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Why you should be saving your AVBs (Already Vaped Bud)!

October 13, 2020

If you’ve been using a dry herb vaporizer and emptying the contents of the oven into the bin when you’ve finished vaping you’re missing out on some potentially very potent herb.

When you smoke any leftover cannabinoids left in your herbs are destroyed and all you’re left with is foul-smelling ash.

However, when vaping the vaporized herbs will still contain roughly 30% of its yummy cannabinoids and terpenes

The number of cannabinoids left in your herbs will largely depend on the particular strain you have and the temperature you vaped it at.

First Rule: Do not let your herbs turn black!

Ideally, we should always be avoiding combustion of our herbs but if you vape your herbs for too long or at too high a temperature there is a risk that your herbs may burn.

Plant matter typically combusts at temperatures in excess of 210c. You’ll know if your herbs are too vaporized if they close to turn black.

To be on the safe side, vape at temperatures of 200c and below. This will allow maximum extraction of cannabinoids when vaping whilst still ensuring you herbs are effective to be used again.

Potent Edibles

When you vaporizer your dry herbs, the high heat you expose them to effectively decarboxylate them, for example, turning CBD-A into CBD which makes your AVBs perfect to create effective edibles.

Up to 30% of the cannabinoid which can make very effective edibles.

The easiest way to use herbs in edibles is to make cannabutter which can then be substituted into any recipes that call for butter.

Tinctures.

Tinctures are a great option when you need to dose discreetly and are unable to pull out your vape; two drops underneath your tongue and you’re done!

A tincture is essentially just infused alcohol. They’re very strong and effective especially when ingested sublingually which is why they’re a popular choice with medical users.

Tinctures have become increasingly popular in recent years and hemp tinctures can now be purchased on the High Street from stores such as Holland & Barrett However, you can save yourself a pretty penny as they are really easy to make at home!

To create a tincture you just take a pile of your AVB into a small cooking pot, add a strong spirit such as vodka so it is just covering all of your herbs.

Then all you need to do is place the pot on a low heat (70c) and simmer without letting the pot come to boil.

After 20 mins, strain the mixture using a sieve or cheesecloth and place in a jar for storage.

To use you can use a droplet and place a 1ml drop underneath your tongue.

When dosing a tincture sublingually, expect to feel the effects in 15-45 minutes and reach your peak high at about 90 minute

Tinctures are great because they’ll last for years if stored in a cool dark place and can be a perfectly discreet way to medicate when you’re unable to pull out your dry herb vaporizer.

If you’re watching your figure they’re also be easier on your calorie allowance than cannabutter!

If you’ve been using a dry herb vaporizer and emptying the contents of the oven into the bin when you’ve finished vaping you’re missing out on some potentially very potent herb. When you smoke any leftover cannabinoids left in your herbs are destroyed and all you’re left with is foul-smelling ash. However, when vaping

Don’t Throw Out ‘The Duff’! Here’s Why

Some people call it “the duff.” Some people called it AVB (Already Vaped Bud). Others just call it what it is: what’s left in your vape after you’re done a session. It usually looks something like this: golden brown and crispy.

Many people assume that all the THC has been extracted, and bud is therefore useless once it’s been vaped. But that’s not true: in fact, there are other cannabinoids that are left untouched in the leftover plant material, and which you can get the most of by following these six tips.

1. Save it up

Some bigger-batch cannabutter recipes recommend using anywhere from an ounce up to 40-60 grams of already-vaped product. As Bustle’s Rachel Krantz puts it, “You’ll need about twice as much of the duff to make the recipe as strong, and it won’t be quite as tasty – but hey, leave no trace, right?”

2. Grind it

If you’ve done your homework, you’re already sold on the importance of grinding: “I really can’t stress this point enough,” writes The Vape Critic. “I can almost guarantee that grinding finer will get you better results if you’re not doing it already, especially with a vape like the Pax.” But if you’re going to cook with or otherwise consume the AVB, it’s necessary to grind it again into an even finer, powder-like consistency, exposing any remaining available THC in the plant matter. All the more reason to invest in a quality grinder.

3. Cook something

If your palate isn’t particularly refined, whip up some firecrackers with Nutella or all-natural peanut butter and toss them in the oven. If the thought of sprinkling toasty, post-vaped weed on a bunch of crackers doesn’t tantalize you, we hear you on that. Fortunately you can get a little more highbrow. A water cure is supposed to make AVB taste better – and from there, you can make any number of infused goodies.

4. Make capsules

“By putting your AVB into capsules, you can easily carry them with you and take them when you want discreetly,” writes Mr Vape of VaporBlog. Check out these image-heavy instructional guides out there to make capsules at home using a dizzying array of gear including soy lecithin, coffee filters, and pizza box with holes punched in the top. It’s worth attempting, if you dare: the end product keeps for as long as two years and provides a lovely five-hour body stone.

5. If there’s ash, it’s trash

Never try to cook with, or otherwise consume, remnants that appear black or ashy. Gross. On this note: if what’s left in your vape seems burned, not lightly browed , you’re using a higher temperature setting than you need to be. Turn it down.

6. Start small

Leftovers vary in strength: a potent strain will yield more potent AVB – and, as a rule, a lighter colour means higher potency. “On that basis, 1/4 teaspoon of ground AVB is an excellent starting point dose for healthy people to try mixing with their food,” writes blogger Old Hippie. “This gets me to a highness level of around 2 to 5, depending on what food I use it with. For a first-time, elderly, anxious user, cardiac patient, or someone with low blood pressure, you might start with 1/8 teaspoon instead, just to be extra safe.”

Need more ideas? Happily, there’s a subreddit and at least one YouTube channel dedicated to the subject of using AVB.

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