Making Infused MTC Coconut Oil (Part 2 The Oil Infusion using a Magical Butter Machine.)

A close-up photo of a single bud of decarbed Teslin.

Materials Needed:

  • 30 grams or 1 ounce of decarbed cannabis. (I chose a strain called Teslin.)
  • A 500 ml bottle or 2 cups of MCT coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower lecithin.
  • A Magical Butter Machine.
  • A large bowl.
  • A fine mesh strainer.
  • A funnel.

(This is a photo of the 30 grams or 1 ounce of Teslin, I decarbed and a Magical Butter Machine.)

To Make a MCT coconut oil infusion:

1. Place 30 grams or 1 ounce of decarbed bud into a magical butter machine.

2. Add 2 tbsp of sunflower lecithin.

3. Add 500 ml of MTC coconut oil.

4. Set the lid and plug the machine in.

5. Select the temperature button for 160 degrees F and  then select the 8 hour button.

6. Run the Magical Butter Machine for 8 hours. (I let it sit another 4 hours so that all the cannabis pulp will settle to the bottom, making it easier to strain.)

7. Filtre the MCT infused coconut oil through a fine mesh strainer.

8. Using a funnel, pour your strained MCT infused coconut oil into an amber glass storage bottle. (I always re-use the amber glass bottle that the MCT coconut oil originally came in.)

The cannabis infused MCT coconut oil can be stored in a room-temperature cupboard. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated. It will last indefinitely as long as it’s not exposed to light. It can be consumed straight from the bottle, put into capsules or used to make an edible. It is extremely versatile.

Please do not throw out the cannabis pulp or sand that you filtered off. It’s still psychoactive and is wonderful to add to cookie or cake batter. 😉

6 thoughts to “Making Infused MTC Coconut Oil (Part 2 The Oil Infusion using a Magical Butter Machine.)”

  1. I flowed a recipe found on line.

    I made a 2 cup batch of MCT oil w/ 2 oz of high end Sativa. I used a Magicbutter machine, set to 2 hrs. at 160 degrees f. I then repeated for another 2 hrs., as the buds weren’t really chopped up after the 1st 2 hrs. The oil isn’t as strong as I thought it would be….what did I do wrong?

    1. Hi David,
      Did you decarboxylate your buds first?
      240 degrees F for 45 minutes before adding the buds to your machine.

  2. I see the legal cartridges in my state consist of only Cannabis oil and mct. Couldn’t I use 100% food grade mct for this extraction, excluding the lecithin, and then put it into my vape cartridges? Not a food related question but seems like an easy way to produce the oil for vaping.

    1. Hi Nate,
      I have only ever seen vegetable glycerin used for a vape base. Issues will be keeping the cannabinoids blended into a suspension effectively.
      Sorry, that’s all I can contribute on the subject. 😉

  3. Hi Rebecca,

    and congratulations for your your beautiful website.
    I just got the Magicalbutter machine and I’ve been watching all your clips trying to learn as much as I can for my recipies.
    I got a question about the MCT oil. Basically I asked the Magicalbutter people about cooking temperature and when they mentioned MCT coconut oil, they said that, quote: “some of the fats and lipids have been removed in MCT oil, which is why is stays liquified and you will not got as potent of an extraction as you will with regular coconut oil”. Now, it seems that MCT coconut oil is preferred but, considering it’s more expensive than regular coconut oil and they say it doesn’t give you the same potency of the regular coconut oil, what’s your take on that? I mean, I’m after infusing/extracting as much potency as I possibly can from my botanics.

    Thanks in advance for your advice,

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Riccardo,
      In my professional opinion Medium chain triglyceride is a superior oil to infuse with.
      This has to do with the length of fat molecule that makes up the majority of the oil.
      It also has to do with the efficiency of the body’s ability to process it, once it’s ingested. MCT oil takes approximatley 3 steps before your body can start to use or metabolize it. Read: It’s fast acting without being overly degraded. (This is why many athletes choose to fuel with it as oppose to using sugar and you’ll likely read about that too, in your research.)
      Long chain triglyceride coconut oil is the stuff you can typically buy in the grocery store. It will be a solid at room temperature with the exception of a few hot days in the summer. It’s cheaper to purchase because their is less work done in processing but it takes 26 steps for the body to be able to start breaking it down and using it. Each step means further degradation.
      Our actual preference is to use a coconut oil that contains both MCT (65%) and LCT (35%) because the MCT acts faster and the LCT sustains the duration of the medication ingestion session over time. When I eat infused coconut oil that has both fat molecules in it, I often achieve 7 hours of medication from a single dose.
      I hope this helps you.

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