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Will Making Brownies Make The Whole House Smell Like Marijuana?

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Make it into butter first, and when its ready just melt the butter and replace the oil on a “just add water and oil” packet of brownie mix. REALLY simple!

EDIT: Iv never baked with just ground up weed, so I cant answer your original question, but making butter doesnt smell too strongly, not more than smoking a joint anyways.

Jerry Garcia
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I typically find it smells worse when I make the butter as opposed to when I bake it into something. It will still smell a little though when baking, depending on the strength of the butter.

I like to make cannabutter using a crock pot, a stick or two of butter, and a bunch of trim. Add the trim and butter to the crock, then top it off with water. Leave for 10-12 hours on LOW (I usually start it at high for a couple hours and switch it to low after an hour or two), stirring occasionally and adding more water if necessary. When finished, I strain out the plant material using a standard grocery store tea strainer, and put the butter + water mixture into a large dish/bowl and put in the fridge for a few hours. The butter will form a visible layer on top of the water which is easily removed once hardened. I wrap the finished product in foil and toss it in the freezer until I need it.

The beauty of this method is it traps the nasty unwanted plant material in the water, which you then discard once you’ve removed the butter.

One stick of butter can hold a ridiculous amount of THC (in the range of ounces), so it is up to you how strong to make it.

I whole-heartedly disagree with the comments of Harrekin above that making butter doesn’t smell too strong. It stinks up EVERYTHING when making it, far less so when baking with it.

I've never ever used marijuana when baking something.. I'm planning to do some experimenting next week so I just want to know if it will stink up my house…

Does Making Edibles with Distillate Smell Up the Kitchen?

Tuesday May 19, 2020

S ay you find yourself stuck inside your home for an extended period of time. Who knows why? Maybe you’ve found yourself unemployed unexpectedly after your employer had to close up shop. Maybe your local government has asked you not leave your home unless absolutely necessary because of a pandemic spreading across your country.

Whatever the reason, you’ve found yourself with a lot of time on your hands and a lack of ways to fill it. There’s always streaming services, but sometimes you get the urge to do something a little more hands on. For example, baking. And since you have a bunch of hours to fill afterwards, why not make some edibles? After all, there’s few better ways to let the time pass indoors than with some delicious pastries that have a little extra kick. A nice brownie or a cookie both hits the spot as well as keeps you happy and hopefully sane.

Making Edibles at Home and Dealing with Smell

Since everyone else is stuck inside too (hypothetically), you do need to be a little more aware of everyone’s personal space while you’re baking. That includes their nostrils. Making cannabis butter or oil requires a lot of ground up bud simmering on low heat for a couple hours. All that plant matter, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes heating up can fill the air with some real potent aromas. If everyone’s cool with that, go ahead and knock yourself out. Just be prepared to share your baked goods afterwards. If they’re not, well, you’ve got a bit of an issue.

Of course, there are ways to lessen the overpowering smell of decarboxylating cannabis. You can use less weed in the mixture to shrink that cloud of roasting terpenes. You can open some windows and aim some fans out of them to keep the fresh air flowing. You can light up a stick of incense or plug in an air freshener to cover or confuse the smell. You could also cook up something even more overpowering at the same time, like curry.

However, if anyone in your place or in close proximity doesn’t like that rich aroma of cannabis hanging around for half a day, you might want to look into some other options. One of those options is to skip over the whole decarboxylating process altogether by using THC distillate.

Do Distillate Edibles Smell Like Cannabutter or Infused Oil?

As you may already be aware, distillate is that viscous, translucent oil that’s been purified of all cannabis plant matter through a process of distillation (hence the name). Whether the distiller is using butane, alcohol, carbon dioxide, or water, the end result is a liquid oil or crystalized solid of almost pure cannabinoid product such as THC or CBD. The distiller may add the terpenes and flavonoids extracted earlier in the process back in later to create a full spectrum distillate.

Using pure THC distillate in your edibles has plenty of benefits, but we’ll start with the main one: without the terpenes and flavonoids, you’re looking at a far more reduced aroma than cooking with cannabis butter or oil.

Any unsuspecting bystanders will lift their noses at the smell of. something, but distillate doesn’t quite have those same odors that basically hoist an olfactory banner emblazoned with “MARIJUANA.” Also, using a pure THC distillate means never having to deal with that underlying hashy taste of cannabutter again.

Plus, with distillate you have a much easier time dosing. A professional cannabis chemist has already done the work for you, both distilling the cannabis as well as measuring out the THC percentage in the final product. Thanks to all that information slapped on the label, you’ll know just how potent those brownies are rather than having to play everyone’s favorite game “How stoned am I about to get?” Think about it this way. Your distillate package should tell you that it contains around 900-1000 milligrams of THC. Adding the entire package to your cooking oil tells you exactly how much the entire batch contains. Then you can divide the portions with relative ease.

Making edibles at home is a great way to enjoy cannabis. However, not everyone likes the smell of marijuana, and a smelly batch of edibles could get you in trouble in a non legal state. Take a closer look at using distillate for edibles and whether or not it smells the same as cannabutter.