DOUBLE BOILER Ganja Butter Recipe


Double boiler or 2 pots
1 lb unsalted butter (4 sticks / 2 cups)
1/4 oz to 1 oz marijuana buds
Strainer or cheesecloth
Small container

  1. Using a double boiler (or two pots), melt the butter on low heat. If using two pots, fill the larger (bottom) pot with water and the smaller (top) pot with butter.
  2. Once the butter has melted, add the weed. *See the table below for estimated weed quantity.
  3. Simmer on low heat for at least 30 minutes (stirring every 5 minutes.) To extract more THC from your pot, simmer for 2-3 hours.
  4. Let the melted pot butter cool for 5-10 minutes then strain the pot butter using a strainer or cheesecloth into a small container.
  5. Cover and refrigerate your pot butter until semi-solid (or as required by your recipe.)

I’m sure by now you are wondering, “How much weed should I use to make pot butter?” Because weed quality varies to such a large degree, it is impossible to predict exactly how much to use in order to achieve the desired results. Therefore, it is always better to err on the “light” side until you know your tolerance to marijuana edibles. Also, because you don’t want to make pot butter everyday, it is better to make large batches. You can use the chart below for estimated butter-to-pot ratios depending on the strength of your buds. For bigger batches, simply double or triple the recipe.

Butter-to-Bud Ratios:
Weed Quality vs. Weed Quantity
Butter Quality Quantity (in Ounces)
1 lb (4 sticks) Strong/Dank/Chronic 1/4 – 1/2
1 lb (4 sticks) Medium/Mids/Regs 1/2 – 3/4
1 lb (4 sticks) Weak/Dirt/Schwag 3/4 – 1
1 lb (4 sticks) Shake/Leaves 1 – 2