Jan 232012

pot browniesThe Perfect Weed Brownie Recipe

by Mike

When making ‘marijuana edibles’, you don’t just throw the marijuana buds into the food and chow down, believe it or not. The THC (tetra-hydro-cannibol – the main active ingredient in marijuana) must first be extracted into a butter or oil mixture and then added or cooked with the food.

My favorite marijuana edible to make is without a doubt weed brownies. This article will show you how you can make weed brownies and extract the THC using butter or oil, however, most brownies recipes ask for oil instead of butter.

OIL Method — What You Need
1. Oil (any other than olive oil)
2. 2.5 grams of weed per serving (an ounce of dank or an ounce of mids works well)
3. A Grinder
4. A Filter (coffee filter, pasta strainer)
5. Brownie mix
6. A Frying pan
7. A wood spoon

For an whole batch of brownies (1 box) a half ounce of dank or an ounce of mids is what you need. Grind up the marijuana in your grinder or a coffee grinder multiple times until it literally turns into powder.

Once the marijuana turns into a powder spread it right onto a frying pan. Its a good idea to match the frying pan to the burner size for an even cook which is important when extracting the THC. Pour oil directly onto the marijuana powder on the pan according to how much the brownie recipe asks for.

Turn the burner on low (numbers 2-3) until it starts to simmer and then lower the burner to the lowest setting (labeled as low or simmer). Leave the burner on for 2-6 hours depending on how much time you have (2 hrs is average) and stir the marijuana in the oil every 30 minutes with a wooden spoon.

When the pot is done, pour the oil mixture into a filter (coffee filter works fine) to strain all the excess marijuana out. You should be left with a musky brown color oil without any grass, stems, or seeds in it. This stuff needs to be filtered out as there is no THC left because it was extracted into the oil.

Use this oil to make the brownies by following the instructions on the brownie box. If you prefer to make weed brownies using butter rather than oil, continue reading.

BUTTER Method — What You Need
1. Marijuana butter
2. 2.5 grams of weed per serving (an ounce of dank or an ounce of mids works well)
3. A Grinder
4. A Filter (coffee filter, pasta strainer)
5. Brownie mix
6. A small pot and a larger pot
7. A wood spoon

In order to use butter to extract the THC and bake brownies, two pots are required, one larger and one smaller. The larger one should be filled up with clean water and the same size as the burner for an even burn. Place the smaller pot inside the larger one and throw in 2-3 sticks of butter.

Turn the burner on a low setting until the water in the larger pots begins to simmer. Once this happens, use your judgment on a good setting med — low to establish a near simmer. The water in the larger pot will heat up the THC in the marijuana in the the smaller pot with out burning it which could destroy the THC, making the brownies useless.

Proceed to leave the the burner on for 2-3 hours, or longer. Once done, pour the butter through a filter removing any seeds, stems, or left over marijuana bud which is useless since the THC is now in the butter. Spread this butter throughout the bottom of a large pan and pour the brownie mixture on top. Cook in the oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes to an hour.

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • http://reeferskatetrip.blogspot.com/ New Moses

    This is a good recipe, thanks for the share!


    Should I mix the fief in the frying pan with the weed or is it okay to save?

    • sweet007

      you can save but it would be best to use only kief if possible and if not make it as close as u can. the more powder like it is the better.

  • http://squirtingorgasm.org/ Asian Squirter

    seems so delicious! does this food can make me high too?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000471344224 Dane Stacy

      yes because it has weed in it and its still going into your body it just takes longer depending on what kind of weed you put into it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      YOU MUST BE RETARED.! If you fucking put weed in food of course your fucking gonna get high stupid whore.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.hirsch.56 Andrew Hirsch

        i have 2agreen wit cheyenne for once

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000471344224 Dane Stacy

    really u dont even have to do all of this extra shit all u need to do is grind up the weed in a grinder unscrew the bottom of the grinder take out the keef screen that has all of the keef in it if your grinder has one take to bowls one for oil one for brownie mix put all of the keef from the screen in the bowl with the oil blend the keef with the oil really good then take the bowl with the keef and oil in it and mix it with the brownie mix and then the follow the rest of the directions on the back of the brownie box easy.

    • Loianahaines13

      This is exactly how my bf and i make them :) medical grade cannibis is the best to use though!! 7 grams is good for one box. My brownies knocked my pain right outta me :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trish-Bell/100000987647889 Trish Bell

      Ahhhh… good 2 know!! thank you!! :)

  • Saym stoner

    What if you have regs. With a lower thc level then what people call mids. Would an once be okay

    • Kx0star

      you can use any type of weed the lower grade the more grams you would wanna put is all :]

    • sweet007

      i wouldnt use anything but dank. its gunna make u  use less marijuana for a stronger brownie therefore less marijuana equals better taste. btw way its gunna make ur house smell like straight bud

  • Maklen123

    Can I save the oil for later use once I make it and how long do he brownies last?

    • Saikia

      Depends on how much weed you put into the brownies… they may not last long at all ;D

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      Yeah your gonna save that oil for later to jack off.

      • me


  • Hugh E section the 3rd

    ok, Theres a better article saying that u only need 8 grams of mids to get a party started lol. It all comes down to extracting the right way. yes u can save the oil, refrigerate, not freeze. the article also says that u can make 32 small pieces from a 8×8 tray.

    • Kristen Boswell 21

      So I cud use a hlf of some mid and be cool

      • whoopgoldburn

        You can use as much or as little as you want. the most important part is how long you simmer the bud, so that all the THC is extracted. it will look similar to the end-products of a vaporizer bowl (i.e. brown/grey, crispy, and brittle). The more bud you use, the stronger the effects. I used about a tablespoon of heads for an individual serving and I was feeling great. Mellow, no stress, no pain, no anxiety – for about 3 or 4 hours. Patience is super essential, I cannot stress that enough. I suggest being a little more conservative for your first time, because there’s technique to learned in the process, and keep trying until you get a recipe that works best for you. You could always just throw a QP into a tub of unsalted butter and have it with breakfast for a couple months :P

      • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

        No you will because you still stil live with your mom lazy bitch

    • Johnny oneye

      how many slices in a pizza pie?

  • Ilikepie5667

    can i just ingest the oil instead of completing the brownies? will that work?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/TJ-Green/100003804833983 TJ Green

      Yes, the purpose of slowly heating the buds in oil is to release the THC into the oil. Now, it’s ready for consumption. The brownie just makes it more tasty.Â

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trish-Bell/100000987647889 Trish Bell

        :) who cares about taste lol

  • Mr Awesome Muffins

    Can you use a shake?

    • sweet007

      yeah but you still should try to grind it up as much as possible

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/TJ-Green/100003804833983 TJ Green

      In my opinion, shake is perfect because it consists of a lot of busted off trichomes a.k.a little sacks of thc.Â

    • darkehawk

      Shake is all I use. Just finished eating my first batch of brownies/edibles and am getting ready to make more real soon. (Like today!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      Hey bro like your name

  • Walrus97



    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      In your mom’s bed last night while she was getting fucked up the ass by three big black guys.!

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.hirsch.56 Andrew Hirsch

        stfu dont u kno when 2 stop u bible thumpin bitch no body gives a shit bout u ur life is worthles maby u should start smokein pot urself so maby u wont b as much of a cunt

  • Shadyfavalora000

    i only have one question. i used to sticks of butter so how many boxes of brownie mix do i need and do i just make the brownies like i normalyy would with oil or what?

    • Tumeg117

      Keep reading dude

      • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

        You have no life….

        • james

          Ignore the troll!

    • Marie

      hey dude..you are a nice person, no judgement but… you knew it was coming…. work on yr English, please!!! i have enjoyed the brownies…I would love to savor & dance w/you. I love to dance out. Peace, man. that’s what my kid says….

    • Da Momma Cooks

      I have used melted butter in place of oil in many recipes I have made. And have great success I don’t think using melted butter here would be a problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominic.mcbride.7 Dominic McBride

      Bro we made some last night with a shitload of butter. It works out fine just your brownie is a delicious mega moist slice of buttery deliciousness

  • Bigfr3d82

    has anyone ever tried making weed mac n cheese? instead of using butter use budder lol

    • kate

      yeah dude i have then i watched planet earth for like seven hours

      • cheeseburger

        My best was burgers The fats in the burger cooked beauifully with i, bacon too

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      Are you kidding me Mac & n Cheese Weed how much more dumber can you pot heads get stupid ass.

      • Ashine

        Cheyenne-you are too angry and too focused on sex for this forum. Is it you that has a “life” and does so by finding forums to fund fault with so you may start the harrassment and insults?????? You need to leave and find a blog worth “your time”

      • Smarty

        “how much more dumber”…
        I think you win.

        • dumbfucks

          wow do you guys even smoke weed? Your replies make you sound more of an asshole than she must have been.

      • Johnny oneye

        dude ,this is the weed blog , not your therapy blog
        sit down pour yourself a drink of shutthefukup!

      • http://www.facebook.com/tony.j.salas Tony Josèph Salas

        Cheyenne, stupid fucking name btw, your just another stupid ignorant flatass ugly slut that’s bored with her misserable piece of shit you call a life. You escape this by going on this forum and insulting the nice tokers, taking their kindness for a weakness. Little do you know while youre sitting on your gaping ass typing shitty insults, your beloved socalled boyfriend’s ripping 20 other vag’s with his silicon penis which he also gave you gonorrhea with.

    • Prestoner.

      Haha that was so lame it made it funny cause of how lame it was.

  • Recranston

    Note: if you are using a wok, and your oven isn’t that great a setting of 7 or 8 works better to begin simmering the weed for the oil recipe

  • Haleybugs25

    Which one tastes better???

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      Your moms

      • me

        STFU Cheyanne McCartney. get the fuck outta here if ur going to be so negative, stupid bitch.

        • james

          Ignore the trolls…. :)

  • Gillypol

    How much weed for less brownies

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/TJ-Green/100003804833983 TJ Green

      “2.5 grams of weed per serving (an ounce of dank or an ounce of mids works well)” Depends on whether you’re a big brownie, or a bit-sized morsel type of guy.

  • Jeffmonardo

    why not olive oil

  • Trueballer14

    Sweet gonna go make some!!

  • Fruitfly05

    I want to avoid smelling up my house to make these, can you use straight crystals and add it to the oil and not require cooking for so long?

    • Sethmc64

      I did this but I went out.
      Side on a grill so it does.not make your house smell.good luck its tastas relly relly good

  • Bringer99

    can i just put strait up weed in my brownys

    • Biff

      Only if you wanna eat hay brownies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.mcphee Geoffrey Ryan McPhee

    if a recipe calls for oil just melt the butter and use it anyway

  • Aubree Romero c;

    Uyyyyu bomb ass weed brownies thou c;

  • Cheese

    So if I get a grinda that separates the thc at the bottom can I just add it to the butter and then add the butter to the brownie mix and cook it or does it have to be warmed for a few hours ?

  • professionalsmoker

    How much Loud should I not use? :)

  • wildchild

    As long as the oil is prepared, can I use my own brownie mix as opposed to the box?

  • Jfhgfhgcngvmhbjhvjg

    You guys are stupid you should go get some help

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney


  • Jfhgfhgcngvmhbjhvjg

    You shouldn’t be wasting your life getting high

    • Jc

      You shouldn’t waste your life bothering us then. If you don’t want to get high then get off the site your leaving bad vibes anyway.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

        Hey just leave the little bastard alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Pineapple

        dumb asses. . . bunch of hippie stoners. stop hatin’ on him because hes real talkin you bastards. If ya wanna chat my email is babybabygot@gmail.com lol XD

    • dick nigga

      fuck you pussy

    • wastingmylifegettinghigh

      hahahahahhahaahhaahaha *Points and laughs* hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha

      • Lol’d


      • Pineapple

        nice name lol

    • stophating

      shut the fuck up, I’m 13 and you know nothing more than i do. truth is that you’re a judgmental bitch who doesn’t have the balls to actually call a stoner out on it and instead you just post shit on here, why are you even reading these if you don’t smoke dumb-ass.

      • marie

        just eat a brownie & smile. lots to live for w/o making a fuss….chocolate: that’s the high. let it melt into yr mouth & listen to bob Marley….Black chocolate (no pun) not milk: too much other shit.

        • GTFO

          Hey guys, let’s remember the first rule of the internet. Don’t Feed the Trolls ;) LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney


  • Gddjhfzsdhdhmbhgjhb

    I’m 12 and I’m obviously smarter tha you’ll are

    • betterthanyou

      your fucking retarded

      • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

        Im better than you nana boo boo stick your head in doodo

    • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

      your worthless go make something better of your life than putting stoners down.

      • me

        look whos fucking talking. dumbass bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayne.scofield.10 Wayne Scofield

    I have used a crock pot to make my butter for years. Put enough water to cover the bottom so the butter dosent burn, mash with a potato masher once or twice. I uue a potato ricer (press) to get as much butter out of the pot as I can. Trimings from the buds work just as well as the buds, just use a little more. Pour all into a bowl and put it in the fridge. The water will go to the bottom, the butter to the top. Rinse any sediment off the bottom of the butter and use in your favorite recipe. I like chocolate no bake cookies, as you can adjust for the amount of butter by adding more or less oatmeal. Add coconut, crushed peanuts or anything else you want, then enjoy!

  • jay

    Can u still smoke the weed after leting all the oil dry out ? Not att the thc will comeout in the oil will it ?

  • J&M

    Have some of the liquid thc that comes in a bottle. will this work for pot brownies and if so, how? Thank you

  • dawson lippa

    What if yoyr using the pure thc crystal aswell. and how much weed do you need

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheyenne.mccartney.1 Cheyenne McCartney

    Cool story,… What chapter are you all gonna shut the fuck up on.???

    • me

      seriously? more like
      what chapter are YOU guna shut the fuck up on? ..
      am i still guna find your comments down there? . LMFAO fucken dumbass. jus wasting your time. no ones guna magically guna give up weed. have a hit and you may become a “retarded person” as you call them. dumb bitch jus get the fuck outta this site. why are you even on the weed blong? fucken stupid.

      • Johnny oneye

        dont feed the trolls

    • Steve in Oakland

      Do you think she’ll go away if we ignore her, instead of responding to her provocations? She’s a master baiter – leave her alone!

  • me

    LMFAAOO!! Cheyanne Mccartney is a fucken annoying bitch. who agrees? .. her stupid comments make me fucken LAUGH. shes jus a fucken joke. low life bitch.

    • mr420

      I AGREE! she is a bitch!!

    • Jimmy

      The funny thing is… All her Facebook stuff is on her profile, so u can all bug her on here and Facebook!!!! She’s really bright :/

  • #tiredofstupidhoesruiningshit

    Hahaha bro. I wwas reading this shit and that cheyenne bitch just kept commenting. like come on now this hoe thinks she “the shit” ha bitch please. Your ugly ass needs to “get a life” and GET THE FUCK OFF (: look at you shit no respect for yourself and others. I mean fuck your “act” is not cute or sexy.. so um you can stop and just make your self useful and leave the page . Your ass don’t got a future oh wait i know exactly what it is being a HOE ON THE CORNER trying to get guys pshh your ass gonna be brokeee and no one will want to touch your std ass! haha OHHHH BURNN BITCH lol get outta here with your white bitchy cranky stuckup motherfucker ass .

  • Hayley

    Look Cheyenne McCarty if you don’t like it why are you even on this website? It took a lot of effort to show step by step… So leave your dumbass comments to your self . And I’m not even a pothead.. But you are beyond pathetic . Thank you. :) -hayley

  • Kram Rettop

    Is it possible to use a slow cooker to heat boil the oil?

  • MaryJane

    I have no way to measure my Mary Jane…but I’ve got plenty. Abt how many cups of fine powder should I end up with after grinding?
    Thanks :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/rupshaw Rodney D. Upshaw

      I have found that a cup of marijuana flour is approx. 80g-85g/cup with my bud shake i got an average of 83g/cup of flour. Hope this helps. I still used 1-2 cups of mj flour to add to my brownie mix using the frying pan method of “cooking” the mix in butter/oil and water to make a paste usable to add to a brownie mix.

  • Johnny oneye

    ok my latest batch . Regular cannabis oil and a big heaping table spoon of
    bananna og kush kief .

    The brownie mix is real important , dont use 99cent store mix or “jiff”
    goto trader joes or whole foods get sum dank truffle shit or big nutz

    makes all the differnce!
    the mixes that call for less oil are not as good (less potent) end product
    so i got 2 packs =1/2 cup of oil and I added the kief to adjust dosage.

    I made all this kief so im trying to inject it into food.

    cannibinoids and heat cause compounds to turn psychoactive so
    eating raw cannabis has different medical qualities
    So the kief hasnt been heated , you can put it in food , drink, chocolates .candy

    maybe other readers have input on the psychoactive vs non phsco

  • Ashh_lee

    This was really helpful ????????

  • jizzy

    can u use stems 2 grind up as well or just buds

  • Brandy

    Im making bud brownies with my brother for his birthday this week. My question is will the house smell like bud after making it? And if so will it be a long lasting lingering smell?

  • Kimberly8605

    One question. I’m not really sure what dank or mids is… Can somebody help me? I’m assuming it’s another word for weed/buds, just not really sure.. I wanna know what I’m doing, so I’m not wasting my smoke. Thanks!

  • halligirl

    Hello, my daughter is going through some very hard chemo and the last batch of mari-brownies were way too strong, just one and I was knocked out for about a day. We have some quality marijuana, I want to make sure I make these good enough to stop her nausea. If I am using bud instead of shake, is there a difference in how much I should use?

    BTW, I don’t know who this Cheyenne is, but please refrain from using such harsh language if you are angry with her or any woman. I am here for medicinal purposes, not yet another way to get high. So….kinda maybe play nice?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ally.blackwell.3 Ally Blackwell

    ive never made edibles before do you have to put weed in the brownies if your already puttinng weed butter?

  • Carlos

    Is it ok to put 1/2 a cup of oil in the brownie mix and then when I’m ready to pour the thc oil in the brownie mix and then stir that in and then just bake them ??? :-) if I put a lil more oil in the mix then on the box is that ok or even a lil less or ???

  • crazy8catlady

    Me and my friends are debating. One says that after you make the brownies and they are in your fridge, you have to reheat them before you eat them for the full effect. My other friend said it’s exactly the opposite. Which one is right? Anyone?

  • meme

    does anyone know a dealer around warren mi that has good hookup

  • Richhole

    Don’t really need the pot of water for butter just keep it on low and the minimum you have to simmer for is an hour fifteen any longer you run the risk of burning it

  • bob


    • Pineapple

      aint that the truth ;)

    • Shearer9

      What a narrow minded simpleton. Times are changing. Weed is genuinely the most useful substance available to our society. Read fucking book!

  • Anna90

    Burner? Is there any recipe for this for those of us with a regular oven or sth?