Fun Ways to Reuse Already Vaped Bud: Recipes and Easy Hacks

by Angela G

If you’re a cannabis enthusiast who enjoys vaping, you’ve probably come across the term “Already Vaped Bud.” ABV is the leftover cannabis bud material that remains after you’ve used a dry herb vaporizer. While it may seem like this material has lost its potency, it still contains valuable compounds worth repurposing in various ways. 

In this blog, we’ll explore what ABV is and delve into the creative ways to use it effectively. We’ll also provide easy-to-follow ABV recipes so you can make the most of every last bit of your cannabis.

What is Already Vaped Bud (ABV)?

ABV is essentially leftover vaporized cannabis from a dry herb vaporizer. When you vaporize your bud, you’re heating it to a temperature that activates the cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) and terpenes without burning the plant material. This process leaves behind a brownish, crumbly residue that still contains valuable weed compounds, albeit in reduced quantities compared to fresh cannabis.

One of the primary advantages of ABV is that it has already undergone decarboxylation during vaping. Decarboxylation is essential for making cannabis edibles and tinctures because it converts the inactive THCA into psychoactive THC. That means that ABV can be used directly in recipes without additional heating.

7 Creative Ways to Use ABV

How to use already vaped bud at home

Embrace the art of cannabis recycling with seven delightfully imaginative ways to transform your Already Vaped Bud into something extraordinary. Say goodbye to waste and discover the magic within your ABV stash.

Capsules for Discreet Dosing

Empty gel capsules are a discreet and precise way to consume your ABV. You can create customized dosages tailored to your preferences by filling these capsules with finely ground ABV. 

While the effects may take longer than smoking or vaping, capsules provide exact control over your cannabis experience. They’re perfect for keeping your cannabis use low-key and free from the telltale aroma.

Tinctures for Versatile Infusions

Crafting your ABV tincture is like becoming a cannabis alchemist. This process involves steeping your ABV in high-proof alcohol, such as vodka, for a few weeks. Once ready, you can strain the mixture to create a potent liquid. Take it sublingually for a faster onset of effects, add it to beverages, or incorporate it into recipes. 

ABV tinctures provide unparalleled flexibility in how you enjoy your cannabis. You’re in control of your experience, whether sipping a sublingual dose or infusing your favorite dishes with hint of cannabis magic.

Brewed Tea for Laidback Downtime

Infusing your preferred tea with a teaspoon or two of finely ground ABV creates a soothing and subtly psychoactive beverage. Whether you opt for tea bags or loose leaves, this method adds an exciting dimension to your daily ritual. 

The infusion process is simple: brew your tea as usual, then add ABV while it steeps. The result is a unique already vaped bud tea with a subtle cannabis flavor, perfect for winding down after a long day. Remember to sip slowly, as the effects may take some time to manifest.

Peanut Butter Sandwiches with an Edge

Satisfy your cravings with an “ABV Peanut Butter Sandwich,” affectionately known as the “Stoner’s Delight.” This easy ABV recipe combines the comfort of a peanut butter sandwich with the benefits of cannabis. Spread peanut butter on a cracker or toast, sprinkle ABV, and sandwich it with another cracker or slice of bread. 

The fats in peanut butter enhance cannabinoid absorption, ensuring a quick and fun canna sesh. It’s ideal for those looking for a hassle-free way to consume ABV without needing elaborate recipes.

Grandma’s Cannabis-Infused Salad Dressing

Transform your salads into something special with “Canna-Dressing,” a homemade salad dressing infused with ABV. Mix finely ground ABV into your chosen dressing base, and add herbs and spices to enhance flavor. Drizzle this unique dressing over your salad for a delicious and subtly-infused meal. 

Whether you prefer a creamy dressing, vinaigrette, or something in between, canna dressing allows you to enjoy the benefits of ABV while savoring your favorite salads.

Cannabis Ointment for Relief

Create your soothing “Relief Balm” by blending ABV with carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oils, like lavender or eucalyptus. This topical ointment is perfect for targeting localized pain and inflammation. Relief Balm offers a holistic solution for sore muscles, joint discomfort, or skin irritations. 

Apply it to the affected area, and let the soothing properties of ABV work its magic. ABV can be a valuable addition to your self-care routine, providing relief in a natural and comforting way.

Morning Pick-Me-Up ABV Smoothies

Start your day on the right note with a “Green Goodness” smoothie incorporating ABV. This nutritious and flavorful smoothie combines fruits of your choice, yogurt (or a dairy-free alternative), and a teaspoon of ABV to create a delightful morning treat. You can even add honey or agave nectar for a touch of sweetness. 

This smoothie not only masks the taste of ABV with fruity flavors but also offers a nutritious way to incorporate cannabis into your daily routine. It’s a refreshing and wholesome way to kickstart your day while enjoying the benefits of ABV.

Top ABV Recipes for the Canna Cook

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter with easy ABV edible recipes that showcase the versatility of Already Vaped Bud:

Starry-Eyed Cannabutter

Cannabutter recipe with AVB

“Cannabutter” is a fundamental ingredient in countless cannabis-infused recipes, and using ABV to make it is a sustainable and efficient way to maximize the potential of your cannabis. Let’s walk you through a simple yet effective ABV cannabutter recipe, allowing you to transform your already vaped bud into a versatile and potent base for a wide range of culinary creations.

What You Need

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 10-15g ABV
  • Cheesecloth or fine strainer

What to Do

  • Grind your ABV into a fine consistency.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the ABV to the melted butter and simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine strainer into a container to remove any plant material.
  • Let the cannabutter solidify in the refrigerator.
  • Use your homemade cannabutter in various recipes as a canna-infused substitute for regular butter.

Highway to Herb Heaven Pizza

AVB pepperoni pizza recipe

Make the most of ABV edibles as we show you how to create a delectable and medicated pizza using your already vaped bud, combining the joy of homemade pizza with the therapeutic effects of cannabis.

What You Need

  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2g ABV (adjust to your preference)
  • Toppings of your choice (e.g., pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers)

What to Do

  • Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature for your pizza crust.
  • Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the pizza crust.
  • Sprinkle ABV evenly over the sauce.
  • Add your choice of toppings.
  • Cover the pizza with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake the pizza according to the crust’s instructions.
  • Enjoy your delicious pizza. Effects may take a while to set in, so consume responsibly.

Choco-Nebula Brownies

AVB weed brownies recipes

Indulge in the rich and decadent world of ABV chocolate brownies with our easy ABV brownie recipe. These delectable treats combine the classic goodness of cannabis brownies with the creative use of your already vaped bud, providing a delicious way to enjoy cannabis edibles.

What You Need

  • 1 box of brownie mix (and required ingredients as per the box)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries or chocolate chips (optional)
  • 2-4g ABV (adjust to your preference)

What to Do

  • Preheat your oven as per the brownie mix instructions.
  • Prepare the brownie batter according to the box instructions.
  • Stir in finely ground ABV into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and gently press the raspberries halfway in.
  • Bake the brownies according to the box instructions.
  • Let the brownies cool before cutting and serving.
  • Garnish with the chocolate chips.

Cosmic Krispie Delights

AVB rice Krispies treat recipe

If you’re searching for the best ABV recipe, look no further than our ABV Rice Krispie Treats recipe. These gooey, sweet delights offer a delightful way to repurpose your ABV into a mouthwatering cannabis-infused treat. 

What You Need

  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2-4g finely ground ABV (adjust to your preference)
  • Colorful sprinkles (optional)

What to Do

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the mini marshmallows and stir until they’re completely melted and well combined with the butter.
  • Sprinkle the finely ground ABV into the marshmallow mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly fold in the Rice Krispies cereal. Make sure the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mix.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish and press it down firmly with a buttered spatula.
  • Let the treats cool and set for at least an hour (before garnishing with the sprinkles) before cutting them into squares.

Read more: How to Make Edibles With Weed

Different Stages of ABV: A Guide for Beginners

Already vaped bud chart

Unlocking the full potential of your ABV starts with understanding the different stages of ABV, as illustrated in our informative Already Vaped Bud Chart. This visual guide helps you identify the color and characteristics of your ABV, making it easier to choose the perfect stage for your preferred cannabis experience.

ABV StageColorFlavorAromaCannabinoids LeftSuitability for Edibles
Lightly ToastedLight to Medium TanMild, GrassySubtle HerbalYesExcellent – Mild Flavor
Golden BrownMedium TanNutty, EarthyPleasantYesExcellent – Balanced
Medium BrownMedium to Dark TanToasted, NuttyRich and EarthyYesGood – Moderate Flavor
Dark BrownDark BrownRoasted, BitterStrong, PungentLimitedFair – Strong Flavor
Charred/BlackenedDark Brown to BlackCharred, SmokyIntense, AcridNonePoor – Overwhelming Taste

From Vape to Plate, a Culinary Journey

Man smoking weed vape

Learning how to make edibles with ABV not only allows you to maximize the use of your cannabis but also offers a sustainable way to consume it. You’re embracing eco-friendliness and culinary creativity by repurposing your Already Vaped Bud into delicious creations.

Whether you opt for ABV brownies, infused peanut butter sandwiches, or any other imaginative recipe, the key is to experiment, find your preferred ABV stage, and savor the unique effects of each creation. And remember, if you ever need quality cannabis products and accessories, Grassdoor is here to provide convenient, reliable service to have a blazing good canna sesh.

So, roll up your sleeves, explore the world of ABV edibles, and discover a flavorful and efficient way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis, all while reducing waste and making the most of your stash.

FAQs About Already Vaped Bud

What can I make with already vaped weed?

Already Vaped Bud is versatile and can be added to cannabis-infused edibles and products. Whip up a batch of ABV brownies, tinctures, capsules, and more with ABV. Experiment and find your favorite ways to repurpose ABV.

Can you reheat vaped weed?

Reheating vaped weed is not recommended. Once you’ve vaped your cannabis, the cannabinoids and terpenes have undergone decarboxylation, making them suitable for consumption. Attempting to reheat ABV won’t provide the same effects as vaping or smoking, and it may not taste pleasant.

How long does weed last after vaping?

The longevity of ABV depends on factors like how thoroughly it was vaped, storage conditions, and the type of strain. Generally, ABV can remain potent for several months to a year if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. However, its potency may decrease over time.

What are the benefits of weed vapes?

Weed vapes offer several advantages, including precise dosage control, reduced odor compared to smoking, and potentially fewer harmful byproducts. Vaping also allows partakers to experience a cleaner, smoother inhale and the ability to enjoy a wide range of cannabis strains and concentrates. It’s a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis, catering to medical and recreational partakers.

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