The popularity of gummies as a sweet treat has made way for new, innovative ways to enjoy them. Today, you can find gummy bears with a twist in almost every flavor. These infused bears and other gummy candies have become the perfect vessel for everything from adult-only flavors like wine and alcohol-based gummies to THC and other cannabis oils. With the popularity of edibles on the rise, it’s no wonder that more people are coming out with their own versions of THC gummies. The manufacturing process of these candies is fairly straightforward. First, you’ll need your preferred ingredients: sugar, pectin, citric acid, water, and gelatin. Depending on how much THC you want in each candy (and how many you plan to make), this is where dosage comes into play. Whether you’re making large batches or small ones, here are some helpful tips for getting started on your own batch of THC gummies at home.
Decide on your strain(s) and quantity.
As soon as you’ve got your ingredients and supplies, you can start off by choosing your desired strain and quantity. If you’re making a large batch, you’ll also want to make sure you’ve got the correct weight, as each 10 gram edible will equal one serving. Before you begin, it’s a good idea to write down how much strain you’re using for each recipe. You’ll want to record the strain name, quantity, and the weight of your strain before the extraction process begins. This will ensure that you’re getting the right dosage and THC percentage in each edible. If you plan to make more than one type of edible, it’s a good idea to get separate strain extracts for each recipe. This will help ensure that you’re getting the same amount of cannabinoids in each gummy, even though the taste and texture will vary.
Manufacturing Process Of THC Gummies
Once you’ve got your ingredients ready, it’s time to begin the manufacturing process. Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll need to do to make THC gummies at home:
– Weigh the cannabis – Start by weighing out the amount of cannabis you’ll be using for your gummies. The amount will vary depending on the potency of your strain and the desired dosage for each gummy.
– Prepare the pectin – The pectin is what helps the gummies get their gummy-like texture. You can use apple pectin or citrus pectin, but be sure it’s food-grade and low-sugar. Avoid pectin with sugar, as it can lead to a bitter aftertaste.
– Boil the water – Once the pectin is ready, you can start boiling the water. Make sure to use enough water to submerge the pectin. The amount will vary depending on the recipe. – Combine the pectin and cannabis – After the water is boiling, you can add the pectin to the pot and stir in the cannabis. Make sure to stir constantly so the pectin doesn’t burn. – Mix the pectin and cannabis extract together – Once the pectin and cannabis are fully
mixed together, it’s time to add the other ingredients. Again, you’ll want to mix these ingredients together carefully to avoid burning them.
– Add citric acid – After the mixture has reached a boiling point, it’s time to add citric acid. The amount of citric acid will vary depending on the recipe, so be sure to read the recipe carefully.
– Add sugar – Once the citric acid has been fully mixed in, you can add the sugar. Again, the amount of sugar will depend on the recipe.