I was looking to make some CannaOil without sinking up my place and I started to think about the chemistry behind the CannaOil process. As any good cooker knows THC is fat/oil soluble so the best thing to use for cooking is something like butter or oil. THC absorbing into oil is a chemical process and scientifically the two things that speed up a chemical reaction are heat and agitation (stirring). Using this information I reasoned one day that with sacrificing time I could still make CannaOil without heat. Here's how.
You'll need to grind your bud up as much as you care to, remember a finer grind results in more surface area which results in more oil-to-bud contact. Let your ground bud dry out and find a jar or bottle or any kind of container with a lid. Put some vegetable oil in this container, it should be enough to cover the bud and just a little bit more. Add the ground, dry bud to this oil and let it sit for TWO WEEKS. During this time you should stir or lightly shake the bottle just to get some agitation. The more agitation the better. After two weeks strain out the weed and your oil is now ready to be cooked into happy food.
For anyone who is skeptical of the lack of heat please try it before being critical... it definitely works and it actually works better than when you do use heat. The longest I've done is two weeks but thirty days is the longest you should try... after that its pointless to keep the weed in the oil. I use slightly less than a gram of mids per serving so if I were to make 24 brownies I'd use about 22.5 grams of weed, use less if you do not smoke a lot, as I do. After the two week soaking period the oil will be VERY POTENT. I'm very experienced with cooking with weed and this is the most powerful oil I've ever made. I've done everything from using the stove and pot method to oil in a crockpot for 12 hours... no method has ever yielded better oil than this one. I tend to smoke multiple times every day so my tolerance is pretty high. I'll eat one of these brownies and be as high as I could possibly be... I ate one and a half once and got WAY TO HIGH. A friend of mine ate one who smokes 'once in a while' and she said it was very scary and she was angry at me for giving her such a strong brownie. I am saying this to warn people but remember you can't die from a thc overdose and nothing bad can really happen so if you get too high just lay low and ride it out. Happy Cooking!
Sorry for the lack of pictures but its really just a jar of weed, message me with any questions if you're confused, you can put the oil in anything that calls for oil or just take shots of it... which is incredibly gross, worse than a 10 dollar handle of liquor. This recipe does result in oil that tastes really weedy and therefor bad, but its a good sacrifice for the discreet way in which this oil is made.
Edited by CannaBuddy8, 02 November 2010 - 05:50 PM.