THC syrup is quickly becoming one of the most popular edibles on the market. The reason it has become so popular is that it's extremely versatile, potent, and discreet.
One of the best things about THC syrup is that you can actually make it at home. Continue reading below as we explain what THC syrup is and how to make it.
What Is THC Syrup?
Many people think that THC syrup is just THC oil, but the two are different (one contains the other). THC syrup is a cannabis concentrate (like hash oil or THC oil), vegetable glycerine or other “vehicle”, sweeteners, and added flavors in its most basic form.
The resulting liquid has a texture that's thick and sticky, like maple syrup. THC syrups usually come in a variety of flavors and strengths.
THC syrup is similar to other edibles, but users claim THC syrup works a little faster than a weed brownie.
How to Use THC Syrup
First, you should consider a few key factors before taking THC syrup. Like other edibles, you need to think about your tolerance, how much to take, and if you're taking THC syrup on an empty stomach.
Remember that edibles can sometimes come on surprisingly strong if you're not prepared. Always remember to eat something before taking THC syrup and always start with taking less rather than more.
Once you find your dosage, you can easily measure out your THC syrup every time without overdoing it. This is the biggest downside about making your own though, as the base material and process will create a differently dosed product almost every time.
Take a Shot
One of the best ways to take THC syrup is to drink it like you're at a party! Measure out your dose and then kick it back.
The sweet flavor and thick profile of THC syrup is perfect for mixing your very own cannabis cocktails. We don't recommend mixing THC syrup with alcohol, but making a refreshing drink with it is a must.
Take your dose of THC syrup and pour it into juice, tonic water, or a soda and mix thoroughly.
Mixing THC syrup is an excellent option for people who don't drink alcohol but want to have an intoxicating drink to cheers with at the next party.
You can use THC syrup just like a cannabis tincture by taking it under your tongue. Simply measure out a dose of THC syrup and then put it under your tongue and leave it there for a few minutes before swallowing it.
Taking THC syrup sublingually helps the cannabinoids work faster and you absorb more, getting more bang for your buck.
Use It As Syrup
If it has a syrup consistency and flavor, then why not use it as a syrup? You can make a fantastic breakfast of waffles or pancakes and pour on a dose of THC syrup—the perfect way to start your day.
How To Make THC Syrup
If you're interested in making your very own THC syrup, then you'll love this recipe. Make sure you have:
- 4 grams of top-shelf cannabis flowers (or hash oil/cannabis oil)
- Grinder (if using flower)
- Oven (if using flower)
- Baking tray and aluminum foil (if using flower)
- Cheesecloth and strainer (if using flower)
- 3 cups water
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp vegetable glycerine
- Lemon or vanilla extracts (optional)
Step 1: Decarb
If you're using flower, you'll need to decarboxylate your product so the THC will be in its active form. You can move on to the next step if you're using hash oil/cannabis oil.
Set your oven to 225°F and place your aluminum foil on top of the baking tray. Grind your weed until it's about the size of a grain of rice—be careful not to grind it too finely because it could burn in the oven.
Spread the cannabis out evenly over the aluminum foil. Take another piece of aluminum foil and place it over the cannabis, so you have a foil sandwich.
Put the baking tray in the oven and set a timer for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, your decarbed cannabis should look a little toasted and brownish—now it's decarbed and ready for use.
Step 2: Boil
Bring the 3 cups of water to a boil and then add the 3 cups of sugar. Lower the heat to a low flame and continue to stir the sugar until it dissolves.
Step 3: Add Your Cannabis
Throw in your cannabis flower (or hash oil/cannabis oil) and let it boil on a low flame for 30 minutes. Stir the mixture every few minutes.
This is where you can add any additional flavors that you want. You can add lemon extract, vanilla extract, or any other type of liquid flavoring.
Step 4: Add the Vegetable Glycerin
Add the 2 tbsp of vegetable glycerin to the mix. Make sure the mixture is at a low boil.
Stir the mixture constantly for the next 7-8 minutes. At this point, the whole mixture will start to thicken.
Step 5: Strain
You can skip this step if you're using cannabis oil/hash oil.
Place a cheesecloth over a mesh strainer in a bowl or cup. Strain the syrup of the cannabis flower by pouring it through the cheesecloth.
Move the syrup into an airtight jar and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
Voila, Your THC syrup is finished! The result is a deliciously sweet and potent addition to any drink or food.
Dose It Out
Remember that whenever you make any homemade edible, you'll need to figure out your dose. That means you'll need to start with a small amount and work your way up.
Taking too much the first time may end up with you getting way too high. Another problem with homemade edibles is they are usually inconsistent.
Make sure to shake the jar of THC syrup before you use it every time to ensure maximum consistency.
Try the Best
If you're interested in trying THC syrup but don't want to make your own, then try Baked Bros THC syrup. Baked Bros makes top-quality THC syrup that's easy to dose and comes in a variety of flavors (you also don’t need to shake it to retain consistency).
The best part about buying professionally made THC syrup is that you can save time and money. Get to mixing your favorite cannabis-infused drinks in no time with Baked Bros THC Syrup.
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