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How to Clarify Butter for Cannabutter

Did you know that using clarified butter in your cannabutter infusion can result in a higher quality product? In addition to its enhanced taste and smooth consistency, clarified butter also keeps longer and absorbs a higher THC content.

Below, we’ll discuss how to clarify butter for cannabutter and how a LĒVO II device can help you simplify the infusion process.

What Is Cannabutter?

Put simply: cannabutter is cannabis butter, which is butter infused with cannabis flower or trim. Cannabutter is the foundational ingredient in many cannabis edibles. Knowing how to make cannabutter is crucial for any cannabis connoisseur who wants to create their own edible products.

Cannabutter can take a few hours to concoct because marijuana must be “decarbed” or oven-baked and dried before it can be infused into butter. The decarbing process “activates” the cannabis so that it produces the desired effect.

When making cannabutter, we recommend using cannabis “trim” as opposed to cannabis flower. Cannabis flower contains the most significant percentage of cannabinoids (the compounds that get you “high”). But trim, which includes large leaves, sugar leaves, stems, and other parts of the marijuana plant, also contains cannabinoids.

If you smoke cannabis, we suggest saving the flower for that purpose since cannabis trim is not suitable for smoking. Instead of tossing your cannabis trim, use it to infuse your cannabutter!

Do I Need to Clarify Butter Before Infusing?

While you don’t need to clarify butter before infusing, taking this extra step can enhance your cannabutter. You are essentially removing unnecessary milk solids from the butter when you clarify. Milk solids are the main reason why butter burns so easily. When you remove the milk solids, you’ll be left with butterfat, also known as ghee.

What Are the Benefits of Clarifying Butter to Make Cannabutter?

There are three main reasons why using clarified butter is preferable to regular butter when making cannabis edibles.

  • Clarified butter makes more potent edibles because it absorbs THC better than regular butter or coconut oil.
  • Clarified butter burns less easily because it has a higher smoke point. If your recipe requires higher temperatures, clarifying your butter will prevent it from burning.
  • Clarified butter is translucent, which can give gummy and candy edibles a more natural appearance.
  • Clarified butter also gives cannabutter a smooth, silky texture and even improves the flavor.
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How to Clarify Butter for Infusion

Author: Cannabutter Digest

Equipment

  • 1 Small Saucepan
  • 1 Spatula

Materials

  • 1 Cup Regular butter (You may need to adjust the amount based on your edible recipe)

Instructions

  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Don’t let the butter reach a boil.
  • Once the butter has thoroughly melted, skim the milk solids off the top using a spatula.
  • Remove from heat and carefully spoon the clarified butter from the original saucepan into another saucepan for storage.

Notes

Note: European-style butter tends to clarify better than most American butter due to a higher milk fat content.

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What Can Be Made with Cannabutter?

Once you have made your cannabutter, you can create virtually any cannabis edible! Some of the most common cannabis edibles to use cannabutter include:

  • Brownies
  • Cookies
  • Hardy candy
  • Gummies
  • Muffins
  • Banana bread and zucchini bread
  • Pasta sauces
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Popcorn drizzle
  • Chocolate
  • Cakes
  • Pancakes and waffles

This is not an exhaustive list. You can use cannabutter as a substitute for butter in virtually any recipe that calls for it!

How LĒVO II Could Help

LĒVO II has forever changed the way that dedicated cannabis enthusiasts create their own cannabis products.

If you’ve ever tried to create your own cannabutter infusions before, you know that it’s a long and labor-intensive process requiring extensive cleanup. From drying and activating your herbs to infusing them with oil or clarified butter, you could end up spending hours of your valuable time creating inconsistent infusions.

Some cannabis users find this process so arduous that they opt for store-bought cannabis products with questionable ingredients like artificial colors and flavors. If you want to control the ingredients going into your cannabis concoctions but want to avoid the time and hassle of infusing your herbs by hand, then LĒVO II is for you.

The second-generation LĒVO device contains proprietary technology that completes every step of the process for you at the touch of a button, from drying and activating to infusing. The LĒVO ’s facade features a digital touch screen where you can kickstart the infusion process, control the timing of each stage, and set the temperature according to your personal preferences. You can even save these settings for ease of use.

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LĒVO II can also be controlled from your smartphone. Simply download the LĒVO app, sync the device to your phone over your home WIFI, and start the infusion process from any room in your home.

While the LĒVO II is small enough to fit inside a kitchen cabinet or pantry if you choose to store it, it also looks great on any kitchen counter. The LĒVO II comes in an array of gorgeous colors that can brighten up any space, including unique shades of red, blue, cream, black, and green.

Every LĒVO II also includes three main components: an internal reservoir, which holds oils and clarified butter for infusions, a pod that holds up to eight grams of cannabis or other herbs, and a silicone stirring stick. All of these components are made from non-toxic materials and are dishwasher safe. You can also wash LĒVO ’s parts by hand with soap and warm water. Cleaning up after the infusion process has never been more straightforward.

If you are a cannabis lover looking to save yourself time and money, it’s time to consider purchasing LĒVO II. With LĒVO II, you can simplify the process of infusing cannabutter for your cannabis products, giving yourself more time to try out new recipes and enjoy your cannabis creations.

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