When it comes to vaping bud, you may find it difficult to get the most out of every single leaf, leaving a little behind, which is referred to as already-vaped bud (AVB). Brown in color, this used bud can vary in its potency, depending on the temperature at which it was vaped. High temperatures won’t likely leave much usable bud behind, but heating the weed between 315°F and 440°F could leave a lot of potency.
Here are a few ways that you can use already-vaped bud.
1. Make it an edible
Making this bud into edibles requires it to be cooked down into cannabis butter (aka cannabutter) There are many recipes across the internet that offer different flavors or different combinations, but this butter can easily be integrated into any baked good recipe- such as brownies, cakes, and other baked goods.
2. Add it to tea or coffee
Since AVB is already decarboxylated, it can be added directly to coffee grounds or tea leaves for a sensational boost in this morning brew. If the taste isn’t appealing to you, a flavored creamer or a small bit of milk should help tone it down. This way you won’t have that unpleasant weed smell lingering in your mouth.
3. Make the AVB into tinctures
Tinctures are a discrete way to get a bit more from your AVBs, amplifying its average effect. The creation of these tinctures takes a little patience, allowing the AVB to rest in at least 90-proof alcohol for up to a few days before straining it through a cheesecloth or sieve. The tincture can be stored in a dropper bottle in a cool and dry place, offering the desired effects within about 15 minutes for an hour.
4. Sprinkle the AVB on food
There’re no extra steps needed for this option. Much like you’d sprinkle salt and pepper, you can use already vaped bud to get the desired effects. Water curing is suggested to improve the flavor, but the taste can be masked with the food you pair it with, like barbecue sauce, Nutella, or other strong flavors in a pinch.
5. Fill empty capsules with AVB
Even though this seems like a rather tedious task, using AVB to fill up capsules is rather easy. There’s no cooking or curing, and the capsules are easy to swallow to keep use discrete. There’s no taste, and the only other supplies needed are empty capsules.
6. Combine AVB with coconut oil
Cannabis is fat-soluble, making the combination of coconut oil with AVB rather convenient. Put both the coconut oil and the AVB in a slow cooker on low for a few hours, stirring occasionally. Then, strain the oil and toss the plant materials, and you have an oil that can be used in baking, cooking, and other activities, much like with cannabutter.
7. Make Rick Simpson Oil
Making Rick Simpson Oil with AVB won’t quite give the leftover flower the same potency as fresh flower, but it still serves its purpose. Making RSO at home requires some chemistry knowledge, but shows an intricate process, but the payoff is good.
8. Smoke the AVB
Even though the AVB has been through a lot of heat already, you might like to stick with one of the less complicated methods by smoking it. The taste is not appetizing to many smokers, but it is possible to improve the taste with water curing. Still, AVB doesn’t typically work well in joints.
No one wants to throw out perfectly good bud, even when it’s already been vaped. These eight options make it possible to get more from your stash, and hopefully will make it easier for you to get those last few cannabinoids out of the flower while you can. Next time you get to the last of your bud, try one of these options before you toss it.