After vaporizing your cannabis for a while, you probably have a lot of left overs stashed away somewhere. You don’t need to throw away already vaped buds just because they have a lower THC level. One of the best methods to cure your already vaped bud is by water curing them. This is because THC isn’t water soluble and hence using water to cure your AVBs ensures that their potency’s maintained.
You can try curing your stash and using them to prepare edibles. This’ll save you money that would’ve been spent on a new bunch of buds. This post will show you how to water cure your AVB if you are planning to use it in something a little more tasty like brownies, cookies, mac and trees, etc…
Water curing AVB helps reduce some of that nasty taste and aroma without affecting the potency of the product. Think of water curing like making a cup of tea. If you reuse the same tea-bag a few times the flavor will become less and less powerful. Cooking with AVB isn’t about infusing the burnt flavor into food, it’s about infusing it with the numerous cannabinoids that get you feeling groovy. The water curing process can take as little (one day) or as long as you want it. We don’t suggest water curing AVB for any longer than a week though, as mold growth could become an issue.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 oz (or more) of Already Vaporized Cannabis
- Large bowl
- Glass plate
- Baking sheet
- You’ll need to cut the cheesecloth into a few squares. These will be used to wrap up the AVB, like making a giant homemade tea bag. Use a few pieces per satchel to ensure you won’t lose any AVB through the mesh.
- Place the AVB on the cheesecloth and tie up the ends. Repeat this step a couple of times so there are no gaps or spaces where AVB can slip through.
- Put the satchel in a deep bowl and place a plate on top so it won’t float around.
- Pour room temperature water into the bowl until the satchel is completely covered. The more water the better.
- Let everything sit for a couple of hours.
- Pour out the dirty water and refill the bowl. Repeat this every few hours for the first day, or whenever you see the water getting brown and murky. After the first day you won’t need to change the water quite as often, I changed it twice daily after the first day.
- After the water curing process is complete, remove the cheesecloth package from the bowl and let the water drain out.
- Place the satchel on a large baking sheet or casserole dish and open it up. Pour out all the waterlogged AVB and evenly cover the dish.
- Preheat your oven to ~200° F and place the dish on the middle rack. This step is all about drying the AVB out so that it doesn’t get moldy. If you’re planning on cooking with it immediately after water curing you can skip this step.
- Keep the oven door open slightly to maximize airflow and hasten the process. Give the AVB a mix every 30 minutes or so to allow everything to dry out evenly and quickly. It took about 2 hours to dry the AVB completely, this will vary though, just be sure there is no more moisture.