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How To Get Reclaim From Your Dab Rig

Reclaim is the oil in your dab rig that collects over time. If you have been using your rig a lot and you are out of dabs, getting reclaim out of your rig to dab can be a great option.

If you think you might be at the point where you need to smoke reclaim, keep on reading for some pro tips and you'll be dabbing again in no time, ou just need to know how to get reclaim out of your rig.

Just make sure you have some salt, some high % iso alcohol and a paper towel or two. The alcohol is the most important part, you want to let your rig soak to get reclaim. Collecting residual concentrates can be tricky but if you want to save that reclaim, it can be a worthwhile task while cleaning your rigs.

Materials needed

What you’ll need:

  • Water
  • Q-tips
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Containers/plastic bags
  • Salt
  • Isopropyl alcohol (91%+)
  • Butane torch/lighter
  • Scraper/pick
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How to Collect Reclaim from Your Rig

Collecting reclaim is quite a simple process if you clean your dab rig consistently. If you are out of fresh wax, rig reclaim is a great way to get a bit ripped. All you really need is some iso alcohol, hot water, a few paper towels.

Mix the alcohol and salt together to create your cleaning solution and pour it into the bags or containers. Get salt in those tough to reach nooks and crannies (once it has been taken apart) to make sure you get the most thorough clean possible and how to get the most reclaim.

After you fill up your rig with alcohol, hot water, shake it up and then let it soak for a few minutes at least. 

Depending on the shape and size of your rig, you might need to soak and shake multiple time until the reclaim is grouped up and able to be poured out.

To get the best results, you will need isopropyl alcohol that is at least 91% or higher. Salt is also required at this stage of cleaning your water pipe, as well as whatever form of containers or dish you've chosen to work with.

I recommend catching the reclaim with an old silicone oil slick container but a glass one will work too or even an old plastic rubberwear container.

To collect your residual reclaim while cleaning, be patient when rinsing your rig so that you make sure you actually catch the concentrate in your dish.

For more information on proper cleaning, you can check out our full guide on how to clean your dab rig properly. This will be helpful when it comes to collecting reclaim.

Lastly, you'll need to wait for your remaining cleaning solution to evaporate. You can leave your container or dish near a lamp or window to increase heat and speed up this process. Be patient, you'll be taking a dab in no time once the alcohol and salt residue is completely removed from the reclaim.

Heating the reclaim to help the alcohol evaporate is important, because you if you don't you are possibly inhaling residue from your cleaning solution. Not to mention the sizzle and popping that happens if you try dabbing alcohol soaked reclaim.

You can then transfer the remaining reclaim to wax paper for safe keeping if you scrape it from your container.

While the taste is no where near that of a normal dab, (mainly because of the lack of terpenes) the reclaim is still good for dabbing and get get you pretty high.

Not to mention, it's free!


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