Have you been reading our series on different bases to infuse with your Cannabis edibles? In that case, coconut oil is an excellent alternative, especially if you are dairy intolerant or choose to be vegan; Canna Coconut Oil is an effective carrier for THC bonding easily with the oil to provide a great high.
Edibles are a fantastic way to medicate and simple a great form to consume your Cannabis. Edibles offer a longer-lasting high than smoking or vaping, with the effects lasting for hours. If you create some potent oil, you can consume smaller doses with a more targeted high, meaning you will consume less Cannabis, thus saving money buying more flower. Lastly, if you enjoy baking, this is an excellent hobby that will produce hours of fun, both cooking and consuming afterward. Not to mention your friends will love experimenting with your fun concoctions.
Ingredients for Canna Coconut Oil
1/4 oz/7 g decarboxylated cannabis flower
12oz/ 340g coconut oil
2 cups/ 473g cold water
- Candy Thermometer
- Fine mesh strainer
- Tall 1-qt measuring cup
- 1pt glass mason jar with a tight-fitting lid
- In a medium saucepan on medium heat, combine Cannabis, coconut oil, and water. Bring to boil 200F to 210F without stirring. Keep temperature for 4 hours using a rubber spatula to scrape sides of the pan. If you notice the water level getting low, add one cup of hot tap water to prevent burning the mixture.
- After simmering for 4 hours, remove your pan from the burner and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Place the fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and line the strainer with cheesecloth. Carefully pour in the cannabis oil mixture. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the pot with the back of a spoon to press the mixture through the strainer to get all the infusion. Finally, discard the leftover debris.
- Pour oil water liquid into a tall container. Make sure the container isn’t too wide, or your block will be too thin and hard to remove. Use a rubber spatula to get out all of your infusions. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, the butter and water will separate. Remove the butter block from water and pat dry with a paper towel. If you break your butter when removing it, don’t worry. Just use the strainer to get the rest of the butter out of the water.
- In a small pot over low heat, melt the canna oil. Once melted, transfer to a glass jar and seal the lid. Label and date your container. Refrigerate for up to three months. Or freezer for six months
Coconut oil is one of my favorite bases to infuse with Cannabis. The obvious reason is the natural flavors you get with Coconut, but more importantly, this oil is high in saturated fat. Why do I care about the high-fat content in the oil? Well, THC needs plenty of fatty acids to grab on to while the heat allows the THC to bond with those fatty acids during the infusion process. The THC molecules need the fat to bond, so the fattier substance you use as your base, the more potent your oil will become. This is one reason why Pot Brownies are so popular; not only does the butter get infused, but during the backing process, it seeps into the chocolate and makes a very potent desert. Choose your recipes wisely, allowing for the potency you desire, especially if you use your baked goods for medicinal purposes.
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