There are a lot of new terminologies to learn when first getting into weed vaporizers. (full list of most common weed vape terms) One of the most often used terms: ABV
What is ABV?
ABV is the spent cannabis remains left behind by a dry herb vaporizer. ABV stands for Already Been Vaped. It’s sometimes referred to as AVB (Already Vaped Bud) or “duff”.
What Color Is ABV?
Your cannabis starts off green when first loaded into your vaporizer. The longer the session lasts the darker brown the ABV will become. The darker the ABV gets the harsher it tastes. Some people don’t like letting their ABV get too brown because they plan to consume the ABV in the future, and darker ABV can taste bitter.
What do you do with ABV?
The hardest part is saving up all your ABV. Once a good amount of ABV is saved up (4-28 grams) you can make a tincture with it, eat it, or make cannabutter.
How to Make Tincture with ABV
You will need alcohol, a jar, and a half oz of ABV.
You will need about half an ounce of ABV (14 grams) and a strong alcohol of your choice. I personally prefer Kirkland brand vodka.
1) Fill the jar with ABV
2) Add alcohol (leave about 1 inch of space at the top)
3) Leave it in a dark closet or cabinet (be sure to shake it every few days)
4) Let it steep for 2 weeks to 1 year
Can You Eat ABV?
Believe it or not, you absolutely can eat ABV! Be careful, eating ABV seems to pack a much stronger punch than an average 50 mg edible. Some places recommend eating 4 grams of ABV, I used 2 and was high as balls for the entire night!
Although there are different ways of consuming ABV, I put some on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This method is pretty straightforward, I made a peanut butter sandwich with ABV sprinkled on.
Should You Grind Your ABV Before Eating?
In order to test this out I ground half the ABV and placed it on one side of the sandwich, and spread regular ABV on the other half. If you don’t like your PB & J having texture then I suggest you grind your ABV. If you don’t mind having a little texture then you should be fine with standard ABV.
How to Water Cure ABV
If you’re planning on cooking with ABV I highly recommend steeping it in water first. Steeping removes that pungent weed flavor from the ABV. I’ve outlined the entire process (including a video tutorial) in this guide.
Cooking With ABV
ABV is perfect for cooking:
Step 1: Boil water with the ABV
Step 2: Add butter to the boiling water/ABV
Step 3: Strain the ABV out while pouring the water/butter into a pan
Step 4: Allow the butter and water to cool
Step 5: Place in a fridge until the butter hardens
Step 6: Easily scoop up the butter and enjoy