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How to make pot brownies

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  1. What to know before making weed brownies
  2. What do you need to make pot brownies?
  3. How to make cannabutter
  4. How to make infused coconut oil
  5. How to make weed brownies

Infused brownies are one of the oldest edibles in the cannabis cookbook. Brownies pop up first when people talk about edibles, and it’s no wonder why. Their sweet, chocolatey goodness satisfies those with a sweet tooth as well as those searching for a potent alternative to smoking weed.

Infused brownies are one of the oldest edibles in the cannabis cookbook. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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The first pot brownies on record were created by the famous cannabis activist Mary Jane Rathburn, who came to be known as “Brownie Mary” for her invention. Rathburn wanted to provide much-needed cannabis medicine to hospitalized AIDS patients in the LGBTQ community. To do so, she baked cannabis into her delicious homemade brownie recipe and snuck her pastries into hospitals in the 1980s. Rathburn later was arrested for whipping up the brownies in a historic bust that catalyzed media attention around California’s cannabis legalization movement.

Today, Brownie Mary’s recipe is lost to history, but her legacy lives on. Thousands of consumers, cannabis chefs, and DIY enthusiasts have tried their hand at whipping up the deliciously infused, chocolatey desserts. Cannabis brownies are almost a right of passage in stoner culture. Read on to learn how to make your own pot brownies at home.

What to know before making weed brownies

As with any rite of passage, horror stories about pot brownie experiences gone awry have proliferated cannabis culture. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before trying your hand at homemade brownies.

Dosage is everything

When it comes to edibles, proper dosage is everything. Depending on the cannabis flower you buy for your butter, one strain can be much more potent than another. Is your weed THC-dominant, more CBD-heavy, or balanced? What is your weed’s terpene profile? All these compounds and factors influence the effect your cannabis will have on you, particularly when your digestive system processes it.

Ask your budtender and read your bud’s label and lab certificate to get all this information. A low-THC strain will be more suitable for a mellower canna-brownie experience, for example.

Once you’ve figured out a proper dosage for your canna-butter, use that information to determine how much infused butter to put in your brownie recipe. It’s totally fine to mix infused and non-infused butter to keep dosages milder. And remember, some trial-and-error will happen as you experiment, so start low and go slow to find your perfect dose.

Quality matters

The quality of your bud matters, especially when it comes to eating cannabis. While many states require lab testing for adult-use or medical marijuana, not all of them do. If you’re infusing your own edibles, source your cannabis from a third-party-tested vendor.

What do you need to make pot brownies?

Recipes for most homemade cannabis brownies include a similar list of ingredients. Here’s an easy pot brownie recipe with which to get started in your kitchen:

  • ½ cup of canna-butter OR infused coconut oil
  • Two eggs
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of cocoa powder (add more cocoa powder for extra chocolate flavor)
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

You’ll also need the following tools for this brownie recipe:

  • an oven
  • 8″ square baking pan
  • a large saucepan

Of course, to simplify things, you could purchase a pre-made brownie mix from the store. Sub out the oil or butter called for in the recipe with canna-butter or infused coconut oil.

Whether homemade or store-bought, all pot brownies share a commonality: the addition of infused butter or oil.

How to make cannabutter

Cannabutter is what makes a pot brownie a pot brownie. You can’t simply throw your flower into a recipe and call it a day: you must first decarboxylate your weed and infuse it into a high-fat carrier, such as butter. Decarboxylation is the process of THCA turning into THC by way of heating the flower. This process occurs naturally when we smoke or vape weed, but is an essential extra step when creating edibles.

During the cooking process, the butter absorbs the activated THC in the cannabis and makes it ready to add to your recipe.

Making cannabutter isn’t tricky, but it takes about 3 hours to cook. It’s best to prep your weed butter ahead of actually making your canna-brownies. Try the following recipes to create your own, evenly dosed cannabis butter. You can make cannabutter either on the stove, or in a slow cooker.

It’s best to prep your weed butter ahead of actually making your canna-brownies. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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How to make infused coconut oil

Coconut oil is an excellent dairy-free alternative for those who don’t like butter or can’t eat it due to dietary restrictions.

This infused coconut oil recipe requires a slow-cooker and five hours to make, so this is another infused ingredient you’ll want to concoct before it’s time to bake your edibles.

How to make weed brownies

Once you’ve assembled your ingredients and tools, it’s time to start baking.

  1. First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease the 8-inch square baking pan to prepare it for the finished cannabis brownie mixture.
  2. Next, melt the 1/2 cup of canna-butter in the large saucepan until it’s completely liquefied. If you’re substituting infused coconut oil, melt the coconut oil in the saucepan until it is liquid and easily mixed.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the 1 cup sugar, two eggs, and teaspoon of vanilla extract and make sure to mix the infused butter or oil thoroughly. Beat in the 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, the 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and baking powder. If desired, you can mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl before adding to the saucepan.
  4. In the above step, it’s essential to mix the cannabis butter or oil evenly. This ensures an even spread of cannabis throughout the recipe, which will produce even doses when you cut your brownies into squares.
  5. Pour the cannabis brownie batter into the greased pan, spreading evenly. Place the pan in the oven and allow the mixture to bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook, and remove the pan from the oven when you can insert a toothpick in the brownies and it comes out cleanly.
  6. Remove the cannabis brownies from the oven and allow them to cool in the pan before cutting into equal servings

Voila, your cannabis treats are ready to eat! Make sure to limit yourself to a single portion (or even less) to start and wait two hours before consuming more. While your recipe may be delicious, homemade edibles should be consumed with caution until you determine the proper dose for you.

While your recipe may be delicious, homemade edibles should be consumed with caution until you determine the proper dose for you. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Get high & learn how to make weed brownies with brownie mix!

Are you ready to learn how to make weed brownies with the brownie mixes? It’s the easiest way to make homemade edibles in mass. Get High and hold on, because we’re about to get baking!

In this article, I’ll be giving directions on how to make a batch of seductive weed brownies. We’ve all seen numerous directions and recipes on how to make pot brownies in the darkest recesses of the web, but the question still remains: Which ones are worth making and which ones do we throw out the window? It’s a risky maneuver to invest your hard earned nugs or trim in a recipe from the internet. Trust us, we’re GetHigh, and we’re professionals.

The idea behind making pot brownies is to get a different high from marijuana. In order to do this, the marijuana needs to be dissolved in some kind of fat, such as butter, to activate the other cannabinoids. Activating these other molecules gives you more of a “body buzz” than a head high, and is the primary reason people make weed brownies and edibles in general. You can use either oil (NOT olive oil) or butter as your base, but for the sake of taste and texture I’m going to give directions on using butter.

After combing the web and asking my stoner friends, dispensary owners & workers, and baked bakerss, here’s the best recipe and balance of weed I’ve come up with and exactly what you’ll need to make it:

weed brownies with brownie mix

  • Two to three sticks of butter
  • Weed grinder
  • A box of brownie mix
  • Coffee filter (empty teabags work too)
  • Stirring spoon
  • Roughly 2 ½grams of good to excellent weed
  • One small pot (preferably with a pour spout) and one large pot

Step One: Take your large pot and fill it halfway with water

Step Two: Bring the water to a simmer

Step Three: Place your small pot inside of it with two or three sticks of butter inside the small pot. Doing this prevents the burner from burning any of the butter while melting it. It’s the same idea behind melting chocolate.

Step Four: Grind up your weed with the grinder and place it inside of the pot with the butter in it. The second, and most important, reason that we boil the water is to prevent the THC(Tetra-Hydro-Cannibol) from burning. If you burn the butter with the marijuana in it, the THC molecules become useless and you’re out 2.5g of precious greens. So make sure that you start from warm and work your way up to simmer because the reverse is an irreversible process.

Step Five: Leave the burner on the low simmer you choose for roughly 2-3 hours

Step Six: Play some videogames, Netflix, Get High while you wait

Step Seven: Take the pot with the butter in it (this is where the pour spout comes in handy so you don’t waste any of your butter) and pour the butter through your filter of choice. I’ve found in my personal experience that taping a coffee filter to the top of a measuring cup works the best

Step Eight: Pour your butter into your mix then proceed to mix together and pour into a baking pan. If your recipe calls for 350F for 20 minutes, cook at 325F for 15 minutes instead. Remember that if you undercook them, you can always pop them back in and cook them again

Final Step: After you take the weed brownies out of the oven and let them cool, cut them into squares and enjoy your body buzz!
Keep in mind though, with weed brownies, you want to be cautious with them because how strongly they effect you depends on you tolerance and body weight.

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