Instant Pot? Really?
When I first started venturing into making edibles, I’ve learned that there were complaints related to time requirement and the smell from the decarboxylation process. It was this that deterred me from trying it. After going through a rabbit hole, I stumbled into a reddit post that used an Instant Pot. Lucky for me, I have one laying around. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it, this my go to method. Even at a crunch, I’m able to whip up some edibles with in 3 hours.
Lets Make Cannabutter with the Instant Pot
- Butter or any oil based products such as Coconut oil, MCT oil, Olive oil, etc (please note that each oil will have a different infusion efficiency)
- Scale that can measure to a minimum of tenth of a decimal place. For example, your scale should be able to measure 1.2 grams (if it doesn’t, then your scale will likely round up or down to the nearest gram which can miscalculate your dosing)
- Dried Cannabis Flower (if you want high psychoactive effect, get Cannabis that is higher in THC)
- Mason Jar
- Instant Pot
From a recipe, determine how many servings the recipe will make.
Calculate the amount of dried flower you require for the concentration you wish to have in each serving of your edible
Measure out the required flower and the proceed to grind your flower
Place your grounded flower into the mason jar and hand tight the lid. Place the mason jar inside the Instant Pot with the steam rack.
Fill the Instant Pot with water until the water line passes the flower in the mason jar. NOTE: It is important that you do not over fill the water such that the mason jar starts to float
Decarboxylation: Set the instant pot to manual and high pressure for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes is done, let Instant Pot sit for another 10 minutes before doing a quick release.
Infusing: Take the mason jar out (caution: hot) – an add the butter into the mason jar. Place the jar back into the pot and set the instant pot for manual and high pressure for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes is done, let the Instant Pot sit for 20 minutes and do a quick release. Separate the butter from the cannabis using a strainer.
That’s it, let the butter or oil cool down and proceed with your recipe