A family member who has been suffering from some ailments, sore calves and muscles asked me last month to try my cannabis salve, and over this past weekend she called to ask for another tin. I was running low on my salve (both the regular and heat cannabis salve) so Wednesday seemed to be the perfect day to get the cooking done so I could restock my inventory.
I have over four gallons of trim in my grow room and I need to start using some of it up. Not sure if trim goes stale or bad, but I use it all as quick as I can because my next harvest is in week 3 of flowering and that means I'll be adding a minimum of another gallon container (if not more) in another 5-6 weeks.
Salve ingredients melting in a double boiler set up on the stove (on the right) and the tins filled with the just melted salve ingredients (on the left).
Two weeks ago I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies for hubby to share with others and I hadn't realized how low my cannabutter supply had dwindled down.
So now the cannabutter has stiffened up and is ready for the freezer. I usually try to measure out the cannabutter in 1/4-cup amounts to freeze; as most of the recipes I make with it call for 1/4, 1/2 or one-cup. I will also make a few balls in the measurement of teaspoons for when I need a smaller amount.
Usually I only let the cannabutter simmer for about a a half hour or so, but this time I let it go for three hours. I'm hoping the added time to infuse will result in a stronger strength cannabutter.