Our Top Uses For ABV Bud In A Legalized World
There are a lot of benefits that come with vaporizing your cannabis beyond stress and anxiety relief. One of the most overlooked ones has to be the accumulation of ABV bud. For those who don't know, ABV bud is the dry, brownish-yellow bud that your once-green bud used to be.
Believe it or not, there's a lot you can do with ABV bud. Instead of throwing your ABV bud out like it's ash, you should get into the habit of saving it after every vape session. Here's why.
Smoke It in a Pinch
There's nothing worse than going for a quick session and realizing you're fresh out of bud.
When this happens, turn to your jar of saved ABV (already been vaped) weed! The THC content isn't nearly as strong as green bud, but a few good bowls will still get the job done. The trick is to smoke the yellower of the ABV, as the browner the bud the less THC is likely present.
The major downside to this is the taste -- some people downright hate it! Luckily, you can fix that through a process called water curing.
Water Curing Your ABV Bud
To water cure your ABV bud, all you need is some 100% cotton cheesecloth, a big bowl, and your ABV bud.
First, lay your ABV bud out in the center of the cheesecloth, then roll the ABV bud up in the cheesecloth. Try to cover all the ABV in at least two layers of the cheesecloth in the process. Tie it up in a knot so you have a little bundle of ABV bud.
Now, just pop this bundle into a bowl of water and wait a couple of hours until the water turns brown. Change the water, squeeze out your ABV bud (still in the cheesecloth) and put it back in the water. Repeat this process until the water stops going brown, let your ABV bud dry out, and you're left with a much plainer tasting product.
If you hate the taste of ABV bud, use this process before trying any of the following methods.
Make ABV Bud Oil & Edibles
ABV bud is a great go-to when you want to make a quick batch of special brownies or edibles.
To do this, you have to turn your ABV into ABV coconut oil. You'll need:
- An ounce or two of ABV bud
- Coconut oil (melted)
- A little water
- A mason jar
- A crockpot or double boiler
Mix the ABV and the melted coconut oil in a mason jar, making sure you completely cover the ABV. Next, put the mixture into a crockpot or double boiler on very low heat, not letting it boil. Let the mixture heat up for about three hours, shaking it up occasionally.
Finally, strain your ABV from your oil with cheesecloth into another jar. You now have some delicious ABV coconut oil that you can use in any recipe that requires oil.
How to Make Special Brownies
Making special brownies with ABV bud coconut oil is easy.
All you need to do is follow your favorite brownie recipe exactly, with only one big difference: use the ABV oil instead of regular oil. This will leave you with a great after-product that's sure to make you smile.
Make AVB Capsules
That ABV oil is good for more than just recipes.
Try buying some gel capsules and filling these with your ABV oil. You can use a simple dropper to get the oil in the capsule. This gives you a discreet way to enjoy your ABV bud on-the-go, like before a movie, at the zoo, or on a tour.
Just know, the kick-in time will be delayed because the capsules take some time to dissolve and break down. Still, this is a great use for ABV bud, especially if you're looking for a way to get high on-the-go.
Try Some ABV Tea or Coffee
Make your morning a lot more interesting by adding some ABV bud to your tea or coffee.
To add ABV to coffee, add a decent scoop of the stuff to your coffee grounds before brewing. Use a strong coffee flavor if you want to mask the flavor, or water cure it first. You can also add some honey or sugar.
For tea, simply add the ABV to the leaves and steep it as you normally would. Again, the stronger the flavor the less you'll taste the ABV.
As an extra bonus tip, add a little cream to your beverage. Cannabinoids love binding to fat, but not so much to water. This will enhance the effects of the ABV.
Have a Quick ABV Snack
If you want a quick edible without any of the cooking, try making an ABV snack.
Regular bud requires decarboxylating before doing this, but not ABV -- it's already been decarboxylated by the vape. So, try sprinkling a fair amount on some peanut butter, Nutella, or other sauce/condiment before eating a sandwich or some toast. Yes, the texture can be a bit unpleasant -- water curing is very recommended here, too -- but it's effective.
Start Saving That ABV Bud
There are way too many things you can do with ABV bud to throw it away like it's ash. So, get a nice big jar, get vaping, and get saving that ABV bud. Whether you want to re-smoke it, make it into oil, or just plain snack on it, you're going to be happy you took the initiative.
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