You can use your vaporizer leftovers to make some surprisingly potent butter for cooking brownies and all sorts of treats. The potency will vary depending on how thoroughly you vape your herb. Obviously much of the active ingredients have been vaped into your lungs while your were vaporizing – but there’s a lot left in there – awaiting extraction. It’s hard to make concentrated and potent butter since the leftovers will take up so much room. It’s all about the butter/herb ratio. So the solution is to use a butter/water mixture to extract the active ingredients from the vaporizer leftovers or “volcano poo”.
Here’s my current recipe – subject to discussion and revision!
You will need…
- 14 Grams of Finely Ground Vaporizer Leftovers
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 Pot of Water
- 1 Stove
- 1 Coffee Filter
- 1 Bowl
- 1 Refrigerator
- Patience grasshopper
It’s quite simple. Take a small to medium saucepan. Add stick of butter. Cover/fill with water. Add volcano/vaporizer leftovers. Bring all to good rolling boil. Boil away for 30 minutes – UNCOVERED. Remove from heat. Pour this nasty looking brew through coffee filter into a bowl you can fit in the fridge. Press all the plant material to squeeze out all the liquid. Skim and remove any stray material that might make it through. Paper coffee filters will be a disaster. Save yourself the hassle and get a nice re-usable gold filter like Cuisinart Gold Tone Coffee Filter:
Cover this bowl and place into fridge to cool and separate – overnight works. Now here comes the magic… After the butter/water mixture has had time to cool sufficiently you will end up with a layer of congealed butter atop the nasty water. Gently remove this “platter” of butter and discard the water. The active ingredients will have dissolved into the fatty butter, while the clorophyll nastiness will mostly go into the water. Use the butter as you would any normal butter in the recipe of your choice.