As cannabis takes over the world by storm due to its increasing legalization, we see more and more people getting mindful of its benefits. This leads them to seek ways to integrate cannabis into their lifestyles.
One safe and simple way to do that is by infusing your cooking oil with cannabis. It is a versatile substitute for smoking or vaping and can prepare a broad range of culinary delights that call for cooking oil in the recipe.
Before you start infusing cannabis into sautéed vegetables, baked desserts or meaty delights, this is what you will need:
1 cup of your desired cannabis flower:
Depending on which flower you pick, i.e. Indica or Sativa, be mindful of the effects it will exhibit as the pure extract in the form of cooking oil will be more profound
1 cup of your desired cooking oil:
You can pick the oil you deem best; it could be Olive oil, Avocado oil, or coconut oil.
A grinder for your cannabis flower:
Avoid using a coffee grinder or blender since you don’t need your cannabis flower ground down too fine
Mesh strainer or cheesecloth:
A fine mesh strainer will filter out solid cannabis particles so that you get a smooth and consistent oil
Medium-sized saucepan: you can also use a crockpot or an instant pot if you have one.
Now our all tools are ready, so let’s hit the ground and get on with the real stuff!
Grind down your flower:
Use your grinder to grind down the cannabis flower; however, make sure you are grinding to coarse pieces as straining fine cannabis pieces will be difficult, which might render the oil bitter-tasting
In a medium saucepan, mix your flour and oil, cook on low heat:
Make sure you are cooking on low heat to eliminate any possible chances of scorching the oil or cooking out the active ingredients in your cannabis. Continue to cook the oil and hemp for 3 hours while stirring occasionally. Tip: cook for 4-6 hours if you have a slow cooker or crockpot. Cook 6-8 hours by using a double boiler or instant pot.
The final step is to strain out all the cannabis pieces from your oil. Make sure you are wearing oven mitts; the oil will be scalding! Allow the oil to cool down before using it. Tip: line your mesh strainer with cheesecloth to ensure all cannabis pieces are filtered out. Avoid squeezing the cheesecloth after straining.
Your homemade cannabis cooking oil is ready to saute your favourite delights!
Tips For Storing Your Cannabis Oil
To keep your homemade cooking oil fresh and bacteria-free, you’ll want to store it in a cool and dark place. Make sure it is stowed away from any heat source. We would advise you to keep the oil in a refrigerator for suitable low-temperature control. When choosing a container, opt for a dark-coloured glass container so little light gets in. Also, make sure the container is sterilized and airtight to prolong the life of the oil. It may help to jot down the day you made your cooking oil so you can keep checks on how long you’ve had it as time passes by. You can even contact our experts for more details.