Making high-quality cannabis-infused food can be a surprisingly difficult task, especially for first-timers or those with little overall cooking experience. To normally produce a medicated edible, it is necessary to slowly simmer raw cannabis in butter or oil on the stove.
Regularly stirring the butter or oil and using the right temperature is critical for optimizing the final product. If the heat is too high or the concoction is not stirred enough, then valuable cannabinoids can literally go up in smoke. If too little heat is used, the cannabinoids will remain inactivated.
Due to the learning curve associated with edible production, most people need a significant amount of practice before they can get it just right. Even then, it still takes a lot of time to cook a batch correctly. That is why, for both beginner and experienced edible makers, the MagicalButter Machine is an exceptionally valuable tool.
Trying the MagicalButter Machine
I had known about this machine for several years and always wanted to try it. Having made edibles the more traditional way in the past, I was interested to see how much easier everything would be with a simplified process. With the MagicalButter Machine, all you need to do is throw in unground, decarboxylated cannabis and a fatty substance (butter or oil), press a button, then wait a couple hours for the infusion.
The team at MagicalButter sent us the MB2e model to put to a real world test. The machine comes with a LoveGlove, PurifyFilter™ Bag, recipe book, and instruction guide.
We Should Have Read The Instructions
The first time my friends and I tried the machine, we did not use it correctly.
Cannabis needs to be heated to a certain temperature in order to undergo the process of decarboxylation, in which THC-acid becomes THC. The acid form of THC cannot directly activate cannabinoid receptors, so it does not produce psychoactive effects.
When using the MagicalButter Machine, it is important to decarboxylate cannabis first by heating it in the oven, as the machine’s temperature does not reach the level necessary to cause decarboxylation. Click here to watch a quick video on how to decarboxylate your cannabis.
After running the machine for one cycle, we realized it was not going to decarboxylate the cannabis, so we ran it again. This may or may not have worked; regardless, the bottom of the machine charred slightly from the improper double use (we got that out with an alcohol soak). After straining out the cannabis from the butter, we used the infused substance in a flourless chocolate cake. This did not turn out so well, either because we used a bad recipe or because of our improper double extraction. I personally loved the taste, but the other three participants were less pleased.
For our second excursion, we properly decarboxylated the cannabis first in the oven. We used one ounce of cannabis and combined it with two cups of butter in the machine. Everything came out perfect this time, and we used the butter in a more pleasing recipe, a baked banana bread. The final result was beautiful, delicious, and very effective. One small piece was quite powerful and had virtually no cannabis taste.
In the past, making edibles was a daunting experience and the thought of it greatly diminished my desire to create them.
With the MagicalButter Machine, I’m excited to explore a new world of medicated possibilities. I am also interested in producing infused oils with herbs besides cannabis, such as lavender. Since the machine can extract any kind of herb, it does not make sense to just stop with cannabis!
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Disclaimer: I am now a registered medical cannabis patient in California, as are all the other participants in this experiment. So it’s legal!