When it comes to smoking concentrates, it isn’t long before you might start to wonder if you can try dab reclaim.
You know how precious a concentrate is, and the last thing you want to do is let any of it go to waste. It costs money, and it’s potent. You want to ensure that you use every last drop.
Dabbing reclaim requires you to collect it the correct way.
If you’re new to the idea, you might have a lot of questions. But don’t worry, we’ve got answers. In this article, we’ll go over what dab reclaim is and how to collect it. As a bonus, we’ll also go over how to smoke reclaim so that you have the best experiences possible.
How to Collect Reclaim the Correct Way
Concentrates are the most potent products on the market. You only need a little bit to achieve results. Every last drop is precious and contains valuable cannabinoids. It would be a shame to let any of it go to waste.
Here’s where collecting dab rig reclaim comes into play. It’s an essential step that helps you get the most out of your cannabis concentrates. Here, we’ll go over the steps for collecting reclaim from a dab rig efficiently and effectively.
How to Get Reclaim from a Rig – Beginner Friendly Steps
If you haven't done it before, you may not be sure how to get reclaim from a dab rig. But you'll be happy to know, you have a couple of methods available, and both are easy. The first option is for those who don’t have a lot of wax reclaim built up. You pour out the water in your dab rig and gather the golden yellow reclaim.
The second method is one we recommend for making sure that you take everything out. Learning how to collect reclaim from a rig using this method is simple:
- Pour all of the water out of your dab rig
- Allow your dab rig to dry completely (you don’t want water mixing with your reclaim oil!)
- Remove the nail or banger and hold your dab rig upside down over wax paper or a silicone jar
- Begin to torch the reclaim, liquifying it enough to drip off into the wax paper or jar
- Allow your liquified reclaim oil to solidify and save it for later!
Pro tip: Avoid overheating your wax reclaim so that you don’t burn it or vaporize it. You’ll only need to light it just enough to change it to a more liquified form so it will drip out of your rig. I made that mistake once, and it was devastating.
What to Do with Reclaim – Utilizing Leftover Concentrate
Once you collect your dab reclaim and let it solidify, you can go ahead and use it. Here’s the thing – you have a few options at your fingertips. It really all boils down to your personal preferences. Take a look at these options to see which one might best suit you.
Dab Reclaim Can Be Smoked or Vaporized
If you’re a die-hard smoker or vaper, you’ll be excited to hear that you can use your reclaim in the same way you use fresh concentrates. However, you should bear in mind that your dab reclaim won’t have any flavor, as you’ll have used up all of the terpenes on your first use. In some cases, you might get a bit of a burnt taste. Even so, you’ll still get high, as there are some remaining cannabinoids.
Smoking or vaping reclaim is a great way to ensure that you get the most out of your delicious concentrates. You can even melt off and collect your reclaim from your dab rig, so you can save it for later.
Dab Reclaim Can Be Eaten or Ingested
The great thing about dab reclaim oil is that it’s already decarboxylated. You can safely eat it and enjoy a longer-lasting high. However, we recommend that you consume it alongside more flavorful foods. Reclaim on its own isn’t exactly that tasty (I’d go so far as to say it’s the opposite of tasty). Despite the flavor issue, eating wax reclaim is a great way to save your wallet by using every last bit of your concentrates.
Reclaim from Dabs Can Be Thrown Away
You do have a third option when it comes to using your dab reclaim, and this one we recommend saving as a last resort. It’s tossing your reclaim in the trash, and you’ll probably only want to use this one if your reclaim isn’t of high quality.
In general, the higher the quality of your original concentrate, the higher the quality of your dab reclaim. If you’re smoking a low-quality strain (we’ve all done it), throwing away the reclaim will save you the unfortunate experience of smoking something that tastes nasty. You’re not missing out too badly.
Some cannabis users refuse to smoke reclaim, no matter what the quality of the starting concentrate. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that. It really is your personal preference. If you don’t want to use it at all, you can simply discard any remaining reclaim oil in your rig after you empty it out.
What Is Dab Reclaim? Recognizing Smokable Concentrate
Okay, so you know the best way to get reclaim out of a dab rig. You even know the best ways to use it. The question now is, what is reclaim?
In the simplest terms, dab reclaim is the remaining unvaporized wax you have in your rig after a dab sesh. It’s what you collect and recondense so that you can use it again. Put simply, it’s the stuff that coats the walls and base of your dab rig and solidifies there, much like melted, cooled wax.
The great thing about reclaim is that you don’t have to wait several dab sessions to collect it. It begins to form in your rig after your very first use. While it’s not as strong as the original concentrate (and it's missing the flavor and aroma it used to), it still packs a punch and can get you high.
How to Smoke Reclaim from Your Dab Rig
Now, it’s time for our bonus section — how to smoke dab reclaim! The great news is that it’s as simple as smoking your regular concentrate. You don’t need to do anything different or special. Assuming you’ve collected all of your reclaim following the steps we provided earlier, here’s what you need to do:
- Scoop the desired amount of reclaim from your wax paper or silicone jar using your dab tool and set it aside for just a moment
- Fill your dab rig with enough water to cover the diffuser
- Torch the nail of your dab rig until it’s red hot
- Allow the nail to cool for 30 seconds, apply your reclaim to it, and take your hit
- Inhale deeply and enjoy the high
If you decide to smoke your reclaim straight from your dab rig without going through the process of melting and collecting it, you can do that, too. Just hit your dab rig as you would a regular dab.
Get the Most Out of Your Concentrates
Collecting and using dab reclaims is an excellent option for getting the most out of your cannabis concentrates. How to collect reclaim from a dab rig and what to do with reclaim are common questions with fairly simple answers. The process of collecting dab reclaims is simple, as is using them. With a little know-how, you'll discover how easy it is to both collect and dab reclaims.