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ABV. Worth your effort?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Caligula, Dec 30, 2013.

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Do you use your ABV?

  1. Yes! I love doing this and recycle ABV most of the time.

    57.1%
  2. Yes... but only sometimes... usually because Im cheap and/or broke

    14.3%
  3. Fuck no, I chuck that shit like Norris.

    28.6%
  1. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I typically blow my stems out into the wind. Don't really feel like taking the extra steps to actually do anything about it. Sometimes I feel wasteful doing this, so I'm wondering what everyone else does on the average?
  2. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    I have saved for years and tried to make all sorts of things with my ABV. At this point the taste of anything cooked/made with ABV makes me gag, but I still save it for my friends.

    I was never satisfied much with the effects either. It's certainly good for "practice", now I can make great cannabutter if I used real herb. :lol:

    Where's the "I save it for the less fortunate/ultra desperate" option?
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    Czechyourhead Well-Known Member

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  4. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Id say that falls under no 2.
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  5. zymos

    zymos Well-Known Member

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    Me too, though sometimes I blow it into a little cloth sack I got with my Underdog. Then eventually throw it in the compost.
    My ABV looks like most people's HardlyBeenVaped, I suspect. Homegrown is essentially free, and once the taste is gone I'm done with it even if there may be a couple hits left.
  6. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I save it, however I haven't done anything with it for over a year I think, so I've already a nice amount saved up and now idea what I'm going to do with it.

    once made brownies with it but didn't like the effect, way too sleepy/couchlock.
  7. Maine420

    Maine420 GROOVY GRANNY

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    Hmmm...I've got some abv in a small mason jar,I've got some Pound Cake mix ready to go...just gotta get off my arse to make it!
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  8. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Tasty firecrackers. 2.5 grams of ABV gets me blasted for about 6 hours. Made with the right ingredients, I can't even taste the ABV most of the time but when I do, it has kind of a nutty flavor.

    So yeah, for me, it is definitely worth the effort. Why would I want to throw out a 6 hour high.
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  9. MotoPsycho

    MotoPsycho Well-Known Member

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    I've tried on several occasions making ABV edibles, but they were never that great. I now just save it up and do ISO washes. For those times I feel restless and can't sleep, a few dabs always puts me back to bed quite nicely:rockon:. So far this has been my favorite way to get rid of my abv.
  10. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I don't save my avb, but often maybe 30% of the time I just pop the duff on the middle or back of my tongue and wash it down. Don't know if it really adds that much to the effects But I will say that out of some of my vapes the AVB tastes a lot better then others.
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  11. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    I have way you much saved. It's gotten so old that I don't want to cook with it. Feel like it might make me sick...it is natural plant matter and oils after all.

    Abv smoothie is the best thing I've found for it, but I just hate the taste. Abv also seems to burn my throat a bit...maybe less so if you filter out the plant matter.
  12. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    The whole point of my vaping is to produce ABV - which I then turn into amazing muscle/pain rub! I also add essential oils to the mix to further enhance the effects.

    My next batch will be ABV oil with Frankinsence, Myrr, and Lavender. Rubbed on the soles of the feet, it helps to kill pain, and also promotes restful sleep.

    The endocannabidoidal (spelling skills are gone) system can uptake through the skin, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. Feet especially are important, as they are a major point for uptake/elimination.

    I have to start another batch today...
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  13. Breathemetal

    Breathemetal Well-Known Member

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    Does it go bad?
    I have at least 100g in a airtight mason jar
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  14. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Rubbing ABV on my feet never entered my mind. For me, the only thing I like rubbing on the bottom of my feet are the thumbs of a very caring person. :)
  15. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Canna oil made with ABV, yes.

    Drop by, I'll rub your feet with some. :)
  16. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Anything you eat can go bad.
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  17. Breathemetal

    Breathemetal Well-Known Member

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    How can you tell if abv is bad
  18. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    No idea. Sorry. If I had to guess Id say smell?
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  19. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Food
    New "Life-Sustaining" Shelf-Life Estimates (in Years) (with proper storage)
    Wheat 30+
    White rice 30+
    Corn 30+
    Sugar 30+
    Pinto beans 30
    Rolled oats 30
    Pasta 30
    Potato flakes 30
    Apple slices 30
    Non-fat powdered milk 20
    Dehydrated carrots 20

    Oh, and lets not forget about Twinkies if you still have any hangin' around. ;)
  20. zymos

    zymos Well-Known Member

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    That's an urban myth about the Twinkies
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinkie#Shelf_life
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  21. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    @lwien they started selling twinkies again so you can eat the ones you horded away and buy new ones.
  22. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Fuck urban myths........Oops.............wrong thread. :doh:

    I never did like Twinkies. Never liked Snowballs either. Loved the Hostess Cupcakes though.
  23. mvapes

    mvapes Surrounded by the healthy!

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  24. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    So what I'm seeing here is confirmation that even this stuff can go bad. Thank you. ;)
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  25. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Considering the shelf life, for me, I think I'll expire before the food does. :cool:

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