Somewhere I read that you can cut off the large fan leaves and make cannabutter with them. So I’m wondering how much of those leaves you need and do you have to dry them out by baking them first? I plan on simmering them in a crockpot with the butter for 8 hours or so. Any suggestions?
Not sure about using fans, but there is a wealth of good info here:
Fan leaves don’t have enough of anything to use for infusions
I beg to differ We had a 5 gallon bucket filled 3/4 with fan leaves and trim, small buds. which we turned into Feco Oil Using a Aroma Rice Cooker it took 6 hours with Everclear and backdoor open fans going and ended up with 3 oz’s of hard hitting potent oil we call Now and Later Because it hits Now and it hits hard Later.
That’s the source of the oil. Fan leaves really don’t have much if anything worth extracting. We occasionally put them in our salad and have seen chefs pan-fry them.
You can use them freah in soups and in salads and stir frys
I agree with myfriendis410 your awsome oil came from the trim and small buds. If you look at the fan leaves with a loupe you wont see much in the way of trichromes. Probably take 1000 grams of fan leaves to get a gram of oil.
Also after making butter you can use the left over in place of spinach
Normally fans dont have enough goodies to worry about.
But thats not always the case. My 3 Crinkle cuts i got hanging was so frosty the fans have trichomes on them.
My rule if thumb is, "if its got trichomes it goes into consecrates and them sometimes eatables…
So if it’s got trichomes on it keep it and if not trash it.
Or mix fans in with other scraps and trim that is covered in trichomes and it cant hurt.
But if ya use nothing but fans that have no trichomes, you’ll probably be disappointed
I hear an ounce of decent bud per pound of butter is a good ratio to go with. I’m about to make my first batch too. Any suggetions on how long to crock pot your butter for good potency? Ive heard different times. 4 hours to 18 hours?
I pressure cooked mine for an hour and it was POTENT id say 4 for a slow cooker would be about right especially if you gave it a stir 2 hours in
I do 6 in my crockpot but that’s coconut oil I’m sure 4 would be fine
If you have an electric pressure cooker, like an instapot, you can combine your weed with butter or oil, whatever you want to infuse, in mason jars. Put the caps on as if you were canning, finger tight at the most, place the trivet in the bottom of the pan, place jars on trivet, add water until it’s half way up the jars. Pressure cook for an hour on high pressure. Manual release of pressure when it’s finished. Infused and decarbed all at once and no smell throughout your house.
Instapot sounds like the way. Thanks everyone.