How to Make Edibles Stronger
Edibles are a fun and flavorful way to experiment with the therapeutic effects of botanicals and herbs. Edibles can boost your mood or help you relax and drift off into dreamland. Whether you are an edible connoisseur or you are just beginning your edible journey, there is one question people constantly ask... How do I make my edibles stronger?
Increasing the potency of homemade edibles is easy with the LĒVO line of infusion machines. LĒVO gives you the power to handcraft potent infusions suitable for culinary and topical use. With LĒVO, you can control the ingredients and tailor infusions to your own taste preferences and therapeutic needs. Increasing the potency of your infusions and edibles starts with LĒVO and a little know-how.
The Infusion Process
Making your infusions and edibles stronger calls on an understanding of the infusion process. Oil infusion is when you add the flavor profile and health benefits of an herb or botanical into a carrier medium. Carrier mediums include oil, butter, milk and other fats. Some of the most popular mediums for the infusion process include olive oil, MCT oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter, milk, and honey. It only takes a few simple ingredients to create culinary-worthy infusions you can use in your cooking and baking. Many oil infusions are even suitable for concocting spa-quality topical skincare products.
There was once a time when only culinary experts and advanced home chefs felt confident enough to create infusions. Thanks to LĒVO, that is no longer the case. The traditional infusion process can be time and labor-intensive, lead to safety hazards and can sometimes result in injury. Today, things are different. The LĒVO line of infusion machines makes crafting homemade infusions easy and affordable.
The LĒVO II is the original, patented home-infusion machine. Capable of creating artisanal infusions, the LĒVO II features two other unique modes, the dry mode and an activate mode. These cycles prepare your herbs for the infusion process and increase the bioavailability, potency and shelf life of your infusion and edibles. Precise time and temperature controls give you reliable and consistent results every time.
The LĒVO Lux is a stand-out machine and a luxury upgrade from the already incredible LĒVO II. It has a chic metallic finish and an intelligent touchscreen interface. The Lux is the ultimate blend of form and function. It has been expertly designed with three unique dispense modes and improved dry and activate modes to help you get the most out of your herbs and botanicals.
Not to be outdone, the LĒVO C rounds out the LĒVO family of infusion machines. The LĒVO C can infuse large batches, making it ideal for large homes or small businesses. It comes in several popping colors and features a jumbo infusion pod capable of holding up to one ounce or more of herb or flower.
Increasing the Potency of Your Infusions
The strength of an oil infusion depends on several factors, including the quality of your ingredients. For example, dried herbs and botanicals can yield a more intense oil infusion than fresh herbs. Herbs and botanicals that are beyond their shelf life or are not stored properly can also lose their potency over time, leading to a weaker product.
If your infusion is not strong enough, take a closer look at the quality of your ingredients. Dry herbs and flowers tend to give off a more potent flavor than fresh herbs or herbs past their shelf life. Ground herbs can also increase the potency of an oil infusion because they easily infuse into the carrier medium. However, avoid grinding herbs or botanicals too fine, to ensure that plant matter does not slip through during the straining process. Particles of plant material can seep through the power pod and cloud your final product.
Finally, you can increase the potency of any infusion by utilizing your LĒVO machine’s unique activate cycle. Some botanicals release chemical compounds when heated. Your machine’s activate mode gently heats herbs and botanicals before infusion. This cycle maximizes the effect of these chemical compounds and can increase the strength of your final product.
Is your oil infusion still not strong enough? Double-check your time and temperature settings. Some herbs and oils need higher heat or more time in the machine to reach maximum potency. Consult the LĒVO Calculator for precise time and temperature settings.
How to Make Edibles Stronger
If you want to make stronger, more potent edibles, you need a robust infusion. As mentioned, one way to achieve a more potent infusion is by taking advantage of your LĒVO’s activate mode. Another way you can increase the potency of your product is by using the double power pod method. Adding more herb or flower to your infusion means a more robust oil infusion.
The basin of the LĒVO II and the LĒVO Lux machines can accommodate up to two power pods. Fill two pods with your dried herb or botanical for a more potent infusion. Place both pods in the basin of your machine. After drying and/or activating, add your carrier to the LĒVO machine and select the proper time and temperature setting. Let your LĒVO do the rest of the work for you!
A more potent infusion will yield stronger edibles. However, if you want to ramp up the therapeutic power of your edibles, consider adding more than one infusion to your edibles. If a recipe calls for honey and butter, try adding an infused version of both. Many recipes utilize different types of fats. Take advantage of those recipes and use the same herb or botanical to create infused butter, honey, and oil and elevate your recipe with more than one ingredient!
One word of caution. It can take the body one to two hours to metabolize the compounds in certain botanicals. You will not feel the full effects of your LĒVO infused creation right away. Give your edible time to work its magic. If one batch of edibles does not yield the type of results you are looking for, make another with a more potent infusion. Experiment to find your fit. The best part of owning a LĒVO infusion machine is that it makes creating homemade infusions easy and cost-effective. You can have fun experimenting until you find a combination that works for you.
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