cbd vegetable glycerinDecember 15, 2021
When producing THC products, combining alcohol extraction with vegetable extraction can be a credible and better tasting option. You can take the process even further by allowing the final product to sit out in an open area overnight. This allows the alcohol in the product to slowly and naturally evaporate. The final product will taste smoother and sweeter without any of the negative effects from alcohol.
Alcohol based extraction methods are the best way to extract the most potency from your cannabis plant. Instead of just 10% extracted like with vegetable glycerin extraction, alcohol based extraction methods produce up to 90% extraction. However, they are not popular with people who do not like the distinct burn produced by alcohol extraction.
Hydrocarbons – This method of extraction has been popular in the past, but is not recommended in today’s world. Hydrocarbon extraction uses butane or propane and is an effective extraction solution, but due to the excess chemicals and mixing of those chemicals combined with the explosive nature of these gasses, it’s a possible volatile extraction process, so it’s not recommended.
Extraction of THC is important to produce a high quality final product. Extraction via vegetable glycerin has proven a better tasting final product, but it actually only extracts about 10% of the THC in the Cannabis plant. Where your product might taste better to your customers with vegetable glycerin extraction, it will be far less potent than with comparable methods.
CO2 – With CO2 extraction, virtually everything is stripped from the plant. This is an effective extraction option, but excess CO2 can have harmful effects on the human body, so for this method you will have to engage in extreme caution and protection.
Combining the Two.
Solvent Free Extractions – Cannabis extraction has been around for many years, even before credible research was available for the public. Solvent free extraction is one of the oldest methods of extraction. The process involves heat and pressure to extract components of the Cannabis plant. This method is used by old school producers that prefer more natural solutions to their final products.
It’s clear that in order to extract the most THC from the Cannabis plant, alcohol extraction is the superior method, but due to the burning sensation grain alcohol produces, it can be difficult to find customers that will embrace your product. However, a combination of these two methods have proven beneficial as the sweet flavor of vegetable glycerin extracted THC will counteract the burning sensation of the alcohol.
Processing Cannabis is a science for certain, and there are many different methods for extracting THC from the plant. Among the most popular types of extraction is extracting THC with vegetable glycerin . This method is largely popular due to the sweet taste of the vegetable glycerin. Those that regularly take THC products prefer a sweet flavor rather than a stark sting of alcohol — but is it really effective?
No matter which type of extraction process you use for extracting THC, do so in a safe manner. THC has been proven to be highly effective for a lot of conditions and more research is being performed successfully every day. Extraction methods may vary, but the final result should produce a substance without harming the environment or anyone in the process.
Allow Alcohol to Evaporate.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add water to the slow cooker until it is about two-thirds the height of the jar. You don’t want to submerge it, just make sure all of the stuff in the jar is surrounded by water.
When the mixture is about halfway to whipped, add the peanut butter and about half of the chips and peanuts. Whip until firm but still pillowy; be careful not to let it break or approach the butter stage.
This next part can be a little tricky.
¼ cup lightly salted shelled peanuts, chopped, divided.
Infused glycerin tincture.
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Large pinch of salt (optional)
Serve in glasses or dessert bowls, and sprinkle the rest of the peanuts and chocolate chips over. Garnish with mint!
¼ cup crunchy peanut butter (I recommend a quality brand with no added sugar)
Seattle native Mary J. White is a cannabis chef and the author of two cookbooks. When she’s not inventing new cannabis recipes, she can be found in the garden, on the beach, or playing with a grandkid.
8 grams decarboxylated cannabis (If you use hemp, you’ll get a CBD tincture. If you use sativa, indica, or a hybrid, you’ll get a lovely, strong full-plant tincture.)
In September, I talked about the greatness of cannabis tinctures, and this month we’re going to play with glycerin tinctures. Vegetable glycerin is cool stuff – derived from vegetable fats, glycerin is a syrup-y clear liquid that’s sweet and odorless. It’s also alcohol- and water-soluble, so it’s super easy to work with.
First, as always, we decarb. If you missed my article on fat infusions, what you need to do is heat your cannabis to remove the extra carbon molecule and make the cannabinoids bioavailable. I use a 1:1 ratio, so for 8 oz. of tincture, you’ll want to decarboxylate 8 grams of cannabis. Toast your cannabis in a 250-degree oven for 30 minutes on a lined baking sheet, remove and let cool. Then crumble your plant material into your jar with a lid and fill with the glycerin.
Mint leaves to garnish (optional)
Green P’Nut Butter Mousse.
1 cup cold heavy cream (Get the highest butter fat content you can; 40% is ideal)
2 to 3 tablespoons THC glycerin tincture.
Glass jar with lid.
3 tablespoons powdered sugar.
I get mine from Amazon, but it’s available in most organic groceries and health food stores. Make sure you get USP-grade, as that’s safe for cosmetic and food uses. This tincture differs from the alcohol tinctures not only in taste but in use. Because it’s sweet-ish, it’s great for sublingual use or as an addition to drink or dessert recipes.
Shake the jar occasionally, and when it’s done, you’ll have a jar full of sweet, thick, brown-ish tincture. Strain through the cheesecloth and you’re ready to make all kinds of cool stuff, like a smooth and sweet dessert.
¼ cup white chocolate chips, chopped, divided.
8 ounces USP-grade vegetable glycerin.
Put the jar with decarbed flower and glycerin in your slow cooker. Make sure your jar sits on the towel securely and that the lid to the jar is also secured tightly.
Turn the cooker on low and let the mixture work for 24 hours.
Dosage note: If you use my 1:1 ratio, you’ll be getting approximately 100 mg of cannabinoids per gram before decarb. So, if you use 2 tablespoons of tincture, your dessert will contain around 200 mg total cannabinoids.
To prep, put a folded-up dishtowel in the bottom of the slow cooker. This is really important; if you don’t do this, the bottom of the jar can get too hot and burst, and then you’ll be very unhappy and unable to salvageable the tincture.
For the best result, make sure your mixing bowl and beaters are well chilled. Pour the cream into your cold mixing bowl and start to mix on low. With the beaters going, add the tincture, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt, if using.