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What to do with 5 oz of ABV??

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by FlyingLow, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    What is the most potent and effective way for me to process 3 oz of ABV?

    I have turned another 2 oz of ABV into butter, but cannot decide what to cook... perhaps coffee cake? Any other suggestions are welcome.

    I think I want to try a green monster tincture too.
     
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  2. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Personally, I'm really not a fan of sweet baked goods with the ABV taste.
    Perhaps a water-cure of the ABV would deal with that issue though.

    I find peanutbutter masks it very well.
    You could infuse a big batch of peanutbutter and then add it to sandwiches or smoothies whenever you want. Or just take straight spoonfulls with some jelly ;)


    I also have multiple ounces of ABV sitting around. It's gotten to the point where I just want to see how much I can accumulate. Probably pretty silly of me.
     
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  3. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    You can't really make green dragon tincture with ABV... you can however make what we call swamp water. Soaking the ABV in Everclear (or high proof vodka) for a little while, strain and bottle.

    You can consume as is or you can reduce like a sauce on stove to put the tincture into a hard candy recipe...thread here in cooking section.

    An easy way to enjoy it is to make a few firecrackers.

    Alternatively you can make a glycerin tincture that will be more palatable than swamp water...like weedy flavored honey.

    So many things you can do with it :)

    As far as the butter you can use it with anything. If you don't want to do sweets you can saute veggies in it, roast chicken with it, mix it in mashed potatoes. Just be careful how much you take in at once lol.
     
  4. KidFated.

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    Eat it all and hang tha hell on. You'll be sleepy for awhile.
     
  5. FlyingLow

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    Thanks fellas, PeanutButter sounds like a great idea; I just have not yet found anything that ABV tastes palpable with.

    ROTF- I never knew it was called Swamp Water! That sounds about right. It tastes more like Dirty Shoe Water.:D
    I tried this once and what I produced was so awful, I let my buddies have most of it... used home-brew moonshine. The shine I started with was great, the end product was not.

    I am going to go diving through the cooking threads:popcorn:
     
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  6. paytonpenn

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    "Hang tha hell on" indeed, I can only foresee a stomach ache you've never imagined.
     
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  7. grokit

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    If you take peanut butter and mix it with some peanut oil, it makes a great and tasty substitute for shortening in many baked treat recipes. And as a bonus no trans fats.
     
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  8. Caligula

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    Perhaps you could make some sort of time release suppository?

    Anyone ever see Train Spotting?
     
  9. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    For sure! I forgot this tip @FlyingLow
    PB with extra oil added makes an excellent medium for ABV or herb.
     
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  10. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    All I've ever done before with abv is make butter/oil (with duff), and re-vaped the lighter stuff.

    I just took a full quart mason jar of abv and poured 750ml of everclear over it.
    It all saturated, my plan is to agitate it a bit once in a while overnight.

    For straining my plan is to press the liquid through cheesecloth,
    then go through a coffee filter to remove finer particulates.

    Then reduce the result until somewhat thick...

    What about mixing the final result with honey for added palatability?

    Also what about mixing in the 99% iso that I have from cleaning vapes before straining/reducing?
    Would this affect ingestibility since it's a different kind of alcohol?
     
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  11. JJ420

    JJ420 espresso, microbrew beer, and canna vapor addict.

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    I had around four ounces of duff and finally got around to making butter with it. Didn't expect much, but let me tell you it was some really mind-bending shit.:rockon: I've since made cannabutter using existing cannabutter (generational cannabutter I suppose?) and that takes away most of the anxiety/psychoactive effects being much more like a crushing Indica stone instead: bloodshot eyes, barely cracked open... ohhh yeah.:cool:

    I've been falling asleep damn near passing out at 7:30(!)pm lately with this latest batch I'd made with a one pound per pound ratio. Super strong stuff!! :science::mental:
     
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  12. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    NOOO!!!!!

    Please, do NOT add the ISO reclaim. no no no. no.

    We like you.
     
  13. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Thanks! I was pretty sure it was a bad idea.
     
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  14. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    Phew! Yeah, ISO is a HUGE NO for ingestion.

    Not sure about honey making it more palatable. Generally swamp water tastes bad and trying to mix it with liquids to me has just resulted in me needing to drink more nasty tasting liquids. In hot beverages there is less loss clinging to glass but I've never found a good way to drink it.

    I turn my tincture into hard candies or I make Glycerin tincture.

    I've found nylon tea strainers or stainless FINE strainers work best for me with less loss of product compared to cheesecloth and coffee filters.
     
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  15. FlyingLow

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    When I did make my swamp water, I had the shine and the material in a mason jar in the freezer and took it out 2x a day for a good shake. At 30 days (probably overkill), I strained into miniature airplane bottles and used a dropper... it was pretty bad.
     
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  16. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    Wow, 30 days... Yeah, that is a bit long for soaking ABV. I only soak mine for a few hours before straining. The alcohol extracts well and quickly and ABV already decarbed so no need for a long soak. Of course it still isn't going to taste great lol...but it's quite effective :D
     
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  17. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Why in the freezer?
     
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  18. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Cause ice cold was the only way I could stomach it!

    ....sitting in the freezer probably has little affect on the quality as far as I know.
     
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  20. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Ive done it with alot of avb like 6 ounzes or so probably got back about 10 grams. Nothings crazy but it lasted me a while. It all just depends on how much you vape your shit i usually stop when mines still a little yellow.


    Probably not the most effective way i jus like hash lol
     
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  22. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    So I over-reduced my end product, and this is what I ended up with.

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    750 ml of everclear came out to an 8 oz. cup or so, which I reduced in a ss frying pan on an electric burner. It was thick, I turned it off and it cooled to the point that I had to heat it up again to finish scraping it off. It's pliable like sublimate, I held some to an open flame and it did not ignite so I decided it was dabbable. And I put some through my apollo head and dabbed it.
    Verdict: not so bad if you're out of flowers. I believe I will do some more, it's for science...

    I didn't burn it, so I could theoretically re-hydrate it by heating it back up and adding some booze, perhaps dark rum or jagermeister for flavor. Anyways what do you guys think, would you dab this stuff?
    :smug:
     
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  23. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

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    If you dab with an e-cig style pen with a coil the sugars left from the Everclear may gunk up your coils a bit faster than normal. I think most of the alcohol is gone so vaping alcohol isn't a concern.

    You can def. rehydrate with Everclear if need be as mentioned. Not sure I'd dab it but don't see a big red flag. Perhaps put a little in an herb sandwich in a standard vape... Let us know how it goes.
     
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  24. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    It's good for a nightcap, not great flavor but not horrible. I can taste a trace of ethanol which perhaps adds to the effect. I'll probably end up re-hydrating half of it to cook/ingest for now at least.
     
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  25. grokit

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    Here's what I ended up with:

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    I threw the jar in the toaster oven for a bit, put some in my dab jar^, then added the last few drops of the strained 8 oz. and a shot or so of pomegranate liquor because that's what was open. Still tasted like complete crap so at that point I added a couple of big globs of raw manuka honey.

    Now it's barely palatable. I noticed while I was reducing it that some solids had formed, so if the liquid stays liquid as it cools I will try straining it again then putting it into a dropper bottle.
     
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