Are you interested in ingesting your Cannabis vs. smoking it? Many people enjoy edibles vs. smoking their Cannabis, but do you know about cooking with Cannabis, infusing any dish with your favorite strain. Image eating Mac & Cheese with a bit of a special ingredient. If you are like me and enjoy Cannabis-infused in all sorts of dishes; read on how to create the base for any dish; making your own:
By infusing these three base ingredients, you can now cook any dish infusing Cannabis into your meal for a little extra flavor and high.
Cooking with Cannabis
When cooking with Cannabis, don’t just pick any bud; your high will be much better if you understand what kind of high you want. If you’re looking for a relaxed feeling, you will not want to pick a potent Sativa as it will give you the opposite effect. So understanding what you want out of your high will dictate the experience. Select the strain that matches what you want to achieve; your budtender can help you pick the perfect bud. Fiding the best product means understanding the strain’s properties, such as its terpene profile and levels of THC, CBD, THCA, and other cannabinoids in the strain of your choice.
Quality infusions require a quality product, so pick your bud from the dispensary that has the highest quality. You will be able to taste the flavors with quilty bud vs. old dry or stale bud.
Instructions for Cooking with Cannabis
Remember to follow these instructions, and Cooking with Cannabis will produce a great experience. It can be challenging for beginners, but it is worth learning. I remember making my first pot cookie. It was so gross, tasted terrible, and had way too much butter in it because my friends wanted to get trashed—me, on the other hand, love micro-dosing. I enjoy replacing regular butter with cannabis butter in a recipe to have a nice easy high. I find this simple formula below to help you with figuring out your desired dosage.
Four steps to getting your Cannabis Butter to the right potency
1. Calculate Dosage
Desire Dosage per serving (mg THC) x Number of servings in recipe ÷ infusion potency(mg TCH/g) = amount of infusion needed for recipe (g)
For example, 12 cookies that are 5 mg THC Cannabis butter that is 73.53 (THC mg) 5 x 12 ÷7.53=7.97 grams for cannabis butter.
How to activate THC? This is the most critical step, or you may not get a high at all. Start with premium cannabis flower, weigh out a little more flower because of water weight in the bud.
- Preheat oven to 275F for 1 hour
- Place bud on a sheet pan with parchment paper; use scissors to remove large stems. And chop bud into small pea-size pieces.
- Bake for 20 mins without opening the door. You need to keep the oven door closed to allow the temperature to maintain 275F.
- Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Make sure bud is completely cooled and store in an airtight container in the freezer until you are ready to make your infusions.
3. Make the infusion
Once you pick your recipe, you will know which base ingredients you will need to complete your new dish. In the example above about Mac & Cheese, all you need to do is add the Cannabis butter to your cooked noodles and prepare the rest as you usually would. Check back often here to find new and exciting recipes to try.
4. Find recipe
There are thousands of recipes in books, on the internet, and right here on this site that you can experiment with.