I’d like to know more about this as I’m in the same boat as OP other than I do like to cook as still get around fairly well inspite of illness.
I read somewhere you could make tincture out of coconut oil, is this what you refer to? If you have done this please give a quick explanation of the process. I assume it’s the same as making tinc with alcohol but, would like verification.
After the flower has been decarbed you can infuse it in coconut or MCT oil. After that you can make gummies out of it. Add soy or sunflower lecithin to help it emulsify and distribute the oil evenly through the batch of gummies.
Welcome @Pillar ! Have you tried eating plain decarb, without doing anything to it, maybe sprinkle it on food? It’s not the most absorbable way, but perhaps it might work, it does for me. It might be helpful especially for those times that you don’t have other/better options. To help it activate quicker (works for me), I steep my decarbed weed in hot water for a few minutes or so, then I drink the water. I also eat the weed, it’s soft by then.
The Levo that was mentioned is a good idea. Here is a more budget-friendly device, @Fiz really likes it:
Ahhhh, I should try that. Although, I confess, the alcohol tincture I made is two years old … still might be good? It’s a strong blend, lol. I was hoping that I’d like it, but the alcohol in my mouth is way too much, I’m a super lightweight and alcohol doesn’t totally agree with me.
Having circled back on the thread, yeah, I’d try the tincture on those meltable mints. I used to buy them by the giant tub b/c it was a classroom favorite, and since they melt I didn’t have to worry about choking.
The things you have to think about when you teach little kids, I swear. My classroom was the “peanut allergy” room and it was interesting - one of my students took out a PBJ sandwich in the classroom and I damn near levitated him right out the door to eat in the hallway.
So technically you could make a tincture out of coconut, i have never done this. I have a HI oil infuser . To make a tincture with vegtable glycerine with is a common vape juice ingredient you would need to add your flower into your mixture in 4 stages, splitting equally and allowing the micture to cool down in between infusions. I would definitely recommend the hi infuser as it comes with a manual with tons of options and instructions on how to use it and recipes .
Canna butter and canna caps is the way to go if you can’t get or don’t want alcohol for sure. I make them too…I use MCT oil for the caps. Learned a lot about edibles from Canadian mad scientists in Bergmans lab.
All you have to do is reduce the tincture to an oil. Place the tincture in a double boiler and slowly cook the alchohol off. Leave a small fan blowing the direction of the flame if youre using an open flame if youre worried about combustion. Personally i use an induction plate and can dial my heat to 180°f. Works great for making FECO and QWET oil