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my abv is dark brown

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by stinkytofus, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. stinkytofus

    stinkytofus Well-Known Member

    is there ANY point in trying to make cannabutter if my abv is like dark brown?? if there is, how much material i need to make a potent container of 1-2lb worth of butter/olive oil cannabutter?
  2. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    This is a picture of my ABV. I make cannabis coconut oil with it. I sometimes make my oil with just ABV. Sometimes I combine the two - fresh decarbed cannabis and the ABV. Ive used it directly powdered and ground up with a coffee grinder into mixes too. It's tricky because you need to add extra oil. ABV can be very potent and it's sudating, it will put you to sleep. If that's what you need. The ABV oil isn't ideal for daytime, I use it mainly for sleep and pain.

    If your ABV is too dark (very dark brown with black) and no lighter flecks it might be spent. Try it out in a peanut butter choc milkshake. Try a tablespoon grind it up to powder. It's already decarbed all you need is to mix it with something fat. You might want to heat up the peanut butter then add the ABV and cook on the stove on low heat for 10 min. stirring, let cool then add to the milkshake. The liver will digests it that's why it takes a while to kick in. Also I would drink the milkshake on an empty stomach then eat something after 45 min or so.

    @lwien puts his ABV directly into his oatmeal with some fruit. He gets awesome results that way. The cooking of the ABV may not be necessary. I just added that as a precaution.

    It can take three hours to kick in. Do this with caution. You don't want to take too much. You could even just drink half and save the rest for later and put it in the freezer. The cannabis may settle to the bottom so make sure you give it a couple stirs while drinking.

    This is something I got absolutely wrecked on once - the cannabis peanut butter chocolate milkshake tastes really good, you can't even taste the ABV. I used more than the tablespoon. I thought ABV wouldn't be that potent. Be careful and start slow so you can figure your dose.

    Something to take into account is that some ABV doesn't get as dark when spent as other ABV.

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  3. Farid

    Farid Well-Known Member

    A lot depends on personal preference. My vaped bud generally comes out darker than CarolKings, so I don't save it. I do save my lighter ABV, but to be honest I do not like the effects I get from it, since I find I do not feel them strongly, but my tolerance still goes up.
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  4. turk

    turk turk

    San Francisco
    ...my gf puts it in brownies...I have about 6 large jars of it...lol....I find it really facilitates sleep..
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  5. stinkytofus

    stinkytofus Well-Known Member

    Yea mines like this color, i vape between 360-395F
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  6. yogoshio

    yogoshio Annoying Libertarian

    NW Indiana-just outside Chicago
    Mine is generally very dark brown. We recently infused coconut oil for brownies, and in spite of the dark nature of the ABV, 3oz of it made incredibly potent brownies.

    Unless there is black or char, you're good to go IMO. It does have a stronger flavor when its more cooked like mine, but in the brownies it made for a rich dark chocolate flavor.
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