Marijuana in a pan

The most common role of butter is baking, and a good hash butter recipe will take your edibles out of this world with enhanced flavor and increased potency! So, are you looking for a tasty hash butter recipe? I have tried several recipes, but the following recipe is by far my favorite. And it only takes 20 minutes to make!

How to make hash butter recipe at home

Hash, a concentrated form of the resin of a cannabis plant, mainly contains the inactive cannabinoid THCA instead of THC. Therefore, the first step is always to activate (deactivate your hash (decarboxylate) hash into smaller pieces and slowly heat it in your oven at 115°C (240°F) for 45 minutes only.

Once the timer goes off, the hash is 'active', and we can now start baking.

You'll need the following equipment:

  • Measuring cup
  • Paper towels
  • Pot or saucepan
  • 2 sticks
  • Spoon or whisk
  • Additional container (airtight and heatproof)


  • 100 Grams (3.5 Ounces) of butter (should be dry)
  • Depending on the kind of potency you need, you have to include 1 to 5 Grams (0.035 to 0.17 Ounces) of decarbed hash
  • 500 Ml (0.13 Gallon) of clean water

Other things you may need (optional):

  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of assorted Italian herbs
  • A small amount of red pepper (a pinch is okay)

Preparing instructions

Step 1

Pour two cups of clean water into a cooking pot or saucepan and continue boiling it on medium heat. As the water continues to boil, make sure your hash and the butter are ready. You can do this by placing the hash and butter inside a small dish. Alternatively, you can begin by crumbling the butter into small bits.

The essence of making the tiny pieces is to make dissolving quicker and easier. Finally, unwrap the butter from its place.

Step 2

Reduce the heat of the boiling water. Drop butter into the boiling water (assuming you have two sticks). At this point, you need to be careful not to burn the two bars. Besides, your aim is not to boil the mixture of butter and water.

Use the whisk or spoon, to stir or agitate the mixture until it dissolves evenly.

PS. As a rule, the water should be warm enough to melt the butter, but you should not allow it to heat to boiling point.

Step 3

In Step 1, you made the hash into tiny pieces, right? Now put the hash into the melted mixture of water and butter. Let the new mixture (water, butter, and hash) simmer as much as possible. There will be no harm if you whisk the mixture a little bit.

If you notice the mixture changing its color into brownish-green, you are on the right track.

Hash butter nerds argue that the longer you continue to simmer the mixture at low heat, the better the potency you achieve. For that reason, you could simmer the mixture for more than 30 minutes.

Ideally, the best hash butter simmers for up to 4 hours.

Step 4

After your 30 minutes or 4 hours are over, it is time to check the simmered mixture. By now, there is no doubt that the mixture has blended well. The next thing would be to put the simmered mixture inside an airtight and heatproof container.

Place this mixture inside your refrigerator. You can allow the mixture to rest in the refrigerator between 2 hours and 12 hours. Some people leave the mixture in the refrigerator the entire night.

Step 5

When you finally open the airtight container, you will see that the hash and butter have teamed up but separated from the water. Using a clean piece of cloth or a towel, pour the separated water out of the mixture. The piece of cloth guards against the loss of butter when draining the water.

Step 6

It is time to use paper towels to dry your hash butter. Please ensure no water or moisture is left in the butter. You can now put your butter into the airtight container for the second time. You can store your butter in the container for 60 days. Your butter won't go bad.

The bottom line

After going through this guide on how to make hash butter, it is evident that the process of making hash butter is not boring, to say the least. But at least now, you can make it yourself in the comfort of your home. For a Youtube video about how to make hash butter click here.

Frequently asked questions

How much hash per stick of butter?

If you are interested in a very potent high, use 6 Grams (0.21 Ounces) of hash per stick of butter. For a moderate high, 3 to 5 Grams (0.10 to 0.17 Ounces) of hash per stick of butter is recommended. If you are looking for a mild high, then use between 2 to 3 Grams (0.07 to 0.1 Ounces) of hash per stick.

How to make THC butter with a Levo?

  • Decarboxylate your weed, break it into smaller pieces, and pack it inside a herb pod
  • Place the pod in a LEVO unit
  • Slice 4 sticks of butter, place it in the reservoir and close the lid
  • Set the LEVO to 78°C (172°F) and infuse for 60 mins
  • Dispense the infusion in a glass jar and strain it
  • Store that THC butter in a fridge.

How to make cannabutter with dry ice hash?

  • Decarboxylate 2 Grams (0.07 Ounces) of dry ice hash
  • Break the decarboxylated dry ice hash into smaller chunks
  • Melt a single stick of butter and dissolve the decarbed dry ice hash in it
  • Simmer the mixture for around 10 minutes and use a silicone spatula to scrape the bottom until the butter melts and dissolves
  • After bubbling, the cannabutter is ready.

How to make edibles without butter?

To make edibles without butter, decarboxylate your weed and use coconut milk. Stir the mix and heat it to make edibles without butter under low temperatures for an hour. Strain the coconut milk to do away with the weed, and drink it warm. Keep the remaining milk in the fridge.