View Full Version : seperating canna oil from plant matter.
04-23-2006, 01:50 PM
I've been experimenting with canna butter. Mostly with chocolate. It works great but since i am new to this, i have found it difficult and very messy to extract the butter from the plant matter. I've tried colanders coffed filters, boiling water and then cooling it... It all works but it is very time consuming and creates a bunch of dishes to be washed.
NOW i use a french coffee press. Works excellent. I purchased a stainless steel version found in the camping section. It presses out most of the butter from the plant material. If you want you can then add boiling water to wash the rest of the butter out and then cool it and extract the solidified butter.
Thought i would share this. Maybe it is already common knowledge.
04-23-2006, 01:56 PM
I use cheesecloth and wear thermal gloves covered in latex dish gloves to squeeze out all the goodness!
04-23-2006, 05:52 PM
i use mesh filter bags and rubber kitchen gloves and squeeze and squeeze. it is a pain in the hands litterally. personally there is only one method i think would would better. a table top friut/wine press. however one does it, it is my personally belief that you just can't get all the butter back out.
04-23-2006, 06:25 PM
Good idea dirty. I am have to try that one.
04-23-2006, 07:41 PM
The inevitable lost butter. Or as I also like to say, the portion that the butter gods are claiming for their own!
How often do you have to clean the press?
I'm going to be trying hash butter next. That should be the best chlorophil removing I can do!
04-24-2006, 09:15 AM
I've only used the press once. Cleaning it was really easy. It was as simple as rinsing out the coffee pot. (that is essentially what it is.) I couldn't believe how well it worked. I wouldn't recomend a glass coffee press. will a metal one you can really apply some pressure to extract the butter.
If your currently wringing it out by hand you should give this method a try.
04-24-2006, 04:42 PM
i really do not think a simple french press would be worth while with the sort of batches i do. 2 galons of fresh compressed leaf is a lot and that is not counting the butter and water. really think a friut press would be required for this size of batch, ya know?
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