How To Make The Perfect Marijuana Brownies

 Posted by at 7:14 PM on January 23, 2012  Cannabis Recipes
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 January 23, 2012

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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  • tfm56

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  • Dank

    Do you have to strain it? I have just thrown the oil and the dank right in the mix (thc oil and dank – no sticks/stems or seeds just dank) after I’ve extracted it. Is it just for the texture?

    • Ganja_babe412

      Use a cheese cloth. You can find them in publix or any grocery store. The plant itself is hard to digest. It might sit better on the stomach if you separate the plant matter from the butter/oil

  • Monroe

    So i attempted bud butter by filling a pot with water and putting a mason jar inside . Inside the mason jar I put my goods,grinded up &wrapped in cheesecloth ,so I wouldn’t have to strain after. I added my butter to my mason jar and let it cook for 6 hours. I’m not sure how hot it actually got but is kept adding water to the pot to keep the process going after evaporation. It smelled and lookeytheway it should , BUT after I substituted the butter for oil in the recipe ,I go NO effects . I waited multiple hours then tried another ,and still NOTHING . Same effects for my boyfriend . Wtf went wrong ! oh and by the way we used a half ounce of sour ..comment what you think!

    • ganjagirl

      it sounds as if you had the heat up way too high. probably lost a lot of THC by overheating it. like any other substance, there is a temperature threshold at which THC is vaporized. if you had to add water multiple times over 6 hours due to evaporation, you were boiling your water, not simmering it. therefore getting your butter too hot and your THC was probably all evaporated before it ever got to your brownie batter

      • Monroe

        Thanks ! Can I ask your method if doing it ? I’m a heavy smoker, couple blunts a day ..so I really want these brownies to be potent any ways to help ?

        • Ganja_babe412

          I would suggest to get a cooking thermometer. Once the water has come to a boil turn the heat down to about 3-4, to simmer the green and butter together, the water can’t be boiling while simmering the mix because then like she said, all the THC evaporates. I would also suggest to double boil it. Creates less leeway for the heat to get to intense and evaporate the THC. Put cooking thermometer in butter mixture and make sure it doesn’t exceed 160 degrees F. And when you put the brownie mix to bake. The temperature should be at 325-350 degrees, no more than this. Because again, the eat will evaporate the THC. Have fun and happy cooking.

          Suggestion : if you have a grinder with kief compartment, i like to add it to the butter. I use regs for my green. You can use Sour but sucks to spend a lot more money cooking it, when you get a better effects smoking the Sour. But REALLY get the thermometer!

  • Alia

    Does it make a difference if you put the weed in under or over the oil? Because if the oil doesn’t get under The weed when its first heating up, then won’t it burn the weed and make you loose some of the THC?

    • canoobis

      thats why you need to stir up dear

  • Kat

    Alia did u find answer to your question cause I put cannabis first then oil. It’s kinda burned but is that awful?

  • Sky

    Do you know if this is a safer, easier way to make your own Rick Simpson oil without the solvent process

  • Anja Cael

    wait, you use both mj butter AND 2,5g of grounds per serving to cook for another 2-3 hours with the butter? hä?

  • Ganja_babe412

    everything here is pretty much correct. However, when i cook my brownies, i double broil it, use recommended amount of butter on box. (i use butter because its high in saturated fats, higher than any oil) and so the THC has a better grasp on the fat molecule. if your mix calls for oil, you can substitute butter on a 1:1 ratio if amount does not exceed 1/2 cup of oil/butter. When your simmering the THC for hours, with a cooking thermometer, check the temperature does not exceed 160 degrees Fahrenheit, more than this will cause THC to evaporate, and not stick to your butter/oil. To seperate butter from buds, use a cheesecloth, and some gloves (it messy). You dont have to let the butter cool down if you are going to bake right away. However, if you do have any left overs, let it cool down before storing in the fridge. Lastly, when baking do not exceed 350 degrees, and do not go TOO over the baking time suggested on box (they will turn out hard)
    happy baking. ganja_babe412