If you press as much flower as we do, you're going to end up with a lot of pressed rosin chips. Maybe they're called pressed flower chips.. I'm not sure. But just to be clear, I'm talking about cannabis that has been pressed to make rosin.
Anyway, instead of throwing away this seemingly useless material, we make a few different products with it. In this article, I'm going to teach you how to make vegan canna butter out of your pressed flower material.
There's a video of the entire process that we made at the end of this article, but I'm putting it in writing as well.
To start off you're going to need;
- 2.5 Litres of Coconut Oil
- 5 ounces of pressed flower
- A fine strainer
- 2 stainless steel bowls with at least a 2.5L capacity
- A large boiling pot
- A coffee grinder
- A large tupperware with at least a 2.5L capacity
- A stirring spoon
Start by filling the boiling pot to about half full. Put it on the stove and turn the heat up to at least 220 degrees Farenheit. (that's 105 degrees Celcius)
Once the water is on the hot stove, place one of the steel bowls on top of the pot. It should be resting on the rim of the boiling pot without touching the water inside. Reference the picture below.
Now transfer all of the coconut oil into the stainless steel bowl.
While you're waiting for the coconut oil to liquify, you can grind up your rosin chips into a fine blend. If you used press bags, make sure to remove them before grinding your pressed cannabis.
By this time, your coconut oil should be in a liquid and up to temperature.
Place the grinded up cannabis into the oil and stir. Let it infuse into the hot oil for the next hour, while giving it a gentle stir every 10 minutes.
Once the hour has passed, pour the coconut oil through the strainer and into the second steel bowl. Let it settle for about 10 minutes so that and sediment that made it through the filter rests at the bottom. Then gently pour the oil into the large tupperware.
As you're pouring, you will notice that there is a little bit of sediment at the bottom of the bowl. Do your best to not pour it into the tupperware.
So at this point, you have piping hot vegan canna butter in your tupperware. Let it get a little closer to room temperature then throw it in the fridge for a few hours.
When it comes out of the fridge, it should be solid and light green in colour.
And there you have it, vegan canna butter made from pressed flower material. You can spread it on your toast, cook with it, or even rub it on your achy joints.