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Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by lwien, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    So I've been consuming my ABV with firecrackers, but they are really high in calories and have a high fat content, both of which I'm trying to limit in my diet.

    Suggestions, with these caveats:

    It needs to be quick and easy to make
    I've now nailed it down to 2.5 gr of my ABV works perfectly. Need to keep the dosage the same.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    You can extract your AVB into a shot of alcohol.. IME it works very well, and it's very easy to do.. I usually powder my AVB, then I use ~2x alcohol by volume.. shake periodically over a little bit of time.. and strain w/ coffee filter into a glass.. I usually wet the coffee filter and wring it out a little to avoid it soaking up the extraction..
     
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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Could you elaborate a bit. If I measure out 2.5gr of ABV, how much alcohol would I need? And how long does the ABV need to stay in the alcohol? Would Scotch work? Would it be the same potency as the firecrackers? I would think too that it would come on a lot quicker, eh?
     
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    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    I put the powdered AVB in an appropriate size container, and I fill it up w/ alcohol to take up ~2x the space of the AVB, since I have only used 40% vodka.. I don't see why any other liquor wouldn't work as long as it was strong enough.. I just figure aprox 2x the alcohol would be more than enough to capture all the actives it could from the AVB.. I have soaked it for up to an hour before, shaking periodically.. but a half an hour will probably be just as good.. I won't go saying it will be as potent as this or that, because I can't say how it will be for you.. but I will say that I like it, and prefer it lately.. It's worth a try IMO.. See what you think about it and let me know.
     
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  5. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I know with edibles, it typically takes me about an hour and half to 2 hours before the full affects hit. Does the alcohol/abv come on a lot quicker?
     
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  6. Buildozer

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    I don't know how to answer that, because I would expect it to come on quicker.. but I have had a couple times when it seemed to come on several hours later.. Not sure exactly why that was.. so I say just check it out and let me know what you think about it..
     
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  7. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of this. Just a wee bit of something for that nasty cough:

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  8. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    I've never extracted via alcohol, so not sure how it aids in absorption of goodies, but regarding how fat helps, here's a real life experiment...

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/it’s-ddave-you-don’t-want-to-not-give-me-that.13399/#post-569821
     
  9. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I read that when you first posted it.

    I remember wayyy back, I dropped some acid one afterneoon and didn't feel a damn thing. Just chalked it up to stale acid. Went about my daily routine, and went to bed about 12 hours later. Woke up the next morning peaking my brains out, and I had to go work. Now THAT was an interesting day.....:uhoh:
     
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  10. sundrk

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    What about dissolving it in flax seed oil or olive oil? I'm not sure how well that would work. Just dissolve it in what ever healthy fats you consume and cap it or swallow it whole with something
     
  11. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I sprinkle olive oil on a lot of things, but thinking about just drinking it mixed in with ABV kinda has me gagging just thinking about it.
     
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  12. Mrmrmrmr

    Mrmrmrmr Well-Known Member

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    Smoothies are a great way to consume abv. I use any fruit(fresh or frozen) add lowfst yogurt, ice , a spoonful or two of honey (I prefer local ) and your golden.
    And I'm at 3.5g per serving. That usually lasts up to 8 eight hours for me
     
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  13. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    I make a lot of tinctures. For ABV I usually put it in a glass jar, cover with Everclear and a little extra on top to aid in stirring. I let soak for an hour or so before straining = swamp water. Mind you, it is NOT tasty stuff. I use mine mixed with Everclear that I soak vape parts in = golden dragon. I then turn it into hard candy which is fat free but might not be something you want to delve into making. There is a pretty easy recipe you can prepare the candy in microwave, stir in the goodies and then pour into molds quickly....candy thread here on it.

    You can make the tincture and then reduce it like a sauce on electric stove on low to get rid of some of the alcohol...but it will still taste nasty. If you drink straight I'd suggest a shot of grape juice or something to chase and kill the taste. It doesn't mix well with most beverages forcing you to drink even more foul tasting liquid. Seems to mix better in hot beverages but still...taste is not desirable for most.

    Another option would be to fill your own capsules with ABV or make coconut capsules...not fat free but a healthy fat at least.
     
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  14. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    @lwien, Did you ever give the alcohol a try?
     
  15. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Not yet. Will report back when I do though.
     
  16. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    If you totally hate the alcohol you can also make a glycerin tincture... kinda like weed flavored honey though with ABV it's a little more earthy than fresh herb but easy to make and not fattening.

    I use a $5 candle warmer. Put ABV in mason jar, cover herb well with vegetable glycerin and then add a little extra to aid in stirring. I let it gently warm for about 8 hours or so stirring every so often....strain, bottle and ingest by spoonfuls or dropperfuls.
     
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  17. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    What about dosing though. Through some trial and error, I've figured out that 2.25gr. of ABV in firecrackers is perfect for me. How can I translate that dosage to the recommendations above?
     
  18. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    You have to experiment a little but you can weigh the amount of ABV you mix into the glycerin (or alcohol) and measure approx amount of liquid you used to gauge about how many grams went into how many ounces. Less is better to start. The tinctures can pack a punch. I don't ingest the alcohol tinctures as I turn them into hard candies and 2-3 pieces is about my limit...over that and it's candy coma land. For the glycerin tincture about a tablespoon or 2 depending on tolerance. Also...every batch varies since ABV varies from batch to batch so test each batch when you have no where to go and nothing serious to do for the night.

    Totally off topic. Did you ever get another PD Lwien?? Curious, I've been holding something I thought you might want if you get another PD....holler at me in PM if you did.
     
  19. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I figured. I'd just hate to start this experiment all over again after finally nailing it down with firecrackers.

    Yeah, about 3 weeks ago, Tom sent me a brand new PD. She's really puurty.
     
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  20. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    lol.. well, you might just stick with what you know works and cut down calories in other areas. Firecrackers are awesome.
     

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