The good stuff: hydro, kind-bud, sour diesel, train wreck, bubble gum, chronic, etc... you get the point. The not-so-good stuff: shake, clippings, trimmings, stress, regs or "brown brick-pack Mexican garbage."
I cannot accurately answer this question since I do not do this. However, I would suggest around AT LEAST 7 grams (that's 1/4 ounce).
5 grams = 0.18 ounces. You can easily "eyeball" this amount by assuming 5 grams is between 1/8 and 1/4 ounces.
I would suggest trying google calculator. From any google search field type in the following statement: "5 grams in ounces" or "0.25 ounces in grams" and see what you get. Note: google calculator only processes decimal and not fractional values.
Use google to search the web. Here is one example. Try your local head shop.
Oil is much easier to work with than butter. Butter will burn, boil and smoke at a much lower temperature than cooking oil. Most cooking oils exhibit a lower smoke point than butter. Most store-bought brownie recipes call for cooking oil. This makes integrating the extracted THC much easier into these brownies recipes.
I have no experience extracting THC into butter. If you would like to make your brownies with butter and not cooking oil please let me know how it all works out.
The oil should be simmering between 350 and 380 degrees Fahrenheit. You can easily discern this temperature by using an infrared thermometer like this.
The oil should be cooking at less than a simmer. You will see the oil slowly vacillating around the cooking vessel and there will be a small amount of bubbles moving around the oil that rise to the top. Stir occasionally. Keep below a simmer.
DO NOT BOIL!
If it appears that the oil is about to go beyond a simmer and head toward a boil, simply turn down the heat and continue to keep a watchful eye over your cooktop.
As a rule of thumb I suggest setting your cooktop to medium-low. All cooktops are different and they all exhibit different ballistics. You must spend some time with your kitchen equipment and get to know it. Remember, cooking is an art, not an exact science.
Yes. The oil will not smell quite like weed, but it will smell similar. Be sure to ventilate.
This is a general cooking question. Imaging frying bacon in your kitchen with no windows open and no fan or hood on. I'll bet that if you leave your home and return a few hours later it will still smell like fried bacon grease. This is true of almost any cooking event. In general, when you are cooking, take care to ensure proper air flow and ventilation.
Gold coffee filters can be purchased from numerous places. One good example is your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
Yes. Here ya go. ;-)
Yes. Like storing any cooking oil, simply store covered in a cool, dry, dark place. Exposing any cooking oil to direct sunlight will result in the oil becoming rancid. As always, NEVER FREEZE COOKING OIL! There is simply no need to.
I slice an 8x8 pan into 32 equal slices. If you are not using an 8x8 pan, my suggestion would still be to aim for 32 pieces.
One. Yes, one. Start with one. Yes, it seems like a small piece. It is.
This depends on factors like body weight and tolerance. Let's say anywhere between 3 - 5 hours.
If you wrap up your brownies in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, put them in a plastic container, and store in the refrigerator, they should last a few months. If you would like to store them longer you can also consider freezing.
The key to my recipe is cooking oil. For my recipe to work you can use any store-bought or homemade brownie recipe that you like, as long as it calls for cooking oil and not butter.
You can use any pan size that you like. Be sure to follow all baking times and temperatures for the pan size that you choose.
Sure. The method is similar but butter burns easily, so you're on your own. Good luck with that.
Cooking is an art, not an exact science. My advice would be to follow the directions exactly, unless you have experience cooking and varying recipe ingredients, baking times and temperatures.
This is a very complicated question. How strong a brownie will be involves a multidimensional rubric accounting for the potency of the weed, the amount of weed, and the size you cut the brownie into. Obviously there is already room for a ton of variation among these elements. There is no Scoville or Richter scale for weed potency. I have found from personal experience that if you use 5 grams of high-quality product as described above in my recipe you will get 32 servings of something that will be quite enjoyable. If you want to be able to eat a bigger piece of brownie per dose I would recommend cutting the amount of weed used in half. If you are going to use something less than "the good stuff" I would not recommend doubling the amount! Increase the amount of weed from 5 to 7 grams. Much like learning about drinking wine, the best way to learn about making brownies is to keep making batches. This guide is provided to show you how to extract THC from your bud into a cooking oil that can be used in almost any place you can use cooking oil in the kitchen. In our example, we're cooking brownies. I can say with a degree of confidence that if you follow the instructions set forth in this how-to guide you will not be disappointed (Brownie, you're doin' a heck of a job!). Any good chef will tell you that cooking is not just about perfect measurements, settings and temperatures, but also using your nose, eyes, ears, taste buds and sound judgement. Good night, good luck and good eating.