Ask California Mist the Cannabis Kitchen Creator Anything about Weed/Pot/Ganja/Mary Jane!! : How much THC is in a Gram of Food Grade Hash? How much hash should I use in my edibles?

How much Marijuana / Weed / Pot Food Grade Hash do I use in 16 ounces of weed butter?

Today’s Marijuana Cooking Question is: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE….) from Neil
Half Bak’d Cookies. This week Neil asks the Weed Recipe Cooking Chef Cali the following Medical Marijuana Weed Butter Recipe Dosing Question…

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ?

 

Hi Kali. Love your blog.

I’m starting a medicated cookie dough company in Orange County, CA.

We recently heard that edibles are going to be regulated to 10mgs per product. Are you familiar with this ruling ?? I know it’s the law in Colorado. If we go with 1mgs per cookie that would be 350mgs of thc per jar.

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ??

Thank you.

Neil, Half Bak’d Cookies

 

Wow, a little late on this! Feel free to comment with a link to your bakery and I’ll add it to the post. Thanks for the message, and congratulations on your new endeavor.

To answer your question…. on how much food grade hash to use in your weed butter, were going to have to look at several different aspects of determining THC content, as well as potency. I’m really really glad you mentioned food grade hash as because butane is nasty and not something anyone should be ingesting!

How much hash to use in weed butter really depends on the quality of food grade hash you are using and the THC content. When determining the dosage and how many MG of THC are going to be in your final magically delicious and medicated baked goods there are a few things you need to look at. Not all Hash is the same in each batch!

Just as there is fine butter from Europe for hundreds a pound with several month waiting lists…. and bricks resembling butter from the major big box store for .88 cents tossed some parchment paper & a paper box… there are vast discrepancies in qualities of hash.

This listing of lab results shows the THC percentages for different hashish batches and how they came out.

The conversion is simple. If your hash is 30% THC then it will be 300MG THC per gram.

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Here is a quick little THC to Hash conversion chart so you can find out how many MG of THC are in your hash approximately or how many MG are in your bud, shake, or weed oil if you can guess what kind of grade of hash you have. Was it made from shake with the whole plant tossed in… likely much lower THC content? Shake Lower THC content. Trim? Likely still low. Bud with leaves and trim. Now you’re getting there. Was it made with buds? What kind? Low grade? Mid Grade? High Grade? 
Was it indoor or outdoor?
Where was it grown. NorCal outdoor with an experienced grower beats indoor across most of the country with an average one. 
Heres how this breaks down…  

if you have hash with a …
15% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 150 mg THC/gram
50% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 500 mg THC/gram
60% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash = 600 mg THC/gram
80% THC budder, shatter, etc = 800 mg

 Math so easy, stoners can do it…
You can use this math for Marijuana buds (where the potency is often labeled) as well as any other type of THC extract as well where you know the %’s. 

 I find that most people vastly over exaggerate the amount of THC in edibles even if they are apparently “tested”. I would say that 200MG would be more than enough if 20% per gram is the actual % of THC available in your hash crop. Of course every strain varies in how it effects you in both smoked, vaped and ingested methods. Some weed is better cooked, some is better smoked. It really depends on the strains, how the THC matured, when it was harvested, etc. No one seems to talk about this, but I think it’s vital. Even how the weed was harvested and the delicacy of which the trichomes are treated are important. How was it cured? How was it stored?

I test about 1/3 of a gram in a very small batch of edibles to determine how I’m going to cook with it and what my dosing is going to be like before I start cooking. There is a lot more than just THC going on in weed and even for a seasoned chef like myself, I find this is the best way to figure out exactly what I’m working with and how I can hit that sweet spot of “happy high” without being absolutely comatose…

That is of course unless being absolutely as baked as possible is my mission of the day.

To you Neil, I would offer 8 OZ jars with 150 MG of THC and 16 oz with 320-350 mg if you are going to go that route (which would be about a gram of okay food grade hash per 16 oz jar). Charge the same amount and do the extra 20-50 MG THC as a bonus when they commit to a bigger volume of fun.

I haven’t heard of that law of 10mg per edible, but I do indeed think thats utterly ridiculous …. if that is the case you can only have 10mg per dose in Colorado the need to get their stoner cards taken away! I had a hell of a time finding MJ out there when the law passed over several years ago.

“Apparent” 100mg doses are the regular in AZ, and California and even the BC weed mills by mail.

Unless this was very questionable marijuana quality where the trichcombs suffered some kind of retardation in growth and then were stomped like grapes by the harvesters… I would say there are only a marginal % of brands that live up to this. Many of these brands scare people away with edible strength kicking them right p the ass. I’ll write more on it after answering your question.

1 pound butter = 2 grams of mid grade hash
approx 60/.5 tbsp doses – 10 mg THC each

To change the dosing to match the law (which you shouldn’t have to in California), 32 tablespoons in 16 oz (pound) of butter… which will be a bit less than a pound when you remove the milk fat so you could potentially do 32 doses and 320mg per jar.  Or just say a dose is 5mg and then you could easily do 350mg THC per 16 oz weed/hash butter or oil. People will up the dose if they feel inclined. Seasoned patients have an okay idea of how much works for them in general dispensary edibles dosing.

I had a lot of success making weed peanut butter in glass mason jars with kief. You can get industrial size tubs of butter at the Smart and Final Extra, and other restaurant supply stores open to the public. Take advantage of that. As far as I know Costco is the cheapest place to buy organic butter enmass. I used about 100mg and 200mg mason jars in 8oz and 16 oz and extra strength of up to 1000mg (1 gram per 16 oz jar). Many people said that the regular strength 1/3-1tsp was a very nice dose for bi-weekly to daily takers, and the more seasoned takers would take a tablespoon of the 1000mg stuff and have a great time.

Don’t forget to sterilize your jars the same way you would in canning (the setup is cheap, Walmart) so you avoid any possible mold & contaminants that can be killed with extreme heat. When left in there the bacteria/mold spores can & will shorten the life of your pot butter or weed oil. Butter can go a long way and lasts a surprising length of time in the fridge. Especially as Ghee… also known as clarified butter. That’s why I would also remove the milk-fat from the butter before you add any hash into it BUT ONLY AFTER you decarboxylate your hash first. Decarboxilization can also help assist in avoiding any contaminants mold/bacteria that could also cause premature spoiling of your pot recipe.

It’s very batch specific and strain specific on how any batch is going to hit. The richness of your food also determines how you are going to process the THC and how it’s going to effect your high. Too high? Munchie up, it’ll bring you down

Here is a good article.

Don’t overlook making organic coconut oil as well, which can easily be served up in glass mason jars. There are a lot of people out there who don’t consume dairy products and it’ll have a lot longer shelf life than dairy.

I also suggest doing your own pillsbury ready to go baking sheets on tinfoil where you freeze pre-cut out cookies in batches of 6 and 12 and only need to be separated and baked straight from frozen as needed. There are lots of freezer cookies/bake from frozen recipes available.

Cute packaging can go a long way!

Now onto my edibles rants…. and Cali story time…

Follow the link : Chronic.Press : Arizona Medical Weed & USA Legal Weed Blog 

& check out my new magazine of marijuana madness over at Chronic.Press – Wee*r*d and learn some more stuff about edibles dosing and where to buy the most potent edibles here in AZ for the cheapest price. 

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Bhang bar is back; and it’s in Arizona!

Check it out, for all of you who have either moved from Cali or are craving yourself a Bhang bar but you figured you were out of luck when it comes to getting some top notch delicious medicated marijuana chocolate, don’t fret! The Bhang bar has arrived.

Marijuana chocolate bar, the best, a medical patient review

Sporting 200 mg of THC these bars are no joke. They are some of the strongest medicated edibles out there. I tried to get the recipe from these guys while at a convention in LA and they weren’t letting it go!

The donation was around $30 here in Arizona, I could get them for $15 in California when I was a medical patient there if I was lucky but normally for around $20. This goes along side Arizona’s medical prices which are far too high for terminal patients to get the 1/4-1/2 oz a day that they need just to control symptoms or more in the case of the Cancer Curing Oil mentioned in Run from the Cure, Rick Simpson Story.

If you are in Phoenix and interested in donating for one, I found my Bhang Bar at Urban Greenhouse. Everyone in there is so ridiculously nice it’s amazing! The bud tenders and staff at the Urban Greenhouse truly care. Just for fun, here is my favorite medical marijuana dispensary for Sativa strains in Phoenix (I’m giving my secrets away!) but they don’t offer pot brownies, no edibles yet anyways.

Do I look high? Or is it the pot leaves on my shirt? 

Bhang bars are banging’ for more reason than one. First off they are delicious. That is a given, they are better than Gheridelli and you can put them up there with Vosges Chocoletiere. The fire bar is just right, this amazing heat that climbs up on you and this beautiful high quality melting medicated chocolate. The best thing about Bhangs medical marijuana recipes are that they DO NOT taste medicated in any way. The worst thing about biting into that brownie, chocolate or cupcake, whatever is having that overwhelming chlyorphyll taste and who knows what else. These marijuana chefs at Bhang know exactly what they are doing.

High Times Marijuana Review of Bhang Chocolate

The bars are easily dosed by scoring one of four pieces but if you haven’t eaten edibles before how much of a Bhang bar should you take? What if you are a light to medium user? I would start out with 1/8th a square for an edibles virgin. If you want more, take more after waiting 45 minutes to an hour on an empty stomach. I would say 1/4 of a section for someone who is only an occasional smoker / token / or muncher.

Heavy smoker, toker or muncher? You are going to need 1/4 to 1/2 of a section. I can eat a whole one, but only when my symptoms are flaring up and I need to cure my nausea or severe migraine pain. It’s medical marijuana so it’s up to you to get the correct dosing down for you and learn with your doctor what works and what doesn’t.

I find I am still functional after using these meds as long as I don’t over do it. The bhang bar is one gourmet cannabis concoction you have got to try.

Overall, I’m going to give these a 5/5 in California (Price Point!) and a 4/5 in Arizona.

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Cooking with Marijuana

The smell of bacon is in the kitchen this morning. Butter and oils are EASY, childs play really! So, I’ve been trying to find ways to cook the marijuana right into the food! This Mac and Cheese Pie is a perfect example of how ground cannabis can be infused directly into the dish.It’s quite often a huge hit!

Cooking with Pot

Mmm…. last night I was experimenting with my Mac and Cheese Pie recipe, things were yummy. Mac and cheese, if made correctly has well enough butter to extract the marijuana… and to make things extra yummy? Why not melt in a little hash into the mix. Cooking with Marijuana is my FAVOURITE! There is nothing better than fine medicinal cannabis and smoking can be bad for your health (but who doesn’t deserve a treat now and again). This recipe is going to be found in my up and coming cookbook with Green Candy Press, Cannabis Kitchen.

Baking with Marijuana can be FUN! Whats in this? Super simple. Super Amazing!

The secret is the pie crust… Mac and cheese, Ham, Peas, Corn…. Marijuana…. and HASH for good measure!

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Cooking with Kief

It seems like I’ve been cooking with marijuana forever, but I’ve never yet experimented with Kief! When my dad had cancer, we always kept our crystal on our plant matter.  What wasn’t smoked was turned into Hash or got mixed into the shake bag, for Butter or Tincture.

Recently Kief really has piqued my curiosity. I’ve tried smoking it, and medicating with Kief Banana Bread (which even as an experienced medical user – I found entirely too strong!). I’ve been asking lots of questions in the Medical Marijuana Community and I’ve been getting a plethora of mixed feedback when it comes to cooking with these tricky little glans!!!

I have been told:

  • Kief: Does not need to be cooked. Is this true or is it a Myth?
  • Kief: Only needs to be heated or “warmed” lightly to take effect. true or a Myth?
  • Kief can be ruined if treated like other plant matter! True or Myth?

I’m so confused!

I even spoke with a lovely Cannabis Pastry Chef, She told me that Kief is digestible without processing of any kind! What? I thought THC had to be bound to fat? I’m going to need to test this out for myself.

I’m an adventurer, but not that much of an adventurer! We are going to try some Insta-Medicinal Coffee to see if Kief had medicinal benefits with only minimal heat exposure.

I prefer to use the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew. I find they are a great pick me up when I’m really in need of a good cup of Coffee. You can get them in bulk at Costco, but I prefer to buy the “Strong” Blend from the Starbucks Stores. If you’ve never tried Starbucks instant coffee you can try asking your local Starbucks for a Sample.

I started off My Insta-Medicinal Coffee by boiling my Reverse Osmosis water. I choose to boil my water in a electronic tea pot. Electronic Tea Pots are extremely convenient for Coffee, Tea, and Cooking. You can steam milk for your coffee preparation if you would prefer a richer, sweeter cup of coffee with less of a cannabis flavor.

Over medium-low heat, in a small saucepan on the stove, I use three table spoons of Vitamin D milk. I heat the Milk until it begins to steam gently. I add .07 grams of Kief to the Milk (should have be sifted to avoid lumps!). I stir the milk in with a fork, and the Kief is being stubborn. I quickly switch to a wire whisk and I swirl the Kief throughout the milk.

Cooking with Kif : Coffee

I add 3/4 of an shot of Kahluah. I want to offer the THC in the plant matter a little more to bond to than just the fat in the milk. I swirl the mixture around with my wire whisk a few more times, as it steams for a minute or two, before I pour it into my pre-prepared coffee. Mix in Sugar to Taste, top with whipped cream if you desire.

It’s offering me a “Medium” on the medicated flavor scale. It’s not too potent or pungent, but it’s not the most delectable drink I’ve ever downed either. The Kief seems to gather at the bottom of the Cup with some of the Instant Coffee Crystals. It’s been about thirty minutes since then and I’m definitely feeling some of the medicinal effects.

Test Kitchen Questions:

  • What are you experiences when it comes to cooking with Kief?
  • Do you heat Kief before eating it?
  • How do you prepare your Kief?
  • How do you spell the word? Kif? Keif? Kief?
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