how to make pot brownies without smell

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…


  • March 4, 2019
  • / cooking-tips-&-tricks

Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Making cannabis edibles at home is a great way to control weed potency. It is cost effective and is fun to do. However, it usually stinks up your house in the process. This is challenging for those who wish to cook cannabis discretely. Check out our easy to follow guide to making scent free cannabis edibles. Follow these steps and never deal with a weed smell while cooking weed edibles again.

There are quite a few ways to cook with cannabis. However, this one is a very effective way to make scent free cannabis edibles.

We usually cook weed edibles in these 4 steps:

  1. Choosing your strain
  2. Decarboxylate your cannabis
  3. Infuse you cannabis with a fat, or high proof alcohol
  4. Use your cannabis infusion base in a recipe

Step 2 creates a lot of smell as the decarboxylation process is done in the oven. Heating your cannabis activates terpenes and cannabinoids that give off its characteristic skunk-like scent. Contrastingly, step 3 calls for infusing your cannabis with either fat or high proof alcohol. This process produces less of a smell. Especially when using a mason jar. At this stage, there is still a light cannabis aroma.

For there to be no smell in the house when making your cannabis oil, butter, or tincture, everything needs to be vacuum sealed!

The Decarboxylation process

The decarb process is crucial as it turns your non active cannabis, THC-A, into active THC. The usual process to activate the THC in your cannabis is to place your weed in the oven on 240F for 40 minutes.

However, this obviously creates a lot of smell. To have no smell at all, vacuum seal your cannabis and place it in a pot of boiling water (212F). Boil your vacuum sealed weed for 55 minutes.

This will convert most of the THC-A into THC. Leaving some THC-A in your cannabis can actually be a good thing. This is because these compounds provide its potential medicinal benefits.

Cannabis base infusion

If the boiling process is complete it is time for next steps. Take your vacuum sealed cannabis out of the water carefully, and quickly bring it outside. Place your decarb cannabis in another vacuum bag. Now, add your choice of fat, high proof alcohol, butter, or oil. Vacuum seal your cannabis together with your selection and boil again for another 2 to 3 hours.

Once this process is done, your cannabis infusion is completely ready and active. There shouldn’t be any scent of cannabis inside the house.

Learn to cook cannabis edibles in complete detail with videos and pictures. Follow this from start to finish guide on how to create weed edibles in the comfort of your home.

Learn to make scent free cannabis edibles. Follow this simple guide to discretely cook cannabis in your home by preventing the signature weed smell. ]]>