Can't help thinking it is just a stainless steel stove top espresso maker! Just like this: http://www.espressoplanet.com/coffe. My wife uses on everyday and now i see a new use for it!! You can also pick them up at Salvation Army and second hand stores for cheap! Okay, looking at the curved handle and curved top piece, I think it's this: and it's only $14.54.
I also looked to see if the filter insert was finer, and if you look closely at the videos, it's no finer than the one that comes with the expresso maker above. Okay, looking at the curved handle and curved top piece, I think it's this: and it's only $14.54. I also looked to see if the filter insert was finer, and if you look closely at the videos, it's no finer than the one that comes with the expresso maker above. So I'm talking to the wife about this expresso maker canni-butter thing, and she tells me that we actually own a stovetop expresso maker. It's not exactly like this unit, but it's the same exact capacity as the 1 stick version, and has an even finer filter. Okay, I didn't want to possibly waste a month's worth of ABV, so I did the stick of butter, 1/4 cup water, and some fine ground coffee. 10 minutes later, I pour out the coffee-infused butter into a small glass container. After it hardened up in the fridge, I poked a knife into the top layer and poured out the water on the bottom, leaving the hard top layer. I cleaned up any tiny bits of grounds on the outside, and I was left with coffee-infused-clarified butter.
Simply fascinating result for about 30 minutes total work. I think I will use the coffee-butter to make some delicious choclates. I got brave and just did the same thing using my ABV. I crushed it up into an almost fine powder, and it fit perfectly into the expresso maker. 10 minutes later, I poured off the results (which looked and smelled MUCH better than I thought it would), and popped it into the fridge. Just took out the now infused ABV butter, drained off the water, lightly rinsed off any residue, and it looks and smells great! I see that I used a Moka Pot and not a true Espresso maker, so my operating pressure was much lower than I might need (2 bars vs 9 barr - or about 30psi vs 130 psi). Nonetheless, the end result in appearance and smell is quite similar to other canna-butters I've used, which kinda surprised me given I used ABV and the infusuion process took less than 10 minutes. (BTW, almost no smell during the cook - wife had no idea I did this until I told her). Don't know how well the infusion actually worked, but the process seemed effective enough for me to try it again with a better espresso maker. I wonder if cooking in a pressure cooker would be good? Is it the pressure the helps the THC transfer to the fat? Not sure if I should break this out into a new thread, but today I took my newly made ABV canna-butter and made chocolate. I called a good friend of mine and used his simple method of melting chocolate directly into the butter. Since the butter is already clarified (water removed), it's just melting and blending the 2 fats together. I used 2 small glass bowls, placed them into a small pot of warm water (kinda like a double boiler), then put the bowls into the fridge. I used the ABV buttter I made yesterday from a single stick of butter and approx 8-10g of ABV and blended it with two bars of high cocoa butter chocolate, yielding 2 small bowls of ABV chocolate. After it hardens I'll probably quarter it into 4 doses for a total yield of 8 doses. Until I know the actual potency, I'm being very conservative. If I gotta eat more than one piece of this delicious chocolate, so be it. Not sure if anyone is interested, but I took pics of the simple process: 1/2 of my butter slowly melting. I did one batch with 70% cocoa and the other with 82% to see which one I like best. I used hard dark chocolates since I was going to be added a bunch of butter. The end result should come out like a delicious milk chocolate that just melts in your mouth. If that actually works, I've found a new life for my Bialetti ! After all I'm glad the 220v MagicalButter Maker is out of stock since long.
I ended up cutting each bowl into 8 pieces, and without having any prior vaping today, I ate a piece. super smooth with just a hint of canna flavor that just melts in your mouth. I ate it at 2pm and started feeling it about 30 minutes later. Definitely a more "body" effect, though I did feel a bit light headed too. I usually need a small vape by 4pm for pain, but it's after 6pm now and I'm doing good. All headiness is mostly gone, and I can only now start feeling some pain creeping in. The dose I took was small, so noticeable 3-4 hour effect seems amazing. Next time I'll try 2 pieces and see if the effect is greater and longer lasting. I think my ABV chocolate will work well later in the evening too.
I didn't think there was anything at all left in ABV worth extracting, and I was pleasantly mistaken.