If you’re new to edibles you may’ve heard the term ABV. ABV stands for “Already been vaped”, which is a term used to describe the left over bud from a dry herb vaporizer. Some people throw it out, but if you want to maximize your dollar (and your high), it offers a lot of opportunity.
As long as you vaporize your bud at around 350*F-410*F, it will have plenty of cannabinoids left over for potent cooking and baking. Here are some popular ways to use ABV:
- Edibles – Perhaps the easiest and most common way to consume ABV is to simply add to any baking or cooking recipe. As long as the recipe has some fat in it, you’ll be good to go. If you’re new to edibles, it’s best to start off with a very small amount. That is to say, if you’re following a recipe, put half the recommend amount in.
- Use it as a garnish – Simply sprinkle a small amount on top of your favorite meal or snack. Again – fat enables the ABV to be extracted into the body. Some popular pairs are: Peanut butter and jelly, hot chocolate, BBQ sauce and of course, Nutella.
- Tea and Coffee – Since ABV is decarboxylated – it can easily be added to your favorite Tea or Coffee. Whole milk and coffee flavoring work best to help mask the taste and add it the required fat content.
- Make Cannabutter or Infused Oil – Coconut oil and butter are staples of the edibles community. Both offer great recipe compatibility and are relatively easy to make. Most recipes combine butter or oil with your ABV in a crock pot. Set to low, keep an eye on it, stir occasionally, let cool and strain out the plant material.
There are many ways to use your ABV, I’ve only highlighted the most popular methods. I like to keep things simple and direct, especially for any beginners out there.