6 Unexpected Uses For Already Vaped Bud

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6 Unexpected Uses For Already Vaped Bud

What Is AVB?

Already Vaped Bud (AVB) is the leftover Cannabis flower that has been heated or smoked using a vaporizer.

The AVB texture is coarse, dry, and crispy, almost resembling dried thyme and oregano, but darker. AVB retains some cannabinoids and terpenes, and you can repurpose it.  

What Are The Benefits Of Already Vaped Bud (AVB)?

Already Vaped Bud

Consuming already vaped bud is not a novel practice. It has been common practice among Weed enthusiasts for decades.

The medical benefits of consuming Already Vaped Bud (AVB) are mostly unknown. This is because it’s difficult to measure the potency and quality of something that has already been vaporized.

However, there are some benefits associated with consuming AVB, including; 


  • Saving money as you are getting a second use out of your Cannabis flower.

  • It is already decarboxylated.

  • It is ready to use in edibles or be sprinkled directly onto food.



How To Decarboxylate Weed


Will Smoking AVB Get Me High?

The short answer is yes, but only to a certain extent.

The ideal use for Already Vaped Bud, among many, is not smoking. Most of the THC in your Weed is consumed during the initial vaping, leaving you with a much weaker product. Moreover, the taste can be rather unpleasant.

There are some things to consider:

  • As the Weed is already vaporized, it will not be as potent.

  • It does not taste pleasant. You can water-cure your AVB, but be sure to dry it entirely before vaping.

  • It is almost impossible to tell the strength of your Already Vaped Bud (AVB). Various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids have different burning temperatures; some will be destroyed while vaping.

How To Water Cure AVB (Already Vaped Bud)

If you find the taste of AVB unappetizing, we suggest you take the extra step and water cure your Already Vaped Bud (AVB). The water curing process removes the chlorophyll and burnt flavor by soaking the AVB in distilled water. 

How Long Should You Water Cure ABV?

The water curing process can take a couple of days to 1 week, depending on the amount of unwanted material.

You will have a cleaner product the longer you leave it in the water. We suggest replacing the water every few hours to start or twice daily the longer it cures. The discoloration will fade toward the end.

Once you’ve reached your desired curing process, drain off the water and dry in a food dehydrator for a couple of hours.

If you do not have one handy, place a single layer AVB on a lined baking sheet in a preheated 200 d f oven. Gently shake the tray every 20 – 30 minutes, ensuring the Weed is completely dry before storing.

How To Store And Use Already Vaped Bud?

It may take some time to accumulate enough AVB, so store it for later use.

Store in a sealed Mason Jar in a cool dark place until you have the desired amount.

The 6 Unexpected Uses For Already Vaped Bud

AVB Brownies

Brownies made with AVB are an excellent way to get high using the Cannabis Flower byproduct.

The THC is activated when vaped. Therefore, brownies made with AVB can be baked at lower temperatures for an extended time without burning the leftover THC and losing potency.

As the Weed is already decarboxylated, you can add the already vaped bud to your brownie batter and bake. It will somewhat affect your brownie’s texture, but we suggest adding some nuts to your mixture or grinding it into a powder to hide this.  

If the AVB texture is not to your liking, infuse your butter or oil with the Already Vaped Bud, and it’s ready to use.



Double Chocolate Weed Brownies Recipe



Quick And Easy  AVB Firecrackers

Firecrackers are such an easy way to consume Cannabis Edibles. It’s super fast and versatile.

All you need is a biscuit or cracker base of your choice, a high fat spread such as Nutella, peanut, or other nut butter, and a sprinkling of AVB.

A Few Pro Tips:

  • Always use decarbed Weed when making edibles.
  • THC and other cannabinoids are absorbed by fat. Therefore use a nut or peanut butter with high-fat content. Nutella will work beautifully too.
  • Once assembled, wrap the firecracker in foil before baking. This step will protect the leftover terpenes, THC, and other cannabinoids.



Can You Eat Decarbed Weed?
Weed Firecracker Recipe




AVB tea is a new trend gaining popularity in the Cannabis community. Start brewing Already Vaped Bud (AVB) with tea leaves and milk. The cannabinoids attach easily to the fat molecules. AVB Chai tea is my go-to warm drink.

It has a more mellow effect on the body and promotes a good night’s rest.

Add a dash of honey or sweetener of choice, as the AVB will leave a bitter taste.



How to Make Delicious Cannabis Stem Tea



Coffee With Already Vaped Bud

Coffee With Already Vaped Bud

You want to add some form of fat to your AVB coffee for the most effective result. Try milk, coconut oil, butter, or nut milk. If you omit the fat from your AVB coffee, you will have a weaker end product.

The process of making AVB coffee is simple:

Steep your AVB in the fat of choice for 10 – 30 min. Strain out the plant material with cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer. Add to your freshly brewed coffee and enjoy!

AVB Capsules

Making AVB capsules is one of the most effective uses for AVB. Cannabis oil capsules or tinctures can be costly, and making your own using Already Vaped Bud (AVB), could be the answer.

You will need about ½ gram AVB per capsule to give you an equivalent high to a 10mg edible.

How to make AVB Capsules:

  1. Weigh out the AVB.

  2. Grind the AVB in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle for a couple of seconds. You want a compact product, not a fine powder.

  3. Fill 00 size capsules with ½ gram ground AVB. It’s easiest to divide the amount into both ends of the capsule.

  4. Add melted coconut oil and seal.

  5. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.

Cannabutter And Cannabis Oils Using Already Vaped Bud

As the Weed compounds are fat-soluble, the remaining cannabinoids and terpenes will attach to the fat molecules as it infuses into your preferred oil.

The AVB is already decarbed and ready for the oil infusion.

Select one the of the following oils to use with AVB:

How Can I Tell How Much ABV To Use?

It is almost impossible to tell the strength of ABV (Already Been Vaped) or AVB. It is pretty much a guess, and you will have to experiment. Remember to “start low and go slow.”

Cannabis compounds like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids decarboxylate and burn at different temperatures. The heat applied when vaping will significantly determine the potency of your Already Vaped Bud. Its strength varies from 10% to 30% of that of a Cannabis flower.

You can compare one-half gram of AVB to about 0,15g of dried herb and about 10mg of edibles.

THC is known to downgrade at higher temperatures and converts to a less potent CBN, a cannabinoid recommended for sleep.

Which Dry Herb Vaporizer Is Best For AVB?

The Arizer Solo II 

This device is an excellent choice for those who enjoy vaporizing dry herbs. This device is portable and easy to use because it has incredible battery life.

It also has an interchangeable mouthpiece that you can use for various herbs. The heating chamber can hold up to 0.3 grams of dry herb at a time, so you won’t have to refill it too often.

Storz & Bickel Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer

We are introducing the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel, the global leader in desktop vaporizers. S&B’s Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer comes in both balloon and tube designs,s, and is guaranteed to provide outstanding vapor quality.

Featuring an ingenious display and touch buttons, the Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer makes vaporizing hassle-free.

FAQ 6 Unexpected Uses For Already Vaped Bud

Can I Smoke AVB?

In short, yes. But as a last resort. The taste will be unpleasant, and the effects limited. There are plenty of better uses for AVB.

Does Eating ABV Capsules Give Me An Upset Stomach?

Some people may find the taste of ABV unpalatable. You can prevent this taste by including the water curing step when making AVB edibles. It adds extra time but is easy to follow, and you will be happy with the result.

How Does An ABV Buzz Compare To Regular Cannabis?

THC burns at high temperatures and degrades to CBN, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid about a quarter strength of THC. CBN is most used for sleep and will give you some buzz, but it cannot compare with Cannabis flowers.

How Strong Is My ABV?

It is almost impossible to tell. You will lose 70 – 90% of the Cannabis compounds during the first dry herb vape. The remaining 10 – 30% of the cannabinoids and terpenes will be present in the ABV. Test half a gram of ABV when making a Firecracker and try the effects yourself.

Can You Eat AVB Weed Straight Up?

Yes, you can. Eat after a high-fat meal or mix with some oil.
Firecrackers are a great use of AVB straight up.

Marie Barnard
Author: Marie Barnard

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