Making edibles with wax is a great way to get all of the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke it. Wax is a concentrated form of cannabis that can be used to make edibles, and it contains high levels of THC.
In this guide, we will show you how to make edibles with wax. We will also provide instructions on how to dose and store your edibles. Enjoy!
What Is Cannabis Wax?
With so many different extraction techniques, it’s vital to understand how cannabis wax is produced and used.
In a nutshell, cannabis wax is a concentrate taken straight from buds or flowers, and the word “wax” comes from its color and how it resembles earwax. Wax is usually a dark yellow to orange color, and the most crucial thing is that it contains at least 40% to 80% THC or THCA. When compared to typical joints with an 8% to 30% THC content, this is a substantial concentration of THC.
If it’s THCA, you’ll need to carboxylate the wax first. The procedure is straightforward. Simply place it in a small heat-proof glass dish and bake it at 250°F for 30 minutes to transform it into THC. If you’re decarbing more than a few grams of wax in a dish, you’ll need to bake it for 45 minutes.
Making Edibles With Wax
Making edibles at home and utilizing concentrates rather than flowers makes the process much simpler because we’re simply infusing, not extracting. We don’t have to remove plant matter from butter or coconut oil. The decarboxylated wax may be used in any edibles we want.
Baking with wax is a little different than using other oil or butter. Wax is sticky and difficult to remove from the oven; add a tablespoon of butter or oil to the concentrate before putting it in the oven to decarb. The melted fat will assist you to transfer the concentrate and prevent it from sticking to utensils.
Make sure the concentrate is evenly mixed into wet ingredients or oil while stirring concentrates into a recipe. It won’t work to add a gram of melted wax to dry ingredients; it will just sit there and not mix in properly. We can also make infused butter and oil with concentrates.
If you can, time it so you are mixing your wet ingredients as you pull the concentrate out of the oven. To achieve a uniform mixture, stir well. You want the cannabis oil in each serving to be of equal quantity, so the mixture must be uniform.
Cannabis wax can range from 40 to 80 percent THC concentration, which means each gram of concentrate contains 400-800 milligrams of THC (or THCA). If you want to dose your edibles with 10 mg per serving, make sure you distribute them evenly among 40-80 servings based on the wax’s strength.
If you are not sure of the potency of your wax, divide it into 5 or 10 doses for testing purposes. If you have a scale that can measure in grams or fractions of a gram, that’s best, but you can still measure in teaspoons and tablespoons if necessary.
Store your edibles in air-tight jars away from light in the freezer or fridge – you don’t want your edibles going bad or losing their potency.
Closing on How to Make Edibles With Wax
If you are looking for a way to make edibles with wax, it is a relatively simple process. However, it is important to note that if your wax is THCA, then you will need to decarboxylate it before using it in any recipe.
By following the guidelines we’ve outlined in this article, you can create delicious and potent edibles using wax!