That said, the potency of your AVB will vary depending on not just the temperature it was vaped at, but also the potency of your cannabis flower, and also the method you end up choosing to use your AVB for. As always, when using your final product, remember to start low and go slow until you figure out the potency. Below, discover 10 creative ways to recycle your AVB, rather than tossing it in the compost.
First in line is likely the most obvious use—edibles. Baking or cooking with your AVB is a great choice because it helps to mask the flavor while also making use of those leftover cannabinoids. AVB can be utilized just the same as ground flower for anything from brownies to herbed salmon , except unlike flower, because it is already decarboxylated, it is ready to use! Simply toss it into the mixture to enjoy, but use it gradually in your recipes, starting with a lower dose at first, as it will be impossible to be sure of the potency. Better to make a less potent batch and have an excuse to eat two brownies than to make one that’s too strong and only be able to nibble a corner. If you fancy the idea of using AVB for edibles but just can’t get past the taste no matter what flavors you add, water curing might be the trick to help you salvage your bud. The process is pretty easy, but a bit time consuming. You’ll first need to save your AVB until you’ve accumulated a half ounce or more to make the process worth your time.
Next you’ll need patience, because the process itself will take about 4-7 days. Avoid these 7 common mistakes while cooking cannabis edibles. Here’s how to do it: First take a cheesecloth and use it to bundle up your AVB like one big teabag. Place the bundle in a bowl of water, letting it soak thoroughly. Check back in a couple hours and toss the discolored water, adding fresh water in its place. You’ll want to do this for about four days, up to a week but no longer, changing the water as frequently as possible. Once the time has come, drain the water, wring out the teabag, and then spread the water-soaked AVB evenly onto a baking sheet. Set the oven to 200 degrees and let it chill for two hours, tossing the AVB about every 30 minutes to ensure it dries evenly. You now have a batch of AVB without the awful taste. Use it in edibles or turn it into butter to use for everything from baking to breakfast . If you love the idea of ingesting your AVB but can’t be bothered to cook, (no judgement here, fellow take-out aficionados), fear not, because AVB can be easily added to any snack. Since it has already been decarboxylated in the vaping process, there’s no need for any extra steps before eating. That said, for this method, water curing is strongly recommended for flavor purposes, but if you’re really the queen of lazy culture, consider pairing it with Nutella, peanut butter, bbq sauce, hot sauce, or other strong flavors to help mask the taste. This is not the most glamorous use of AVB, but hey, there are those who still drink Bud Light—and it ain’t for the taste. This is another method of direct ingestion without having to cook, bake, or even water cure. There are quite a few benefits of using the capsule method, such as discretion. It’s easy to swallow one while going about your day, making it a subtle and private option. In addition, you won’t have to worry about the taste. All you need to do is purchase empty gel capsules and fill them with the AVB. The one downside is that the onset of effects will be delayed, since the capsule needs time to break down and dissolve. For some, this may be a perk, for others, a drawback. Either way, this method offers an easy and effective way to ingest your AVB. How to Make Your Own Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil Capsules. As mentioned before, AVB is already decarboxylated. As such, it’s very simple to add it to your morning coffee or tea for an infused beverage that will give you some pep in your step. For coffee, simply add the AVB to your coffee grounds when brewing your cup.
Then we recommend adding a strong coffee flavor, like hazelnut or caramel, or a dollop of butter (or cannabutter !)—all will help mask the taste. When making tea, add the AVB to your tea leaves and allow to steep. Choose a tea that has a strong flavor, and add some honey or another sweetener to help with the flavor. Between the two, coffee will likely be the better tasting, but by experimenting with flavor, AVB can be a decent accompaniment to both coffee and tea. Cannabinoids bind to fat, so adding a bit of milk or cream may also be a good idea. Infused coconut oil is an easy way to make use of AVB, and it’s especially effective since cannabis is fat soluble—and coconut oil has plenty of that.
Once again, this is a method that would benefit from using the water curing method first. To use this method, add the AVB and coconut oil into a slow cooker and let sit on low heat for a few hours. When done, allow to cool and then strain the oil from the plant material using a cheesecloth.