Everything You Need To Know About Making Edibles At Home You don’t just have to smoke cannabis. If you are feeling creative there is so much more you can do with it in the kitchen. We all know the joy of making and eating weed brownies, but your options are nearly endless if you get your THC measurements right. You could make weed waffles, weed grilled cheese, weed gummies, and much more.
No matter what you make, it is crucial that you don’t put too much THC in your dish. Today, we are going to share with you five of our favorite cannabis cooking recipes and help you calculate the perfect amount of THC to put in your edibles.
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What is THC?
There are two main chemicals inside cannabis – (1) CBT which makes you feel relaxed, and, (2) THC which makes you high. People choose to make weed edibles because when our bodies digest THC it converts it into 11-hydroxy-THC. This chemical is much more potent than THC and can last for much longer in our bloodstream.
When we eat THC it can take up to 2 hours to kick in while it is being digested – however, its effects can last for up to 8 hours depending on your metabolism. Most people will find consuming edibles more potent than smoking weed.
Why Do You Need To Get Your Measurements Right When Making Edibles
There are two things you need to be really careful with when creating and consuming edibles – (1) how much THC you put into each serving of your edibles, and, (2) how many of your edibles you eat. If you put too much THC in your edibles then you are increasing your chances of having an adverse reaction to the chemical. In the section below, we will break down how much THC to put in one edible serving.
Secondly, it is worth remembering that edibles take about 2 hours to fully kick in. After about 30 minutes, many people will be tempted to eat more because they are not feeling the results. You must wait until after two hours have passed or you will risk consuming too much.
It is recommended that you include between 1-5 grams of THC in a single edible serving. If you are new to THC then you are going to want to start on the smaller side. So, how do you work out the THC content in your ingredients?
Well, if you are making cannabutter (more on this below) when you will need to work out the rate of extraction. This is how much THC you will get out of the plant. If you start with 100gm of butter and 10gm of weed and make cannabutter, you are not going to have 1gm of THC per 10gm of butter. Some studies have shown that the maximum extraction rate is 60% but only industrial plants have the equipment to do this. If you are making edibles at home then you should expect an extraction rate of 30-40%.
So, use the number 40% in your calculations, it is best to air on the side of caution. So, if we continue the example above, if you make 100gm of cannabutter using 10gms of cannabis, then you can expect that 100gm of butter to contain 4gm of THC.
Firstly, here is a great recipe for magical butter.
If you are looking to make edibles at home then there are a few ways you can do this. You can make Cannamayo, Cannaflour, Cannaoil, or the easiest option is Cannabutter.
If you want to make it stronger, then use less butter during the extraction process. This is useful if you are making small portions or are using recipes that only need a small amount of butter.
We all know that weed brownies are one of the tastiest and easiest ways to make edibles. But, today, we want to share with you a few other options that are sure to leave your mouth watering and your stomach rumbling.
After weed brownies, gummies are probably the next most common type of edible.
However, if you’re fed up with having to pay the frankly ridiculous prices that stores charge for gummy edibles then you should learn how to make your own at home.
You will need to make yourself a batch of Cannaoil if you want to make gummies.
Here are a few more ideas for edibles you could make
- Weed Grilled Cheese
- Weed French Toast
- Weed And Chamomile Tea
- Weed Ice Cream
- High Hash Browns