It likely evaporated. Butter itself is not all fat. I wonder about using clarified butter, where the milk solids have been removed.
Well, thc is released into the air by heat, what you can do is keep the heat on low and put a lid on the pot, that'll keep the goodness in the butter.
well, not exactly.
You need a pressure cooker or a still to retain all the THC.
Just a pot with a lid on it is sorta doin' it half-ass,
it's the whole vapor(low moisture content) vs steam(high moisture content) thang
I'm curious about the theory of losing some THC through escaping steam. I followed the recipe on this site, and cooked my canna butter for more then 4 hrs. Both times came out with excellent potent butter. Can you elaborate on the pressure cooker theory to retain all the THC? This is the first I am hearing about using a pressure cooker and I'd like to hear more, since I have one.
The longer you cook it the more likely you will reach the vaporization temp for THC(320-340 degrees).
A pressure cooker has a temp gauge in the lid, doesn't it.
When you remove a lid from a boiling pot, The temp drops.
When you stick your thermometer in it, at that point, you are not reading the true temp.
Now, i know pressure cookers have a pressure relief valve for when you finally want to open it. If you hooked up a vapor bag to that vent to catch it all, you think it'd work to give you a buzz?
I would never put weed straight into brownies. It's not good. You should make cannabutter or cannaoil first and use that in the brownies instead. ;-)
Asked and posted on another thread...
I always used to do this...just grind and add...I guess thats why it never Really worked...
Ms. fox: can you tell me Why i should never do this? Im curious?