April 12, 2019
This week’s episode of #lunchwithlo is a super easy method for infusing butter, fat, and oil with cannabis. I used bacon fat, but you can replace that with any fat or oil that you prefer (as I mentioned several times in this episode, lol). I like using bacon fat because I hate to dispose of it and it makes for a tasty salad dressing base. Also, it’s great to grease a cookie sheet for chocolate chip cookie.
This episode was also the first one I ever recorded so I learned a lot about what to say and not to say in each video. I promise that in the future, these episodes will be a little more linear and clear. You will get an excellent visual representation of the infusion method, that’s for sure.
I’m including the full recipe and directions in the text below. I am working on figuring out captioning my videos but this whole process is pretty time consuming as it is and I haven’t made it a priority. If you’re hearing impaired, I am sorry for that. I know there are tools out there to make adding captions faster, I just need to find one that works with my tools and my budget.
I’m going to provide instructions to make 10mg servings. If you want to follow my lead in the video because you’re experienced with edibles, double, triple, or quadruple (or more) the amount of cannabis for the amount of bacon fat below. If you just want to make larger batches, double all of the ingredients.
Let’s work with the assumption that your flower has 20% THC. If you’re using kief, as I did in the video, you’re looking at closer to 50%. For each gram of flower, at 20% THC, you’d have 200 mg of THC. Some of that will be lost in the process of cooking your butter and decarbing the cannabis, but it’ll be pretty close. Maybe 150mg.
It won’t take a lot of cannabis to make something fun. I used a lot of kief in my video (four grams), which probably made the final product somewhere around 1750mg. I used half to make a 12-ounce bottle of creamy poppyseed dressing. Since I only use a few spoonfuls on each salad, this high dosage makes sense. It’s usually one of the only infused ingredients in the salad and one entire tablespoon is about 36mg of THC.
In the form below, enter the approximate percentage of THC (or CBD) of your flower or concentrate. Then how many grams you're planning to use. Followed by the number of cups (or parts of cups) of oil or butter you're planning to infuse. Hit the "Calculate" button and see the approximate dosage per teaspoon and tablespoon.