Luckily for you, there is a simple, yet amazing weed vape juice recipe. The main principle of the process is extracting the THC oil from the cannabis buds and mixing it with a carrier liquid such as propylene glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG).
If you decide to use extracts instead of fresh buds, you are advised to use a solventless wax, such as pure Rosin. Solvent-based extracts can be dangerous if not purged correctly, thus, Rosin extracts are safer to make and can be done at home for relatively little money.
Weed Vape Juice Recipe by Short-term Extraction
This method requires turning up the heat to speed the process up. With this method, we will mix the cannabis with the PG/VG mix, then add the jar to the pot with water and slowly extract the THC from the cannabis into the mixture using heat.
What You Need for the Most Amazing Weed Vape Juice Recipe
- 2 pots (or a double boiler would make life easier)
- A Thermometer (must be precise)
- Cannabis flowers – Approximately 1/4 (7grams) of an ounce with approximately 80ml of liquid
- Food grade Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propylene Glycol (PG) Mix
- Baking tray or Pyrex oven safe bowl
- Aluminum Foil
- Glass Jar with an airtight lid
- Rice press
- Stirring spoon
STEP #1: Bring the Heat
To make this amazing weed vape juice recipe, you’ll need to set your oven to 250℉ (121℃).
STEP #2: Grind it Up
Next grind up your cannabis buds, try to make the grind quite coarse but as even as possible.
STEP #3 Spread it Up
Next get your baking tray and spread the ground cannabis evenly across it. When you’re happy with the symmetry, cover the tray with foil.
STEP #4 Let it Bake
Once the oven has heated to the ideal temperature, place the baking tray inside for 40 minutes.
STEP #5 Mix PG/VG
Next, get your PG and/or VG. If you bought them separately, you will need to mix them. The percentage-ratio is really up to you, but generally, a minimum of 50% VG is recommended. Whatever you do, remember that PG brings out more of the flavor, which is why it’s wise to do a mix of 60/40 in favor of VG.
STEP #6 Remove from Oven
After 40 minutes, remove the cannabis from the oven and allow it to cool. This step ensures the correct conversion of cannabinoids.
STEP #7 Add PG/VG
Once the buds have cooled off, put them into your jar and add your PG/VG mix until the buds are entirely saturated.
STEP #8 Add H20
Pour water into your bigger pot or double boiler, approximately half an inch deep. Next, place the pot on the stovetop and allow it to heat until you reach a consistent temperature of 220℉ (105℃).
STEP #9 Get Cooking
Add your Cannabis mix in the jar to the water in the pot and allow it to heat to up to 180℉ (85℃). Once you reach the ideal heat, you need to maintain it. This step is crucial as it allows the THC to fuse with the PG/VG mix whilst maintaining interior quality.
STEP #10 Let it Sit
Once the temperature inside the jar has reached 180℉ (85℃), you want to leave it on the stove for a minimum of 4 hours for extra potency. As long as you keep it in a safe and cool place at a decent temperature, you are free to experiment with the time.
Remember to keep mixing frequently and adding more PG/VG if it looks too dry. Don’t add too much though, as it will weaken your mixture’s potency – as opposed to strengthening it.
STEP #11 Remove & Relax
Once you are happy with your progress so far, it’s time to remove the mix from the pot and set it aside to cool a little.
STEP #12 Pour & Strain
With the mixture still warm and flowy, take your rice press and cheesecloth and line the press with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Then, hover it over a bowl or jug and pour your mixture into the press while allowing it to strain through.
Allow as much as possible of the fluid to drain, then cover the top with some more cheesecloth and finally, squeeze the rest of the mix into the bowl.
STEP #13 Vape Away!
The final step is to use a syringe to remove the newly created e-liquid from the jar and put it in your e-liquid bottle. Now you can add the juice to your favorite vape pen and thoroughly enjoy the results of this weed vape juice recipe.