AVF might sound like a new installment in the Alien vs. Predator franchise but, that’s not the case. In this instance, AVF references Already Vaped Flower, referring to cannabis flowers. AVF is cannabis flower that has been previously vaped using a dry herb vaporizer. Dry herb vaporizers are becoming an increasingly popular form of cannabis consumption with both recreational consumers and medical cannabis patients alike.
Why Vaporize Cannabis?
A dry herb vaporizer heats cannabis to the point just before combustion, allowing the vapor from essential oils like THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and others to be inhaled. This form of consumption is much safer for lung health. Vaping flower removes potentially dangerous carbons and carcinogens from the vapor as there is no burning leafy plant material.
You start with nice green plant material, and after it has been vaped, you end up with dark brown plant material. This doesn’t mean it’s time to throw this darker material in the ashtray or garbage can. There is still life left in that material. You can make everything from tea and butter to baked goods and candies with these leftovers.
Maximize the Leftovers
Anyone who makes freshly pressed cannabis rosin at home knows you keep those leftover pucks (pressed cannabis) for making butter. The same applies to AVF. It will take a little trial and error to get the amounts right for the results you want, but it’s worth it to help stretch your green. Since the flower has already been vaped, you don’t have to decarb it. Decarboxylation is a necessary process that involves using low heat to convert THCa into active THC.
Here are a few ideas that you can use to help use up that leftover cannabis flower from your dry herb vaporizer.
- Infused Coconut Oil– Since the cannabis has already been decarbed, you can add it to MCT coconut oil and infuse them together. You can do this using one of several push-button style decarboxylation machines by just adding the two together and pushing a button. You can also do the same thing using your stovetop or oven with some practice.
- Tincture- Can be made by soaking the AVF material in a high proof drinking alcohol like Everclear for at least 24 hours. Check out a recipe here!
- Tea– Simply boil water as you would to make tea and add some AVF to the water with your favorite tea in a steeper or directly in the water and then strain before drinking if preferred.
- Capsules– You can use the infused MCT coconut oil you made to make capsules. All you need is some gel caps and an e-liquid syringe used to fill vape cartridges and pods. Simply add the oil to a capsule, and you’re done.
- Edibles– Take your AVF and grind it up until it is very fine. You can then add it to brownies, cakes, bread, pies, or any recipe that calls for flour. You can also use the infused MCT oil for making edibles if you don’t like the texture of the leafy material in your end product, like if you were making gummy bears.
Now you know that you were right not to discard that leftover vaped cannabis flower. It may not be as strong in potency in small amounts, but when it is collected and turned into something else, you may just be surprised at the results.
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