Deep Thoughts of a Stoner| A Cannabis blog by Gazoo
Time for another stoner cooking session! This time we’ll be making some gummies with BHO, and it’s actually easier than you would think. If you can make Jell-O, and do dabs, you’ve got this covered! First off, you need a gram of the finest BHO you can get your hands on. This time I got some Platinum Huckleberry Cooks, which is an Indica at 72.39% THC. You’ll also need a 3oz box of Jell-O (whatever flavor floats your boat), 2 packets of Knox unflavored gelatin, ½ cup of very cold water and ¼ cup of Corn Syrup and some fun silicone molds.
The first, and most important, step is to decarb the BHO. Heat your oven to 240, grab a cookie sheet and some parchment paper. Make sure the paper covers all of the cookie sheet in, case it spreads during decarb. Don’t want to lose any of that precious oil! Place your oil on the sheet and cook for 20 mins. Take out after time is up and put it in the freezer so it will harden faster.
While your oil is decarbing, you can combine the rest of your ingredients. First get your ½ cup very cold water and add your ¼ cup corn syrup. Mix until it is clear and completely dissolved. Pour your mixture into a larger bowl and add the Knox gelatin and Jell-O. Stir with a whisk until all is dissolved. If you care about crystal clear gummies, then take your time and stir slowly as to not make any bubbles or foam. If you don’t care, then whisk away. I like to use an immersion blender with the whisk attachment, just to speed things up a bit, plus the foam adds a fun texture.
So once your gelatin is all mixed up, and your oil has cooled enough to harden, it’s time to start cooking! Pour your gelatin mix into a medium pot and start to heat on medium low and stir occasionally. You want to heat slowly so your final product doesn’t turn out all rubbery. Once your mix is starting to warm and get runny (about 4-5 mins), you can start to add your BHO. You want to go slow and add small amounts at a time. Get a medium size dab on your tool, take your torch and heat it from a distance so you’re just melting it enough to drip into your gummy mix. Stir after every drop of oil to make sure it’s combined into the mix.
After you have combined all your BHO into your gummy mix, pour it into a container that will be easy to control while filling your molds. Give your molds a quick blast of cooking spray, just enough to lightly coat the insides of your molds. This will make it easier to release, and keep them from sticking together in storage. I have 3 tiny bear molds that have 50 on each, I usually end up with around 130 – 150 medicated gummy bears! When filling your molds, you want to slightly overfill, as the shrink a little bit after cooling. Once filled, place in the fridge for about 2 hours so they can set. Once set, release the gummies and store in an air tight container (Ziploc bag works). They don’t NEED to be refrigerated, but it will extend their life to about 30 days or so.
Now I bet your wondering, “How do I know how strong they are?” well there’s a simple equation to figure that out. # of grams x 1000 = X. (X / #of edibles) x % of BHO. So, I used 1 gram of BHO, got about 160 bears, and my BHO was 72.39%, it works out to, 1 x 1000 = 1000. (1000 / 160) x .7239 = 4.524375. So each bear is about 4.5mg of THC, give or take. It’s not an exact science when mixing it in, I’ve had some that didn’t do much, and others do a hell of a lot more, but it’s a good starting point to guide you on how much to take.
So there you have it, a whole bunch of medicated gummies for the price of just a few! Isn’t DIY The Best?!