How to make hash butter
This recipe can be converted to accommodate cured bud flowers instead, but you will need a lot more to achieve the same level of potency. The only ideal alternative is kief, which can be harvested from cannabis buds using a sifting screen or a collecting grinder.
Hash butter recipe
Before starting your own hash butter, there is some equipment and tools that you will need to gather. Once complete, you will have a solid block of hash butter that can be used to make any of your favorite recipes into marijuana edibles.
Makes: 1 cup of hash butter
Duration: 3-5 hours
• 4 grams of dry hash
• 1 cup of butter (unsalted)
• 4 cups of water
• 1 measuring cup
• 1 whisk
• 1 large spoon
• 1 medium-sized pot (or saucepan)
• 1 heat resistant storage container
- Pour four cups of water into the saucepan or pot and set the burner to medium heat.
- While you wait for the water to heat, prepare the hash to be added to the mixture. This can be done by hand or with a grinder, but the kief should be reduced to the smallest pieces possible.
- Once the water is steaming (avoid boiling), add the butter to the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Use a whisk to stir the butter into the water as you wait for it to melt, which will help to heat it up more quickly.
- Once the butter has liquified entirely, add in the crumbled hash and let the mixture simmer for 1-4 hours. During this time, it might require adding more water to avoid scalding, but the longer it sits, the more potent it will be.
- When satisfied with how long it has cooked, remove the simmering mixture from the burner and leave it to cool down to a safe handling temperature.
- Pour the liquid into a heatproof storage container and refrigerate the mix for 4 hours, or until a solid layer form.
- As the liquids cool, the butter will solidify and separate from the water by floating to the surface in one large mass. Once this has finished, take a large spoon and scoop out the hunks of butter and either drain the water and return the hash butter to the original container or move it to a small one before placing it back into the fridge until ready to use.