Whether or not your edible works at all, is all in the processing.
It's why we have so many failed edible stories, and dosage discrepancies.
Processing is CRUCIAL
it properly, decarb
it properly, heat in oil
properly, and you'll have some edibles...
But start picking and choosing random temperatures, heating without drying, and 'sauteing' in oil, and you'll be lucky to feel anything
after eating the entire plant
It's bad enough she's got spider mites, but still, why waste all those weeks or even months of growing her
, by avoiding the correct way to make edibles like it's the plague, just because it requires an extra day or two of patience?
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense, does it!
----Why we avoid water when processing cannabis edibles with oil...
Cannabis glandular material, is not
This adds hours, sometimes days to the heating process, before a solution is formed (and that's if it ever does, with all that water contamination!).... and all those extra hours required? They degrade your material, long before it's ready for consumption!
It's why the oils of today, are so much stronger than the water-butters of the old days... and why our oils taste
better now, too
Water, pulls in all that inert junk
you don't want!
It may look like you're separating it off at the end, but your butter or oil is much dirtier
with bitter plant salts and chlorophyll, than any
pure oil source could even possibly get during processing.
What's even worse
Glandular material sinks
When these folks pour off their water, they have NO IDEA how much potency is going down their drains!
Adding water to butter or oil was an out-dated, ineffective method, originally used as an ill-conceived attempt at controlling temps.
It was ill-conceived, because the delicate glandular material still comes into direct
contact with the heat source from below.
The water hinders, and lengthens the process, and as such extends the amount of time the material can be degraded by that heat... it's why the 'best' water-butters usually took between 15 - 24 hours
of steady heating to finish!
Fortunately, there are several MUCH better options which are far superior to adding water to the mix.
You have either a simple double boiler, or the oven.... and a double boiler can easily be made from two pots, one larger and one slightly smaller. The larger contains a few inches of water, the smaller pot floats in it, and inside the smaller pot you place your decarbed herb, oil, lecithin if you have it, and nothing more...
This provides an actual buffer between your delicate plant matter and the heat source, all without contaminating your oil with water!
PURE solvent... not one contaminated
and diluted with water
( It's why the experts in the medical community recommend, not only butter alone, but clarified
butter which has had its water content and milk solids removed. Without clarification, most butter contains between 8% - 12% water and milk solids. It's why 14 grams of butter, only has around 11g fat....
is superior to even clarified butter, in that it has over three times the MCT content, and about twice the saturated fat.)
SO! Hang your plant just like you would, if you intended to smoke it, and follow a good coconut canna oil recipe (you may sub. clarified butter if it's the best you can find locally, but add at least 30 - 40 mins to the oil/heating process to compensate for the lower-quality oil source).
When your plant feels dry, and the leaves almost, but don't quite crumble, then grind or mince it up as finely as possible, a coffee grinder works great, and spread it very thinly inside a flat oven bag, or sprinkle over a sheet of foil, then seal all the edges with a second sheet of foil on the top, to decarb.
Follow the directions below for basic oil, for an energetic, functional, cerebral high, or continue heating in oil
, in -additional- 40 minute increments, up to 5 - 6 hours total/max, for a narcotic, highly sedative, couch-lock, sleep-inducing stone.
The two tutorials following the Canna Oil recipe, may be of interest to you, as well. BadKat's Highly Activated & Bioavailable, Med-Grade Canna Oil
(starting with flowers/bud/trim
etc) Med-Grade Canna Oil BadKat's Highly Activated & Bioavailable, Med-Grade Cannabis Concentrate
(Edible & Smokable recipes included... similar to BHO, but made with food grade/drinking alcohol
) -Medical Grade Cannabis Concentrate- BadKat's Highly Activated & Bioavailable, Med-Grade Hash Oil
(starting with dry-sift hash
, same as capsule recipe, oil can also be used for cooking) Med-Grade Hash Oil
Good luck, and have fun!