Hacksaw?s tasty CannaButter recipe
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Use your crock-pot; start off on high
(@300 degrees F) with 2 cups of water per stick and 1/3
of butter. This will yield about a stick or a bit more
(1/2 cup) because some is lost during the filtering
Now add the bud -- in this case about a
quarter of finely chopped prime outdoor AK47 cross.
Don't forget those stems as they contribute too! You can
use up to a oz of bud per stick, or even more trim --
up to 2 or more ozs. Just be SURE to increase the water
as you increase the amount of plant material.
Cook on high, stirring and mashing
occasionally, for about 3 hours. Then reduce the heat to
low (@ 150 degrees F) for a further 3 more hours. This
will yield a dark oily liquid with the wet mass of leaf
material mixed in.
To separate the plant matter, go to
Walmart (or any fabric store) and purchase a length of
cheesecloth -- it is cheap. Attach a TRIPLE LAYER of
cheesecloth to a plastic cup large enough to hold the
entire contents of the crock-pot -- be SURE the cup is
large enough BEFORE you begin to pour!
pour just the liquid through the cheesecloth, but
invariably, some plant matter will fall onto the cloth
-- no worries -- keep pouring. When all of the liquid is
poured, use a wooden spoon or something similar and
SLIGHTLY mash the plant matter in the pot and the top of
the cheesecloth to squeeze as much butter as you can out
of the material.... DO NOT SQEEZE TOO MUCH... just a
bit... too much squeezing will put WAY TOO MUCH nasty MJ
taste into the butter and WILL NOT improve the potency!
Set the cup in the refrigerator
(NOT the freezer!) for a couple of hours -- the butter
will gradually rise to the top of the water and harden
into a greenish cake. Doing a good job of filtering will
reduce the green shade, approaching a yellow, butter
like color. This is GOOD!
Note this fresh, hot
batch, I find that a pasta keeper is the best thing to
use because it gradually widens toward the top -- this
allows for easier removal.
Once the butter is VERY firm, take
the cup out and stand over your sink. Hold your one hand
over the top of the cup and invert the cup. The plug of
butter will stay in the cup and hold the water in as
well. Squeeze the sides of the cup (this is WHY you use
a PLASTIC cup to begin with!) in the wastewater area, to
coax the butter plug out the top. Carefully rinse any
silty green slime off of the bottom of the butter plug
-- this stuff is NASTY and contributes 90% of the icky
If care was taken, the view form
the ?water side? of the plug should yield similar to the
Here?s the 'air side' view of the
same plug up close. You will never be able to clear the
dark green color caused by the minute solution-suspended
particles of plant matter (if you do, PLEASE share with
me!), but the golden color edge is almost completely
clear of the green matter -- ideal.
And finally, a shot of the cake
re-melted (about 30 seconds to 1 min in the microwave)
and ready for use in your favorite recipe! Even though
the liquid has a dark green cast to it, it?s still
almost free of plant matter... Enjoy!
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