How to make Hemp CBD butter

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Own CBD-Infused Butter

Jan 17, 2024 Stephane Esseiva

With the increasing popularity of CBD products, many people want to learn how to create their own CBD-infused butter at home. This natural and easy-to-make ingredient can provide various potential benefits and can be used in countless recipes.

What is CBD Flower?

CBD flower, also known as hemp flower, is the plant material derived from the Cannabis sativa L. plant. It contains a high amount of cannabidiol (CBD) and low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which means it provides non-psychoactive effects and won't get you "high". It's widely used because of its potential therapeutic properties, such as promoting relaxation, reducing inflammation, and offering aid to symptoms commonly associated with pain relief.

Reasons to Make CBD-Infused Butter

Making your own CBD-infused butter allows you to enjoy the potential benefits of CBD flower in a versatile form. Here are some reasons why you might want to make your own CBD butter:

  • Taste: If you're looking for a delicious way to consume CBD, infusing butter with hemp flower is an excellent option. The smooth, creamy texture of butter pairs well with the earthy flavours of CBD flower.
  • Customisation: Creating your own CBD butter makes it easy to tailor the potency and dosage of your finished product to suit your needs and preferences.
  • Variety: You can use this infused butter in numerous recipes, ranging from baked goods like cookies and brownies to savoury dishes like pasta or risotto.
  • Control: By making your own CBD-infused butter, you can ensure that only high-quality ingredients are used and avoid any unwanted additives or preservatives often found in store-bought CBD edibles.

Ingredients and Supplies

To make CBD-infused butter, you'll need the following:

  • CBD flower (choose a high-quality strain from a reputable source)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminium foil
  • Oven-safe dish or double boiler

Step-by-Step Process to Make CBD-Infused Butter

Step 1: Decarboxylate the CBD Flower

Before infusing the butter with CBD flower, it's critical to decarboxylate the hemp material. This process activates the CBD by converting its raw form, CBDA, into the more bioavailable form of CBD. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 225°F (107°C).
  2. Finely grind or break apart your CBD flower.
  3. Spread the ground flower evenly on a baking sheet covered with aluminium foil.
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes to ensure even heating.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the CBD flower to cool.

Note: Adjust the baking time based on the colour and aroma of the flower. The material should be slightly brown and fragrant, but not burnt.

Step 2: Melt the Butter

While the CBD flower is cooling, you can start melting the butter. The amount of butter you'll need depends on your desired dosage of CBD per serving or recipe, as well as the potency of your CBD flower:

  1. Calculate how much butter to use based on the potency of your CBD flower. For example, if you're using one ounce of flower (about 28 grams) containing 20% CBD, you'd have roughly 5,600 milligrams of CBD in total. If you'd like a 10 mg CBD serving size, you would need about 560 servings' worth of butter.
  2. Place an oven-safe dish or double boiler over low heat, add the appropriate amount of unsalted butter, and allow it to melt slowly. Stir occasionally to ensure even melting and prevent burning.

Step 3: Combine the CBD Flower and Melted Butter

Once both the butter and CBD flower are ready, it's time to infuse them together:

  1. Add the decarboxylated CBD flower to the melted butter, stirring gently until evenly mixed.
  2. Continue heating the mixture over very low heat for at least 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. This allows ample time for the CBD to infuse into the butter thoroughly.

Step 4: Strain and Store the CBD-Infused Butter

After sufficient infusion time, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly. Then follow these steps:

  1. Line a mesh strainer or cheesecloth over a glass jar or bowl.
  2. Pour the infused butter through the strainer or cheesecloth, allowing it to collect in the jar or bowl below. Press gently on the CBD flower to squeeze out any remaining butter.
  3. Once strained, cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate until solidified.

Your homemade CBD-infused butter is now ready for use! Keep in mind that it's best to store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three weeks or freeze it for up to six months. Enjoy adding this versatile, healthful ingredient to your favourite recipes and experience the potential benefits of CBD flower in a delicious form!

This article is independently written by a third party, and does not necessarily reflect the views or legal opinions of HempHash

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