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Does ABV get less potent if I leave it out?

Discussion in 'ABV' started by ElevatedMindset, Jan 25, 2014.

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  1. ElevatedMindset

    ElevatedMindset Cloud Lounging

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    I usually leave my ABV on my dresser and some of it has been up there for a while, wondering if it gets less potent then it being in a mason jar or something.
     
  2. Mister G

    Mister G Council Elder

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    I'd worry more about dust and contaminants if you're leaving it out uncovered for long enough that you worry about the potency. :shit::shit::shit:
     
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  3. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Yes. Just like bud, air and light degrade oils.
     
  4. Breathemetal

    Breathemetal Well-Known Member

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    I believe the THC degrades and turns into CBD as well, so the older the ABV the more CBD rich it will become (to an extent) but it will have less THC
     
  5. ElevatedMindset

    ElevatedMindset Cloud Lounging

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    Well looks like ill have some CBD rich brownies!
     
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  6. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Bhahahaha... totally thought this read BHO for some reason.
     
  7. luchiano

    luchiano Well-Known Member

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    CBN not CBD. CBD is made when the plant is growing. CBN is oxidation of THC.
     
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  8. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Is CBN (by itself) bad? Can a plant be high in both CBN and CBD?

    I typically save until I have an oz or more, in a jar on the table. Should I also be concerned I am about to be cooking with dead material?

    I assume there is no way to reverse this process...
     
  9. Stthings

    Stthings Active Member

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    I just stash mine in a spice jar with a screw on lid and place it under my sink. It's got a long way to becoming full, but it still smells like the good stuff. I haven't really put it on any edibles yet, so I'm not sure if it's as potent!
     
  10. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    I do the same and my jar is full. Every time I'm done vaping, dump the ABV into the jar and shake it well.... to ensure I never end up baking from only one batch or type of herb, then wondering.... where the heck did those effects come from? :shrug:

    Mixing like that, effects from consuming product used in baking have always been pretty consistent.
     
  11. Stthings

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    How brown is your herb? I'm curious if I over vaped it.
     
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  12. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    Honestly, for me it varies greatly by strain. I have strains that are exhausted of goodies and only turn light brown... others (like OGs) dark brown like rich coffee grounds.

    (And I do have a consistent basis for comparison. Only use two vaporizers, Solo and EQ, and always by the same parameters/techniques.)

    I always make firecrackers with the ABV, quick & easy, and have always received the same effect from different batches.
     
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  13. Tweak

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    Light, heat, and oxygen will degrade the activities.

    I keep wondering is if ABV can become spoiled in any way. Is there a shelf life?
     
  14. James C

    James C EDM and vapor enthusiast

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    I'd recommend you keep it in a mason jar or something like that to prevent any loss of potency and also just because...I wouldn't really want bugs or dust falling into something I'm going to consume.
     
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