Did you know that there are other ways to make the most out of your leftover buds? These creative ways are a nice switch from the typical ground buds rolled into a joint. These are also better alternatives to letting your stash lose its freshness until you have to throw it away.
Bubble Hash Or Ice Water Hash
This is a cheap, easy, and overall excellent way to make use of your extra weed without using a lot of chemicals. This is created by using extremely cold temperatures to eliminate the trichomes from the weeds. These are then collected in order to make the hash.
The bubble hash is named as such because of the way it melts and forms bubbles. The only downside is that you’ll need a lot of hash, and one bud or flower won’t cut it. You need to harvest a lot to achieve a certain level of potency. Most recipes call for at least an ounce of hash to get started.
Things you need:
- 2 pieces 5-gallon buckets or plastic containers
- Tap water
Soak the cannabis buds in some ice water in the 5-gallon bucket. Leave the mixture for at least 20 minutes. Then, pour the mixture through bubble bags or mesh strainers and into the second bucket. It is best to use the finest strainer for the first hash.
Rosin is another chemical-free project that you can do yourself. The two main ingredients you need include pressure and heat. You simply need to press the buds between two heated plates. Oil will ooze out which you should collect and store for later use.
You may do this at home by using a flat hair iron. Line the plates with parchment paper. Turn up the heat and squeeze the buds in between until the sizzle and cackle. The oil will soon ooze out so be sure to have a clean container ready. You may also invest in a rosin press but one costs about a few hundred bucks.
You may take the fluids into your dab rig and smoke away.
Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter. You may use this to create edibles so that you can consume weed even if you are not a fan of the smoking or vaporizing method. The butter is melted and mixed with activated weed which results in a potent ingredient. Cannabutter can also be stored in the fridge and used for other ingredients in the future, from pastries to pasta dishes.
Take your leftover buds, break them into pieces, and bake them in a parchment-lined baking sheet at 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Next, mix the baked buds, butter, and some water in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes. Use a thermometer to ensure that the temperature does not exceed 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjust the butter and the dosing accordingly. Make sure to use plain and unsalted butter so that you can have a versatile batch.
Lastly, strain the butter through a fine mesh strainer or a cheese cloth. You may want to squeeze out some of the butter from the cheese cloth. Store in an airtight glass container and pop in the fridge. Make sure to label the container with the strain and dosage so that you can portion it out accordingly. You may dilute your cannabutter in some normal, unsalted butter to hit the required butter a recipe calls for without exceeding the dosage.
This project is best if you have a lot of leftover weed on hand. As the name suggests, a cannagar is a cannabis cigar. This is a dense stick of weed that is best shared among friends.
Take a cigar mold and place 2 to 3 grams of ground buds inside. The mold typically has a stick in it. Pack it so it solidifies and then pull out the stick for better airflow. Lastly, wrap it in a rolling paper. You may also douse it in some hash oil or some CBD concentrate. Just take note of the dosing and puff gradually.
Weed tinctures are popular because of the discretion. They have no smell and they are fast-acting. You simply drop some under your tongue and go about your day. However, making your own could be time-consuming.
Soak one ounce of weed flowers in 750 mL of wood grain alcohol. You will have a more potent tincture if you decarb the weed first, which can be done by baking at 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Leave the flower and alcohol mixture in an airtight glass bottle for a few weeks. Keep the bottle in a cool, dark place and shake it at least once a day. After that, strain with a mesh strainer and you have your very own tincture.
Your tincture dosage will vary depending on the strain and THC/CBD percentage.
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