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Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by FlyingLow, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Is there any benefit to including stems when cooking?
    More specifically, when making butter and oil.
     
  2. Skeena

    Skeena Standing stone faced like a statue.

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    I would think so, when you look close at them they do have trichome like hairs on them. I always include them. Would be interesting to see a before and after on some stems.
     
  3. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    i have always thrown them out, I am glad I asked!
    Thanks!
     
  4. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I've always included stem when cooking. Because why the hell not? :shrug:

    :peace:
     
  5. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Looked at those "hairs" on the stem, but there's no trich bubble head. :(

    I throw them out. Even if there was a tiny bit of THC there, it would be offset by the huge amount of plant material that does nothing but take away from the good stuff and hurt purity. My opinion only.

    From now on, I'll keep them and look for a local @Stu to give them to. :D
     
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  6. Higher than a Pterodactyl

    Higher than a Pterodactyl You can call me Caveman.

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    I have never bothered with them. To me the amount they might contain is negligible when compared to the leaves and trimmings.

    I actually go out of my way to remove them when cooking to make straining/pressing easier.
     
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  7. SamWin69

    SamWin69 New Member

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    I figure there's no harm in simmering them in with your other ABV and it's easier than taking the time to pick them out before when you can just strain it all out after when you completely done.

    I have heard though that vaping/ smoking stems can give you a headache. Not sure why though
     
  8. ean

    ean Active Member

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    theres thc on those stems. i always put my stems in my abv container for when i make the bi monthly edible batch.
     

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