The answer to“How Long Does Cannabutter Last?”, is found in the different possible storage methods.
The shelf life of Cannabutter is typically around three months. However, this can vary depending on the storage method used. The best way to store your Cannabutter is in the fridge or freezer because those are where temperatures are most stable.
What Is Cannabutter And What Makes It Popular?
Cannabutter or Cannabis Butter is a butter infusion made with either Weed Flower, Kief, AVB (already vaped bud), or Cannabis concentrates and butter or ghee.
Cannabis butter has become very popular among people looking for different ways to cook and bake with Weed.
Weed edibles are increasingly popular as it is discrete, often mask the taste of Weed, and are generally considered healthier than smoking.
Does Cannabutter Go Bad?
If you are a Cannabutter lover, you probably know it can go bad. Butter does spoil, and adding Cannabis may shorten its shelf life.
Luckily, we have some tricks and tips on prolonging the shelf life of your precious Cannabutter. It is vital to identify if your Cannabutter has spoiled.
How To Detect Spoilage In Cannabutter?
Cannabutter has a relatively short shelf life and can go bad quickly. There are some ways to detect if the Cannabutter has gone bad.
If you notice any mold, discard the butter.
The smell will change from a fresh, herbal smell to sour, similar to fermented fruit.
Taste a small amount when you’ve tried the first two steps but are still uncertain; if it’s sour or rancid, it’s spoiled.
Consuming spoiled Cannabutter can lead to stomach aches, nausea, and cramps.
“Rather be safe than sorry.”
5 Ways To Make Cannabutter Last Longer In Your Home
It’s no secret that making Cannabutter can be a time-consuming and even costly process. Following the below tips and tricks will aid in keeping your Cannabutter fresher for longer.
1. Making Cannabutter from ghee (clarified butter) improves the shelf life of your magical butter and delivers a better quality product for a couple of reasons:
Removing the milk solids and water from the butter, you improve the self-life for up to 1 year if stored in the fridge.
Ghee has an excellent infusion rate of around 90%
2. Correctly store Cannabutter
Wrap the butter in wax paper, and store in an airtight container
Can be kept in the fridge for 2 – 3 weeks
3. Store your Cannabutter in smaller quantities. When baking with butter, you almost always need butter at room temperature. Storing smaller amounts eliminates the temperature fluctuation and will prolong the self-life.
4. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months. I follow point 3 above and defrost only the amounts I need. We find that 50g or about 3 TBLS portions work well.
5. Bake something! Mix up a batch of our delicious Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies or even some Chocolate Brownies. A helpful side note, the cookie dough can be frozen, and the brownies can be frozen once baked.
What Is The Shelf-Life Of Cannabutter?
Correctly storing Cannabutter is as essential as other perishable foods and will affect its shelf-life.
How To Store Cannabutter?
Unrefrigerated/room temperature : 2 – 3 day
Fridge: 2 – 3 weeks
Freezer: 4 – 6 months
How Long Does Cannabutter Last In The Refrigerator?
Cannabutter can be kept in the fridge for 2 – 3 weeks. We have successfully stored it in the refrigerator for longer but suggest storing it in the freezer if you want to keep your Cannabutter fresh for longer.
How Long Does Cannabutter Last In The Freezer?
Cannabutter can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Many may be concerned about the potency of the butter, but rest assured, it will not be affected.
Always store your Cannabutter in a freezer-proof container or bag to avoid frostbite, and remember to label your batch.
Allow space for the butter to expand; therefore, do not fill right to the top.
The Basic Cannabutter Recipe And Uses
We have an easy-to-follow Cannabutter Recipe just one click away.
You can buy Cannabutter kits from brands like Ardent.
If you’re keen to make Cannabutter and just not sure about the science of decarbing or have that much time on your hands, consider buying an Ardent FX Decarboxylator 110V as a 3 in 1, ‘press and go’ option.
Can You Freeze Cannabutter Cookie Dough?
Yes, it can. Follow our delicious and easy recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies and bake directly from frozen.
Can You Freeze Cannabutter?
Yes, and it is recommended for storing Cannabutter for more extended periods.
How Long Can You Freeze Cannabutter?
Cannabutter will keep in the freezer for 6 months if stored correctly.