Avery Rodriguez is a cannabis chef and writer who specializes in creating delicious and healthy cannabis-infused recipes. She is passionate about using cannabis as a tool for wellness and believes that everyone can benefit from incorporating it into their daily routine.
Hey there! If you're looking to whip up a batch of delicious cannabis-infused brownies, you've come to the right place. Determining the right amount of cannabis to use can be a bit tricky, but fear not, I'm here to guide you through it.
When it comes to making cannabis brownies, the key is finding the right dosage for your desired experience. The potency of your brownies will depend on a few factors, such as the strength of your cannabis, your tolerance level, and the number of servings you want to make.
Cannabis Brownies Dosage Guide
|Cannabis Strength (THC %)||Tolerance Level||Number of Servings||Estimated Dosage per Serving (mg)|
|10%||Low (Beginner)||10||10mg 🟢|
|10%||Medium (Regular User)||10||20mg 🟡|
|10%||High (Heavy User)||10||30mg 🔴|
|20%||Low (Beginner)||10||20mg 🟡|
|20%||Medium (Regular User)||10||40mg 🔴|
|20%||High (Heavy User)||10||60mg 🔴|
|30%||Low (Beginner)||10||30mg 🔴|
|30%||Medium (Regular User)||10||60mg 🔴|
|30%||High (Heavy User)||10||90mg 🔴|
To start, you'll need to know the THC percentage of your cannabis. This information can usually be found on the packaging if you purchased it from a dispensary. If you're unsure, it's best to ask your supplier or do a bit of research to estimate the THC content.
A general rule of thumb is to use around 0.5 to 1 gram of cannabis per serving. So, if you're making a batch of 12 brownies and each brownie is considered one serving, you would use around 6 to 12 grams of cannabis. However, keep in mind that this is just a starting point and can be adjusted based on your personal preference.
Now, let's talk about decarboxylation. This is an essential step in the cannabis cooking process that activates the THC and other cannabinoids. To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C). Break up your cannabis into small pieces and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Bake it in the oven for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will ensure that your cannabis is fully activated and ready to infuse into your brownies.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it's time to infuse it into your brownie mix. You have a few options here. You can either grind your decarboxylated cannabis into a fine powder and mix it directly into your brownie batter, or you can infuse it into butter or oil and then use that in your recipe. Infusing into butter or oil can help with better distribution of the cannabis throughout the brownies.
If you choose to infuse your cannabis into butter or oil, a common ratio is 1 ounce (28 grams) of cannabis to 1 pound (454 grams) of butter or oil. You can adjust this ratio based on your desired potency. To infuse, melt the butter or oil in a saucepan over low heat, add your decarboxylated cannabis, and let it simmer for about 2 to 3 hours. Make sure to stir occasionally and keep the heat low to avoid burning the cannabis.
Once your butter or oil is infused, strain out the plant material using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Now, you're ready to incorporate it into your brownie recipe. Follow the instructions on your brownie mix, but substitute the regular butter or oil with your cannabis-infused version. Make sure to mix everything thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of the cannabis.
Lastly, it's important to be mindful of the dosage when consuming cannabis-infused edibles. Start with a small portion, wait for at least 1 to 2 hours to gauge the effects, and then decide if you want to consume more. The effects of edibles can be more potent and longer-lasting compared to smoking or vaping, so it's always better to start low and go slow.
Remember, cannabis laws and regulations vary from place to place, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the laws in your area before making or consuming cannabis-infused edibles. And as always, enjoy your cannabis brownies responsibly!