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Reclaim is known as the sticky residue that can build up in a dab rig after using concentrate. The color of reclaim is usually brown or orange and similar to resin, it will contain a high level of THC. There was a lab that conducted test samples on the THC levels of reclaim and they were found to be between 30% and 60%.

The same lab also found that the reclaim contained all of the mainstream cannabinoids. After each dab of concentrate a user takes, reclaim will eventually build up and clog up the dab rig. This will lower its effectiveness and change the taste of the dabs. Regular cleaning and maitanance schedule the dab rig to prevent reclaim from getting stuck in it and to continue enjoying the dabbing experience.

Most dab rigs contain a drop-down attachment or adapter on them to catch the reclaim. This piece is called the reclaim catcher. Vapor condenses on the surrounding walls of the reclaim catcher, and because of that, there will be a fair amount of water combined in with the reclaim that’s trying to be separated. Once it starts to build up in the catcher, the biggest issue is trying to figure out how to remove that water out of the reclaim.

One of the best and easiest methods to isolate the water from the reclaim is to just heat the reclaim catcher, flip it over upside down, and let the build-up to slowly drip into a container or a piece of parchment paper. If the reclaim was collected in the right way and is free of any solvents, then reclaim can be used for more dabbing, adding it to edibles, tinctures, and capsules.

Use of Term

I managed to remove all of the reclaim out of my dab rig and am going to add it to some of my chocolate brownies later.

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