DIY Cannabis Gummies
Are you ready for some real fun? Nothing beats a cool, rainy, dark day at home. Put some beers on ice, music on the stereo, some football on the Tube and some cannabis on the stove. Yea, that’s what we’re talking about today, a little DIY Cannabis Gummies. It’s so much better to make your own cannabis edibles. It’s fun and you get to control the quality, dosage and flavours. I love it. The thing about doing this at home if you’re going to want to get it right. And we are here to help save the day. With a bit of tutelage, you will be on your way to being the most popular person in your neighbourhood. So, let’s make sure you know what you’re doing.
Making Your Own Goodies – Preparation
The key to good cooking is good preparation. And that starts with your cannabis. You can’t simply put weed into the cake batter and get high when you eat it. It doesn’t work like that, unfortunately. However, you can remove the carboxyl atom and cause the cannabis to become psychoactive. This process is called decarboxylation, makes sense.
The process is not difficult. But it is crucial. Simply heating your buds will cause the reaction and activate the THC. This can be done on the stove top or in the oven. You might want to check out one of the thousands of videos on Youtube.com to get the specifics on timings, amounts and methods that best suit your needs.
Now you need to infuse. Infusing means to incorporate your cannabis into your tincture. This is done with alcohol. Usually, a high proof food grade alcohol is used in home batches. The alcohol absorbs the cannabis and reduces the weed flavour. The better you can mask the taste of the weed the better your final product will taste. People want to taste a gummy and not feel like they’re chewing on a bud.
After you soak and shake your decarboxylated weed you will strain out whatever matter is left over. You will be left with a thick globby mess. These will become your awesome gummies. First, allow for a bit of evaporation until your tincture thickens up a bit. You are now ready to make your first batch of gummies. So, let’s get over to the counter and get cooking.
Get Cooking DIY Cannabis Gummies
Now that you’ve got a good cannabis tincture ready, you can make your very own batch of gummies. You need gelatin, pureed fruit and lemon juice. Everything else you should already have in your kitchen. Add those together along with sugar and water and you are on your way.
Put 1/3 of a cup of water in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2/3 of a cup of the fruit puree and mix thoroughly on low heat. Slowly add 3 tablespoons of gelatin. Combine this with your tincture. Whisk until smooth. And you’re done. Pour the mix into moulds and stick them in the fridge. After about a half hour dig in.
As with all medical edibles, you will want to start slowly. Eat a half a gummy, to begin with. Wait about an hour and see how you feel. Gummies can sneak up on you. More importantly, it may take an hour to feel anything at all. Then all of sudden you may find yourself high as a kite. If you’re not totally toasted eat the other half and wait some more. You really won’t really know the potency without a bit of trial and error. So, again, go slowly. Find the right dosage that works for you. And have fun!