This post will discuss cooking with AVB. Down below we will let you in on the secret edible recipe we use at the Cannabis Hardware shop.
Before we get started it is important to understand that the recipe we follow here is just one example of cooking with cannabis, there are plenty of other ways to achieve similar results.
Let's begin with understanding a couple of terms
AVB comes from "Already Vaped Bud"
Infused Cannabis oil is made by lightly heating (and thus infusing) cannabis in a “carrier oil”. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC, the most active components in cannabis, are both hydrophobic. That means they don’t like water, and are actually repelled by water molecules. On the flip side, CBD and THC are both fat-soluble. They like to bind with fatty acid molecules – such as those found in oil. When cannabis is steeped in oil, the THC and CBD molecules leave the buds or plant material and become one with the oil instead. A wide variety of oils can be used to make cannabis oil. However, coconut oil and olive oil are the most popular and common. Coconut oil and olive oil are both pleasant-tasting and very nourishing for skin, making them versatile options for either medicated edibles or topical applications. Plus, they both have strong natural antifungal and antimicrobial properties. This helps prevent mold and extends the shelf life of your cannabis oil. Coconut oil is higher in saturated fat, which may bind fat-loving cannabinoids even more readily than olive oil.
The process begins:
Traditional Step One: Put your weed in the oven for Decarboxylation. The process involves applying low heat for an extended period of time to convert cannabis’ non-intoxicating THCA into THC, the cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects. There are some products on the market like the Ardent that will also help with this process. However we here at Cannabis Hardware feel it's being wasteful to put your weed in the oven. Find a friend with a vaporizer, and make a trade. Just don't waste your bud by putting it into a machine / oven.
Improved Step One: Cherish vaping your cannabis with a Flowerpot, volcano, pax or any other modern vaporizer. Simmer the AVB with a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil on low heat for 45min. Take your time here the let the transfer and additional activation happen. Filter with a funnel and coffee filter. Substitute in any baking recipe for oil or butter. Boom your recycling: