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Everything You Should Know About the MagicalButter Machine

For most of us, when it comes to kicking back, relaxing and enjoying some good weed, it doesn’t really matter how you do it. A perfectly rolled joint, a clean bong rip, a light and tasty vape cloud —most of us are content as long as the result is being pleasantly stoned.

Eating a delicious and potent edible, however, is a particularly wonderful thing many of us wish we could do more often, were it not for the complicated, time consuming, and awfully messy process of making cannabutter the traditional way.

While crafting your own cannabutter isn’t terribly difficult, it’s a tricky and rather involved process which takes several hours to complete. The benefits of making cannabutter are clear and plentiful, yet enduring the process of actually making it is a major obstacle for even the most dedicated stoners.

But the days of standing over a double-boiler and straining your cannabutter through a cheesecloth are over — as are the days of destroying your kitchen in the process — thanks to the MagicalButter Machine.

What is the MagicalButter Machine?

The MagicalButter Machine is a fully-automatic countertop botanical extractor, immersion blender and heating unit fitted perfectly together inside a compact, pitcher-shaped design.

Equipped with a versatile immersion blade and a programmable thermostat, the MagicalButter Machine can grind, stir, heat and steep herbal extracts at exactly the right times and temperatures, yielding extremely high-quality infusions with barely any effort.

Included with the MagicalButter Machine is the PurifyFilter 190™ infusion filter for effortless infusion straining, as well as their signature heat-and-slip-resistant LoveGlove™ for safe and effective handling of infusions made in the MagicalButter Machine.

In addition to classic cannabutter, you can also make tinctures, infused coconut oil and even medicinal salves using this machine.

How to use the MagicalButter Machine

If you’ve made cannabutter at home before, you know that decarbing your weed is a critical first step in the process. This holds true when using the MagicalButter Machine, too. There are several different ways to decarb weed depending on what you’re using it for, but to decarb your weed for cannabutter, your best bet is just to bake it in the oven.

Break up the bud you want to infuse into the butter into small pieces and spread it evenly in a thin layer over a sheet of parchment paper, cover the paper with aluminum foil, bake for 25–30 minutes at 230℉ (110℃), and let cool completely before you begin your desired infusion cycle in the MagicalButter Machine.

Once you’ve decarbed the weed and it’s cooled down, you’re ready to start the MagicalButter infusion process. The MagicalButter Machine is capable of all different kinds of botanical infusions like butters, oils, tinctures and oil concentrates. Cannabutter is, of course, a butter infusion, which are the simplest and most basic infusions to perform.

How to make cannabutter with the MagicalButter Machine

Making cannabutter with the MagicalButter Machine takes approximately two hours from start to finish, and yields approximately 2–5 cups maximum (475–1180 mL) depending on how much butter you want to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2–5 cups (475–1180 mL) of unsalted butter, clarified*
  • 1/4–1/2 oz. (7–14 g) of decarbed bud per every 1 cup (240 mL) of butter used
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) lecithin* per every 1 cup (240 mL) of butter used

*To ensure the best possible extraction process and the highest possible potency of your cannabutter, the MagicalButter chefs highly recommend you clarify the butter before adding it to the pitcher of the MagicalButter Machine. Clarified butterfat absorbs more THC than normal butter, and makes for a better infusion overall. All you have to do to clarify your butter is slowly simmer it in a small pan on the stove over very low heat until it melts and a white froth forms on the surface, then gently skim it off with a spoon until only the golden, clear, liquefied butterfat remains.

*Lecithin is an emulsifier used widely in the culinary industry, among others, for binding ingredients to lipids like butter and fat. Adding lecithin allows the butterfat to absorb significantly higher amounts of THC and other cannabinoids during infusion, which increases the potency of your finished cannabutter.

Directions:

  • Load your desired amount of clarified butter, proportionate amount of decarbed bud and lecithin into the pitcher of the MagicalButter Machine and tightly secure the head on top of the pitcher.
  • Press the “Temperature” button on the top of the head and select the option for 160℉ (71℃), then the “2 Hours/Butter” button
  • Allow two hours infusion cycle to run
  • Once the infusion cycle is complete, unplug your MagicalButter Machine and remove the head. Put on your LoveGlove™ and slowly pour what’s in the pitcher through your PurifyFilter™ and into your desired storage container.

And that’s it—decarb your bud, press a couple of buttons, wait two hours, strain and once it solidifies, you can infuse all of your favorite culinary creations with premium, potent homemade cannabutter.

How to clean your machine

Once you’re done, the MagicalButter Machine is super easy to clean even if you’re stoned out of your mind on edibles already. You simply give the machine a rinse, fill it up halfway with dish soap and water and press the clean button.

Whether you’re a veteran cannabutter chef you’re a novice who wants to learn the ropes of making edibles, the MagicalButter Machine is a solid investment. It’s as simple and straightforward to use as a botanical extraction machine/immersion blender/customizable heating unit can be without compromising the quality or the potency of its final products.

So if you’re looking for a user-friendly way to make your own edibles (or you’re quarantined at home in need of new ways to get stoned like me) the MagicalButter Machine is the cure to your weed woes.

In addition to classic cannabutter, you can also make tinctures, infused coconut oil and even medicinal salves using this machine.

Magical Butter Dream Machine

Everyone can be an accomplished cannabis cook with the Magical Butter Machine. The MBM extracts the cannabinoids from marijuana and infuses them directly into butters, oils, tinctures, salves, and topical skin care products — and that opens up a world of uses and benefits.

First of all, canna-butter is definitely the way to go when it comes to cooking with cannabis. Many of us can remember the sandy texture of pot brownies from our younger days; when the THC is infused into butter, texture is no longer an issue.

This microprocessor-controlled, high quality appliance comes with a comprehensive, reader-friendly manual, and extensive documentation and recipes online. The Magical Butter Machine was developed by Seattle entrepreneur Garyn Angel for a friend with Crohn’s disease who didn’t want to smoke weed, but had heard about the medical benefits of cannabis for people with his condition.

After a lot of experimentation, Garyn came up with the Magical Butter Machine. He calls it a “botanical extractor” because the current version, the MB 2, doesn’t just make canna butter. It also does oil and alcohol extractions (more about which, see below).

Step 1 of your Magical Butter Machine adventure needs to be decarboxylating your cannabis. This is very important, as you must do this to make the weed psychoactive. Otherwise, you’ll get medical benefits from the cannabinoids, but you won’t get high. Fortunately, decarboxylation is easy. It just takes 30 to 60 minutes in the oven at 250 degrees (don’t go hotter in an attempt to get it done more quickly, or you will destroy the cannabinoids).

Step 2 is to clarify your butter. Clarified (or “drawn”) butter is needed in the Magical Butter Machine, and besides, removing the milk solids from melted butter results in a richer product with better consistency and flavor. Just melt your butter in a saucepan until it divides into three layers: a big layer of clarified, golden butterfat between two thin layers of white milk fat. Skim off and discard the top layer, then slowly pour the yellow layer into a container. Leave the remaining water and whey in the bottom of the saucepan. Voila! Now you have clarified butter.

All you need is a from 4 to 10 sticks of clarified butter, half an ounce to a couple ounces of flower, shake or trim (Magical Butter recommends four to eight grams of weed per stick of butter; I recommend eight grams), a bit of lecithin (an emulsifier which increases the bioavailability of cannabinoids) and a couple of hours of free time, and you’re good to go for your next several psychoactive recipes.

You can use your imagination; the possibilities, of course, extend well beyond the de rigeur brownies, and include pretty much any recipe which includes butter or in which butter can be substituted for cooking oil. (For example, a Magical Turkey recipe is currently featured on the Magical Butter website.)

And butter, of course, is just scratching the surface. I personally know at least a dozen people who get great relief and therapeutic benefits from cannabis-infused coconut oil, used as a topical. That takes just a little longer than butter, but the oil is so wonderfully soothing that it’s worth the wait.

Power user hint: The infused coconut oil is also completely edible and effective when used, for example, in smoothies, or for cooking.

Once you have your Magical Butter Machine and are ready to experiment, the great news is that there are numerous recipes available on MagicalButter.com. Allergy Tincture, Cocoa Butter Lotion, Massage Oil, Eye Cream, Lip Balm, Face Cream, Hand Salve, Insect Repellent, Healing Salve, Bug Bite Relief, Face and Body Scrub, Foot Lotion, Hair Conditioner, and Shea Butter Lotion are just a few of the exciting possibilities with the MBM — all infused with the herbs of your choice.

The Magical Butter Botanical Extractor is available for $174, tax included, at Uncle Ike’s Glass & Goods.

Everyone can be an accomplished cannabis cook with the Magical Butter Machine. The MBM extracts the cannabinoids from marijuana and infuses them directly into