Making cannabis edibles is a fun project for any marijuana user. Whether you want to medicate yourself with delicious hash brownies or use cannabis-infused chocolates to get high, there are many ways to enjoy edible cannabis. Edibles are usually made with decarboxylated cannabis flower. However, you can also learn how to make edibles with shatter.
Using shatter to make edibles is somewhat similar to making edibles with weed. You’ll still need to decarboxylate your shatter and infuse it into butter or oil before adding it to your favorite recipes. However, the decarboxylation and infusion processes are slightly different when you’re using cannabis concentrates. Here’s a guide on how to make edibles with shatter.
How To Decarboxylate Shatter
Before you start making edibles, you’ll need to decarboxylate your shatter. Decarboxylation involves heating your shatter enough to activate the THC without burning it. If you don’t activate the THC before cooking your shatter, your edibles won’t be psychoactive and won’t make you high. As such, you can’t skip this step.
Decarbing shatter is a little different from decarboxylating weed. You’ll want to fill an oven-proof pyrex jug or Mason jar with shatter. Heat your oven to 240°F (115°C) and place your container of shatter on top of a baking tray before putting it in the oven. Make sure you don’t put a lid on your container and also make sure you’re using oven-proof glass – if not, it’ll explode in the oven.
Allow around 50 minutes for your shatter to decarboxylate. After 10 minutes, you’ll notice your shatter start to bubble inside the container. After 35 minutes, the bubbles should start to disappear. You can now take it out of the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before moving on to the next step.
How To Make Cannabis Butter With Shatter
Now your shatter is decarboxylated, you can cook it with butter to create cannabis-infused butter. The fats in butter soak up the THC in your shatter, leaving you with a psychoactive condiment that you can use for all kinds of recipes. The easiest way to do this is with a crockpot. Here’s how.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 gram of decarboxylated shatter
- 1 cup of butter
- A glass bowl or measuring jug
- A crockpot or slow cooker
- A strainer and cheesecloth
- A Mason jar or sealable container
Step 1: Add a gram of your decarboxylated shatter and a cup of butter to a heat-resistant glass bowl or measuring jug small enough to fit in your crockpot. If you want to use more shatter, add another cup of butter for every gram of shatter you use.
Step 2: Fill your crockpot or slow cooker with enough water to reach the halfway point of your bowl or measuring jug. Set your crockpot to medium-low heat with your bowl or jug and the water inside.
Step 3: Allow 3 to 4 hours for the THC to bind with the butter. Stir every hour or so and add some extra water if it gets too low – some will evaporate during the process. After 3 to 4 hours, you can take your mixture away from the heat and strain it into a container.
Step 4: Cover your strainer with a cheesecloth and slowly strain the mixture into your Mason jar or another sealable container. This will separate the THC-infused butter from any leftover shatter. Store your container in the fridge and allow the butter to harden before using it.
How To Use Your Shatter-Infused Butter
After making THC-infused butter with shatter, you can use it in all kinds of delicious cannabis edibles. For instance, if you’re baking brownies, cakes, cookies, or other types of baked goods, simply add some cannabis butter along with the regular butter to infuse your goodies with the effects of THC.
If you prefer savory foods, you can add your THC butter to all kinds of meals. You might want to spread it on bread before making a sandwich, add it to pasta, use it for butter noodles, or even add a little bit to a salad. Just make sure you don’t expose your THC butter to high heat – it’s best to add it after cooking when your meal has cooled.
Some people even make cannabis-infused drinks using THC butter. You can add a small dose of butter to tea, coffee, or even smoothies if you add enough ingredients to mask the taste. No matter how you use your shatter-infused butter, make sure you only use a small dose each time – it’s powerful enough to give you a strong high even if you only use a fraction of it.
Should You Buy Edibles Instead?
Making edibles with shatter is a lot of fun and it’s worth trying at least once if you’re a fan of marijuana edibles. With that said, some people don’t have the time to make shatter-infused butter and cook it into edibles every time they get high. Plus, some people might simply prefer not to put so much effort into getting the effects they need.
As such, you might want to skip the process altogether and simply buy readymade cannabis edibles. You can find THC gummies, cannabis chocolate bars, Nerds ropes, medicated Skittles, and various other delicious creations infused with generous doses of THC.
Purple Penthouse offers cannabis delivery in DC and NY. Along with a range of tasty edibles, you can also find shatter, crumble, weed, cannabis tinctures, vape pens, drinks, and various other high-quality cannabis and CBD products, all available for convenient and discreet delivery to your address.
Making edibles with cannabis shatter is a fun and rewarding experience. You’ll need to decarb your shatter extracts and infuse them into butter first. However, after doing this, you can create all kinds of psychoactive treats from chocolates to baked goods to savory meals.
Of course, not everyone wants to put the effort into making marijuana edibles. Fortunately, you can buy high-quality edibles without any hassle. Cannabis users in DC and NY can order edibles, concentrates, weed, vapes, and all kinds of other cannabis products for delivery from Purple Penthouse.