Me and my freind have been scouring the internet for the ultimate cannabutter procedure, and of course we've been flooded with a variety of choices. We have 1/4 ounce moderate to good quality bud and a crock pot. Is there any significant advantage over using the boiling method over the crock pot method? Our initial procedure was to mortar and pistol the bud, place it in the crockpot on lowest setting, and let it simmer for 24 hours. When we came online we found plenty of recipes that called for only half an hour of simmering. Others called for 4 hours. We've gotten no concrete idea on how long we should simmer for. Would simmering for 24 hours hurt anything? We want to squeeze out as much THC as possible. Wouldn't prolonged simmering be more effective? And even then, is crock-potting the best way to go? Alot of people seem to do the boiling method. Is there a difference in terms of optimal Cannabuddery Goodness? Does one thwart the other? Finally, do we include water in the crock pot? Some recipes say yes, and some recipes don't mention it at all. What is the purpose of adding water? We want to get 7 people high with a batch of brownies. Some places say we could do it with a 1/4, some places say we would need 2 ounces. The group doesn't have a high tolerance for weed, most of them are beginners. Is it possible?