So you have been saving your Already Vaped Bud (AVB) from your vaporizer and you now have a couple grams worth. What do you do with it? In this post I will discuss the different uses of the AVB and give you some handy recipes so that you can get the absolute most out of your Cannabis. So…Lets get started.
When it comes to AVB there are 6 different approaches to consider when consuming; cannabutter, ABV oil, capsules, water curing, smoking and raw AVB consumption. Some of these methods taste a lot better than others, but it’s up to you to decide which method best suits you.
Making Cannabutter isn’t the quickest method of consumption but it is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to utilize your AVB. To start you will need your AVB (one to two ounces worth) and a pound of butter. The equipment you will need is a sauce pan, mixing spoon, cheese cloth or strainer, and a butter dish. Start by melting your pound of butter on low heat. When the butter is completely melted add your AVB. Stir frequently on low heat for about 20 minutes. Then remove from heat and allow the butter to cool down for a couple of minutes. You then want to strain your butter to remove all of the plant matter. Finally you will want to put the newly formed cannabutter in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to harden. And there you have it, your Cannabutter is ready to be added to all kinds of different recipes. Get creative, the sky is the limit.
The process of making AVB oil is similar to that of making Cannabutter. Boil your AVB in your oil for about 20 minutes. Allow some time for the oil to cool down. Strain to remove any plant matter. You can pour this oil into an empty oil bottle or wine bottle. Some people prefer to use Coconut oil over other types of oil. That’s up to you as this is mostly preference at this point.
Capsules are another popular way of consuming AVB. Simply purchase some empty capsules from your local drug store and fill them up with your AVB. These capsules are a great alternative because there is no taste. No need to worry about the weed aroma you get from making cannabutter or AVB oil. Another great benefit to using these capsules is that you can accurately medicate. For example, you may want to take 4 capsules when you’re watching a movie or trying to fall asleep and only 2 capsules for work or normal daily operations.
Water curing is a method of reducing the smell and taste of your AVB. This is useful when you want to create some truly delicious edibles that aren’t overpowered by the taste and smell of AVB. Simply place your AVB in a cheese cloth and add room temperature water. Make sure to fully submerge your AVB. Let this sit until the water turns golden brown. Empty out this water and continue this process until the water is clear. Time frame ranges from a couple of hours to a couple of days. The next step is to dry the wet AVB. Allow the water to drain out of the AVB pouch. Some like to go the extra mile and oven bake the damp AVB where as I just add it to my butter and start cooking. To each their own.
It is possible to smoke your AVB but this method is not ideal. First off it’s not going to taste good. The terpenes have been burned off long ago and the hit tends to be on the harsh side. The THC and CBD content is much lower in your AVB and it takes more to get you high. I recommend only using this option when you are in a bind and have nothing left to smoke.
Finally, the absolute easiest way to consume AVB is by simply eating it. This will also get you high as the AVB has already undergone decarboxylation. The AVB taste is very apparent when eating it as is. If you are OK with that than rock on!
Below are some awesome AVB recipes that will get you where you need to be.
-One pack of refrigerated cookie dough
Simply add a couple of pinches per cookie and knead. Bake the cookies at 350°F for 12 - 14 minutes and enjoy.
AVB PBJ toast
-2 pieces of Bread
Toast your bread in a toaster or oven. Once your toast has reached a nice golden brown remove it and spread on a layer of peanut butter. Sprinkle your AVB on top. On the other piece of bread, spread a layer of Jelly. Join the two halves and there you have it.
ABV Brownies and Cakes
-Brownie or Cake mix
Simply follow the normal directions on the back of the box only replacing Cannabutter with the butter called for in the recipe.
AVB Fire Crackers
This is one of the more simple recipes. Just spread peanut butter on a cracker and sprinkle your AVB on top and enjoy.
These are only a few fast and easy AVB recipes. Please note that creating Cannabutter and AVB oil allows you to cook virtually anything. Be safe when preparing Cannabutter and AVB oil, other than that enjoy your AVB journey.