Using an Instant Pot for Budder/Oils/etc

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Has anybody tried using a pressure cooker for making budder, oils, tinctures, etc? I’m thinking it would work like gangbusters, and plan on trying it in about a week.

If you’ve tried it, let me know how it worked, or if you have any hints/tips. If you haven’t, stay tuned over the next week or so, and I’ll share my results.

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@blackthumbbetty I myself have not tried using a pressure cooker but there are tons of utube videos on the subject. Also @AnneBonny is the resident edible go to person as far as I know.

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#3

Thanks! I’ve done my internet research, and am now looking to discuss with people who have first hand experience using an electric pressure cooker for making oils & such.

There are several ways I’ve seen it done using a pressure cooker, and was hoping to get others’ opinions on which pressure cooker method they preferred.

I’m already a pro at budder & tinctures made in the usual methods, but I’d like to put my pressure cooker to good use, as well. :grinning:

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#4

I’m wanting to try tincture to put in a vape pen. I’ve got 6 grams of kief waiting now lol.

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#5

That’d make great tincture! Yum!

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#6

Id be curious as well to get a few answers on this @blackthumbbetty
I don’t believe @AnneBonny uses a pressure cooker tho She is my goto on edibles

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#7

Hey @blackthumbbetty I have not tried a pressure cooker. Honestly they intimate me so I don’t own one. My mother had one growing up and all that shaking of that thing on the top and escaped steam makes me nervous. Mind you I am sure pressure cookers have come a long way over the years but I can’t get that intimidation out of my head. She used to make a mean beef stew in that thing. I wonder how the butter would react with the steam and what are the chances of burning it? Can you tag me if you post on it? I’m curious now.

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#8

I’m watching :+1: if I ever get a good grow done I want to make the most out of every bit of it :wink:

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#9

@AnneBonny. Lol! I agree about being intimidated by pressure cookers, myself. The new electric ones, with all the safety features, just seem safer, otherwise my stoned, silly butt wouldn’t go anywhere near a pressure cooker. :grinning:

I was looking at the mota maker & mbm, and they use a small amount of pressure to get the job done. I thought to myself, hmmmm…I wonder how a pressure cooker would work? There aren’t too many online articles about it, well, at least not as many as I thought there’d be.

I’m going to try the jar method: put ground herb & oil in mason jar; put on lid as if canning, leaving it loose enough for pressure to escape; place jar inside pot; add water to halfway up jar; start pressure cooking for 60-90mins; cool; release pressure; strain; store. From the few things I’ve read, since the temps get to about 250 in a pressure cooker, the process even decarbs. :clap::clap::clap:

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#10

Stayed tuned! In about a week I’m going to try my experiment using 1/2 cup clarified butter with 10+g cured/ground flower (probably 6-Shooter & amnesia haze) & a fair amount of ground high quality sugar leaf trim. I plan on making no-bake dark chocolate fudge with the pressure cooker cannabudder; it should make 20-24 very strong servings. The temp of the pressure cooker runs between 230-248, so cooking the oil/herb mix for 90 minutes should definitely decarb everything just fine.

I’ll share the entire process, whether it’s a failure or a success. Let’s hope it’s a success. :smile:

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#11

It was a complete success!

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@SmoknGranny

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#13

Thanks sweetie. I bookmarked it :+1:

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#14

I just looked at your thread here on using the Instapot to make your canna butter/oil. How well did it work? Did you feel you got the entire yield from the pot as if you were doing it traditionally only at a faster pace?

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Never mind I saw elsewhere you said it was a success. I have an instapot at home too.

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It’s how I’ve been making my budder, since that first test. I think I get a better yield than I used to, in only an hour’s time.

I have started decarbing in the oven for 30 mins, then I pressure cook for 20. After decarbing, I spritz the material with ever clear, then do the pressure cook thing.

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#17

Everclear the alcohol?

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#18

I found this article a few months ago https://hightimes.com/edibles/ultimate-cannabutter-experiment-results/
which led me to the Scientic Method (method 1) for making budder.
https://hightimes.com/edibles/ultimate-cannabutter-experiment-method-1/

With the oven decarb for 30 and pressure cooking for 20, it ends up decarbing for about an hour.

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Oh, btw, that should say Scientific Method…lol! Stupid me for not editing before posting. I blame the weed.

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#20

No worries thank you. I am not the cook in my house and I suspect that when I start cooking my weed my wife is going to be very protective of her InstaPot. She uses it often and stores it carefully. I am a complete newbie to this. I had to leave weed for a long time due to my employment but now that I am retired and living in a recreational state I get to enjoy all of this and eat my cake too. LOL Thanks for the links too.

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