How to Make Cannabis-Infused Condiments for Your Next BBQ
Summer has begun and, with the weather heating up, it’s time to start preparing for your next BBQ. While plenty of meat, vegetables, and buns are all essential, you can spice your barbecue up with some cannabis-infused condiments.
From butter to BBQ sauce, cannabis can be infused into all kinds of condiments and used on burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken, salad, and pretty much anything else you have at your BBQ. Here’s how to make cannabis-infused condiments for your next BBQ.
How To Decarboxylate Your Cannabis
Before you make any kind of cannabis condiment, you’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis first. Decarboxylation is required to activate the THC in your weed. While smoking or vaping naturally decarboxylates your cannabis, you’ll need to decarb it in the oven if you want to cook with cannabis.
You can decarboxylate your cannabis by setting your oven to 245°F and lining a baking tray with parchment paper. Break your need into nugs (don’t grind it yet) and spread them across your baking tray.
Next, place the tray in the oven and leave it for around 30-40 minutes, shaking it occasionally. After your weed has been in the oven for a few hours, the THC inside will be active and you can then infuse it into all kinds of tasty cannabis condiments. Take the tray out, leave it to cool, and grind your weed once it’s cool enough.
How To Make Cannabis-Infused Butter
Cannabis-infused butter is one of the most useful cannabis condiments you can make. Not only can it be used to make other edibles and condiments, but you can also spread it on your barbecue burger buns for an easy way to get high. Here’s how to make it.
- 7-10 grams of cannabis (decarboxylated and ground)
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 cup of water
Step 1: Add your butter and water to a saucepan on moderate heat to melt the butter. Once it’s melted, stir it thoroughly and lower the heat. Once the pan is cool enough, add your cannabis and coat it thoroughly in melted butter.
Step 2: Leave your cannabis butter to simmer for 2-3 hours while stirring occasionally. If the mixture starts to boil, remove your saucepan and lower the heat before you reapply it.
Step 3: After 2-3 hours, your butter will be enhanced with the effects of cannabis. You can now separate the butter from the weed by placing a cheesecloth over a glass jar and straining the mixture through. Place your jar in the fridge and let it harden before using it.
How To Make Cannabis-Infused Cooking Oil
Cannabis-infused cooking oil is also one of the best cannabis-infused condiments for a BBQ. It can be used to create sauces or even used as a dressing for your salads. You can use any kind of cooking oil you want but canola oil or olive oil work particularly well for BBQ purposes.
- 1 cup of cannabis (decarboxylated and ground)
- 1 cup of cooking oil
Step 1: Add some water to a double boiler and place it on low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by filling a saucepan with water and placing a glass cooking bowl on top. Alternatively, you can use a crock-pot on low heat.
Step 2: Add your ground cannabis and cooking oil to your crock-pot or the top of your double boiler. You should also add a small amount of water to prevent burning.
Step 3: Coat the cannabis thoroughly in your oil and let it simmer for 4-6 hours while stirring occasionally. It’s important to maintain a low temperature of below 245°F.
Step 4: After 4-6 hours, your oil will be infused with the THC from your cannabis. Place a cheesecloth over a glass jar and strain the oil to separate it from the leftover cannabis. Refrigerate your oil or store it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it.
How To Make Cannabis-Infused BBQ Sauce
Here’s where the real fun begins. Once you’ve created cannabis cooking oil, you can make some incredible sauces to add to your food. And what goes better with a barbecue than BBQ sauce? This sauce is perfect on burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and other BBQ sauces- just add a small amount and enjoy the flavor and effects. Here’s how to make it.
- ¼ cup of cannabis-infused cooking oil
- 1 ½ cups of ketchup
- 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 ½ tablespoons of dry mustard
- ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- A dash of hot sauce
Step 1: Add all of your ingredients along with a few tablespoons of water to a saucepan on low heat. Make sure you stir the mixture thoroughly until all ingredients are fully combined. It’s important to maintain a low temperature to avoid ruining your cannabis oil.
Step 2: Once your sauce is warm and well-blended, slowly pour it into a sauce bottle or container. You can seal your container and store it in the fridge or a cool, dry place until it’s ready to use.
How To Make Cannabis-Infused Honey Mustard
Another one of the best cannabis-infused condiments you can have for your BBQ is cannabis-infused honey mustard. This delicious sauce goes especially well with chicken, but can also add some flavor to any burger, hot dog, or salad. Here’s how to make it.
- 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused cooking oil
- ¼ cup of mayonnaise
- ¼ cup of Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup of honey
- 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
- A pinch of paprika
- A pinch of salt and pepper
Step 1: Making cannabis-infused honey mustard is quick and easy. Add all of your ingredients to a bowl and whisk thoroughly until well combined. Test the sauce with a spoon and add more seasonings if you want.
Step 2: Once all ingredients are combined and your sauce tastes good, slowly pour it into a sauce bottle or container. You can either place it in the fridge or store it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it.
These delicious cannabis condiments can enhance any barbecue. Not only will your food taste great, but you’ll also be treated to a sensational high. Remember that cannabis condiments can be exceptionally strong, so only use a small amount.
Also, make sure to keep your condiments away from guests unless they know exactly what they’re getting into. If you’re looking to buy marijuana, edibles, or other infused products, you can find what you need at BudExpressNow.