October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
We are back at our potency testing competitions and this week we're going to find out just how much of a difference there is between a 2 hour infusion and a 6 hour infusion.
TBH, I was kind of surprised by the results, even though my gut kind of had a feeling all along.
I'm not going into too much detail here about the results (but if you would like a transcript, I'll happily provide it), because I want you to actually watch the video. And let's be real, nothing I write here will be different or better than what you can hear and watch in the video below.
Enjoy and let me know what you think. And more importantly, let me know how long you infuse your butter for.
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September 3, 2021
I’m always on the hunt for the simplest way to incorporate cannabis into my meals. I like my medicated drinks and dishes to be quick and accessible. Because when you need it, you usually need it immediately. It’s one of the reasons why I usually turn to cannabis-infused drinks. Alcohol tinctures are versatile and I can add a few mL’s to any drink already in my fridge with very little prep or fanfare.
Infusing store bought condiments can be just as simple as infusing a homemade soda or one of those ready to drink bottled iced coffees.
With store-bought condiments, you can even infuse with cannaoil or infused butter, instead of an alcohol tincture, depending on the base. And it’s pretty simple to figure out.
First, you need to figure out if your condiment is fat-based or water/vinegar-based. Fat-based condiments (like creamy dressings, sour cream-based dips, hummus, etc) can handle oil or butter infusions and with greater tolerance. Water or vinegar-based condiments (think ketchup, bbq sauce, hot sauce, etc) work best with an alcohol-based tincture.
Water/vinegar-based condiments may take oil but it will be more work and will likely change the condiment a bit too much (it may become too runny or separate). The other thing to keep in mind is that with the alcohol tincture, you have to limit the amount you add because it may affect the flavor too greatly (especially if the tincture has not been evaporated). Everclear based cannabis-tinctures are meant to be used in small amounts. Infusing water and vinegar-based condiments with an alcohol tincture is meant for smaller doses. Think 10-15mg/serving. It’s my recommendation to pair 15mL’s of alcohol tincture to 8-12 ounces of condiment.
Fat-based condiments can take a slightly higher ratio, although you may make the condiment a bit too runny, without affecting the taste too much (outside of a little bit of green flavor). This means you can make slightly more powerful dose options when infusing these types of condiments.
And there’s always the option to make your condiments from scratch and infuse from the jump. You could melt distillate down into some vinegar to make your own infused ketchup with a higher dose/serving. You could make your own infused mayonnaise as a base for a creamy ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Of course, this takes away some of the ease and quickness that infusing store-bought condiments brings.
Learn more about infusing condiments on the latest episode of Pot Lunch.
August 20, 2021
It’s been incredibly hot here in Colorado Springs. And hot, sweaty, summer days call for icy, refreshing, popsicles. When I was a kid, that’s all I wanted in the summer during the day. One thousand popsicles please, mom, thank you.
Now that I’m older, I still love a frosty popsicle on a hot day, but my palette has evolved and requires something a little more flavorful and well rounded than those sugar water pops I inhaled as a kid. And if it could have a bit of a cannabis infusion, I wouldn’t complain.
I love making infused popsicles. I find that the slower consumption through the mouth works better for me when medicating. I get the best effect.
For this recipe, I used a quick tincture. I just quickly decarbed my flower for 15 minutes in an oven that was preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Then I added 4 grams of decarbed flower to 4 ounces of Everclear in a mason jar, and shook the jar for 10 minutes.
Watch me make this recipe by clicking here, or below.
August 13, 2021
One food love that has stuck with me since childhood is peanut butter. What’s not to love about peanut butter? It’s a little sweet, a little salty, and creamy. *Chef’s Kiss* It is perfect in my opinion, for a quick snack or to curb the munchies, IYKWIM.
Of course, adding cannabis to peanut butter probably takes away some of its hunger-stomping powers, but that’s ok! Because I think peanut butter and cannabis may just go together better than peanut butter and jelly. I mean… maybe
For this recipe, the infused ingredient is some distillate-infused olive oil. What makes working with distillate so great is that it is ready to use. It just needs to be warmed up and melted down into your recipe. With or without oil; baker’s choice.
Watch me make this recipe by clicking here, or below
May 7, 2021
This recipe was adapted from here.
You ever just wish you were on some tropical beachy island vacation sipping on something that tastes like your locale? I know I'm not alone. Unfortunately, as I creep closer and closer to middle age I have found that alcohol and I are not a great combination. If not for the shenanigans, then for the hangover the next day. No thank you.
But I still want to taste something beachy and that might make me feel a little bit looser and more chill. So I got to researching. Turns out there are plenty of virgin piña colada recipes out there on the web and some of them are begging to be infused (actually, all of them are).
For this recipe you can infuse in one of two ways, you can do it simply with an alcohol-based tincture (check out this method here). Or you can attempt to infuse the cream of coconut. Personally I think you'll get a better overall infusion result if you use tincture because alcohol is a better solvent than the lower fat cream of coconut BUT infusing the cream of coconut imparts a nice flavor that will complement the drink nicely. So if you're not super concerned about potency or dosage, this is a great option.
To infuse the cream of coconut I treated it like infusing any other milk.
Watch me make this in the video below and don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe while you're there too.