Infused Coconut Oil with Concentrates
Using Wax Instead of Flower
Cannabis concentrates, specifically wax, works well when making edibles because you can easily increase the potency without sacrificing taste when it comes to your recipes. When using cannabis flowers your infusion may have a strong cannabis flavor which might not be favorable. You can estimate how potent your oil will be by determining the potency and weight of your wax. I prefer to use wax.. I use waxesthat tend to range in between 70+% total THC potency per gram. If this is the case then the infusion will contain approximately 600-700mg of total THC per gram of wax used in the oil given the best of circumstances.
|Wax Weight & Potency||Measurement of Oil||Oil Potency|
|1g @ 60% THC||1 cup or 16 tablespoons||37.5mg THC per tablespoon|
|3g @ 60% THC||1 cup or 16 tablespoons||112.5mg THC per tablespoon|
|5g @ 60% THC||1 cup or 16 tablespoons||177.5mg THC per tablespoon|
|1 g (wax) = 1000 mg. 1000mg x 60% total THC (potency) = 600mg total THC. 1 cup (oil) = 16 tablespoons. 600mg ÷ 16 tablespoons = 37.5mg/tablespoon.|
Decarbing your wax first by letting the wax melt in a saucepan while monitoring the heat. If you are using a saucepan, the heat of the stove top can be turned on a low setting and the decarb can be done in 45-60 minutes at 230F. Do not let the heat exceed 240F, otherwise you can risk scorching the oil or burning off THC. This is an important process to remember when infusing your cannabis with butter or oil in this case as it can make or break your edible potency.
Infusing Cannabis with Coconut Oil
- Add ¼ cup of water for every 1 cup of coconut oil used and combine into a small saucepan to prevent scorching the oil. Place the small saucepan onto the stove top and turn the burner on low to melt the coconut oil.
- Once the coconut oil has melted, add your cannabis wax to your melted oil in the saucepan. Stir slow and consistently as the wax mixes into the oil. Note: Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil throughout this process. The temperature of the oil should not exceed 240°F.
- Heat the oil for 45 minutes to 1 hour in the saucepan stirring occasionally, with the total cooking time depending on the amount of oil being used, the amount of wax being used, and the temperature of the mixture. This is the decarbing process that is converting THCA to THC.
- Take the pot off the burner once it has completed the total cooking time and pour it into a container after the oil has cooled down for at least 5 minutes. Place the container into the freezer to cool down the oil.
- You can store the container of oil at room temperature or in the fridge. It is recommended that you do not eat cannabis edibles on an empty stomach if you want to maximize the effects of the edible. The key is to slow the rate of gastric emptying or how fast food moves through your digestive system. Normal gastric rates can vary from 60-240 minutes and a slightly slower rate for an individual before, during, or after consumption can help to absorb the THC from the edible.