Can you make weed brownies at home?
The short answer is “of course!” The process is really no different from the process of creating regular brownies. The bigger question is “do you have prior baking experience?” If the answer is yes, then you can make weed brownies easily.
Why make weed brownies at home?
The usual reason why people resort to DIY is being far from a legal dispensary.
Dispensaries are definitely popping up everywhere in the 11 states where cannabis or its derivatives are considered legal, but the supply and availability of dispensaries are often dwarfed by demand. And so we go back to the DIY route if you want to weed brownies that are safe to consume.
How to bake weed brownies?
Here’s a basic weed brownie recipe:
- 4 ounces of baking chocolate
- ¾ cup of regular butter or infused butter
- 3 teaspoons of cannabis
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- Two teaspoons of vanilla flavoring
- Three eggs
- Two cups of baking flour
- One cup of coarsely chopped walnuts
And here are the steps:
- Combine the eggs and whisk generously.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients, mixing slowly with a spatula to incorporate.
- Pour the mixture into your pre-lined baking tray.
- Bake for thirty minutes in a 177ºC/350.6ºF oven.
How much cannabis should you put in weed brownies?
DIY weed brownies tend to taste better because you have control of the ingredients and you also get to decide how much of the good stuff actually goes into the brownie dough.
Many weed brownie recipes call for just three tablespoons of flowers, or roughly eighteen ounces of weed.
Take note that you can also combine weed and butter and store the resulting concoction in the fridge for use later on. Be creative in the kitchen and you will probably come up with additional weed recipes of your own.
What is decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is a process wherein the weed is heated to a specific temperature to release its medicinal properties and psychoactive effects. If you are confused by this, just think: you need to light your bong before weed does anything for you, right?
Ingesting weed minus the decarboxylation process means you are getting less of the benefits of the plant, too.
This process is critical for making topical medicine, weed edibles, and other products derived from cannabis. THCA and CBDA are only bioavailable when the cannabis has been heated properly prior to use.
Follow these steps to decarboxylate cannabis:
- First, preheat your oven to about 110ºC/230ºF.
- Line a baking tray with wax paper or any cookie liner.
- Bake the cannabis for twenty minutes to remove the moisture. After twenty minutes, you should start to see some browning.
- Remove the tray from the oven and allow the browned weed to cool down. Preheat the oven once again to 115ºC/239ºF.
- Crumble the dried cannabis and distribute evenly on the baking tray. Procure a length of aluminum foil and cover the entire tray, making sure that you lock in the edges.
Bake the crumbled weed for 90 minutes to unlock both the THC and CBD. You will get the highest levels of both compounds after ninety minutes. If you are short of time, the minimum baking time is 45 minutes.
- Take the baking tray and allow to cool. Store in a dry and airtight container, preferably in a glass jar with a screw-on lid. Feel free to combine with edibles recipes at this point in time.