The question I ask is, am I about to throw out something that can be used well in another way? Now that your material is water cured, it’s almost ready to be used for making edibles! Depending on what you plan to make, you’ll likely want to dry it first. Some recipes will turn out well if you use damp water cure abv, like cannabutter. But for most things, it’s safe to say you’ll get the best results if you dry it before using it. Just spread it out on a baking sheet as thinly as you can, and bake it in the oven, set at a really low temperature like 150 degrees F.
I have 1.5 ounces of Vaped Cannabis in mine which is a quart capacity, or for you Brits, around 2 pints or 1100ml. 1.5 ounce was my limit with this size of coffee press. The second and most common method is The CheeseCloth Water Cure. Potency will be up to many things like the potency of your original subtense and the length of the steeping time.
This is just the skunky flavor seeping out of the AVB, which is the exact point of water curing. I have 4 ounces of lightly vaped abv that I am planing to turn into a tincture over the holidays. If you want to make a tincture out of water cured AVB you should not add extra water to the tincture.
Rinse and repeat, and change the water for a fresh batch every few hours. With every cycle you’ll be improving the quality and flavor of the final product. You can also use a french press, or a different strainer instead of cheesecloth. We’ll talk about how to use these as an alternative to cheesecloth as well. You can also make cannabutter with your AVB if you have the time. Not only will this leave you without that grainy texture AVB has, it gives you more options with making food.
It can sit there happily for weeks until I can strain it. One example of water curing is using a tea bag. When placed inside of a hot cup of water, the water takes on the taste of the tea. Each time that same tea bag is used, the tea will taste weaker, and weaker.
Capsules are another popular way of consuming AVB. Simply purchase some empty capsules from your local drug store and fill them up with your AVB. These capsules are a great alternative because there is no taste. No need to worry about the weed aroma you get from making cannabutter or AVB oil. Another great benefit to using these capsules is that you can accurately medicate.
If you vape on a low heat, or avoid using your dry herb vaporizer’s maximum temperature settings, your AVB is going to taste better and be stronger. You might not extract as much THC and CBD during the vaping sessions, but the potency of your ABV will increase a lot. If you vaporize your herb heavily and to a crisp every time, your AVB will not have much potency left. And the taste will definitely be bitter, and not fun to eat.
You’ll need to cut the cheesecloth into a few squares. These will be used to wrap up the AVB, like making a giant homemade tea bag. Use a few pieces per satchel to ensure you won’t lose any AVB through the mesh.