What is Already Vaped Bud (AVB) - Best Practices & Methods

December 26, 2023

What is AVB?

Others may refer to it as ABV (Already Been Vaped) cannabis, but I prefer the term AVB (Already Vaped Bud)."

AVB refers to cannabis that has been used in a dry herb vaporizer without being completely combusted.

Using a dry herb vaporizer allows you to reach the perfect temperature for vaporizing essential cannabinoids like THC and CBD while avoiding the combustion of the herb. This efficient method ensures a potent high without wasting any product or exposing you to harmful toxins, offering a clean and enjoyable experience.

Related article: Vaporizer high or Smoking high? 

When do you stop vaping your herb?

Vaping sessions typically end when several factors align, including a decrease in vapor production, a decline in flavor intensity, and a noticeable change in color to a deep golden brown. The specific timing can vary based on your preferred temperatures setting, and in my case, I find that the ideal temperature for me is 390 degrees Fahrenheit.

Related article: The Perfect Vape Puff: Balancing Temperature, Toxins, and Terpenes in Cannabis Dry Herb Vaporization

To avoid combustion, it's important not to let your AVB (Already Vaped Bud) get too dark. Stop vaping when it reaches a consistent deep golden brown color. For a more satisfying experience, consider stirring the material after a few puffs to maintain the full intensity of the flavor.

At the end of your vaping session, I recommend storing the remaining ABV (Already Been Vaped) cannabis in a specific container.


Best Way to Use Already Vaped Bud

The residual THC in AVB (Already Vaped Bud) has already been activated and decarboxylated during the vaping process. As a result, it becomes suitable for consumption and retains its psychoactive properties.

This means that even in its vaped form, AVB can still be used in edibles and will produce the desired high.

Here are a few ideas on how to utilize AVB and the best ways to consume it:

1. Smoking it (not recommended)

Although smoking AVB (Already Vaped Bud) can still get you high, it's important to note that the potency of the remaining cannabinoids has been diminished through the vaporization process. Additionally, the smoke from smoking AVB tends to be harsh and unpleasant.

Smoking AVB contradicts the very purpose of vaping, as it reintroduces harmful elements and undermines the initial intention of opting for vaporization. Many stoners switch to vaping dry herb to avoid inhaling undesirable and toxic components associated with combustion, often referred to as 'combustion toxins.'

Related article: 9 Reasons Why Dry Herb Vaping Cannabis Is Better than Smoking It 

2. Eating your AVB (Easiest and most efficient way)

The little THC and other cannabinoids in your AVB are already activated, which will still induce a euphoric effect when consumed. However, incorporating some fat into your AVB consumption can enhance the experience.

While fat doesn't activate the cannabinoids further, it serves as a medium that facilitates better absorption of the residual cannabinoids in your AVB by the stomach. Personally, I like to mix my AVB with peanut butter to create a delightful PB&J sandwich.

Alternatively, you could mix it with flavored yogurt for a tasty, quick, and convenient consumption method. Determining the potency of AVB can be influenced by various factors, such as personal tolerance, vaping duration, and temperature settings.

To establish an appropriate dosage, start with one tablespoon and allow a minimum of two hours before considering additional amounts.

It's important to proceed cautiously at the beginning until you become familiar with your tolerance level and discover the best dosage for you. It's important to note, overindulging can lead to undesired effects, so it's best to exercise moderation and gradually adjust your intake.

3. Infuse It into Fat (a lot of work)

The extraction of cannabinoids is a straightforward and widely used method to extract THC for cooking or direct consumption.

Once you have the infused butter, the possibilities are endless, as you can incorporate it into any recipe that requires fat.

One classic choice is to use it in baking brownies, as they provide an excellent canvas for incorporating the infused butter and enjoying the effects of the cannabinoids.

Here is my step by step recipe: 

  • What you need: 
    • Save up an ounce of AVB – ground using an electric coffee grinder.
    • Coconut oil
    • A crock pot
    • A glass jar with a lid
    • A strainer or cheesecloth.
  • Method:
    • Fill 2/3 of the crock pot with water
    • Put the grounded AVB in the empty glass jar
    • Pour the coconut oil into the AVB until it covers it completely. Poor a little bit more so the mix can be easier to stir. (keep in mind, your coconut oil can be solid at room temp if it was cold, if so, you can microwave it till it’s completely melted).
    • Stir it, the mix should feel sludgy.
    • Place the lid on the jar but don't tighten it up
    • Put that jar in your waterbath/crockpot and cover the crock pot with its lid.
    • Simmer on a very low heat for 3-6 hours (longer is better)
    • Stir the mix every hour or so.
    • Once the time is up, remove the jar, let it cool a little bit, then strain using the strainer and the cheesecloth into a fresh container. I like using my AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker, it did an incredible job of squeezing out all the oil.
    • Straining may take some time, some people don’t bother and leave the AVB in it without straining it, you can do that, but it will taste bitter. It's up to you. I personally would strain it.
    • It will look grim at this point but don't worry, once solidified it will become bright green.
    • Bam, you've got super potent, cannabis infused Coconut oil. Keep it refrigerated. 

4. Encapsulate in Pills (a lot of work, and you may need several capsules to get you stoned)

      Encapsulate in Pills (Cannabis Caps): You can shove the AVB in a caps, and, as we mentioned before, it's preferable to mix it with oil.

      As for the AVB dosage; 3-7 capsules may get you too stoned, again it depends on your tolerance, for how long this AVB has been vaped, and on what temperature (darkness of the AVB can give you an idea of its leftover potency).

      If this is your first time, make sure to take one capsule at a time, and to wait at least 30 minutes before taking the next one.  

      Dissolve in Alcohol

        Using alcohol to extract THC and other cannabinoids is similar to that of fat, slightly more challenging, though, and inherently more risky (fire danger). You will, however, end up with cannabis infused alcohol (that sounds amazing and a bit frightening).

        Vodka is often used, but any 80-proof alcohol will work. Lower-proof alcohol can be used, but higher strength alcohol will be more efficient for dissolution. The highest-proof alcohol is recommended, but with a slight increase of fire risk.

          Here is how you make marijuana infused alcohol; 

            • Find-ground ABV is mixed with alcohol.
            • Heat the mix, remember alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water, caution must be used to ensure that the ethanol isn't lost, as this is bad for the process and also a fire hazard.
            • The mixture must be kept below 79 °C / 173 °F.
            • After dissolving for a period of time, which varies by recipe, the mixture is allowed to cool, and sometimes is allowed to soak at room temperature for hours or days before straining or filtering. The final product can be consumed plain, as a shot, or mixed into a drink.


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          Stay toasty my friends!

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