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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 reeeeallly 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,


Cannabis MCT Tincture: a quick and easy non-alcoholic marijuana tincture recipe

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  • 1 Cup Oil MCT OIL
  • 1 teaspoon- 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin (Optional): If you reeeeallly don’t like the flavor of lecithin use 1 teaspoon. Otherwise, use 1 Tablespoon per cup.
  • 3.5-7grams of decarbed cannabis per cup of oil



Combine the following in a crockpot on warm or low (warm is usually sufficient in most crackpots) MCT oil and sunflower lecithin.


Add cannabis.


Stir every once in a while.


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


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


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


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




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.

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.

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  • Reply
    Rick Harris
    October 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    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,

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    October 17, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    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??

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    Walt Socha
    October 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    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,

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    October 18, 2019 at 12:35 am

    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?

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    October 18, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Why did you leave out the lecithin in the magical butter method ??

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    Samantha Layman
    October 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

    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!

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    October 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    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?



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    October 18, 2019 at 11:16 am

    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!

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    Ryan Michael Valencia
    October 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    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.

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    October 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I’m making mine with MCT oil and Hemp oil.

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    Sabina Lanier
    October 19, 2019 at 3:47 am

    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.

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    October 19, 2019 at 5:43 am

    So, is the sunflower lecithin altogether optional? I’m not clear on that Thanks.

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    Kathryn Mccallum
    October 20, 2019 at 12:05 am

    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 😍💚

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      October 23, 2019 at 9:23 am

      Hi there, do you have a recipe you can share for the gummies you’ve made with this oil? Thanks!

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    Kathryn Mccallum
    October 20, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Hi, sorry no links in the MCT suggestions for concentrated oil, FYI.

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    Georgette Koury
    October 20, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    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.

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    October 21, 2019 at 9:16 am

    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.

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    Teri Harris-Naethe
    October 25, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I use powdered Sunflower Lecithin…is this ok?

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    Traci Harrell
    October 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    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!

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      October 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Absolutely! The levo II is a great device for infusing MCT oil 🙂

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    October 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    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.

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      November 30, 2019 at 11:59 am

      How did it go?

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    October 30, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Secrets? Do tell!

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    October 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    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?


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    rogina mathes
    November 8, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    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!

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    November 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

    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?

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    Cheryl Johnson
    November 30, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    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.

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    Mark LaVoie
    December 12, 2019 at 10:23 am

    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?

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    January 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    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?

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    Dianna Hardwick
    January 19, 2020 at 2:41 am

    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.

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    January 23, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    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.

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    January 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I’m not understanding what the lecithin is for do I have to use it?

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    Robyn Lewis
    March 12, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    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!

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    arrington kemp
    May 14, 2020 at 12:21 am

    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.

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      May 21, 2020 at 9:16 am

      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.

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    May 23, 2020 at 12:15 am

    What temp and for how long would you decarb dabs/wax to get the most uplifting high?

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      July 17, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      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)

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    June 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Do you notice a difference in effects when using different strains or is it all the same with oil?

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    Lori Rizzuto
    June 26, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    do you know about the LEVO 2 for infusing, its a game changer

    • Reply
      June 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      I liked the Levo 2 until I got the Ardent FX. It’s definitely my go to now.

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    July 4, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    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.

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    July 4, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Above was meant to be in response to Bill, from Newfoundland.

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    July 5, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    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.

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    July 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    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!

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      July 17, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      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 [email protected] if you have any more questions 🙂

      -Maddie (Team Wake + Bake)

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    Carl Wagner
    July 23, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    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

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      August 7, 2020 at 5:21 pm

      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)

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    July 30, 2020 at 5:48 am

    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.

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    Northern Acumen
    September 20, 2020 at 11:23 am

    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.

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    Northern Acumen
    September 20, 2020 at 11:25 am

    You do not have to use it, some believe it helps give a more potent product…but it does not.

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