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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.

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

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

    28.3%
  1. Maine420

    Maine420 GROOVY GRANNY

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    Ahem....you two...get a room!
     
  2. SuperVixen

    SuperVixen I bite

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    Absolutely. Now, Bitch go make my errlllsss :goon:
     
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  3. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09 Staff Member

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    I never toss ABV unless I've taken it to the brink in an adjustable temp vape. I make tinctures, hard candies, etc. out of it 95% of which I give away to people with severe pain issues or cancer. I have people begging me for candy/tincture for recreational use as well. The stories I hear from people that haven't heeded the warnings are sometimes hilarious. There is definitely some goodies left over in my ABV though I also use reclaimed from soaking vape parts in Everclear as well which I use in my recipes.
     
  4. vapirtoo

    vapirtoo Well-Known Member

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    I ingested six small nuggets from my vapolution 2, about 3/4 of a gram. The goddamn high lasted 12 hrs. forcing me to go to a track meet still medicated.
    At 7:00 in the morning no one noticed my condition , eventhough one athlete asked why I was so quiet.
    Everytime I use green dragon or eat abv on my pizza or with a shot of rum, the effects have been over fucking whelming.
    I've been reduced to revaping abv whenever my stash gets low. I just cannot get the ingesting thing dialed.:uhoh:
     
  5. DanAndroid

    DanAndroid Of no particular interest

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    Ah ha! I see ulterior motives afoot! :D
     
  6. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    I've tried eating ABV several times with no success. It may be due to the fact that there is nothing left in the herb when I am finished vaping. My ABV gets tossed almost immediately after a sesh.
     
  7. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl SPACE GOD

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    You guys need to stop reminding me how much I want a lady that'll grind my bud and load my vapes for me ;)

    ABV is good, mostly depending on how far you take it. I've greened out from too much of it a few times. Maybe not enough cannabinoids to make inhaling so much worth it but it's good. Next time I do anything with ABV I'm going to try to do an ISO wash on it and do a good purge. I should be left with just icky oil, which should be easy to mix with a little bit of coconut oil, soy lethicin, and put in capsules :)
     
  8. charliedontsurf

    charliedontsurf Glassblower

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    Any doubters should refer to the ABV milkshake thread.

    Throwing out your ABV is basically wasting medicine. Whether or not you make use of it, you should pass it on to someone else, or even go the extra mile like Lo does and make tinctures and edibles for others.
     
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  9. SuperVixen

    SuperVixen I bite

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    Ahh you got it around the wrong way ;) He grinds my bud and makes my errls :love: hehehe

    We are so very lucky, we dont ever forget that :)

    I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the results. We get our ABV pretty toasted too. After all we are trying to achieve the closest effect to smoking we can, at least I am. But it is still worth the effort, I can get a few days out of that. The way I have seen some of you say you can regulate your use, that stuff could last you for ages.

    Far out my coffee has gone cold while I have been typing so much! :doh:

    SV
     
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  10. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl SPACE GOD

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    Cold coffee is bad coffee :( none of that microwave shit, either! I just used my French press this morning!

    I'd imagine that my duff is mostly CBN which should get me to sleep. I've got some but id like to make a big batch at once to make some caps with, infuse foods with, etc.
     
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  11. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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  12. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl SPACE GOD

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  13. DanAndroid

    DanAndroid Of no particular interest

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    You are making me homesick for the canned iced coffee vending machines I left behind in Japan.

    What was available was surprisingly good not only for what one could get in a can but even more so a vending machine at that.

    One could always tell when the "official" changing of the seasons occurred because the vending machines would switch to hot canned coffee for the Winter and Spring and then iced coffee for the Summer and Fall. Heat pumps are pretty cool what you can do with them.

    At this point, I'm trying to think of what this has to do with vaping or even ABV so I guess I'll not derail the train any farther than I've done already.
     
  14. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    When I was in hawaii I remember waking up at 730 or whatever, and it was already hot out. I mean I wanted my coffee but It was 8am and miserably hot what too do. Brew that java 3x as strong as normal and pour it over a shitload of ice, that's what! Now when I have the occasional summer afternoon fix, it's cold espresso over ice with a nice glug of heavy cream. It's the only way I still enjoy dairy with my coffee, now it's mostly all black/americanos. Oh yeah abv; I separate the light stuff for when I'm dry and re-vape it, the rest turns into magical butter along with some duff.
     
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  15. TechnicalToker

    TechnicalToker Active Member

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    My ABV must be used up. Tried some different things and all were a bust
     
  16. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    Not exactly AVB but I have been reclaiming while cleaning glass and vaporizer bowls with ISO (I try to keep the parts clean, so I claim only good, that I strain with a coffee filter), and got .15g of clean amber looking oil from a little while of cleaning.

    It was not good on the nail as always with reclaim or AVB. I don't know why I even tried.. So, directly in the silicone container, I put a drop of coco oil to dissolve it into, I used my dabber to mix, then added some milk chocolate in this smooth mixture, then cap on and directly in the freezer to solidify it so I have been able to pop it in one piece, not a drop of loss :) I just ate it so I'll report. Taste was really not noticeable (more chocolate then coconut)

    So that could be a great method to consume oils extracted from the AVB with alcohol. I will do some extracts with AVB and melt that into some of these chocolate truffles. I think it's much better to use it in an edible form. Vapor is only good when you have a great taste.

    I still enjoy the traditional AVB+Coconut oil under heat, then strained, but the herbs traps at least a third of your goods. I think I can be able to wash off the AVB with alcohol instead. Alcohol you can reduce to nothing, not fats. You always end up wanting something more concentrated using oil as your solvant.
     
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  17. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I like where this is going.
     
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  18. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    I'm a medical user. I go through alot of bud:

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    I really enjoy turning it all to ABV. I save it all and put it through a Soxhlet extractor using everclear as the solvent. The bottle there shows how extracts of that kind were "packaged" before prohibition. I usually just put the extract in drinks, mostly my morning coffee. That ABV there is destined to become my lastest experiment: Quick Wash Ethanol Extraction to hopefully make some potent(though probably not good tasting) vapable oil.
     
  19. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    I made 3 milkshakes with a half cup of ground ABV the consistency of flour. I used coconut butter and almond butter heated it in the microwave for 2 min with some chocolate chips. Then added half a container of ice cream and some milk.

    We drank half our milkshake didn't feel anything after 1 hour so drank the rest. At an hour after that we started to feel it kick in. It knocked three of us on our asses for 12 hours +. We were all too medicated and we all had to work the next day.

    I thought ABV didn't work that well either. This was pretty dark too, not quite coffee color, there were some lighter shades of brown mixed in. I did sleep well, too well. I felt so tired when I got up and had to go to work. Lucky I don't live too far from where I work.

    It was a hard day on the job. Never again will I eat that much ABV. The only thing to do is wait for it to wear off. I think it was 16 hours before I felt near normal.
     
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  20. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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  21. Roger D

    Roger D Vapor Wizard

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    The effects were present, a bit light, but I have a high tolerance. It took a while to kick in compared to my usual cooking methods. I think it was more stretch, long lasting. Maybe because of the concentration.

    I didn't crashed to sleep because it was not AVB but I hope the next batch will knock me out ! I still had a pretty good sleep after, but I did not go to sleep earlier, I think it was still getting me high/exited.
     
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  22. caliwisp

    caliwisp Cali Dreamin'

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    This is a genius idea. OK I will start saving again!

     
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  23. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    Tried about 1/16th oz or so(1/2 of 35mm film canister) in my oatmeal and friut cereal. Yeah, has that familiar AVB taste, not too bad though. Not like extracting it with butter; I find that tastes just awful!!

    That was about an hour ago. I can "hear" it working.:mental:
    I know that sounds weird, but I have this ringing in my ears all the time(believe its' tinnitus). Cannabis(and other drugs too) seems to modulate the sound. Its' like each strain plays its' own particular "tune" in my ears. Hard to explain, but it has different "tones" that rise and fall in different patterns depending on the strain. THC and CBD seem to play different "tunes".

    So its' easy for me to know if an edible is working, I just listen for the "music". :rofl:

    Anyway, got rid of my daily nauesa for now, so I can go and rewire my grow room.:leaf:
     
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  24. Jeremy Driscoll

    Jeremy Driscoll Well-Known Member

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    Wow so many options. I am overwhelmed. I have a lot of ABV. What is the easiest way to get medicated off of it, without a huge list of instructions to get the job done? If possible the easiest and if even more achievable a method where I do not taste it. I tried ABV Milkshake. And maybe I did it wrong because it tasted like something I would never eat no matter how medicated it got me. So I am sure I failed.
     
  25. Dr. Soxhlet

    Dr. Soxhlet SOLO Vaporized Cannabis is my Best Medicine

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    I agree, it tastes bad. I know some people like the taste, but I don't see how. When I mixed it in with oatmeal, it was masked by the flavor of lots of extra nuts and dried fruits that I added to the cerial. I wouldn't even waste my time with butter extraction!! :puke:

    But after soxhlet extraction with ethanol the taste is not too bad, this type of extract I usually just put in drinks. More on this method here:http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/soxhlet-extractors.13349/page-3
     

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