Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by breech, Dec 21, 2010.
I always toss the cloth.
Ew, that roach butter must taste just awful!
I often will use a hand towel, if there's no cheesecloth... I toss it when done too.
It wasn't "just" awful. It was horrid looking, rancid smelling, and puke inducing. To say it was "just" awful would mean there aren't 100 horrific adjectives to describe the evil :-) And it looked like congealed diarrhea.
And it wasn't many roaches!! That's why I was so dumb, because the amount of roaches to ABV used, theres no WAY it added any strength, just horrible flavor.
Does cannabutter usually taste funky anyway? I tried a cold infusion method with brownies. Potency is fine but the taste left a lot to be desired as you're just using smudge oil to make these brownies. The chocolate covers up a lot of it but there ain't enough chocolate in the world to get it to taste good.
I'llt ry it again but it's going to take me a long time to build up enough ABV to make an ounce for butter by myself. I simply won't have anyone else's input this time. I don't blame my friend as it was ultimatey I who agreed, but had this project gone my way it would have turned out much different :-)
Try washing the butter a few times. Stick it all back into a pot with a few cups of water and bring it back up to a simmer for a bit, 15-20 minutes is plenty. Pour it back into a container to cool and separate in the fridge again. Once it is set up, pour off the water and do the process again with fresh H2O. Each time you wash the butter you should notice that the water you pour off gets cleaner and cleaner. After the third or so time you should have completely clear water and much better tasting butter. I don't know if that will eliminate the roach taste but I always wash my cannabutter a few times and find it greatly improves the taste. It won't affect the potency but you may lose a bit from the total volume of the butter from the multiple boils.
Thanks for the tip! I don't have it anymore but next time I'll try this and see if it helps.
I didn't really want to make a whole new thread about this, so I feel like it relates to this one. But I was thinking of making some cookies today. I dont have those racks to cool cookies on, will I be o.k. if I just take them out and let them sit in the cookie tray until the whole thing cools or will this screw them up?
That is how most of the world does it. I have never used a rack.
Fair enough. I was just talking to some people at work last night and they acted like I was an absolute psychopath for attempting to make cookies without cooling them in a rack.
they will continue to cook a bit if you leave them on baking sheet so just pull out 2-3min early
Also: Anyone think that maybe straining the butter is kinda useless? I mean if you're grinding this stuff up enough it seemed to go right through my cheesecloth last time. I don't know I'm just wondering if it's an necessary step.
It never gets through mine....but I put like 4 layers of cloth down, pour it, let it slow drip for 15min, then I lightly squeeze out whatever butter is left
Cool I will try folding it over again next time. I think I folded it over once so if you think about it, you basically have twice as many layers of cheesecloth as I do.
I made some of this motherfucking cannabutter with some Pax AVB last night. This morning, I put it on some motherfucking toast and am now a toasted motherfucker. Thanks for the motherfucking recipe!
i've moved away from the cheese cloth and have started to use a pantyhose to strain the butter, which was suggested here i think and it works 100% better then the cheese cloth.
the cheese cloth/stove method was a way taught to me by, well, an old hippie, and it was the traditional method as he put it.
I make butter weekly, but never use any cloth..
I only use a screen strainer... for easy handling, and no wasted through absorption.
When Done filtering through this, I simply reheat the butter/water mixture, and it clarifies (and reduces!) the butter... and during cooling the "debris" falls out on it's own and can be removed when you remove the hardened butter from the fridge.
here you see the debris falling away during refridgeration.
The results are always GREAT!
Just used around 4oz of BHO ran bud. All of it has only been ran once. used 5 sticks. Looks insanley potent. Will post results of using bho ran bud for cooking.
Edit:Ended up with around 400 grams of insanely green canna butter. Took one heeeeping teaspoon in a grilled cheese. Feel reeaaaaly chill. Not an insane thc high but it's still better than ABV ( tho that has its own applications ).
i use one of those gold mesh coffee filter metal screens for when i make milk from ABV
i should try it with the butter next time.
i would get some material through the cheese cloth and i would end up cooling/reheating the butter in order to allow all the plant material to settle to the bottom.
Made some Christmas brownies with coconut cannaoil. Writing this 3 hours after eating one.
I think I perfected the recipe.
Here is a pound I just made using around 60 grams of ABV and popcorn buds
from playing around with this recipe and from reading other posts, i have found that using a smaller amount of water at a very low simmer - 200-210 using a candy thermometer - for 4 hours gives pretty much the same result as keeping the water at 230-240 and letting the excess boil off. It's a lot easier to burn the butter with less water but less tricky to judge how far the water has boiled down and if there is too much left in the pot to fit into your separating container. i am preferring the simmer/low boil method over the more water/fast boil as it's just easier. cheaper on the gas bill too.
sam jackson might have to amend his recipe
I use a crock pot on low.
I start with a quart of water, and a pound of butter and after 12 hours
The water/butter ratio is 50/50.
It never boils.
Excess water does not "boil off"
I just pour the mix into a vessel, and pull off the plug of butter in the A.M.
i made butter this morning , cookies are fresh out the oven.
35g abv - 250g of butter.
some were too soft so i had to roll and cut them.
too much butter in my cookies tho, i used double the butter required.
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