Adding Kief to Recipes Can’t Get Any Easier
There are plenty of reasons to enjoy kief in a variety of forms (smoking, cooking, baking, vaping, to name the more common methods of consumption) but anyone familiar with the properties of quality kief products cannot help but notice its consistency bears a striking resemblance to flour, your basic ingredient in the bulk of baking recipes. Even more appropriate is the fact that the process of preparing kief reduces most terpene flavors, meaning that your kief-flour mixture will not noticeably change the taste of your final baked product.
Your Kief-Flour Super-Easy Magic Mixture
As you review the wonderful array of kief strains on offer by Fern Valley Farms, you will notice the various sizes from which to choose. One of our most popular sizes remains the ¼-ounce container, offering a powerful 7 grams of kief in your preferred strain; this size also measures to ¼ cup, making your mixing with flour even easier.
Our recommended formula for a quality kief-flour mixture is a 1-to-3 ratio of kief to flour, which works out to ¼ cup of kief combined with ¾ cup of flour. Since many recipes call for flour in one- or two-cup quantities, putting together one or two cups of kief-flour is fast and easy: you simply measure out the appropriate portions and whisk together.
Measuring the CBD Power in Your Kief-Flour
Okay, now you know how easy it is to make your own kief-flour, your next question should be: how much CBD ends up in your final product?
Even if you are no math wizard, this is almost as easy to figure out as it is to make your kief-flour, with the help of a basic calculator.
For instance, let’s presume you decided on the Super Sour Space Candy CBD Kief to empower your flour. As stated on the product page, this particular strain offers a 20% CBD content, so let’s do the math on this…
Since your chosen strain of kief contains 20% CBD content, this means that one gram (1000mg) contains 200mg of CBD (1000 multiplied by 20%). Remember that you added ¼ ounce of kief to your flour, or 7 grams of kief; so multiply the 200mg per gram by the full 7 grams mixed into your flour, and you have 1400mg of CBD sitting in your kief-flour. That may seem like a lot of CBD, but remember this makes an entire batch of whatever you bake.
So the logical next step is to break down the CBD portions to a per serving basis.
Determining Per Serving CBD Amounts
Typically, a recipe calling for a cup of flour will nicely fit into an 8”X8” baking pan; such a pan is perfect thanks to its square shape, making it easy to cut your culinary kief-flour masterpiece into 16 equal pieces. Harking back to the previous section, where it was calculated that the entire batch would yield a product containing 1400 mg of CBD, determining the per serving amount of CBD is just one more math calculation, so pull out that calculator once again. By dividing the 1400mg of CBD into 16 pieces, you end up with a healthy and happy 87.5mg of CBD per treat.
Is It Worth Making Your Own CBD Treats?
As with most items made at home, creating your own edible CBD products is much less expensive than purchasing similar strength CBD edibles. This is mainly due to the fact that such products fall under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration, which means it must adhere to specific health standards, incurring costs for compliance and reports; other factors for the higher price of many CBD edibles include additional ingredients and special packaging involved in the production of such products. And of course, we all want that, so they are worth paying the extra price; plus, quality CBD edibles from credible sources are typically third-party tested for precise cannabinoid contents, which means the end user is assured of specific and consistent strengths through trusted manufacturers.
However, as a home producer of edible CBD products, you don’t have the FDA peeking over your shoulder; plus, packaging is usually as simple as grabbing a plastic container with an airtight lid which can keep it fresh in the fridge for a week (if your goodies last that long!).
You will also find your edible selection from vendors more limited to shelf-stable products, such as gummy bears; the cost and hassle of preparing, packaging, and delivering fresh-baked goods is prohibitive, making the case for home baked goods an excellent addition to gummy bears and other quality CBD edible products.
As already mentioned, manufactured CBD edibles will naturally be more expensive, but are worth the cost when you find a product to which you positively respond. Returning once more to our example of the possible potency of your edibles, a quick price calculation may convince you that a little time in the kitchen works out to good pay as a cook.
Calculating Your CBD Treat Costs
Since your kief-flour measured in at 1400mg of CBD, all we need to do is divide those 1400mg by the $15 you paid (if you only purchase a ¼-ounce quantity at its normal retail price) for your kief, at which point you will probably shake, rattle, or tap your calculator to make sure it’s functioning properly. And no, you didn’t do a little too much Delta 8 infused flower so that it rattled your brain. If your calculator showed a result of 93.33mg of CBD per dollar you spent, you did the math right. Yep, you’re paying around a penny per mg of CBD when you go for homemade goodness; and seriously, what is more delicious than such a ridiculously low price!
By the way, if you are sold on making your own kief-flour, save even more money by purchasing your kief in larger amounts. For instance, an ounce of kief is only $40, meaning you are paying $10 per ¼ ounce (or ¼ cup) instead of $15; that’s a healthy savings for manually measuring out your own ¼ cup servings. For power bakers using a lot of kief-flour, definitely consider buying your kief in bulk for even more savings.
Your best recommendation is to stock a variety of strains representing the different effects you want to experience, ranging between calming and perky, and whip up an array of treats to enhance your varied effects and desires.
Your Fern Valley Farms Kief Reference Chart
Now is a good time to get familiar with the Fern Valley Farms elite kief collection, all exclusively produced from the very same quality plants which deliver their equally beautiful and potent flower ensemble of strains and effects.
Shown below is a summarized list describing the basic aspects of each kief strain – its type (sativa, indica, or hybrid), the effect you may enjoy, and CBD content:
- Spectrum – indica dominant hybrid; relaxation without sedation: 14.62% CBD
- Bubba Kush X Remedy – indica dominant hybrid; mellow relaxation: 18.77% CBD
- Kush – indica dominant hybrid; harmonious tranquility: 20% CBD
- Bubba Kush Zoe – indica dominant hybrid; relax body and mind: 21.48% CBD
- Hong Kong Diesel – hybrid; sedative and muscle relaxing: 17.95% CBD
- Special Sauce – hybrid; calm body, creative mind: 21.83% CBD
- Sour Suver Haze – hybrid; pain reliever and anxiety reducer: 27.09% CBD
- Sour Lifter – sativa dominant hybrid; happy, alert, and energetic: 18.58% CBD
- Hawaiian Haze – sativa dominant hybrid; mental alertness and clarity: 19% CBD
- Specialist – sativa dominant hybrid; uplifting and energizing: 19% CBD
- Super Sour Space Candy – sativa dominant hybrid; joyful, calming influence: 20% CBD
- Lifter – sativa dominant hybrid; energy, clarity and relaxation: 23.66% CBD
- Suver Haze – sativa dominant hybrid; calming, relaxing with pleasant uplift: 24.08% CBD
Remember that Fern Valley Farms also offers an excellent CBG kief as follows:
- CBG Kief – hybrid; the ultimate in relaxation; 33.3% CBG
Keep in mind the same low pricing is offered for each available strain of kief, so indulging in the effects you most desire won’t cost you a penny more; it also gives you the opportunity to develop your own collection of varying effects, suitable for different times of day or special events.
Chances are, through the regular and different recipes you use, you will find certain ones fit better with specific strains. But in the meanwhile, we are sure you will have a blast learning which treats best meet your household needs, all the while benefiting from the excellent effects which kief delivers by ingesting homemade goods prepared only with ingredients you know and control.