What are you eating right now? Edibles Thread

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Post by notsofasteddie » Fri 11th May 2018 01:52 pm

The top 5 edible baking rookie mistakes

Steve Elliott - Cannabis / Culture
May 10, 2018


Don’t waste a bunch of weed on inedible treats.


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Edibles are great in theory. You can bring them to a party. You can eat them on the go. You can even bring ’em on an airplane. But, they’re also really easy to mess up. And anyone who is new at baking them well, let’s just say, there’s a good chance they’ll end up stinking up their house for something burnt that doesn’t get them high. Let us help you avoid those rookie mistakes.


1. Don’t eat raw weed.

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If your plan is to get high, raw weed isn’t a good way to get there. The THC in marijuana has to be decarboxylated before it will get you properly high. Decarboxylation may sound complicated, but it isn’t. Cannabis can simply be oven heated at a low temperature. Thirty to 45 minutes at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) will do the trick. It is absolutely crucial, however, not to overheat your weed. That can destroy the cannabinoids so that it doesn’t get you high. If you want to take away the guesswork, get something like a Magical Butter DecarBox Thermometer Combo Pack. This handy pack includes a temperature probe/thermometer that will alarm if a set temperature is exceeded. It also includes a handy silicone box in which to enclose your weed while decarbing it. This will help prevent the loss of delicate, aromatic terpenes which potentiate the high.


2. Don’t grind your weed too finely.

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You don’t need powdered weed to make infused edibles. It just needs to be coarsely ground to make the cannabinoids available. If you’re using a coffee grinder or (especially) a food processor to grind the weed, you must be extra careful not to grind it too finely. Powdered weed makes the edibles taste extra grassy and green.


3. Don’t cook at too high a temperature.

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People make this mistake all the time. Lower cooking temperatures are better when infusing with cannabis. THC is destroyed by temperatures about 392 degrees F, but it starts to degrade long before then. Prudent stoners don’t go above 350 to 375 degrees to make sure they preserve the all-important THC. Adjust the recipe if necessary. For instance, if 400 degrees is called for, cook the dish a little longer at 375.


4. Evenly distribute; stir well.

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When adding infused oil or cannabutter to a recipe, make sure it is evenly distributed throughout the ingredients. Having unevenly distributed psychoactive ingredients can mean some people might feel nothing while others get zonked.


5. Don’t overindulge.

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Resist the temptation to eat too much of the edibles you’ve just prepared. Nobody wants to pull a Maureen Dowd. Sure, you’re excited, and those treats smell and taste good. But even if you’re an experienced smoker, edibles are a whole other ballgame.

Eaten cannabis sometimes takes more than an hour to kick in—and by that time, many an impatient stoner has eaten enough for several doses. Having said all that, the worst that can happen through overindulging in edibles is becoming uncomfortable, disoriented, or paranoid from the high dose of THC. You’ll be fine once the effects wear off, and they always do. Until then, a meal (not more infused edibles) and a nap will do you good. So will a dose of pure CBD, if you have any (it helps mellow and reduce the effects of THC.)



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Re: What are you eating right now? Edibles Thread

Post by TwoCanucks » Wed 27th Jun 2018 02:43 am

Cant remember if i posted this or not... but i had my best edible experience last week. it was the best ive ever had. Peanutty buddy 200 mg of THC distilate.

started with the giggles after about 60 mins maybe less. such an amazing body relaxation not felt before off a smokeable. some of the best sleep ive had as well. high lasted about 8 hours.

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Post by TwoCanucks » Mon 20th Aug 2018 09:46 pm

Pistachio brittle... 330mg of thc distilate, about 130mg more than listed at purchase. a very pleasant surprise. goodnight Irene :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Amsterdam dreaming.............

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Post by notsofasteddie » Sat 25th Aug 2018 01:57 pm

Incredibles Founder Bob Eschino on Future of Edibles and Infused Products


Thomas Mitchell
August 23, 2018

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Founded in 2010, Incredibles made a name for itself with its popular cannabis chocolate bars. But the infused-products brand has expanded its line to include live resin, tinctures, bath salts and suppositories, and it's even entered the emerging legal markets in California, Illinois, Nevada and Oregon.

To learn more about the edibles trade and what's next for infused products, Westword spoke with Incredibles founder Bob Eschino about what's been going on in the kitchen.


Westword: How'd you get involved in the cannabis industry?

Bob Eschino: I used to own a packaging and distribution house in Denver. Rick Scarpello, my partner, used to be a customer. We were always talking about ideas for side businesses, and most of them were about food. But nine or ten years ago, my brother became the medical caretaker for my grandmother. She was 89, had a lot of pain, couldn't sleep, had a loss of appetite and had arthritis, and my brother made infused cookies and topicals for her. That was the first time I saw cannabis as medicine.

Rick and I were talking about side businesses again, and that was when HB 1284, Colorado legislation that set up a regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses, was coming [in 2010]. When I brought up making edibles in Rick's kitchen, he said no at first, but then he met my grandmother. Once he saw what I saw, he was in.

From a business standpoint, people didn't like edibles nine years ago because they were so inconsistent. No one could get an accurate dose on a edible, but that was Rick's specialty. For us, it came down to testing, accurate products, demarcation — all the things that are required today kind of came from us pushing the envelope years ago. Things like testing the cannabis oil or activating the THC: That's what people are looking for now.

We honestly we thought we'd make a couple hundred edibles a week. Years later, we're selling a couple hundred thousand units per month in Colorado.

Incredibles is well known for its candy bars and sweets, but what are some other parts of the industry in which you're participating or emerging?

The Wellness line we came out with about eight or ten months ago, those are items — bath salts, tinctures and suppositories — that had already been around for a while, but they're things that one of our partners used to help save his life years ago. A surgery had him on opiates, painkillers and all these prescriptions; doctors said he'd never get out of a wheelchair again. They ended up being wrong.

Bath salts, suppositories, tinctures — those were always a part of the company, but we just didn't have enough [plant material] to supply their production. Once there was more trim on the market, we could start taking some of those plants off the shelf and begin making products.

We started the extracts lines a couple of years ago with premium vape products and live resin. We also started a closed-loop-system business that provides the [extraction] technology to other companies. We ended up having to build our machine back then because none of the traditional [equipment] manufacturers were concerned with cannabis extraction — they thought it was just a Colorado rule. So we became the second approved business to make these closed-loop systems, and we've sold over 100 so far.

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Incredibles founder Bob Eschino.
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There's a lot of chatter about advancements in vaporizing, concentrates, nasal sprays, sublinguals and other infused products. What are the next big steps for edibles? What are some cool innovations that are on the way or taking place right now?


We just bought a new chocolate machine, so we'll be coming out with some single-serve products soon. It'll be more of a premium line, with chocolates that are filled with caramel or marshmallow. One of the things we're focusing on with these new products is making the effect more specific. Everyone wants an indica or sativa, daytime or nighttime designations, maybe some giggly effects — stuff like that.

We didn't know if we wanted to do that for our established candy bars, but some of these new products will be indica or sativa and have added probiotics or other additives like nutraceuticals. But we have to watch that, because our regulators' first responses are to already say no to something new. The hoops to jump through to add some of these additives into products is just unreasonable. We need to find out what we're allowed to even add into these before we start thinking about recipes, strains and things like that.

Incredibles is available in several other states and Canada. How do Colorado's cannabis market and consumer habits compare to those of states like Oregon and Washington — or newer states to come online, like Nevada?


I think Colorado is the breakdown of where every other state will end up. I think we're the most robust market, next to Washington, but I think Colorado's is even further along. We're seeing more of those products and trends drift into other states now, too.

A lot of that comes down to the manufacturers and people that were there. It took a while for people in Colorado to trust edibles. I think that was key to our earlier success: Everyone's tolerance is different, but once you figure out your optimal level, they'll keep coming back. As that starts happening in other states, we'll see that happen more.

Oregon's one of those states where people don't trust edibles, but that's starting to change. They're becoming more consistent out there. A lot of that is due to the black market: Consumers out there are so used to cheaper ways [to ingest], with no testing or dosages.

The East Coast is also moving toward commercial pot. Do those markets differ much from western states?

The emergence of our Wellness line was also kind of our East Coast line. States on the East Coast were banning hydrocarbon extraction processes and banning edibles, but we still wanted to serve that market and get out there.

Having those limitations on the East Coast and not having any products that were proven, that kind of prompted us to get everything forward into that market. We were already doing a really good line of tinctures for some patients, and their response to that helped propel us forward.

When you're banning some of these products, you're going to end up getting the results you want to avoid in the first place. If consumers don't have access to these vape pens, tinctures or edibles, that is when you force [them] to make these products at home.



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Re: What are you eating right now? Edibles Thread

Post by Kermit » Thu 29th Nov 2018 10:41 pm

Picked up a happy box on way in from work😉
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Nice few days off, guess I might need it 😂.

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Post by HashMan » Fri 30th Nov 2018 12:55 am

I picked up some edibles from a local source here In the uk they were rice crispy squares cake pops lolly pops jelly and a few caps I ate the lot got a bit greedy.
They packed a good punch as my experience before with edibles was a bit hit and miss

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Post by TwoCanucks » Sun 2nd Dec 2018 01:53 am

Kermit wrote:
Thu 29th Nov 2018 10:41 pm
Picked up a happy box on way in from work😉
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Nice few days off, guess I might need it 😂.
oh man, get up in the morning and start with dessert, looks so good :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Kay Noosh » Sat 12th Jan 2019 08:18 pm

Some crucial points I learned while baking my own weed cookies... some were already mentioned but maybe this collection will help you.

- Decarb your stuff because the THC is ineffective without being heated. Means you tear the weed to pieces, put it on a baking plate and bake it at 110-120C for 1/2-1 hour.
- Use fat in whatever edible because THC isn't soluble in water.
- For making cannabutter, put water and butter to boil with the weed for about 2 hours, then sift out the weed and allow to cool overnight. Now you can use the hard butter from the surface for your edibles of choice. This way you get rid of the grassy texture and taste, and even leaves or non-quality weed can be taken advantage of.
- When you bake, don't do it over 160-180C, rather a little lower, to save as much THC as possible.
- I still don't know if all those processes make sense in one recipe as I do it all - decarbing, then cannabutter, then bake my cookies. Maybe if you add fat and slightly heat it it's completely enough? I was satisfied though with the results and think I really use the THC content effectively :)
- When you choose the strains to produce edibles think about the smell - very smelly strains as for example Power Plant or Diesel can destroy your roommates' mood and your neighbours' tolerance :P
- Usually I buy some different strains of weed, test them by smoking, and then I take those that were least special for the edibles.
- Before I offer my cookies to someone else, I usually test them so that I can be sure of the dosage.
- The effect depends on the circumstances though. Your weight and your metabolism is one thing. Most decisive imo is if they are eaten before or after meals. For me, the effect before meals takes about 45-75minutes to be noticed and feels stronger per edible. After meals it can take 90min up to 150min and the effect is weaker imo.
- with all those numbers calculated the high is quite predictable, well, as predictable as highs are :lol:
- Edibles are a good and discreet way to enjoy non-smoking events... train journeys, concerts, museums & exhibitions...
- my recipe is usually: 1,6g of good weed, decarbed, and made to cannabutter with about 50g of butter. Next day, take the butter, about the double amount of flour and an egg and make a shortcrust dough. Then add either sugar and spices (cinnamon, vanilla, ground cloves, cardamom...) or a little salt and for example provence herbs or cheese. I have not noticed effect differences between sweet and salty cookies. This should make about 16 cookies (divide the dough in halfs and do so until you get 1/16 pieces) so every single one is equivalent to 0,1g weed. Bake at 160C for about 20min. Depending on the quality and your needs, 1-4 will do :-) Those can be stored for about 3 months or put into the freezer, tightly wrapped. Don't forget to keep them away from those who don't know, even better mark them - I like green sugar sprinkles :lol:

EDIT: Funny adventure when I baked on a morning recently: Don't underestimate what's left in the water after removing the cannabutter! Thought I'll have a little tea made of the water (original amount had been 2,4g weed) and did not expect any effect... and was early to the party :lol: At least the effect of 3-4 cookies I guess...
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Post by Schroom » Fri 1st Feb 2019 06:54 am

I made my first Hashbrownies recently.
I was a bit nervous and made a lot of research, so I needed 100g Butter for those 6 Brownies, I went a bit overboard with the potency tho as I used 3 grams of Hash (THC percentage unknown), now at least I know the next time I will use a bit less...

I was pretty worried I would fuck it up, but holly shitballs...

so I decarbed, and simmered it in butter with water for a few hours, then let it cool over night in the fridge.
I first thought I had fucked it up, because the butte remained liquid in the fridge even after 3 hours. so I put the tupper war containing it all in the freezer for about 30 minutes. now the butter started to harden without the water freezing. I put it now back into the fridge, reduced the temperature and went to bed.

indeed the butter was hardened and ready to be used.

I had my friend over and we decided to use the brownies for our wake'n'bake the next morning.

dammit, if I'd had known. each of us had an entire brownie and after about 30-40 minutes the high settled it, it lasted for about 4 hours and it was the highest we've ever been from Cannabis. we had eddibles already in Amsterdam but this wasn't comparable. years ago we tried 25I-NBOMe once and the high from those brownies was about 70% of that. shivers, complete couchlock, no appetite, no nothing, thank god we were watching Netflix and we didn't have to do anything and continue watching. damn, an inexperienced user or newbie might have called an ambulance.
we where also kind of "hungover" the next day, meaning our complete body and muscles where wrecked as if we'd have run a marathon the day before.

I gave a brownie to a friend who was interested, and even tho she only had a quarter she claimed she had the most hellish trip ever and was close to calling an ambulance.

tomorrow another friend of mine will come to my place who has never done weed before and who doesn't smoke, so I'll start him up with on eight and stay at his side (as we all know nothing really can happen with Cannabis, someone unexpierenced might panic tho)
I gave some away to other friends who are experienced users with an explicit warning so they also started with a quarter, but confirmed me that for an experienced user a quarter is just right.

so yeah, there I was afraid to fuck it up making it the holly shitbomb of edibles. at least in my friends eyes :lol:
and here they are in all there glory:

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Re: What are you eating right now? Edibles Thread

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Sat 2nd Feb 2019 06:47 am

Recent bits:

Latest batch of THCyrup from DC. Took a couple small swigs off a 100ml bottle, examined afterward at least 95% of liquid volume was still there, had also a verging on hellish trip of vivid waking dreams/CEVs and pure head-fuck. So far stronger than any previous batches samples. Schrooms post above reminded me about this, was about three-ish weeks ago before departing on my SE Asia trip.

More recently on Thai island of Koh Lanta had a Bhang Lassi, made with local Thai weed. Nothing spectacular but gave a nice mellow body high that certainly made its presence known.

Back to Reeferville tomorrow y'all excited to vape up some western weed again. Reckon it'll get me riggidy wrecked.

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Post by Schroom » Mon 1st Apr 2019 09:09 am

made some hash butter for a friend last week.
now this Saturday he wrote me a text, saying " I made some pasta with bechamel sauce for lunch"
:lol: that mofo damnit :
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I called him yesterday to ask him how it was. apparently he was paralyzed on the sofa until he fell asleep and only woke up yesterday an hour before I called him :mrgreen:

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Post by Mr. Black Cat » Wed 3rd Apr 2019 12:17 pm

Love to fix Edibles
Last week work.
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Post by CopenhagenCouple » Wed 3rd Apr 2019 05:43 pm

Mr. Black Cat wrote:
Wed 3rd Apr 2019 12:17 pm
Love to fix Edibles
Last week work.
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:shock: :shock: :shock:
Did you actually make that?

If so, you are a fucking artist, that cake (and the picture) looks absolutely pro, and at a very tasty level at that. Our brains are going fucking nuts imagining how good it would be to eat freaking awesome cheesecake (one of our favs) infused... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Always know where your towel is! :wtf: :lol:

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Post by Mr. Black Cat » Thu 4th Apr 2019 10:15 am

Thank you for the kind works

All home made
The Infused Strawberry pistachio cheesecake was very nice.
We now working on a infused apple Crumble Cheesecake.
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Post by CopenhagenCouple » Thu 4th Apr 2019 06:27 pm

Mr. Black Cat wrote:
Thu 4th Apr 2019 10:15 am
Thank you for the kind works

All home made
The Infused Strawberry pistachio cheesecake was very nice.
We now working on a infused apple Crumble Cheesecake.
Stop it, you are making our heads explode over and over again, and as that is both very unhealthy and a physical impossibility you've gotta ease off with the infused cheesecake verbal porn dude! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Always know where your towel is! :wtf: :lol:

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