Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Alcohol bath extraction
Set up double boiler on stove with water in bottom pot at a low simmer.
Add cannabis and alcohol to top part of double boiler.
When alcohol is warm, add butter to cannabis/alcohol mixture.
Cover and cook for several hours, adding water to bottom pot as necessary.
Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and press to drain the liquid.
Heat extra cup of alcohol in double boiler, when hot pour it over the cannabis in the strainer into a new bowl.
Skim off the congealed cannabutter from the second bowl you created and add it to the cannabutter in the first bowl.
This butter can be refrigerated or frozen.
The alcohol left over from the second bowl can be used in a sauce.
There are a few variations on this.
I don't know how effective or potent the cannabutter will be using these recipes, maybe someday soon I will test them out.