Cannabis Tinctures

Grain alcohol cannabis tinctures are recommended for consumption as is, but you can still have some fun with how you use it. Adding it to your favorite drinks, sauces and dressings is a popular way to go.

Below are two methods for making grain alcohol cannabis tincture. If you are looking for a high-volume glycerin based tincture click here

Cold Method

Time Required: Minimum 5 days (8 – 10 days recommended)

What You Need:

  • Glass jar with glass lid; mason jars work best (Note:  Size doesn’t matter. Just make sure to use a jar that is large enough to remain at least ¼ empty at the top after the ground cannabis is added.)
  • Cannabis, coarsely ground
  • Everclear (or highest-proof alcohol you can find; Bacardi 151 works well) – 3 – 6 grams of cannabis per 1 fluid ounce of alcohol is a recommended proportion. Make sure the amount of alcohol can fully cover the ground cannabis in the jar.
  • Strainer
  • Cheesecloth

Steps:

  1. Add the coarsely ground cannabis to your jar. Pour alcohol on top of the cannabis, covering it by at least 2 inches.
  2. Seal the lid tight on the jar and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Place jar in freezer.
  3. Remove jar from freezer at least twice a day to shake.
  4. Repeat process for at least 5 days. The potency of the tincture depends on how long your cannabis infuses and how much you shake it.
  5. Lay 2 sheets of cheesecloth inside your strainer and place the strainer over a bowl.
  6. Pour contents from jar carefully over the cheesecloth and through the strainer to extract any plant waste. Repeat filtration process if necessary to remove as much excess plant material as possible.
  7. Wait for all the liquid to pass through then bundle up the waste in the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining tincture.
  8. Pour into glass container or fill dropper bottles. Store tincture in a cool and dark place (refrigerator or freezer is fine).

For Original Recipe Visit: marijuanagrowers

 

Warm Method (Traditional/Old-Fashioned Way)

Time Required: Minimum 30 days

What You Need:

  • Glass jar with glass lid; mason jars work best (Note: Size doesn’t matter. Just make sure to use a jar that is large enough to remain at least ¼ empty at the top after the ground cannabis is added.)
  • Cannabis, coarsely ground
  • Everclear (or highest-proof alcohol you can find; Bacardi 151 works well), enough to cover the cannabis by 2 inches while in the jar
  • Strainer
  • Cheesecloth
  • Brown paper bag
  • Access to sunlight

Steps:

  1. Add the coarsely ground cannabis to your jar. Pour alcohol on top of the cannabis, covering it by at least 2 inches.
  2. Seal the lid tight on the jar and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Place the jar in a brown paper bag or use another opaque cover to shield the jar from light.
  4. Leave the covered jar in a warm spot in your house (near a window or someplace where the sun often hits).
  5. Visit jar twice a day to shake. Repeat for at least 30 days. The potency of the tincture depends on how long your cannabis infuses in the warm sun. The mixture will turn very dark green.
  6. Pour contents from jar carefully over the cheesecloth and through the strainer to extract any plant waste. Repeat filtration process if necessary to remove as much excess plant material as possible.
  7. Wait for all the liquid to pass through, then bundle up the waste in the cheesecloth and squeeze out any remaining tincture.
  8. Keep the tincture in a light-protective glass jar or store bottles in a cool dry place (refrigerator or freezer is fine).

For Original Recipe Visit: greenbridgemed

 

 

 

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