In today’s hectic life, it’s a fad to learn how to make cannabis infused wine. Your favorite cannabis strain is used for relaxation in your pastime and wine is drunk on parties, so why not merge these two to get the ultimate pleasure? It’s a way to kill 2 birds with one stone! The purpose of this article is for you to be able to make an inexpensive mix of wine and cannabis easily at the comfort of your home.
Cannavine is becoming more and more popular and now it’s turning into a trend. Wine has always been drunk with other kinds of edible substances and weed was not exceptional. Mulled wine which is combined, infused and flavored with herbs such as cannabis has long been available. It can be a beneficial beverage and is found in marijuana dispensaries and on the Internet.
Ways of Making Cannabis-Infused Wine
The fact is that the alcohol in wine play as an extractor for the chemical compound in the cannabis such as THC and CBD. It also double increase THC effect. There are a variety of DIY ways to make cannabis-infused wine.
How to Make Cannabis Infused-Wine (Tea bag)
First off, you need to decarboxylate cannabis to activate THCA into THC. THCA exists in a grown cure weed and its acidic state. Heating changes its formula and restructures its molecule to THC which leads to a psychotropic effect. To do this, you have to:
Bake 25 grams buds which you have made them into small pieces with your hands and covered with a foil in an oven up to an hour at 110 degrees centigrade. The color of the weed must now turn into light green and become more brittle.
- Open the foil and let your baked cannabis dry.
- Grind the buds into tiny pieces using a grinder or pestle and mortar.
- Tuck your substance in a cheesecloth wrapped in the shape of a pouch. Don’t overstuff as it will cause floating in the wine.
- Submerge the pouch inside a bottle of dry red or white wine.
- Soak your pouch or tea bag into the wine. Don’t forget the cork.
- Put the bottle in a cool place such a fridge for 24 hours. Meanwhile, it is suggested that you shake the bottle every so often (6 times) to get the best result. The alcohol in the wine does the rest of the work.
- In order to have a high potency of your cannabis infused-wine, you might as well wring the wine leftover out of the pouch in the 6th time.
This process has a pungent fragrance. Make sure to seal the foil as to keep the aroma to your own house and not that of neighbours.
How to Make Cannabis Infused-Wine (Stockpot)
In this method there is no need to decarb your cannabis separately; however, both wine and weed would be heated simultaneously. There are some optional additives or spices which you can use to better match your taste and palate and give your cannabis aromatized infused-wine an entourage effect and a deep flavour. These include juice of citrus fruit, cardamom and nutmeg each ¼ tablespoon, ground cinnamon ½ tablespoon, 4 cloves and, etc. Here’s the procedure.
- Shred 25 grams of the bud.
- Pour your dry white or red wine (1 liter) into a non- aluminum pot and place it on a stove.
- Combine shredded cannabis with other additives or spices mentioned above.
- Mix you cannabis and wine stir until evenly distributed.
- Close the lid and let it boil gently for 2 hours and in a slow roll. It brings the most yield out of it. Avoid over evaporating
- Strain your mixture using a cheesecloth.
How to Make Cannabis Infused-Wine by Brewing (Distilling Process)
This process involves no grapes. Following is the process you should follow to have a fortified wine:
- Grind 120 grams cannabis and place it in a carboy.
- Juice 2 oranges and a lemon and pour it on the cannabis.
- Add 3.5 liters of water.
- Turn on the stove to make a boil.
- Add 1.5 Kg of white sugar. Stir constantly to dissolve it.
- Turn off the stove and wait for its temperature to be the same as that of a room.
- Dissolve one yeast wine in 20 degrees centigrade.
- Combine the yeast mixture to the one you had on the stove into the carboy and seal it since you don’t want any oxygen entering. Make sure your mixture isn’t stuffed as it will overflow in the fermentation process.
- Keep the carboy out of light such as a cupboard which is dark and has the room temperature. This will gradually ferment and produces alcohol up to 4 weeks when the bubbling is finished. Don’t shake your bottle during this period.
- Check on the floating trimming and push it back with a clean wooden spoon.
- Catch the sediments and debris by a cheesecloth that has been gathered at the bottom of the carboy within these 4 weeks.
- Pour the refined liquid into another carboy and seal the airway. Leave it in a dark place for another 4 weeks.
- Pour your distilled wine into a boiled sterilized bottle. Use a cheesecloth to avoid pouring the remaining sediments into the bottle. Seal the airway by a stopper or a cork.
It’s as good as done. However. If you wait for another 6 months, you will achieve a better cannabis infused-wine. The cannabis in this process is not completely activated. Therefore, it is less strong than other kinds.
Expectations and Effects
Combination of wine and cannabis makes you feel more buzzed since THC would become more effective. It is mostly suited for those who are in favor of edibles. Depending on the color of wine, different feelings of intoxication may occur. If it’s red wine, then you will feel more buzzed because its alcohol is more than white wine.
Regarding medicinal use, THC in wine has a soothing effect for muscle spasm, decreases nausea and increase your appetite. However, because of alcohol, you must consult your doctor first. People with heart problems, psychotic disorders, and pregnant women should avoid cannabis infused-wine
The synergy between cannabis and dry wine makes a remarkable adult beverage. Cannabis infused-wine is recommended for those not in favor of smoking. The cerebral effect of consuming cannabis infused-wine is double that of using either one on its own as this infusion is highly potent and strong. The Optimal dosage depends on your body’s reaction. So, use with caution!