When you use dabs or concentrates, you want to get the most out of your product. Although a little does go a long way, they can be quite an investment.
That’s why more and more dabbers are starting to retrieve, save, and use something called reclaim.
Let’s take a look at what reclaim is, how to use it, and most importantly, how to collect it.
A Look at Reclaim
Because it has been through the decarboxylation process, reclaim can get you high. Instead of letting this go to waste, users are starting to retrieve the leftover product and use it in other ways.
How to Retrieve Your Reclaim
When it comes to retrieving this leftover product, there are many available methods users can try. There are some manual methods, such as:
- You can hold your rig upside down and torch it with a low flame. This will heat up the glass and cause the resin to separate and slide out of your rig. You can then collect the leftover resin and use it.
- You can also fill your bong or dab with alcohol, close the opening, and shake it. Then use a griddle to heat a Pyrex bowl and pour the alcohol from your rig into it. Bring the alcohol to a boil and use a slotted spoon to pick out the clumps that develop (this is your reclaim).
But, there is an even easier way to gather your reclaim: using a reclaim catcher.
A Reclaim Catcher
A reclaim catcher is an attachment for your bong or dab rig. It can be made of different materials and come in different shapes and sizes to fit your device properly. They are also made from different materials. You’ll need to choose the one that works best for your dabbing equipment.
As its name suggests, a reclaim catcher “catches” leftover resin, allowing you to easily retrieve it after a session without taking drastic steps such as torching your glass or bringing out the rubbing alcohol.
In addition to making it easier for you to retrieve your leftover resin, a reclaim catcher also makes it easy to clean your equipment. Since it can be detached, you can quickly and easily scrub it and your device.
How to Use a Reclaim Catcher
Using a reclaim catcher is easy: It’s part of this particular equipment’s appeal. All you need to do is attach it to your rig or bong. As you smoke, the reclaim that drops down and usually would coat your equipment will be caught in the catcher.
After your session, you’ll just need to harvest the reclaim. You can do this (in most cases) by removing the cap on the catcher and then using a dab tool (preferably one with a scoop) to pick out the leftover resin.
Of course, you’ll need to store it after you harvest it for later use. To do this, smear or place the reclaimed resin on a piece of wax paper. Next, place this paper into a concentrate jar. You can then put the jar in the fridge to make the reclaim more solid or store it in a cool, dry place. Be sure to label your jar with the date and what type of reclaim is in there (i.e., what concentrate it was harvested from).
How to Use Reclaim
So, you’ve got the reclaim catcher and harvested your reclaim. Now, what do you do with it? You have options — three of them, to be precise.
Your first option is to re-dab it. This ensures users get the most out of their high-quality dab. As mentioned, using reclaim can get you high, so you’ll get the effects you experience when you first use it. But, this method does come with some drawbacks, mainly that it can have a burnt taste and little to no flavor. Although you will get high, you won’t get the taste and smell you got from its first use.
A second way to consume your reclaim is to use it to season a nail. You can go for this before a new nail is used, but it can be done at any time. Seasoning your nail involves using a torch to heat up the nail so it flames red, then allowing it to cool quickly. After that, put a small amount of reclaim on it and let it cool again. Most people will need to repeat this method a few times to season their nails correctly. Using reclaim allows you to do this without wasting new product.
Finally, reclaim can also be used to make edibles. Making edibles at home is common practice among users. This allows people to make edibles that they enjoy and contain the right amount of product for them. Using reclaim in your edibles can cover its lack of taste and burnt flavor while also allowing you to achieve the high you want.
Reclaim Catchers: Final Notes
When using dabs or other concentrates, you’ll want to make sure you get the most out of your purchase. You don’t want any of it to go to waste; after all, quality dabs can cost more than other products.
That’s why harvesting the reclaim or the product left over after a dab session has become the newest trend in dabbing. By retrieving this product after you smoke it, you can ensure you use it all.
Harvesting reclaim can be a little time-intensive, though. That’s where reclaim catchers come in. These are inserted into your rig or bong and catch the reclaim as you smoke. Afterward, just use your dab tool to scoop out the reclaim and place it in your storage container.
With multiple ways to use your reclaim, you’ll get the most out of your concentrate purchase.