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    How dry should trim be before making butter?

    The title says it all. I have a big ol' tupperware full of Kryptonite trim from my latest plant. Having never made edibles before I humbly ask: How dry should the trim be before making canna-butter?

    Will the chlorophyll taste transfer over to the butter like it does when bud is smoked too soon after harvest?
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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    I always let my trim dry on a cookie pan for about 2 weeks or until it is crispy. My girl makes the butter, she likes to do it. She likes to mix 2 oz of trim to 1lb of butter because she like it strong. We will strain it using a cheese cloth. You will definitely be able to taste the flavor of the trim in the butter and whatever you make with it as well.

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    Best way to get rid of the taste is to add water. I suggest making it in a crock pot then freezing off the water. This process can be repeated for less pot taste. If you are concerned about that.

    Here's how I make mine... https://sites.google.com/site/potfoo...my-cannabutter

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    hey guys I just had a quick question, after I harvested I took all of my trim and put it into storage bags, and stuck it into the freezer, where it still remains. I see now after reading your posts that it should be dried first before putting it into a crackpot. so is it still good to use?

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    I wish more WOULD reply on How to Store trim leaves?? what are the different options for storing or Drying for that matter... Trim not Buds..! Thanks

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    freezer.
    Pot really does lead to harder stuff...
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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    So if the trims are Freshly from a New Cut Then just throw them in a freezer bag and freeze em?Thats it?

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    yeppers. no need to really dry (or even thaw) trim for edibles, fresh, frozen, dry, its all good.
    slowly melt in butter or oil in covered crock pot or double boiler.
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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    Thanks... So the same goes IF I want to make Tincture later on...Just take them out of the freezer and go at it?

    Thought I saw though that freezing them explodes the Tricomes etc..?

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    never heard that. not sure about tincture, but dont see why not.
    a highly recommended step in bubble hash is freezing the trim first. it makes the stalks the trics sit on break off easier to release them.
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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    YEah I guess putting the trim into the oven for 5 mins. or so in making butter is not needed as it gets heated up in the butter process to releaase the THC but Not sure in making tincture thought one had to heat in oven for a few mins. to release the THCA to Thc??

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    Anyone know about the oven deal when using product for a tincture?

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    Its decarboxylation, and its done by heating the trim or buds at like 200ish idk.
    It's good for tincture, I don't know about for making butter. You would be doing this process while releasing it to the butter, no? Or at least your cooking temperature, which will be likely more at 300-320.
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    SO I had thought when one does this the Alcohol, releases all.. and one doesn`t have to do the oven deal..I have done this a few times and never used any oven..So whats up with having to use the oven.. mine turned out Great No Oven???

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    Re: How dry should trim be before making butter?

    Allow me to add to this discussion.

    As far as useing trimmings and how to store, I look at it like this; It is the resin that we want, just like on the buds. We want the resin to cure properly so the the cnb/thc can mature. So I cure my trim just like I do buds, dry, jar, etc.
    (Two things though, I do not use fan leaves. Just the close trimmings from fresh buds, and also I trim when fresh then dry.)
    When I am about the make keif/hash/oil I freeze the trim a few hours in advance. Here is a tip... never use a coffee grinder or electric grinder do it manually by hand otherwise you just crush the resin into the green matter and adds way more green matter to final product.

    Up in my neck of the woods we have been making oil since the 70's... not sure why but it is always plentiful here... honey oil/cherry oil/hash oil etc. I assume this is what a tintcher is? Either way when you mentioned alcohol I wanted to say DON'T USE A STOVE! Come on guys... saftey first. Alcohol evaporates fast so any heat at all helps, with iso I use a electric skiddle(no risk of igniting a spill)... don't bring to boil.. only ruins the taste. I usually do a "quick rinse" method. I take a jar 3/4 full of shake, add 500ml 99% isopropynol shake for 20 seconds and then run through coffee filter. Very clean oil and hardly and green matter. The last few years the rage here has been pure honey oil extracted with butane... a few freinds have really mastered this technique... oil is ready in 10 mins since the butane evaporates instantly. One of my buddies is just begining to experiment with naptha to extract resin and has high hopes.
    Saftey first! Houses get blown to bits by people making oil using heat and alcohol and a buddy burned his face real bad when some fumes ignited. Think!
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