How to Make Infused Edibles at Home
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There are a number of changes happening in our society these days when it comes to marijuana. The way our society perceives the usage of marijuana has changed drastically over the last ten years, partly because people talk about it more openly, and partly because laws are changing that make the usage of marijuana in medical and recreational forms acceptable all throughout the nation.
As a result of the changing stances of marijuana, we are able to find new and better ways in which to ingest marijuana through other ways than just smoking it. There is now the possibility of making weed edibles which puts a totally new take on how people are getting high. Below are a few tips on how to make edibles that are as tasty as they are effective.
1. Make sure you have the tools:
Aside from getting the weed which you will need, you also need to get a quality ingredient that will make your edibles taste amazing. Think about getting high-quality ingredients like Guittard chocolate instead of focusing on making edibles that are highly potent. After that, you want to gather the rest of your ingredients like eggs, butter, vanilla, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. You will also need a weed grinder, food processors, cheesecloths, and large pots.
2. Pick your strain of weed
Picking the right strain of weed for your edibles depends entirely on what type of mood you are in and what type of situation you are baking the edibles for. If you want to have energy after eating the edibles, then you want to get a Sativa strain which gives people energy. If you plan on eating them then going into a relaxed mood, pick a strain of indicas that promote relaxation.
Strain names for energy are: Sour Diesel, Casey Jones, and Lemon Skunk
Strain names for relaxation are: Bubba Kush or White Fire Alien OG
3. Decarb your marijuana
If you do not heat up or burn weed, it will not get you high; in fact, in its raw state weed is often considered to be a superfood packed full of vitamins, essential oils, and acids. This means that to make weed edibles that make the consumer experience a high effect, you have to heat up the weed just right so it doesn't get wasted. To do this, heat your oven to 240 degrees F., break the leaf down into small pieces and put it on a cookie sheet. Then put the weed into your oven for 30-40 minutes until it is golden brown. Take it out of the oven, let it cool, then grind it in a food processor until it is coarse.
4. Infuse it into your recipe
Now that the hard part is out of the way, you can now focus on putting your active weed into your food. It is best to infuse it into your butter. Do this by boiling a quart of water, then add your butter and let them melt. Once melted add the marijuana and put the stove on simmer. Allow it to simmer for three hours until it is thick at the top. Take this mixture and put it in a cheesecloth-lined bowl and squeeze out remaining liquid butter. Allow it to cool for an hour, then cook your recipes as normal. Once cooked you are ready to eat your edibles! You will end up with edibles that are as delicious as they are potent!