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Mon May 25, 2015, 11:21 AM

 

Made my first batch of Canna Coconut Oil

Ingredients:
36 grams of unmanicured bud (water leaves removed of course).
2.25 cups of Dr. Bronner's Organic Coconut Oil
1 heaping tablespoon of sunflower lecithin.

I wrapped the herb in foil and decarbed in the oven at 240F for 1 hour.
Let it cool and placed all ingredients in my Magical Butter Machine.
Ran 1hr cycle at 190F and 1hr cycle at 160F.
Poured out all into a container and froze it overnight.
Next morning I thawed out a bit and put it back in the MB2E for 2 hrs at 160F.
When done I strained it and poured into final containers.

I only sampled by licking my fingers during the final pour and I caught a mild buzz. That's a good sign.
This oil tastes so damn good. A nutty coconut flavor.
I'll take a teaspoon tonight to test it.









And after its cooled in the frig.

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Reply Made my first batch of Canna Coconut Oil (Original post)
SHRED May 2015 OP
SHRED May 2015 #1
flying_wahini May 2015 #2
SHRED May 2015 #3
hopemountain May 2015 #4
jomin41 Jun 2015 #9
geologic Jun 2015 #5
SHRED Jun 2015 #6
geologic Jun 2015 #7
jomin41 Jun 2015 #8
SHRED Jun 2015 #10
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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 09:30 AM

1. I tested it last night

 

I took a teaspoon last night to test it. Oh it was nice. A mellow head buzz yet a fairly strong body effect. Just what I was after when making it. I'm gonna try two teaspoons tonight. I'm considering getting gel caps and filling them for ease of taking. I'll determine my ideal dose and go from there. 2 teaspoons will probably be just right. Also I'm gonna make brownies with it today.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Sat May 30, 2015, 08:26 PM

2. I have a question



why the decarb step?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Sun May 31, 2015, 05:40 PM

4. now i understand why my grandmother's

instructions back in the 70's for a cannabis arthritis remedy worked so much better on my joints and fibro inflammations.

granny's instructions were to stuff the plant material and the few buds on a stem into a bottle or jar and fill with vodka or other alcohol - including rubbing - and to store it in a dark place for a full moon. no need to decarboxylate for this remedy and it works wonderfully. i use a little more than an ounce of plant material per 16 oz of alcohol.

similarly, using the leaves, buds and some stems for butters (32 gms per 2lbs of butter) to be used as medicinal salves or for some milder (anxiety or to clean the house ) or non psychoactive effects from edibles - non caboxylating is not necessary.

according to the link, however, for a THC high or some other more intense need/effect, one may carboxylate the cannabis. how does carboxylating affect the various strains and their resulting effects for various conditions?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 15, 2015, 10:53 AM

9. Thanks for the info.

I've been making butter for years. I'll try coconut oil.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 11:14 AM

5. Thanx a bunch for all your helpful information (nice plants too)...

 

...I have an old (gen 1) Magical Butter Machine that's been sitting in a closet for years,
I don't like the taste of Cannabutter but I'm gonna give the coconut oil route a try;
a couple of questions:
what is the lecithin for???--
and why freeze it overnight???...

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Response to geologic (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 08:09 PM

6. answers...

 

http://www.southerncannabis.org/medical-marijuana/infuse-coconut-oil-with-marijuana/


Lecithin is a yellow-brown colored fatty substance found in all living things (itís a gooey substance that makes up about a third of your brain). Lecithin contains choline, which is used throughout your entire body as a major ingredient in each and every cell membrane. Besides the fact that your brain absolutely loves this stuff, lecithin provides other benefits when it is included in marijuana infused oils.

First, lecithin gets more cannabinoids into your brain and other cells and it gets them there faster since, you know, your brain is made of the stuff. Second, lecithin increases the effectiveness of the cannabinoids as well as the intensity of the effect. Also, lecithin acts as an emulsifier in the infusion process, helping more cannabinoids to bond with the oil molecules.

Sunflower lecithin is now widely-regarded as being a better alternative to traditional soy-based lecithin. You can probably find sunflower lecithin in your local health foods store, and you may find it in liquid form, granule form or both, either of which is fine. If you canít find sunflower lecithin locally itís easy to order online.


I was told freezing helps to dislodge the trichomes from the plant material.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 08:46 PM

7. Thanx again for good info-- and the link...

 

> I was told freezing helps to dislodge the trichomes from the plant material.
< That makes sense...
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Found out why my butter tasted so bad--
I didn't clarify and convert it to ghee first...
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"Making Ghee:
To make the Ghee, we melted unsalted butter and cooked it at low temperature, until the butter fats separated from the Ghee. We then skimmed off the floating butter fats, and sucked off the Ghee, using a turkey baster, leaving the heavier butter fats in the bottom of the pot.
Most recipes for extraction with butter call for boiling the material in water and butter, but we studiously avoid adding water and our Ghee extraction has only the lightest tinge of green and no chlorophyll flavor.
Here are the three extractions taken out of the refrigerator, where they were stored between cooking and actual pressing. Note that the butter, olive oil, and the coconut extractions have a slightest green tinge, yet none actually had a chlorophyll flavor."

http://skunkpharmresearch.com/extracting-with-oils-and-fats/

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Response to geologic (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 15, 2015, 10:48 AM

8. I don't think that it's necessary to

clarify and convert butter to get good tasting cannabutter. I never have and my butter is yummy. Just fyi.

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Response to geologic (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:50 AM

10. You'll get a more potent oil...

 

...with coconut oil and sunflower lecithin rather than butter. At least that is what is being reported I've found in my research.

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