Coming up with original ways to use up your shake and trim shouldn’t be too difficult of a task. If it is, then you have way too much shake or trim on your hands. In case you’re not sure what you have lets clarify the difference. Shake is what you get when tiny pieces of bud break off in a container or bag and end up on the bottom of it.
It kind of resembles weed that’s already been broken up. Trim is the excess from harvesting buds and clipping them to manicured perfection. Leaves from trim will have trichomes on them but frequently will not provide the same euphoric buzz that shake will. Either way, if you have some of either on hand, there are many different things you can do with it.
Give it Away
If you’re really feeling generous one of the most sharing and caring things you can do is gift that shake or trim to a friend in need. Maybe all your friends suck, or they just don’t smoke. Whatever the case is if you’re looking for ways to utilize your shake or trim here are a few ways to accomplish that task.
Use your shake or trim to make yummy for your tummy delectable cannabutter. Shake or trim works beautifully to make sensational cannabis-infused butter. In return, you’ll have an endless array of culinary treats that you can prepare with an elevated kick from cannabutter.
Make Cannabis Extracts
You can use your trim or shake to make concentrates too! That’s right you can make wax. Depending on your method of extraction you can get anywhere from 50 to 80 g out of a pound of trim or shake depending on its quality. The more trichomes, the better.
Make Cannabis-Infused Oil
Another great idea to help use up that trim or shake is to make it into an oil. Making your own cannabis oil is not only healthy but a great way to utilize that excess herb that’s just going to waste.
Vape it Up
An herbal vaporizer is another excellent way to use up that stash. These devices will allow you to vape the essential oils from the plant without combusting the material which is known to be a little bit harsh at times.
Make an Alcohol Concoction
Using up your cannabis shake or trim is a great idea. You don’t want just to leave the stuff lying around and let it go bad. It does dry up and can and will lose its potency. If you are making wax making oil, making butter and still have trim left over perhaps try throwing some in rubbing alcohol to make a tremendous topical medication or adding some to drinking alcohol to make a great cannabis-infused cocktail for a later date.
What type of creative ways can you come up with to use up your trim or shake?
The holidays are just around the corner, and if your friends and family are cannabis connoisseurs like yourself, you may be looking at ways to infuse your feast. If so, you will be happy to know that there are many different ways that you can incorporate cannabis into your Danksgiving festivities. Not only are these tips and tricks for infusion great for the holiday season they will work with almost any food all the year through.
Cannabutter Canna be Your Best Friend
One of the most common ways of infusing foods is simply substituting butter for cannabis-infused butter or adding it to the recipe. Making cannabis-infused butter is simple to do at home. If you are not familiar with the process, you can check out a quick method that requires no special tools here. With cannabutter on hand infusing your holiday meal is easier than ever. Just add some to your mashed potatoes instead of regular butter, top off your sweet potatoes with cannabis-infused butter, or you can even pack the inside of the skin of your turkey with cannabis-infused butter and allow it to soak into the meat while cooking. If the recipe calls for butter, you can just replace it with cannabutter for an easy cannabis-infused danksgiving meal.
Oil it Up and Call it a Day
Just like butter, there are many recipes that we love to enjoy around the holiday seasons that call for oil. Whether is oil to sauté something or oil in a recipe for your favorite dessert if you have cannabis infused coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil on hand you can just substitute your canna oil instead of using plain boring oil! Some of my favorite ways to use this method of infusion is to use canna oil in my turtle brownie recipe and basting the turkey throughout its cooking cycle. If you’re not sure how to make cannabis oil to use in recipes check out the guide here.
A Some Bud to the Salad- Be Sure to Decarb First
Of course, there is always the method of merely adding fresh bud to your recipes. While this isn’t going to create the best texture in many foods if you are having a salad pre-dinner aside from the salad in your bowl to toke adding fresh cannabis leaves or decarbed cannabis buds ground up with perhaps some extra virgin olive oil drizzled on top would make a great addition. Be sure that your cannabis is decarbed however otherwise the individual enjoying the salad isn’t going to get the effects they might expect! To learn more about decarbing check out this article!
These are just three simple ways to infuse the feast. Do you have a favorite way to infuse your holiday dinners or foods throughout the year? Do you have tools or products that you can’t live without when it comes to infusion? If so, let us know in the comments below!