Save That Already Vaped Bud!Admin
If you vape flower, it quickly adds up to grams and grams of garbage. But is it garbage? You aren’t the only one who has wondered if there is anything productive you can do with already vaped bud.
Until now you might have just tossed it into the ashtray, even though it wasn’t ash. If you cared about the planet, maybe you composted it.
What if we told you, you should save that AVB! Sure you can toss it, but there are always ways to squeeze out the very last bit of medicinal value from it. Reusing already vaped bud is a lot like rolling your roaches into a big-recycled-blunt. The difference is that it tastes much better, and is probably better on your lungs.
So what can you do with your already vaped bud?
What do you get when you combine previously vaped cannabis and a cookie recipe? You get an utterly delicious and probably pretty potent cannabis-infused cookie! Considering many people find edibles made with fresh weed too strong anyway, you might even find AVB edibles more pleasant.
The basis of infused dishes, even one with AVB is a cannabutter recipe. Cannabutter combines flower with butter, to infuse the cannabinoids and terpenes into the fats.
Usually, you have to decarboxylate the cannabis before combining. This process of applying heat to the fresh bud transforms the inactive cannabinoids (THCA, and CBDA) into active ones (THC and CBD). The bonus of using AVB in your cannabutter recipe is this step is already complete.
When you vape cannabis, you’ve applied heat. Vaping transformed those cannabinoids into the activated ones you are looking for. Therefore, all you need to do in an AVB cannabutter recipe is toss the previously vaped bud into the butter and cook over low heat for roughly 30 to 40 minutes. Strain out the leftover solids, and voila! Delicious cannabutter for your next batch of cookies.
You can also easily swap out the fresh bud in an infused coconut oil recipe with AVB. Coconut oil is a vegan alternative, and you don’t have to keep it in the refrigerator. Depending on what you plan on whipping up in the kitchen, AVB infused coconut oil might also be a better fit for your recipe.
If you don’t mind smoking weed, then the quickest way to get the lingering value out of AVB is by burning it. Pop it into a bubbler, bong or pipe, and blast away. You can also roll it into a joint or blunt. The only downside to smoking cannabis that you previously vaped is the flavor profile. Because many of the terpenes vaporize, only a small percentage remains. The flavor struggles to shine through when you put fire to the final product.
If you’ve already vaped through your cannabis budget for the month, it pays to have saved the by-product. Instead of tearing apart the living room, turning over couch cushions looking for that last nug – you should have a jar filled with AVB. Pull it out and stick it in your pipe and smoke it. AVB is a saving grace when your stash is dry.
Bullet Proof? More like Canna Proof Coffee.
Move over bullet proof coffee; we’ve got cannabis-infused coffee on our menu. There is no better way to start the day than with a perfect, steamy cup of infused coffee. It’s creamy, buzz-worthy, and a delightful morning pick me up.
No, cannabis coffee isn’t just tossing some leftover vaped cannabis into your piping hot cup of coffee. The effects would be minimal, as water and cannabinoids have a hard time mixing. Instead, you’ll want to add a spoonful of that coconut oil or butter we infused earlier for edibles. Not only does fat make cannabinoid absorption more effective, but it also improves the alertness and brain function of the caffeine. Plus, you could already have a mason jar or two of these cannabis infusions on hand for edibles production.
The recipe is simple. Add one spoonful of infused butter or coconut oil into a blender for every cup of coffee. Blend the butter (or oil) and black coffee on high until frothy – roughly 15 seconds. Pour into your favourite mug, and enjoy your homemade cannabis cappuccino. It’s a beautiful way to wake and bake, without ever picking up the lighter.
But What Does It Taste Like?
If you’ve ever relit an old roach or smoked out of a dirty pipe, you know recycled weed smells terrible. It tastes like rotten ashes, and the smoke is harsh. It’s easy to assume that AVB tastes and smells the same as already smoked bud – but this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
You’ll see for yourself that AVB tastes and smells like the original strain. Weaker maybe, but still spunky, skunky, and pleasant. Some people report that during the second go, the product isn’t as smooth. Depending on how effective the original vape was, the AVB may deliver a harsh inhale because it’s so dry.
The majority of the leftover bud is dried out organic plant material with a hint of its former liveliness. If your nug tasted sweet and piney before, you should still find it tastes sweet and piney today. Any differences will be minor.