Tinctures are a great way to consume cannabis without the harmful effects of smoking. They are also very easy to make at home using a crock pot. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a cannabis tincture in a crock pot.
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Gather your materials.
You will need:
-1/8 ounce (3.5 grams) of cannabis trim or bud, ground coarsely
-A coffee filter
-2 cups (470 ml) of high-proof alcohol, like Everclear
-1 cup (235 ml) of water
-1/4 cup (59 ml) of glycerin
Pour the alcohol and water into the crockpot. Add the ground cannabis and stir. Set the crockpot to low heat and let the mixture simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
After 3 hours, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Pour it through the coffee filter into a clean jar or bottle. Stir in the glycerin.
Your tincture is now ready to use!
Decarboxylate your weed.
Before you can make your tincture, you need to activate the THC. This process is called decarboxylation or “decarbing” and it’s simple to do. Just spread your weed out on a baking sheet and bake it at 240°F for 40 minutes. This will help convert THCA into THC, making your tincture more potent.
Add your decarbed weed and alcohol to the crock pot.
Start by adding your decarbed weed and alcohol to the crock pot. You’ll want to use a ratio of about 1 ounce of weed to 1 cup of alcohol. If you’re using a stronger alcohol like Everclear, you can use less. Don’t worry if you don’t have an exact measurement, you can always adjust the ratio later.
Secure the lid on the crock pot and set it to low heat. Let it simmer for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
After 6-8 hours, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly. Using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, strain the mixture into a clean jar or bottle.
Store your tincture in a cool, dark place and enjoy as needed!
Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Crock pots are ideal for making cannabis tincture because they allow for a slow and steady simmer that won’t scorch your plant material. This method is also less likely to produce unwanted odors than other methods, like boiling on the stovetop.
To make your tincture, you’ll need:
-1/8 to 1/4 ounce of cannabis (decarboxylated)
-16-32 ounces of high-proof alcohol (like Everclear or vodka)
-A crock pot
-A Mason jar or other glass container
-A coffee filter or cheesecloth
-A dark colored glass bottle with a dropper top for storage
1) First, decarboxylate your cannabis. Spread it out on an oven-safe tray and bake at 240°F for 40 minutes. This process will activate the THC in your cannabis so that it will be more potent in your tincture.
2) Next, add your decarboxylated cannabis and alcohol to the crock pot. Stir well to combine.
3) Set your crock pot to low and cook for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
4) After 3-4 hours, turn off the crock pot and let the mixture cool. Then strain it through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a clean glass container.
5) Pour your tincture into a dark colored glass bottle with a dropper top and store it in a cool, dark place. Your tincture will last for several years when stored properly.
Strain the tincture.
Once the tincture has cooked for the desired amount of time, it’s time to strain it. This can be done a few different ways, but we find that using a coffee filter or cheesecloth works best. If you’re using a coffee filter, simply line a funnel with the filter and pour the tincture through it into a clean glass jar. If you’re using cheesecloth, drape it over a bowl or another glass jar and pour the tincture through it. Either way, make sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Once you’ve strained the tincture, it’s ready to use!
Store your tincture.
Pour your finished tincture into a dark glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in a cool, dark place like a cupboard. It will keep for many months, although the potency will diminish over time.