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Tips for Making Edibles at Home

March 15, 2017

Do you plan on trying your hand at making edibles on your own instead of buying them in a store? If this is your first time, avoid common mistakes made by beginners by following these tips from the experts at Altitude Dispensary:

Choose the right strain.

You will need to buy marijuana from one of the best weed shops in Denver in order to make edibles at home. But don’t get too excited! You shouldn’t just choose the first strain you see. Decide which strain you want by determining what effect you want from the finished product. Will you want something that helps you wind down and go to sleep? Or will you be eating your baked goods in the morning when you need a boost of energy? If you want a relaxing edible, look for an indica strain, and if you want something that will give you a bit of an energy boost, go for a sativa strain.

Clean the weed.

Some edible experts recommend that you thoroughly clean the weed before using it in an edible recipe. They believe by doing this, you can remove any of the impurities that may affect the taste of the finished product. If you want your edible to be perfect, give this a try by soaking your weed in distilled water for several days and then blanching it.

Don’t go above this temperature.

THC, the chemical responsible for producing the euphoric feeling you get when smoking or consuming weed, begins to break down when it reaches 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Quickly scan through the recipe you want to try. Many recipes suggest baking your edibles at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, but because many ovens are not precise, baking at 350 degrees could mean you’re actually baking much higher and causing the THC to deteriorate. Instead, try turning the temperature down slightly lower and baking it for a bit longer.

Use seasoning.

If you’re not a fan of the herbal flavor of marijuana, you may want to consider using seasonings that will help mask the taste. Don’t be stingy with the seasoning, either. It’s recommended that you use just as much—if not more—than you would use in a regular recipe without cannabis.

Be creative.

People often make the mistake of assuming that brownies, cookies, and other sweets are the only foods you can make with cannabis, but that’s definitely not the case. You can add marijuana to almost any recipe, so be creative and don’t stick to these traditional foods. There are endless savory and sweet recipes available online for everything from macaroni and cheese to granola bars, so figure out what you’re in the mood for, and then find a recipe instead of limiting yourself to brownies and other sweets. See 16 cannabis edible recipes to stay healthy and high.

For more information on baking edibles at home, come by Altitude Dispensary, one of the best weed shops in Denver, where our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!