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Quality flower makes all the difference when it comes to vaping. There is certainly nothing better than a perfectly cured, fragrant bud to kick off your day, stay focused, or go to sleep. For this reason, many users tend to choose only the bright green, fresh flower at their nearby store.
This doesn’t mean, however, that once your bud is gone, its remaining parts are a waste. On the contrary, these tiny pieces of herb are just as useful as your fresh buds. If you consume your flower in a dry herb vaporizer, you may want to keep your ABV weed.
What is ABV
ABV or “Already Been Vaped” is the remaining vape weed that stays in your dry herb vaporizer. While many people think of it as debris, it actually contains a fair amount of cannabinoids and terpenes that are pretty useful if you know how to handle it.
This remaining cannabis has a brown color, and it can be darker or lighter depending on how much herb you have vaped. The darker the color, the harsher the ABV is. However, you will notice that it still has some of the terpenes of your fresh nug.
Moreover, ABV contains significant levels of cannabinoids. Of course, knowing how much THC or CBD your ABV contains depends on a lot of factors. To begin with, the temperature of your vaporizer is important. If you set your vaporizer at a low temperature, there are more probabilities of a high quantity of residual cannabinoids in ABV than if you vape at a higher temperature.
Likewise, how long you vape also affects the remaining cannabinoids of your ABV. If your vape session is short, the remaining cannabis is likely to be higher in cannabinoids than ABV from long vape sessions.
The final consideration is how much THC or CBD was originally in your weed. The higher levels of THC/CBD in your fresh flower are, the more cannabinoids will remain in CBV.
While it is hard to tell how much cannabinoid levels can be found in ABV, some studies have shown that over a third of the original THC may remain in it. For instance, some users have reported that only 10%-20% of the original THC may remain in ABV weed.
Having a plethora of uses, the best way to consume ABV weed is to make recipes with it. Moreover, many users love to save a bunch of ABV weed, because making edibles with it ends up being way easier than using your traditional flower. To give you an example on how to use ABV, we will share with you a delicious ABV brownie recipe.
How to Make ABV Brownies
- 1 large bowl
- 1 small bowl
- A clean KLIP
- Baking tray
- 1 box of brownie mix
- ½ cup ABV weed
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup coconut oil (or butter
Preheat your oven at 350° F.
To make ABV brownies, you will need to set apart the liquid ingredients; that is, the eggs, the oil or butter, and milk. Depending on the brownie mix you are using, there may be some other ingredients you will need.
In a small bowl, blend your liquid ingredients and add your preferred quantity of ABV weed. We recommend you start with ½ cup since you never know how strong it may be. Using a blender, make sure everything blends up well. The advantage of ABV is that it doesn’t need to decarboxylate since the vaporizer has already done the work. Moreover, it is not necessary to make canna-butter before adding ABV to the mix, since it can be eaten as it is.
To make it easier to mix, you can grind it up in your KLIP, getting a fine consistency that will make the blending process easier.
Once you have your liquid mix, add it to the brownie mix and follow the regular recipe.
Add your mix to a previously greased baking tray (you can use canna-butter for this too) and bake for 30 minutes or the time indicated in the box of your brownie mix. Then, let it cool down and enjoy.
Depending on the strain of your ABV, you can consume these ABV brownies in the morning, to hype you up, or in the evening, to get a smooth and calming couch-lock. After making some ABV brownies, you can experiment with new recipes. Moreover, you can just follow the typical weed flower edibles recipes but instead of fresh nugs, use your ABV. We are sure that once you start baking these, you won’t prefer any other cannabis snack.