry little folk after me,I was just kidding! Hell I'm one of them,at 6 1" I'm officially the worlds tallest little-person.
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  4. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!


    The PC descriptive is "Vertically Challenged"....... get with the program eh :lol:
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  5. fake name

    fake name Well-Known Member

    There is a lot of factors involved, so I don't think you'll find data of how to remove all cannabinoids. If you just cook with unpressed kief then I imagine it will cook in much faster than with buds. Twenty minutes probably grabs most, 2 days probably grabs nearly all.

    If there is testing, it would be a great rule of thumb, but too many factors involved for a simple and accurate answer, as far as I can tell.
  6. that herb guy

    that herb guy Well-Known Member

    As far as a scientific answer, it would probably depend greatly on (when it comes down to MINUTE details) the strain, who grew it, and in what. All herb is not created equal, and as such will require a little bit different treatment. There are good overviews on what should work reasonably well, but as far as maximizing EVERY batch... I doubt it.

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