As summer approaches, it’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy outdoor gatherings with family and friends. If you’re a cannabis enthusiast, why not take your summer barbecue to the next level by infusing your grilling recipes with cannabis? In this article, we’ll explore 8 exciting tips and techniques for incorporating cannabis into your grilling sessions, allowing you to create mouthwatering dishes that offer both delicious flavors and a touch of cannabis magic. Let’s dive in!
- Choosing the Right Strain: The first step in cannabis-infused grilling is selecting the right strain. Opt for strains that complement the flavors of your chosen ingredients. Experiment with different strains to find the perfect match for your grilling recipes. Keep an eye out for our guide to cannabis strains and flavor pairings, that will be coming out next week!
- Decarboxylation: To activate the cannabinoids in cannabis, decarboxylation is crucial. This can be done using the oven, however we prefer using a LĒVO home infusion device for ease, precision and the elimination of smell. Decarboxylated cannabis can be used in various marinades, rubs, and sauces for grilling.
- Infusing Oils for Marinades: Infusing oils with cannabis for marinades is an excellent way to add its unique properties to your grilled dishes. LĒVO makes this process extremely easy, taking control of the decarboxylation and infusion processes, at the simple touch of a button. Learn more about home infusion and how LĒVO exceeds every other home infusion method on the market here.
- Cannabis Rubs and Seasonings: Create tantalizing flavors by incorporating cannabis into your homemade rubs and seasonings. Combine finely ground decarboxylated cannabis with your favorite herbs, spices, salt, and pepper. Use this cannabis rub to season your meats, seafood, or grilled tofu.
- Temperature and Timing: When grilling with cannabis-infused ingredients, pay attention to temperature and timing. Keep in mind that THC burns off at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning that the therapeutic effects of cannabis will begin to burn off at this temperature. It is important to adjust your cooking time and temperature accordingly to preserve the desired effects of the cannabis-infused ingredients.
- Dosing Considerations: Remember that the effects of ingesting cannabis can be different from smoking it. Start with smaller amounts of cannabis-infused ingredients and gradually increase as you become more comfortable with the experience. We also encourage you to use our Potency Calculator to help you find the appropriate dosage for your infusions. Ensure that your guests are aware of the presence of cannabis in the dishes you serve.
- Grilling Vegetables: Don’t limit yourself to meats, alone. Grilling vegetables can be a delightful way to incorporate cannabis. Brush cannabis-infused oil on vegetables like corn, bell peppers, and zucchini before and after grilling to infuse them with a flavorful twist.
- Dessert Delights: For a sweet spin on cannabis-infused grilling, try incorporating your infusions into dessert recipes. From grilled fruit skewers brushed with cannabis-infused honey to cannabis-infused chocolate s’mores, there are plenty of creative ways to satisfy your sweet tooth by the grill!
Consider infusing cannabis into refreshing beverages to accompany your grilled creations. From cannabis-infused lemonades to cocktails with a cannabis twist, these drinks can add an extra layer of enjoyment to your outdoor gatherings. In fact, we’ve put together this list of 8 weed infused drink recipes you should try!
Remember to prioritize responsible consumption and educate your guests about the presence of cannabis in your dishes. Clearly label and differentiate cannabis-infused items from non-infused ones, and provide alternatives for those who prefer not to consume cannabis. It’s essential to create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.
Summer is simply the perfect time to combine the joy of grilling with the unique properties of cannabis. Infusing your recipes with carefully selected strains, experimenting with cannabis-infused oils, rubs, and seasonings, and exploring a range of cannabis-enhanced dishes will undoubtedly elevate your summer barbecue experience. Embrace creativity, savor the flavors, and enjoy the remarkable fusion of cannabis and grilling. Happy cannabis-infused grilling!