Similar Articles

4 thoughts on “Making cannabutter from shatter

  1. Bryan Perez asked how much butter I used. The brownie recipe called for 6 tablespoons of butter, so that is what I was using for this project. Shatter is easily dissolved in oil so if a recipe only used 2 tablespoons of butter then it would be no problem dissolving a gram in 2 tablespoons. If you are using a box mix to make the brownies the butter will probably be replaced by canola oil. My favorite box mix uses 1/4 cup. Just dissolve the shatter in the oil using the same process.

    I like my servings to have about 20 milligrams of active ingredient. The gram of shatter was 75% active ingredient so that is 750 milligrams. I added some additional shatter to round the total active ingredient up to 800 milligrams. So when I cut the pan of brownies into 40 pieces I had my 20 milligrams per serving.

    I’ve experimented with making cannabutter by extracting the active ingredient directly from the herb into the butter. The process is elaborate, time-consuming, and messy. With low-grade weed, you can get about 7000 milligrams of the active ingredient from a $140 ounce. That is about $0.02 per milligram. The cheap shatter I was using was $15 per gram in Oregon. It had about 750 milligrams of the active ingredient, which is also about $0.02 per milligram. Since the shatter is already carboxylated I don’t have to guess if I have cooked the butter long enough to activate the THC.

    So making any edible that use oil only requires the additional step of dissolving the shatter into the oil. This makes it easy to “enhance” your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies with precision. You just need to know the percent of active ingredient in the shatter. Legal cannabis is tested so you can easily calculate how much shatter you need to add to the oil to get the dosage you want.

  2. how many table spoons of butter did you melt before adding concentrate? I may have missed it but I’d like to match your recipe exactly.

    thanks

    1. Should have posted the anser as a reply. Here it is again:

      The brownie recipe called for 6 tablespoons of butter, so that is what I was using for this project. Shatter is easily dissolved in oil so if a recipe only used 2 tablespoons of butter then it would be no problem dissolving a gram in 2 tablespoons. If you are using a box mix to make the brownies the butter will probably be replaced by canola oil. My favorite box mix uses 1/4 cup. Just dissolve the shatter in the oil using the same process.

      I like my servings to have about 20 milligrams of active ingredient. The gram of shatter was 75% active ingredient so that is 750 milligrams. I added some additional shatter to round the total active ingredient up to 800 milligrams. So when I cut the pan of brownies into 40 pieces I had my 20 milligrams per serving.

      I’ve experimented with making cannabutter by extracting the active ingredient directly from the herb into the butter. The process is elaborate, time-consuming, and messy. With low-grade weed, you can get about 7000 milligrams of the active ingredient from a $140 ounce. That is about $0.02 per milligram. The cheap shatter I was using was $15 per gram in Oregon. It had about 750 milligrams of the active ingredient, which is also about $0.02 per milligram. Since the shatter is already carboxylated I don’t have to guess if I have cooked the butter long enough to activate the THC.

      So making any edible that use oil only requires the additional step of dissolving the shatter into the oil. This makes it easy to “enhance” your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies with precision. You just need to know the percent of active ingredient in the shatter. Legal cannabis is tested so you can easily calculate how much shatter you need to add to the oil to get the dosage you want.

Leave a Reply

Top