You can test how potent a coconut oil infusion is with a tCheck, but do you know how to make it? If you're looking to make homemade cannabis-infused products like edibles or topicals this is the guide for you! With an at-home THC & CBD Potency Tester, you can keep your infusion at the perfect potency. Here's how to do it:
How to Infuse Coconut Oil with THC
What You'll Need
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 ounce of decarbed marijuana
- A slow cooker
- A tCheck device and kit
Step 1: Decarboxylate your cannabis
To activate the THC in your cannabis, it needs to be decarboxylated. If you’re new to the infusing world, no worries, we’ve explained decarboxylation too.
To properly decarboxylate your weed, preheat your oven to 240°F and place your cannabis on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes. This will convert THCa into THC which is the main psychoactive compound that’ll make you feel lifted and fuzzy.
Step 2: Infuse the Coconut Oil with Cannabis
In a slow cooker, combine 1 cup of coconut oil with 1/4 ounce of decarboxylated cannabis. Set the slow cooker to low heat and let the mixture infuse for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Be sure to keep the temperature below 200°F, as higher temperatures can degrade the THC.
Step 3: Strain Your Oil
Once the infusion is complete, let it cool and strain out the cannabis pulp. You can use a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to ensure that all the cannabis pulp is removed.
Step 4: Test the Potency with a tCheck
Once the infusion is complete, let it cool and strain out the cannabis pulp. Then, using a dropper, transfer a small amount of the infused oil into the tCheck syringe. Place a filter on the syringe and push the oil into your reusable tray. Insert the tray into your tCheck device and wait 60 seconds for your results.
Step 5: Adjust the Potency as Needed
If the potency is too low, you can add more decarboxylated cannabis to the infusion and repeat the process. If the potency is too high, you can dilute the infusion with more coconut oil.
And voila! From here you can bake as normal– brownies, cookies, fudge– you name it! Here are a few sweet and simple recipes to get you started. Ready to infuse? Make sure you have all the necessary tools locked and loaded.