How do you get a swab returned?
If your dab rig looks dirty, and it’s not hitting as smoothly as it used to be, you need to sort out this recovery.
With these few short steps, you can quickly and easily get all of these recoveries from your rig. You can also remove any wax residue from the rig and reuse it!
By collecting this reclaim, not only will your rig shine like new, but you will also get plenty of reusable wax. Let’s get to the topic of how to recover recovery from a rig!
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What is recovery?
Like the resin left over from smoking weeds, the reclaim is the residual wax that remains on the rig after dabbing. Unlike resin, a by-product of smoke residue, swab residue is just wax.
It has already been heated, which has burned off the terpenes and decarboxylates the wax.
Although the taste isn’t particularly good, there is still a large amount of recyclable wax available.
Reclaim tends to build up around the rig’s joints, percs, and neck. Too much leftover wax can cause your rig to look, smell, and taste unpleasant. It is therefore advisable to keep an eye on cleaning.
Fortunately, cleaning up a rig and collecting those leftover wax is pretty easy.
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Can I smoke?
While Reclaim wax can be up to 60 percent the potency of the original wax, it’s not the best experience. This is because all of the terpenes and flavonoids were removed in the first heating cycle so it doesn’t taste like the nice fresh wax you are used to.
Instead, you get a harsh taste, and since it’s only half as strong, you’ll need to vape twice as much of it.
That being said, dabbing reclamation is relatively safe and tastes much better than smoking resin. But instead vaping Your recovery, we encourage you to take it. Since it has already been decarboxylated, the wax has been activated and can be processed by the liver for an excellent slow release and long high. However, this effect can only be achieved by taking the recovery orally.
Since Reclaim doesn’t taste very good on its own, we recommend mixing it with some heavily flavored foods. Chocolate, frosting, and other baked goodies are common foods used for this.
Do not heat the recovery above 314F as this is the temperature at which the wax will begin to evaporate.
Whether you want to eat or vape your new product, it is safe to do. The next question is how do you get this recovery out of your rig?
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How do I collect reclaims from a swab?
Before cleaning the drill rig and collecting the recovery, it is important to consider what you will be doing with the recovered wax.
If you want to smoke, you can use a high purity ISO alcohol, which is pure alcohol and water.
If you plan to eat your recovered wax, use a high percentage of grain alcohol (e.g., Everclear) instead. Although both alcohols should be completely evaporated from the recovered wax, it is advisable to use an edible solvent when making an edible recovery.
With that in mind, there are four easy steps to picking up the recovery claim from the rig:
- Remove the nails / bangers and fill the rig chamber half full with ISO alcohol or grain alcohol. The less alcohol you use, the faster it will evaporate later. So start with small amounts and add more as needed.
- Insert the mouthpiece and the connection of the water pipe with your finger, a paper towel or similar object. Begin gently shaking the alcohol around the rig. You don’t have to shake as hard when cleaning a rig as when cleaning a bong. The wax should quickly dissolve in alcohol and peel off the side. For stubborn recovery spots, let your rig soak for 10 to 30 minutes. Do not use salt if you plan to reuse the recovery later. Use cleaning tools such as pipe cleaners if necessary.
- Pour the recovery and alcohol solutions into a glass bowl. From here you can let the solution evaporate naturally or speed up the process by adding heat. However, great caution should be exercised when using heat to accelerate evaporation as the alcohol is flammable. Do not use an open flame. Instead, it is better to place the glass bowl on a low-temperature hotplate or on a sunny windowsill.
- Alcohol should evaporate completely after a day or two. Scrape off the remaining wax material from the bottom of the bowl and store it in a wax paper or silicone container.
That’s it! All done! The entire process takes 15 to 30 minutes and will make your rig sparkle like new again. If you’re looking for a faster way to recycle, using a drop-down device on your rig will help keep it clean, just like an ash catcher would Bong clean.
Reclamation is focused on the drop-down menu rather than the rig itself, so collecting is easier and the rig stays clean longer.
Although some look down on the use of reclaims, it is they who miss it.
Unlike the cannabis flower resins, which are essentially tar, dab is recovered very much like fresh wax. It retains many of its therapeutic and psychoactive properties, but lacks the tasty terpenes and flavanoids. Whether you smoke or eat, recovery makes sense and will get the most out of your concentrates.