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Magical Butter

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

  1. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys so I just received my MB machine the other day and am pretty excited to use it! Unfortunately due to a shortage of herb and inability to get any more for the next week or two I won't be able to use it for the purpose of edibles yet. In the meantime I was thinking of using the recipe for essential oils to make some aromatherapy oil to put in my underdog. Has anyone had any experience making anything like a mint or clove essential oil? How would you compare the aroma and strength to something bought in the store?
     
  2. jeffp

    jeffp psychonaut

    It's a great machine, I really enjoy having it. While I can't speak to making essential oils with it one way or the other, I basically approach the acquisition of an ounce's worth of herb two ways (I'm on a budget). My first experiment with the machine was with a mix of a half ounce of bud and half ounce of organic damiana herb (which is like five dollars an ounce on Ebay). It has a subtle psychoactive effect in the form of tea. So half bud, half damiana, then fill to the minimum line with coconut oil. I think overall it was a successful experiment. Not sure I'd do it again because moving forward I asked the guy I get it from (undocumented pharmacist) if he has anything old that he wants to get rid of cheap let me know. So, half price for "old" or 'shake." Old meaning like two or three months. That's really the way to go. Good luck with the machine. By the way there's going to be a smaller version coming out at some point.
     
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  3. psychonaut

    psychonaut Medcreational Member

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  4. HerbieVonVapster

    HerbieVonVapster Well-Known Member

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    Been enjoying mine the last couple of weeks. Ran a bunch of avb to test it out. Happy with results. Made the emu pain recipe from magic butter site...um huge mistake stain city so have 2 cups of not sure what to do with stuff. Kinda a bummer cause it works so well when applied.

    Awesome that's my only issue is amount needed to make each batch. It's great for some not so much for others. To commit to a ounce or more per run is a lot for me. Be nice to do smaller amount.

    Overall pleased with machine had a couple years worth of abv stuff I was thinking of tossing and least found a use for. Works well in the evening knock pain down enough to get 5-6 hours of sleep.
     
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  5. Bipola

    Bipola Well-Known Member

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    I got one of these about a month ago but am only just making a batch of butter with it now.

    I used about 250g of melted butter and just over 14g of decarbed herb (not ground as I read it was better not to pre-grind), two tablespoons of sunflower lecithin, but... it's still about an inch under the minimum line.

    I know it says DO NOT UNDERFILL in the precautions in the manual, but I didn't know what else I could do other than add the same amount of melted butter again and make super weak butter which I didn't do... I guess the amount of solid butter isn't necessarily going to equal two cups of melted butter? Maybe I should melt more, I didn't measure it in cups as I thought that was about the right amount (or just over it)

    Will it still work?

    There wasn't much I could do once I'd added the butter/bud/lecithin haha I can't exactly take it out and save it for later...
     
  6. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    I don't have a magic butter machine (I wish I could get a 240V one in the UK) but would it have been possible to add water, then drain it off later?
     
  7. Bipola

    Bipola Well-Known Member

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    It says do not add water in the manual, but I realised what I'd done wrong right after my previous post... Thanks for the suggestion though!

    250g of butter equal = 1 cup so I was meant to use double the butter. I feel ridiculously dumb for making that mistake but I melted 250gm more and added it then started the cycle again, it had only been going for about 5 minutes... but now the machine is beeping - wtf? I hope I haven't messed it up... I was trying to be so careful to follow the instructions to a tee as well!

    Edit: Read the troubleshooting tips and it says it beeps if it's under the minimum line, but weirdly it didn't beep when it was way under it, then I added just enough to get it over the line and when I turned it back on it wouldn't stop beeping. Turned it off again and used a spoon to slosh around the liquid so I could just barely make out that it was above the min line then when I turned it back on it went back to working normally again. Hope restarting the cycle doesn't f it up in some way though...
     
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  8. agentshaw

    agentshaw New Member

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    You can!
    I've just ordered the 240v model from Austrailia and its on the way!
    The shipping adds a chunk but its worth it for me.

    I'm new here, just signed up to let you know really - I'm not sure on the rules on links yet - its just the website with a .au added.
     
  9. Kit Von Kat

    Kit Von Kat New Member

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    I'm a Medical Marijuana patient and I would like to make my own tinctures. I cannot, (because of one of my illnesses), digest edibles - but I can put a drop under my tongue and absorb it sublingually!

    When I initially thought I would try oil that my LP was selling to medicate and see how it went. I didn't really think of how much it would end up costing me if it worked and while I use it only occasionally, it's very handy and discreet to use. But it's expensive, so I would really like to do make it myself..safely.

    Ah my safety. Safety is key for someone like me who also suffers from ptsd (among many other things) lol. So, I am really not into danger. Ever. I'm also not into big, ole ventilation fans blowing around my condo's kitchen keeping it cool so it doesn't explode. That would mean it was dangerous. Yay know? But is it?

    There is the Magical Butter Machine that I found advertised on one of the sites that I frequent and I'm thinking of giving it a whirl. In no order, here are my most pressing questions, for now;

    1. Is it safe to use inside? It's a plug-in appliance (counter-top) for the kitchen, yet I see people advising each other to ventilate well - even better, cook outdoors. Any truth to that? (I couldn't find a write-up addressing that issue in their manual)

    2. Do I use Vegetable Glycerin or do I have to use Everclear? I'm afraid of anything with the possibility of kaboom.

    3. Is Vegetable Glycerin safe?

    - if it works -

    4. How do I figure out how much to start with when I start to medicate? I titrated with the oil I purchased from my LP, but I used their guidelines for their oil, which will be much different than this, I would presume.

    5. How do I know it's potency? I will know (obviously) the THC/CBD %, but how does that change once it has been made into a tincture?

    Any tips - anything at all would be helpful. Thanks so much.
     
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  10. witka

    witka Member

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    Anyone tried MB2E vs The Source extract craft?? which is better
     
  11. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    You can use Glycerin which is non flammable. It is cheep by the gallon on Amazon. Nothing like the shelf life of alcohol which last pretty much for ever, but it lasts a long time. Add a teeny bit of citric acid to help it last, also available on Amazon. In either case store in a black glass jar.

    Is it safe to drive to the store without a seatbelt? Probably. I just did an alcohol cook and did it out side. I would never do anything like that indoors or without supervising it. The MB web site doesn't delve deeply into safety concerns, lol.
     
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  12. witka

    witka Member

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    1. Is it safe to use inside? It's a plug-in appliance (counter-top) for the kitchen, yet I see people advising each other to ventilate well - even better, cook outdoors. Any truth to that? (I couldn't find a write-up addressing that issue in their manual)

    The MB Machine, is very safe, it is mainly used for ooils and butters, i've heard it isn't great at tinctures.
    ventilation is a MUST when dealing with the alcohol or butane methods. (commonly known as QWISO QWET or BHO)

    2. Do I use Vegetable Glycerin or do I have to use Everclear? I'm afraid of anything with the possibility of kaboom.

    3. Is Vegetable Glycerin safe?

    I've avoided glycerin , just cause i'm too lazy to research if it's safe or not..

    - if it works -

    4. How do I figure out how much to start with when I start to medicate? I titrated with the oil I purchased from my LP, but I used their guidelines for their oil, which will be much different than this, I would presume.

    5. How do I know it's potency? I will know (obviously) the THC/CBD %, but how does that change once it has been made into a tincture?

    Any tips - anything at all would be helpful. Thanks so much.[/QUOTE]


    under the tongue doesn't NEED to be an alcohol tincture.


    WHen I got my ACMPR i though the same thing i'd just buy the oils.. but they are hella expensive

    making your own is trial and error, but it does allow you to play with dosing


    important things to consider:

    Decarb decarb decarb ( heating your herb up to activate the thc/cbd (i'm told the new MB machine MB2E can decarb inside the machine) which is a plus

    How fast acting do you need..

    this can depend on your illnesses, chronic pain and epilepsy and such need faster acting then other stuff..

    Stay healthy avoid vaping/smoking as much as possible... just makes sense if this is *medicine* IMHO

    Absorption (obviously smoking/vaping and intravenous are always fastest)

    Nasal spray 10mins
    sublingual (under tongue) 15-25 mins
    rectally 15-25 mins
    topically 20-40mins
    Ingestion- HOURS

    First Pass Metabolism... !!!
    simply put.. How "HIGH" do you need to feel..
    Nasal/rectal and topical are very low 'head high'
    the absorption avoids the liver, unlike ingestion which gets u super high a few hours later.


    what *I* do is make 2 different potions.. High thc in Coconut oil , taken sublingually or topically or rectally depending on how bad my pain is.

    I am trying to master a Nasal spray, with aprox 5%thc 13%cbd


    I use a very basic method to make my stuff ( i wish i had a MB machine)

    decarb herb in the oven in a sealed(not tight) mason jar (placed on a cookie sheet) , 220 for 40 mins, burp after 20 mins so it doesnt explode.

    mix into oil stovetop double boiler. strain


    it's smelly but its safe..

    Potency depends on how much oil you mix into
    the idea of concentrates is to make it powerful so you use less
    Unless you can test your end product.. it's kind of a guessing game.. you can try playing with this
    http://www.jeffthe420chef.com/calculator
    https://lift.co/cannabinoid-calculator/

    i made coconut caps which was 20grams in about 250ml of coconut oil, made 60 -1ml bullets and they are powefull as hell....

    Also I use sunflower lecithin which increases potency.

    Theres a good long thread called 'my first cannabis caps" on this forum you should check out... but i copied this cuz i think it is a good guide.

    **** I've found that the minimum for a positive experience is 28g (ounce) material, and 236ml (US-Cup) of virgin coconut oil. personally I've found 42g material, and 236ml of virgin coconut oil, to be just perfect.***

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/m...oil-canna-caps-last-night.23352/#post-1062625
     
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