How To Water Cure AVB Confidently

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How To Water Cure AVB

Learning to water cure AVB has helped me find the best way to get double the value out of my weed. Yes, I use it twice!

Before we get into how to water cure AVB (already vaped bud), we must look at what AVB is and why it is necessary. Then, we provide all our insights about water curing AVB and the most effective ways to do it.

What Exactly Is AVB?

Water Cure AVB

After the vaporization of dry herb Cannabis, AVB (Already Vaped Buds) remains inside the vaporizer chamber.

Cannabis compounds such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids burn at different temperatures. Depending on the temperature you vape, you will have AVB of between 10% and 30% of the original strength of the Weed flower you’re vaping. It has a dark, coarse, and dry texture.

Don’t just discard your AVB. You can use it in several ways. After each time you vape, empty the AVB into a sealable jar. Keep away from direct light and use as necessary.

What To Do With AVB?


AVB is nothing but the already vaped bud left over when smoking dry herb in a vaporizer. Furthermore, ABV can be converted into edibles, topicals, or even taken as a supplement if it has already been vaped.

One of the most popular ways of using AVB as a substitute for Cannabis is when making edibles or concentrates. As AVB is much weaker than Cannabis flower, you must adjust your recipe accordingly.

When making potent edibles, you’ll need to use a substantial amount of AVB, affecting the flavor. We, therefore, recommend the added step of Water Curing to improve the taste. 

Cooking With Vaped Weed

Cooking With Vaped Weed


Using the entire plant and incorporating as many uses as possible is ideal when growing your cannabis. Similarly, when buying from your favorite Cannabis Dispensary, you want to get full use of your valuable Cannabis flowers and the most bang for your buck.

Incorporating AVB in your edibles is a convenient and thrifty way to use up your already vaped Weed. The vaped bud contains only 10% – 30% of the original cannabinoids, so you must increase the dosage to achieve the same results.

A significant benefit of using AVB in cooking is that it is already decarboxylated and ready to consume.

Water Cure AVB In A Gel Capsule


Water Cure AVB In A Gel Capsule

We love making handmade AVB capsules to help with sleep, inflammation, and pain management. 

AVB needs fat to be adequately absorbed by your body. We prefer adding organic coconut oil to the capsules. Gently heat the coconut oil, then using a pipette, add 4 – 5 drops of oil into the capsule to blend with the AVB.

Water Cured AVB Weed Tea


Water Cured AVB Weed Tea

AVB Weed tea is a delicious bedtime pleasure. It is easy for the remaining cannabinoids in the AVB to attach to fat molecules, which is necessary for absorption by your body.

Brew your favorite herbal tea, along with some milk or a teaspoon of coconut oil, for 5 minutes, then allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and add some honey or other sweetener if desired.




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AVB Tincture

AVB Tincture


We have made AVB tinctures with varied success. Those who prefer tincture generally want to consume small, potent dosages. When making tinctures with AVB, it is almost impossible to calculate the strength and dosage.

Our go-to method required 7 – 10 grams AVB (already vaped bud) and 4 ounces of Everclear or similar. Shake both items together in a sealable mason jar and allow to steep for three weeks. Strain through a coffee filter, french press, or cheesecloth. Finally, decant in a dark dropper bottle.




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Coconut Oil From Already Vaped Bud (AVB)


Using coconut oil as a base for AVB edibles and topicals is diverse. We always use unscented, organic coconut oil. Utilize virgin coconut oil when making topicals but be careful when cooking with it.

Coconut oil and cannabis can reduce inflammation, redness, and swelling in some skin conditions. You can prepare food, make edibles, and apply topically with AVB-infused coconut oil.

The use of coconut oil has been around for centuries, and with the added benefit of Cannabis, it is still popular today. Coconut oil has many benefits to offer, and here are some of them:


  • Coconut oil can be used topically on the skin to treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

  • It can also be ingested, providing the body with a source of healthy energy.

  • Coconut oil also contains MCTs, which help with weight loss by boosting metabolism and keeping hunger at bay.

  • The high concentration of lauric acid helps fight against bacteria and viruses.


Infusing AVB with olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter is also possible.



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What Is Water Curing and What Does It Do?


Water curing involves soaking already vaped Cannabis in distilled water for up to one week. This water curing process removes unwanted material and improves the burnt flavor of the dry vaped bud.

Water curing will significantly improve the taste of AVB edibles.

How Long Does It Take to Water Cure AVB?


The duration of the water curing is directly related to the temperature used while vaping. 

In other words, the higher the temperature, the more bitter the AVB will be and the longer it will take to water cure AVB.

AVB exposed to lower temperatures may not require long-term water curing.

If your AVB is dark in color, crisp in texture, and has a burnt smell, you may need closer to 1 week.

How To: Best Method for Water-Curing Your Already Vaped Weed (AVB)

I often think the most straightforward method is the most effective. Too many bells and whistles can discourage me from taking this extra step, but boy, is it worth the effort.


How To Water Cure AVB
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How To Water Cure AVB, Already Vaped Bud

Water curing AVB "already vaped bud" dramatically improves the taste and removes unwanted materials. It is an easy process and only requires some of your precious time.
Feel free to use as much or as little AVB as you want or have. I recommend using 1 - 2 cups of AVB as it is time-consuming.
Active Time20 mins
Curing Time4 d
Total Time4 d 20 mins


  • 1 Mason Jar
  • Strainer
  • Coffee filter French Press or Cheesecloth
  • Food Dehydrator Home oven
  • Sheet Pan If using home oven


  • 2 cups AVB, Already Vaped Bud Feel free to increase or decrease the AVB quantity to your liking
  • Distilled water Enough to cover the AVB plus 2 inches


  • Place the AVB, already vaped bud and distilled water in your Mason Jar.
  • Allow curing in the water for some hours before straining. You will notice the discoloration of the water. Strain when it has darkened.
  • Refill with water and repeat this process for several days until the water stop discoloring.
  • Once you are happy with the curing result, strain thoroughly for the last time.
  • Place the damp AVB in your dehydrator or sheet pan and dry at 200°F for 20 - 30. Do not overcrowd the dehydrator tray or sheet pan as you want even heat.
  • Once completely dry, place the AVB in a sealable Mason Jar and store in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight.


Use the water cured AVB in many different recipes.  
A firm favorite is our AVB Firecracker Recipe, or read here for 6 Unexpected Uses For Already Vaped Bud 

When To Stop Water Curing ABV


Water curing AVB or ABV takes approximately one day to 1 week. The time necessary for water curing depends on how long you vaporized and at what temperature.

On average, we water cure AVB for about five days to get the most effective, cleanest result. You will know when your AVB is ready for straining and drying when the water stops discoloring and the burnt flavor has subsided.


How To Dry The AVB In A Pan In The Oven


Thoroughly drying your AVB is vital as any moisture may result in mold.

I use a food dehydrator for fuss-free drying, but you can quickly dry in the oven using standard household items.

Here are some simple steps

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Arrange the strained AVB evenly on a lined baking tray. Do not overcrowd the tray as you want even heating.

  • Place in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes, and give the tray a gentle shake if necessary halfway through.

  • Allow to cool and place in a sealable mason jar for later use.


FAQ How To Water Cure AVB

Does Already Vaped Bud Taste Bad?

Terpenes are responsible for giving Cannabis its aroma; when vaped, you lose many terpenes. Your AVB will not have the rich, aromatic flavor associated with Cannabis buds. I find AVB to have a scant piney and nutty nose with notes of molasses.

Does Smoking Vaped Weed Get You High?

Vaped marijuana shouldn’t be smoked, primarily because of its unpleasant taste. There is a better way to reuse vaped weed, including edibles and topicals.

How Potent Is AVB Weed?

It is almost impossible to determine the potency of AVB. During vaping, you lose many cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The strength of AVB varies from 10% to 30% of that of a Cannabis flower.

Is Vaping Cannabis Addictive Compared to Smoking Weed?

Vaping Cannabis is less harmful than smoking and is no “more” addictive than smoking weed.

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