I prefer to use a crockpot for the cannabutter. it simmers it at a good temp (on low) for a long period of time (I usually do overnight, so about 8-10 hours) stir occasionally to make sure it doesnt get burned. Then, wake up, tend to it and strain (I use a cheesecloth, it seems to be the best method) after that, pop it into a bowl or butter container (it may vary in color, ive heard different things but mine is usually a slight green color) and let it chill and harden. Voila! I use an ounce of usually shake bud as it works well in potency either way and makes for a good quantity I use the butter in sweets, sauteing button/portabella mushrooms, anything really! The taste is not that different - as a matter of fact, try making snickerdoodles! The cream of tartar balances out the canna taste and you get a deliciously potent treat! Super relaxing as well!good luck1 it's a learning process to perfect what you prefer!