Cannabis MCT Tincture: a Quick and Easy Non-Alcoholic Marijuana Tincture Recipe

When it comes to cannabis, there are a tragillian ways (and counting) to consume it.

There are so many different ingestion methods, strains, phenotypes, dosages, cannabinoid ratios, etc. that using this plant medicine can be a minefield of choices.

So I’m going to say something that I’ve never said before (that I can remember):

if you’re going to make ONE cannabis infusion, let it be this infused MCT oil tincture.

Why Cannabis MCT Tinctures?

Cannabis MCT Tincture

While technically not a “tincture” in the classic sense (chill herbalists… I know you care about this), you can use MCT oil sublingually and it can substitute for alcoholic tinctures in many recipes.

You can store it in a dropper bottle, like a tincture. You can dose it easily, like a tincture. And you’ll probably feel the effects more quickly than eating fat-based edibles, like a tincture.

However… when you infuse any oil, it’s considered an infusion. So yes, herbalists and people who have strong opinions about things like this… it is technically an infusion.

I hope I said infusion enough to stop any debates from forming in the comments 😉

Now let’s get back to MCT oil and why it’s awesome.

MCT Oil is a medium chain triglyceride oil derived from coconuts.

When eaten, MCT’s are digested easily and head straight for your liver. And your liver is the place where that mystical THC to 11-Hydroxy-THC takes place.

So for cannabis infusions/tinctures, it’s very effective. It’s also great for making extra strength weed lube, massage oil, oil pulling and cannabis coffee.

The science behind it is simple but incredible. MCTs go directly from the digestive system to the bloodstream without being digested first. This makes MCT oil ideal for people with digestive disorders.

In my experience, this quick turnaround to the blood stream means that cannabis infused MCT oil comes on a little more quickly than other fat based infusions.

While butter and coconut oil contain MCTs, MCT oil only contains fatty acids and is in a concentrated form making it a higher energy oil than butter or coconut oil.

Even without cannabis, I’ve been really loving putting a couple of teaspoons in my afternoon tea. I was skeptical at first about the whole MCT craze, but I really feel an energy boost that lasts for a couple of hours.

MCT has a number of benefits that can help support your health while you’re medicating. Stacking functions (too soon for a permaculture joke?)!

I use a full spectrum MCT oil derived from organic coconuts that is solvent free (this one). If you’re already an MCT geek and would like a more concentrated form of the smaller chain MCTs like Caprylic Acid, this one is very popular.

The Crockpot Method for MCT Cannabis Tinctures

Crockpot Method for MCT Cannabis TincturesThis was the method I started with because I wanted to find something simple and easy. It is that. You just toss everything in the crockpot and let it infuse. The issue with the crockpot method is that, while it’s very simple, it’s also smelly and temperatures between crockpots can vary a lot. If you have issues with either of those, skip down to the next infusion method.

1. Combine the following in a crockpot on warm or low (warm is usually sufficient in most crockpots):

    • 1 Cup Oil MCT OIL
    • 1 teaspoon- 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin (Optional): If you reallly don’t like the flavor of lecithin use 1 teaspoon. Otherwise, use 1 Tablespoon per cup.

2. Add:

about 3.5-7grams per cup of oil

Stir every once in awhile.

After about 2-4 hours* of steeping, turn off the crockpot and allow the oil to cool before moving onto the next step.

3. Set up your strainer so it fits snugly in a container. Line with a large piece of cheesecloth or a reusable nut milk bag.

4. Slowly pour plant matter and oil into the cheesecloth-lined strainer or nut milk bag.

5. Using a string or twist tie, gather the cheesecloth around the plant matter and secure.

6. Squeeeeeeze.

7. Pour oil into a pint jar and place in the fridge until cool. Seal with a lid. Store in refrigerator or in a cool, dark place. See storage tips for more information.

Just a tip: *Some people argue that steeping longer is better. Some argue that high heat for shorter amounts of time is the way to go. Some people say it doesn’t really matter.

The data is still out on this one, but the 2-4 hour range on low heat (around 180°) seems to create the most uplifting and potent oil.

We still don’t really know if longer is better, but some people may be mistaking “more high” or “more potent” for “more sedated”. It’s possible that folks who cook their oil for 8-48 hours may be experiencing higher amounts of CBN (Cannabinol).

CBN is a product of THC. When THC is exposed to heat and light, it oxidizes and produces CBN. CBN is that sleepy, ultra-relaxed, munchie monster kind of cannabinoid.

CBN can be great for a number of issues, but if you want a more uplifting experience instead of a couch-locked afternoon, a lower steep time or decarb time could be the answer.

Mason Jar Crockpot Method for MCT Cannabis Tinctures

Mason Jar MCT Cannabis Tinctures

This is just an all around excellent and simple method. If you want to keep the smell under control or you want to make a small batch of oil, the mason jar is your new best friend. Just use the crockpot oil method, but instead of putting the oil and herb directly into the crockpot, do the following:

1. Fill your crockpot about halfway with water (or just enough to cover the herb).

2. Fill a mason jar with:

  • 1 cup of MCT oil
  • anywhere from 3.5-7g decarbed cannabis (depending on the density and dosage of your plant material) with at least enough oil to cover the cannabis completely
  • 1 teaspoon – 1 Tablespoon sunflower lecithin

3. Cover with lid. Alternatively, cut a piece of foil to cover the jar opening. Seal with the ring. Poke a thermometer through the foil so you can regulate the temperature.

4. Place the mason jar in the crockpot and put the crockpot on high.

5. Burp the jar and shake vigorously after about a half hour to make sure that there’s not too much pressure building up. If you get a lot of pressure on the first burp, make sure to burp the jar often.

6. Strain (save material for making High Chai).

Just a tip: Make sure that you do everything you can to avoid rapid temperature changes (keep it on warm or low and don’t add cold water) and pressure buildup (burp your jar regularly) or the jar can break using this method.

Concentrate/Hash Infused MCT Oil

Concentrate/Hash Infused MCT Oil

I’ve tested making concentrate infused MCToil in all of the above methods and it works well for each of them. You just have to adjust the measurements and you can shorten up the time a bit. Once the oil turns amber colored and is homogeneous all the way through, your oil is thoroughly infused.

I prefer using the mason jar method for hash that has not yet been decarboxylated (because you can decarb it directly in the mason jar and add oil to it without dealing with any mess).

But if I’m working with a concentrate that has already been decarboxylated, I will use the stovetop/double boiler method because it’s faster and easier.

Hash can be anywhere from 30-95% THC, so that means 1 gram of concentrates can be anywhere from 300-950mg of THC. If you infused just one gram in a cup of oil, that would make the stuff anywhere from 6.25mg/teaspoon to 20mg/teaspoon.

If you’re working with concentrates, it’s best to get your concentrates tested or to buy them from a reputable dispensary so you know what you’re working with. If you don’t have that luxury, start very low and go very very slow.

1. Using any of the methods above, combine:

  • 1+ gram of decarboxylated hash (I usually use 2 grams per cup to make about 1400mg thc/cup of oil)
  • 1 Cup of MCT oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin

2. Steep and stir until the concentrates and the oil are completely combined.

3. No need to strain, just pour into jars, spray bottles or other storage container and store in a cool dark place (the fridge or freezer for longer term storage).

Always remember to calculate your dosage before consuming any homemade cannabis infusion and start low and go slow, especially when using high THC plant material.

With love,



Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m also not a lawyer and can’t defend you if you get busted trying to make this recipe in a state that still considers possession or cultivation of cannabis a criminal act. I don’t agree with this law, but I’d never advocate that you break it. Jail would suck. Instead, I strongly advise that you work to change the law in your state or nation by supporting and being active in grassroots organizations that are trying to legalize cannabis in your area (they’re everywhere). This recipe is heretofore only intended for people who live in states or countries where medical or recreational use of cannabis is legal, who are 21 and older, of sound mind and who understand that operating heavy machinery (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) under the influence of any intoxicant, including THC rich marijuana, is incredibly dangerous, immature, and wholly stupid. Please don’t ever eat and drive. Support public transportation or use the two legs that evolution gave you and walk your sweet ass wherever it is that you need to go.

70 thoughts on “Cannabis MCT Tincture: a Quick and Easy Non-Alcoholic Marijuana Tincture Recipe”

  1. Hey Corinne,
    Thanks for this post, I just bought some MCT oil and I am looking forward to trying this out. Just a method I use for getting my butter or oil separated from the flower is a French press. I bought a twenty dollar one from, I don’t remember where, and it works quite well. Saves burning oil or butter fingers.
    Thanks again,

  2. I think you are doing great work! I work at a dispensary and send people your way who are curious about the many ways to ingest cannabis. Thank you 🙂

    My question is…if I have bud and leaves from fresh cannabis plants, can I use the leaves and raw buds in any of your tincture recipes BEFORE decarboxylating so that I could have THCa tinctures? (or CBDa for that matter) Or would one of these methods be better? I have an awful time taking the alcohol ones…are you really supposed to hold that fire under your tongue??

  3. Hi Corinne,
    As always, you’re a great info source!
    Question please: I usually decarb first then infuse using a crock pot and external temp controller. So from the above article, do I plan for 180degF for 1 hour?
    Note: to infuse in regular (organic!) coconut oil, I usually infuse at 150degF for 6 hours.
    continued thanks,

  4. What do you think of using a mason jar in a pressure cooker? I’ve seen people make infusions on YouTube that way but I’m afraid it will explode or worse break the glass and ruin the whole lot. Thoughts?

  5. Corinne! I’m stoked that you’re on the MCT oil tincture train! This is one of my favorite infusions. I make it frequently for myself, and for others, especially those new to cannabis! It’s super easy to make, and to dose. I’ve also found that it helps substantially with cannabinoid absorbtion, as MCTs are absorbed directly into the liver (where delta 9 is converted to 11-hydroxy-THC, or the form of THC that makes edibles feel stronger than their smoked counterparts), rather than having to pass through the digestive system. For those dealing with stomach issues, such as Crohn’s Disease, or IBS (who have difficulty with cannabinoind absorption when using other types of edibles, due to issues within the digestive tract) this is fantastic news! I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve heard that someone with a digestive condition, who never had any luck with edibles, even at high doses, found complete bliss in the use of MCT oil tincture. Best to all of you over at Wake + Bake!

  6. Hi Corinne,

    Thanks for the article. I’ve been looking for a freezer method green dragon style tincture that doesnt require cooking because my building is very up in arms about the smell of the material. I haven’t found any besides with everclear. Do you know of any other oils or methods that work with the cold / freezer method or how to go from everclear tincture thats been cold processed, remove the alcohol in a measured way, and introduce a different oil without nuking the plant material?



  7. I have used MCT oil in the past with a CBD tincture I used. When I purchased one locally that was the main oil used as a base. I loved it and took it daily. The taste is great, esp if you like coconut, and it seemed to calm down my tinnitus , a good nervous system tonic. The one potential warning is that for me after a year plus of taking this daily, only a dropper full, my bad cholesterol doubled!!! There was no other reason for that to happen with my diet so I could only determine it was the MCT oil. I have switched to using alcohol now but just an FYI for anyone to keep an eye on that if you have concerns on that level. Thanks for all your wonderful info Corinne!

  8. Ryan Michael Valencia

    I’ve been using MCT oil for this purpose for over a year, and my trial and error experience resulted in the following. I use a Nova to decarb, and found the best results come from steeping for no longer than an hour. Anything longer and you’re starting to leech chlorophyll. I tested with my T-check and am consistantly resulting between 20mg/ml and 25mg/ml; which is what my math says it should be. Also, to release CBN, you want to decarb longer, not let it sit in the oil longer. MCT oil starts turning rancid faster if it’s run at high temp for long periods, and the oil acts as an insulator which prevents the temp needed for a proper conversion to CBN, which means if you want it to convert in the oil, you need to hit at least 212°, which in turn reduces the lifespan of the MCT.
    All my research was conducted as i was preparing to sell commercial here in CA, but i couldn’t get the $600k+ i needed to start the business here in San Diego. I also have other tricks, but they’re trade secrets. Hopefully what i shared will be able to help others a bit.

  9. Have you had any experience using a pressure cooker. I recently got an instantpot and have decarbed in it. (in mason jars pressure cook for 1/2 hour) have also used the slow cook setting for infusing coconut oil. Not sure of the times and wonder if others have had any experience with it.

  10. Kathryn Mccallum

    Hi Corrine,
    How amazing your talking MCT.. As I had an issue with mould in a previous batch with the organic whole coconut oil.. Since then I’ve been looking to use other infusions.. I found MCT organic in the supermarket.. More than twice the price.. But I wanted to give it a go.. And using your old infusion recepies that I’ve tweaked.. I had great results! I mix the oil with organic cold pressed hemp oil (I’m in Australia) to increase CBDs etc as much as possible. As for flavour.. I just made a batch of vanilla bean vegan cupcakes measuring around 60mg thc each.. It comes on faster 20-25 mins, the taste is really plesant even with a mild vanilla flavour!
    I also use the oil in gummies I’ve adapted, for micro dosing.. Infused anti anxiety tea, infused honey paleo Dinasoars at only 1.5mg each, they are amazing!
    Thank you so very much for sharing your Hard work and Research, you are Brilliant ??

  11. Georgette Koury

    I’m a big fan of the Nova…and the ability to decarb (& infuse) super small batches. (See Shanel’s videos on the website.) So, I decarbed approx. 1 gram of herb. I did a second Nova cycle with the 1 gram of decarbed herb and approx. 35ml of MCT oil. I used a small Pyrex beaker. I strained into a 40ml dropper bottle. I made a batch with a sativa and a batch with an indica. So far I’ve only tried half a dropperful of the sativa tincture/infusion sublingually… and it did the trick. (I hold it under my tongue for 30-60 seconds.) It has a mild taste…not unpleasant. I think It would be great whizzed up in my “sort of bulletproof” coffee. (Brewed coffee blended with MCT oil, ghee & coconut oil.) Or a smoothie. Or in a portion of soup, chili, or red sauce. I’m a ten mg. doser so an ounce of weed in a cup of oil is more than I need.

  12. you can also use an Instant Pot to both decarb your herb and then infuse with MCT. I have used 14 grams of herb to infuse a cup of MCT and strain in a ricer with cheese cloth with great success. I have a 3 quart IP and used high pressure for 35 min in a metal container (i used this one : ) with both MCT & cannabis , in a cup and a half of water, let natural release for 10 min and strain out. with this particular accessory, you can do two at once, but i haven’t tried it yet. I’ve seen also others use mason jars in the IP, but I haven’t tried it myself, because of the size of mine.

  13. Hi there, I infused flower into MCT using a levo II. Can this infused oil be used the same way as the infusions you’re describing here? Thank you for all you do to help educate us!

  14. I was wondering about that too. I have an ounce of decarbed Purple Orange CBD in the MBM right now. I did put three teaspoons of sunflower lecithin in two cups of MCT oil. I hope it’ll be OK.

  15. Corrine, I love your site. Thanks for all the info you’ve given this poor amateur! I’m still getting through all the posts and comments.

    Do you have a recipe for gummies with MCT oil? I have a an ounce of decarbed (in the Ardent Nova) Purple Orange CBD, two cups of MCT oil and three teaspoons of sunflower lecithin in the MBM as I type this. I’m hoping I can use this for gummies for my wife.

    I’m in Newfoundland, Canada. All liquor stores are government run through the Newfoundland Liquor Control (NLC) and our local liquor stores won’t allow any high proof spirits on their shelves with one exception: 151 proof rum. Can I use that for tinctures or is that too weak?


  16. Just bottled my first batch of MCT oil and Cherry Wine (CBD) infusion. I’ve only made alcohol based tinctures ,using your recipes, before. How long are the infusions shelf stable for? Thanks for all your help in my kitchen!

  17. I recently made a tincture using decarb’d White Widow flower and 190 proof Everclear using the water bath method. For the water bath, I use a Sous Vide set to 165 degrees for 30 minutes. Could I simply substitute MCT (or as an alternative, Bulletproof Brain Octane) in place of the alcohol?

  18. I recently tried the pressure cooker after watching a YouTube video. 40 minutes to decarb, Then 40 minutes to infuse. Worked well in a mason jar. Nothing exploded or cracked lol.

  19. What is the shelf life of hemp & cannabis infused with coconut oil with plant matter left in the batch.( not strained )?
    Is it more potent unstrained?

  20. Going to try making gummies, but never made edibles before.. Making a NON-alcohol tincture using 2g concentrate, 1c MCT oil and 1Tbs sunflower lecithin powder. However, gummie recipe I have calls for 1Tbs REDUCED tincture. Can non-alcohol MCT oil tincture be reduced? Will it mess up the gummies if I use it ‘as-is’ if it can’t be reduced?

  21. Dianna Hardwick

    I use mason jars in my pressure cooker. I often use mct oil, regular coconut oil, olive oil, vegan butter all at the same time in different jars. I label everything on the lids, and whallah off we go.


    Hi Billy, I make gummies with glycerin tincture and they are tasty and oh so easy. First I make a glycerin tincture with decarbed weed and I always have a jar ready. I use 1 cup of water with 4 tablespoons of gelatin, allow to set for 10 minutes. On low heat melt the gelatin and add flavoring, I like to use 3 individual drink mix packets. After the drink mix is melted into water and gelatin remove from heat. Add 1/2 cup glycerin tincture stir well and pour into silicone molds, put in fridge. 1 hour later you pop them out and there you are yummy gummies. With all the different drink flavors to choose from you can really mix up some fun flavors.

  23. I was scrolling looking for the answer to that. I found you because of your piece comparing the Levo, LevoII and M2B. I decided on the LevoII and I love it! I wanted to make gummy bears, and this was the way for me to do a tincture. I have zero patience, so it was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

  24. arrington kemp

    Hello, I hope all is well. Yesterday I noticed your old recipe “the long steep recipe” using vegetable glycerin, but I see you have updated your site. My question is can I still use that old recipe doing the long steep? Or did you take it down because of potential health or danger reasons? Because I’d like to try to no heat version if it’s still safe to do so.

    1. I updated it because ardent tested it and found that VG tinctures aren’t a great medium for extracting cannabinoids from the plant material. I don’t want people to waste their precious cannabis (and money!) on stuff that doesn’t work as well, so I updated the site as soon as I saw the results. Some people still LOVE their VG tinctures, so if you like it, keep doing your thing. But I like the MCT oil much better for flavor, extraction capabilities and versatility.

    1. Hey Nick!

      Great question. We always decarb in our Nova, or Ardent FX. The temp and length of time might depend on what type of wax or dab and how they were processed

      I hope this helps!

      -Maddie (Team Wake + Bake)

  25. We used to get white 151 rum, it worked fine. Now they only have 151 dark, and I don’t like it as much but it still works. If you have a generous friend visiting from Quebec, maybe they can bring you some Alcool or Everclear, “as a gift” of course. 95% is too strong to put under your tongue, so you’ll want to water it down a bit.

    1. Not sure if you’re in Canada or not, but you’ve asked if there’s a Canada alternative to Everclear. I’ve used this easily available Vodka. It’s marketed as a ‘Polish Vodka’, but it’s actually made from GRAIN, in Alberta. It’s much cheaper than the LCBO raw alcohol, and works fine in my tinctures. Apparently, you need a very high proof (over 70 proof), or your tinctures can get rancid. Here’s a link:

  26. Hi Corinne, I have enjoyed reading through all your info and looking forward to trying recipes. I recently purchased the Ardent FX and it’s been easy to use. I made the MCT oil tincture easily. I live with chronic pain (FB), a bad hip replacement and low back pain (injury). In addition, I had my gallbladder removed in a January. So, I thought this recipe would be good for me. However, I’m having problems with my stomach now. How much can I actually take daily? I’m averaging about 1 tablespoon 3 x’s daily. I’m not feeling the high, anymore, either. Confused. I would appreciate some help.

  27. I used the tablespoon of sunflower lecithin and I’m not thrilled with the taste. Is there anything I can add to make it taste better? Thanks so much for the recipes and all you do!

    1. Great question, Megan.
      When using sunflower lecithin, try using it based on flavor.
      1 tsp/ 1tbs per cup of oil. The more you add, the more flavor and texture of lecithin will be added to your oil.

      I hope this helps!

      Feel free to reach out to if you have any more questions 🙂

      -Maddie (Team Wake + Bake)

  28. Just made a nice infusion of my Wedding Cake strain into MCT oil using my Ardent Nova. Easy, clean, and I know exactly how much I’m dosing. I’m partial to just taking a 1/2 tsp straight up, but it is quite strong smelling (and, truth, be told, strong tasting, but I have developed a taste for cannabis). If I had peppermint extract (the kind of stuff you use for baking), will it affect the shelf life (I keep my oil in the fridge) of my infusion? Carl

    1. Hey Carl,
      Maddie here (Corinne’s assistant)
      Great question!
      We aren’t sure how that would change the shelf life of the infusion. I assume it wouldn’t change it too much.. but this is definitely a question I will have to bring to our meeting.

      I hope this helps!

      -Maddie (Team Wake + Bake)

  29. Hi Teri. Did you ever try raw herbs? I am looking to get THCa and CBDa. I have been blending the leaves I pick when I’m pruning, and might do that or juice the flowers and leaves once finished. But I have been wondering if I could make a raw tincture. I’ve seen a place that makes raw tincture or extract of THCa, but they’re in California and I’m in Canada. I’m trying to figure out how to make one myself.

  30. Nice article, as someone who as well has played with different MCT/Cannabis recipes I want to add a few things for anyone making this. First, you do not need Lecithin, that is optional and in no way increase potency, the longer you allow it to simmer the better it will be…you can also rinse and repeat the process for a stronger result, for example after simmering for 8hrs straind and drain the oil, put in more bud into the crock pot then re-add the oil and simmer again for 8 hrs…doing this will make some highly potent oil.

    One thing that you absolutely need to do unless you like having the nasty brown/green colored oil *gag* is filtering the finished product properly you can use cheescloth + a coffee filter but it will not rid the chlorophyll or the residue and that will separate and sit at the bottom of your tincture. To achieve the nice golden clear MCT oil result you will need to use a 60-75 micron filter, then finally a 20-30 micron filter (last filter process) doing this will get rid of the nasty coloring and any fine residue that will decrease the shelf life of the product.

    Anyway try that out and you will be glad you did.

  31. Hi Corinne, I have a question about turning the alcohol based tinctures into an elixir. You say you add honey or maple syrup to taste, but do you mix it with the whole tincture, or just by dose. I am very new at all of this and just wanted to be sure I understand before moving forward with that. Thanks in advance!!

  32. I purchased an ardent fx. I am wanting to infuse some concentrate with mct oil. Do I need to debarb first, then run it with the mct? I can’t really find any info on how to kick off this jam! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks marc

    1. Hi Marc!

      That’s so great, we are so excited to hear that!
      Yes, it’ll need to be decarbed first and then mix with your butter, oil, or ghee to infuse.
      You can also put it back in the decarboxylator for another 30 minutes, to allow the contents to heat and blend.

      For more information go HERE

      Let us know how your jam turns out!


      – Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  33. Thanks for such a great article and all of the information that Wake and Bake produces! My question is this: If I have a cup of cannabis infused MCT oil made from some average bud, say 12% thc, and I wanted to infuse some 24% flower, could I use the 12% oil to infuse the 24% flower? I
    My concern is that the second infusion, using the Ardent NOVA method, would somehow degrade the potency of the already infused oil. If it wouldn’t, then how would one measure the final potency of the twice infused MCT oil? Thanks for all you guys do!

    1. Hey Bryant!

      Great question! Yes you can re-infuse your cannabis to up the potency.
      You will loose some of the THC though. Also, the less oil being infused, the more potency you will lose on the second infusion. As far as an accurate reading, it’s hard to say since there are a lot of variables!

      Here is a great article that goes into it a little deeper. HERE


      Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  34. Hi there, I too have been on canna infused oil for quite some time and no longer feel the high. I still receive some benefits but they are much more subtle than when I first started on the oils. Did you receive any info on why you no longer feel the high?

    1. Hey Traci,

      It sounds like your tolerance has gone up!
      You could either give yourself a quick week detox to make your tolerance more sensitive or switching to CBD to give your body a break but still reap all the health benefits. Also adding lecithin to your oil might help if you’re not already doing it.
      I hope this helps!


      – Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  35. Tobias Weinberg

    Another method is to put the covered mason jar in a pot of boiling water with a support under it to keep the jar from direct contact with the bottom of the pan. I use 1/2 pint jars, 3.5 gm decarbed bud, 1/4 cup of MCT oil and 1 t of lecithin. The oil in the mason jar stays at an even 180º F as long as the water stays at a simmer. Yes I did the experiments and measured the temperature of the oil. I don’t whether the oil will stay evenly warm in larger jars. I let it cook for a least 2 hours.

    I do find that it seems more potent with the lecithin. I find though that differences in the strains make a lot more difference than length of extraction.

    I use the plastic storage caps to cover the jars rather than the standard metal canning tops. The plastic isn’t in contact with the oil so leaching of plasticizer isn’t a problem. You do have to tighten the cap after the jar heats up and loosen it again before it cools (so if won’t pressure lock).

    I filter the bud out bud after and squeeze with a garlic press.

    For an extra (an often very powerful) reuse I grind the used bud with sugar in large ceramic mortar and pestle. After decarbing, infusing and squeezing the used bud is quite brittle. The sugar helps it grind. I mix the ground bud with melted chocolate tempered with extra cocoa butter. Waste not want not. Every drop gets used. The chocolate has a real kick…

    I do the CBD bud separately in larger batches with an MB machine.

    Toby (Tobias)

  36. Yes, using a small (I use 12oz) French coffee press makes it so easy to strain the oil from the flower. Much easier, faster, and cleaner; plus none of the infused oil is lost (I make a cup of chamomile tea in the French Press after I have used it for straining the infused oil.)

  37. Hi !
    I have some AVB (Already Vaped Bud ^^) that hasn’t been decarbed prior to vaporisation (I don’t go hotter than 392° F., so I don’t know if it is hot enough to decarb…).
    I would like to infuse this AVB into MCT in my FX : should I decarb it first (even though it has been vaped) ?
    Thanks !

  38. I think the writer was asking if you’ve done a no heat, MCT infusion. I am wondering the same?

  39. Hi! Hope all is well. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! I had a question about my tincture. I made a CBD & MCT oil tincture and kept it in a cabinet since May 2021. I just took it out to use it and it looks cloudy. Is it bad? Why it happened?
    Thanks in advance for your input. I appreciate all your help.

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