One of the best aspects about The Kief Thief, in addition to being a phenomenal kief tumbler for solventless extraction, is that there are many ways you can make use of the spent material after a run. We have already discussed how you can use your collected kief to make rosin and tinctures. Now, we'd like to share another way to make the most out of your flower after running it through the Kief Thief: using it to make cannabutter.
Cannabutter (cannibutter, cannabudder, etc.) is cannabis-infused butter and is pretty straightforward and easy to make within the comfort of your own kitchen. This recipe is great for those making it for the first time as it doesn't make a large batch as some other popular recipes do. This is ideal for those who want to try cannabutter for themselves to see if they like it and makes the perfect amount for perfecting a recipe and technique before making larger batches.
1/4 Ounce Spent Material from Kief Thief or 1/4 Ounce Flower
1 Cup Water
1 Stick of Butter
Medium Sized Saucepan
Container with Lid
Step 1: Decarboxylate Spent Material or Flower
Decarboxylation is the fancy chemistry term for activating the psychoactive components of marijuana. This process happens naturally when smoking or vaping and is a necessary step for creating cannabis infused products. You can read a lot more about decarboxylation, but the basics are pretty simple. Place your flower or spent material on a cooking sheet and place it in the oven between 30 minutes to an hour at anywhere between 220F and 240F (the lower the temperature, the longer you will want to leave your cannabis in the oven).
Step 2: Heat Water to Simmer in Saucepan
Don't let the water boil, but you do want to see bubbles forming.
Step 3: Melt the Butter
Add the butter and occasionally stir until it is melted. You want there to be enough water and butter, so the flower never actually touches the saucepan but rests on top.
Step 4: Sprinkle in Material and Kief
After your flower or spent material has been decarboxylated, grind it up and slowly sprinkle it into the saucepan. You can also sprinkle in some kief if you'd like. Stir occasionally as you mix it in.
Step 5: Simmer for 45 Minutes while Stirring Occasionally
Make sure to keep an eye on your pan during this time and don't let it boil. Make sure to stir it up around every five to ten minutes. This step is done once the mixture becomes thick and brown.
Step 6: Strain
Next, strain the mixture into a container. Make sure to use a spoon to press the dregs that collect at the bottom of the strainer to push all of the liquid into the container.
Step 7: Refrigerate Overnight
Seal your container with its lid and place it in the fridge overnight, and the cannabutter will solidify.
Step 8: Enjoy Responsibly
Your cannabutter is now ready for use. Test it out by spreading some on a piece of toast. If you plan on cooking with it, we recommend starting with small portions of the cannabutter complemented with regular butter until you better understand how strong it is.
Enjoy and don't forget to check out our website for tons of great information about the best kief tumbler on the market.