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When it comes to cooking with cannabis, one of the most important things to consider is the amount of cannabis you use. This is because the potency of cannabis can vary greatly, and you don’t want to end up with a dish that is either too weak or too strong.
Luckily, there are some general guidelines you can follow when it comes to using cannabis butter in your recipes. In general, you should start by using 1/2 ounce (14 grams) of butter for every 1 cup (237 ml) of liquid in your recipe. This will give you a dish that has a moderate level of potency.
If you want a stronger dish, you can increase the amount of butter you use. For example, if you want a very potent dish, you could use 1 ounce (28 grams) of butter for every 1 cup (237 ml) of liquid. Alternatively, if you want a weaker dish, you could use 1/4 ounce (7 grams) of butter for every 1 cup (237 ml) of liquid.
Of course, these are just general guidelines and the amount of cannabis butter you use will ultimately depend on your own personal preferences. So, feel free to experiment until you find the perfect ratio for your needs!
The Basics of Cannabis Butter
Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is simply butter that has been melted and infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound in cannabis. Cannabutter can be used in all sorts of recipes, from sweet to savory, and its THC content can be customized to suit your needs.
Cannabis butter is a key ingredient in many edible recipes, so it’s important to know how to make it and how to use it properly. In this article, we’ll answer all your questions about cannabutter — from how to make it to how much you should use.
What Is Cannabutter?
As we mentioned, cannabutter is simply regular butter that has been infused with THC. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, so when you eat cannabutter, you’ll experience the effects of THC (such as feelings of relaxation and euphoria).
The amount of THC in your cannabutter will depend on the amount of cannabis you use and the efficiency of your infusion process. However, you can generally expect most cannabutters to have a THC content of around 10-20%.
Cannabutter can be used in any recipe that calls for regular butter — from cookies and brownies to grilled cheese sandwiches and pasta dishes. It can also be used on its own as a spread for toast or crackers.
How Much Cannabis Butter Should You Use?
Cannabis butter, also known as cannabutter, is a key ingredient in many marijuana recipes. Cannabis butter is made by infusing butter with marijuana. The THC in the marijuana is what gives the butter its psychoactive properties. The amount of THC in the cannabutter will determine how strong the effects will be.
Dosing by Weight
How much cannabis butter should you use? It all depends on how much you weigh. A general rule of thumb is to use 1 gram of cannabis butter for every 50 pounds of body weight. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you would use 3 grams of cannabis butter.
If you’re new to using cannabis butter, start with a lower dose and increase it gradually as needed. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away once it’s been added.
Cannabis butter is a great way to add THC to your favorite recipes. Use it in brownies, cookies, or even just spread it on toast! Just be sure to start with a small amount and increase as needed.
Dosing by Potency
When it comes to how much cannabis to use in your recipes, it all depends on the potency of your cannabis butter or oil. Start by referencing the THC percentage listed on your product’s packaging. Depending on the brand, this will either be listed in total THC or THC/CBD.
To give you an idea, most store-bought cannabis flower ranges from 10-30% THC. So, if you have a 1 gram joint containing 15% THC and you want to make 50 servings of your favorite weed brownie recipe that uses ½ cup of butter, here’s what you need to do:
Instead of using ½ cup of regular butter, you would use ¼ cup of cannabis butter. This is because professional kitchens typically use Weed Butter that contains 50% THC. So, one half cup of that would be equivalent to ¼ cup of regular butter in terms of potency.
While the above calculations will give you a very potent cannabis butter, some people may want to use less. If you are new to making cannabis butter, it is always better to err on the side of using less rather than more. You can always add more later, but you can’t take it away once it’s in there.