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Which Fat Absorbs THC Best?

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by momofthegoons, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    When cooking with cannabis, I've noticed I get different results 'every' time I try to infuse it into a fat. I always thought this was due to the strain of herb used or mistakes during decarb. But an article I read this morning showed me it could be the fats used. I always thought coconut oil was the best carrier, but according to these test results, olive oil is.

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  2. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Brilliant thread @momofthegoons, iv been wondering about this a lot lately...

    I don't like coconut and have been in search of something to infuse into instead.

    I know there is butter, but I was drawn to the coconut as it's has medium chain fatty acids, I need to find another fat with similar properties...
     
  3. DrNick420

    DrNick420 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard coconut oil. Plus non dairy and doesn't spoil easily, keep it in a dark place in a jar and it'll be good for a real long time
     
  4. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing that I can consume lasts a long time:myday:
     
  5. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    I am surprised that the butter performed better, I thought it would be coconut too. ....

    My problem is I'm on a health kick since giving up smoking, so I want a healthier option than butter...

    The good thing in coconut oil is the medium chain triglycerides..

    You can get mct oil....

    I wonder if I can infuse into that.?????

    Anyone know this.
     
  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    I like to boost coconut oil concoctions with decarbed concentrate. That does the trick for me.
     
  7. IceColdATLien

    IceColdATLien Aspiring Vaporization Sage

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    I'm just short on coconut oil recipes! lol
     
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  8. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    @kellya86 i just made a batch of mct oil, using 80 grams to a litre. It's very dark greeny/goldy and swirly... It mixes well with coffee and tea, or just straight up.
     
  9. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Thanks @killick I'm gonna order some, apparently it's tasteless and oderless....
     
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  10. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    It adds a bit of a mocha taste to drinks. And once you add 80 grams of herb to a litre of it, well, it's no longer odorless or tasteless... ;)

    edit - @momofthegoons great charts, but the amount of difference between the top 3 or 5 carriers is so slight that it's really back to personal preference. My apothecary includes coconut oil, rice bran oil, vegetable glycerine, and a variety of alcohol tinctures, some thicker and some lighter. With these in my toolkit I can do some pretty fun herbal acrobatics :science:
     
  11. ander

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    Thanks for the info! I love Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I live in Italy so I feel lucky as it is a tipical product. This could explain well why my actual favourite weekend snack (toasted bread + AVB + Olive oil) works so fine..!
    Well... yes... I'm an AVB eater..!
     
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  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    You know it's funny, I was just considering this same thing the other day. I've made a lot of edibles with my ABV. I'm a bit of a flavor chaser so I have very lightly toasted ABV and have made some intense edibles with butter, coconut oil, vegetable oil and canola oil, but no matter what, the cookies I make with butter are the most potent. Brownies seem to be an item that requires no butter, just oil, so I've really tried to make some potent brownies with infused oil. Cookies tend to require butter, so I make cookies with my butter. No matter how hard I try to make the brownies strong, the cookies always end up being much more potent. I always thought that possibly my body chemistry works better with butter for some reason, but this info above is interesting.
     
  13. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    Without knowing your recipes is there a possibility that the brownies have more volume than the cookies, thus decreasing the amount of actives per piece?
     
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  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense actually, and could be part or all of the reason. But I still don't think the oil absorbs the same way butter does? When I make my butter it comes out green as green can be, even though my ABV is toasted. It's like the oil combines better in the butter- I don't know how to explain it and it could be all in my head. The oil just comes out a brown like the ABV. I was amazed the first time I made butter from my ABV and it came out a bright, lime green.
     
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  15. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    "Which Fat Absorbs THC Best?"

    The fat right below my navel. :cool:
     
  16. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    @Jethro Interesting. I use quite a bit through the day in varying forms, so don't really notice much if one would be that much weaker than another type of infusion. This mornings 3 cups of coffee each had a splash of medicated MCT oil and medicated VG. Plus a few stems on Milaana while watching the hummingbird channel (just filled another feeder, and these guys are busy!)

    When you make your budders and oils do you use lecithin? When budder made with lecithin cools in the fridge it makes these crazy patterns on the surface, and is usually a deeper green than making it without.
     
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  17. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    No actually, I need to try the lecithin for sure, I've seen threads and posts here- maybe of yours- about it. I'll order some up as I'll be getting ready for a big budder run next week.
     
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  18. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    @Jethro k, avoid soy as it's all GMO. I use sunflower lecithin in granule form, but have seen it in liquid which might be nicer. I use a tablespoon per cup of fat (butter, coconut oil, MCT oil. Etc). Good luck :)
     
  19. 1DMF

    1DMF Old School Cheesy Quaver

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    @momofthegoons how long is the extraction process for 'Batch A', it doesn't mention any simmering time at all?
     
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  20. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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    Since this was taken from the Magical Butter Facebook group's page, I would assume the first batch was run for the standard two hours that Magical Butter recommends in their instructions.
     
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  21. 1DMF

    1DMF Old School Cheesy Quaver

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    looks like I can reduce my simmer time according to this :)

    4 Hours Ban-Marie instead of the 12 Hours I usually do!

    I'll try this next time, though this only seems to measure THC and not CBD bonds?
     
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  22. CuckFumbustion

    CuckFumbustion Lo and Behold! The transformative power of Vapor.

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    For a brief time I was throwing my freshly cached ABV directly into a small jar of olive oil. Give the jar a shake occasionally.

    Figured the Oil would soften any cell walls. And Olive Oil seems very digestible to me already. Just don't eat it with a heavy food or dish.

    As long as I kept the oil from going bad. I could use it like some sort of salad oil.
     
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  23. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    I've been using olive oil for all my abv edibles. add olive oil and sunflower lecithin every time to boost fat content for max absorption. the key component is the lecithin as its lipid fat content works with the cannabinoid lipid very well as a carrier.
     
  24. Bad Ocelot

    Bad Ocelot Well-Known Member

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    Just made a batch of butter with a stick of sweet cream butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, and 1/2 oz abv, rosin chips, & stems. Gonna whip up a batch of cookies tonight or tomorrow. Curious to see how it works out. I've made edibles before, but never with abv. The butter has an almost coffee like smell to it, which seems odd but is pleasant. The abv is from my ascent & crafty which I max out at 380F. Hopefully it'll be pretty potent
     
  25. killick

    killick But I like it!

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    My spousal unit found a bottle of EVOO called 'finishing oil', for dips and dressings. It's deliciously light and tasty and makes fire a nice child extraction :)
     
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