|Before we get into it...
There are a few people to thank who have helped me perfect this recipe.
They can rest assured that their names WILL NOT be mentioned here! You all
know who you are.
|While designing this web site I surfed the web to find what other brownie
web sites were out there and how the recipes compared. I've broken down
many of the subtle differences in cooking philosophies into two major categories:
cooking oil vs. butter and whether to strain the shake out before adding
it to the brownie mix or not.
The store-bought brownie mix that I use calls for cooking oil. I've
found that oil is much easier to work with than butter because butter will
burn much more quickly than oil. This makes extracting the THC in butter
a real pain. I've heard various arguments for butter but the bottom line
is oil will not burn as quickly.
|The next point I would argue is the most important part of the process:
To strain or not to strain the cooked shake from the oil. I've read (and
sampled) recipes prepared either way. It's really gross biting into a tasty
brownie and getting little bits of shake in your mouth. If you properly
extracted the THC out of your shake and into the oil you don't need the
shake anymore anyway. It's just a mouthful of chopped grass. Bottom line:
|One other point I should address is the quality (and quantity) of the
cannabis used in the recipe. Most of the recipes I have seen call for A
LOT (sometimes more than an ounce!) of weed usually consisting of "shake"
or "clippings" or "trimmings". This recipe calls for
around 5 grams of "the good stuff". If you follow this recipe with the
recommended amount of ganja you will get a yield of 32 servings/pieces/doses. Not bad!
|Okay, on with the show!