In the context of cannabis concentrates, reclaim refers to the sticky residue left over after taking a dab. It builds up inside the banger, nail, or rig when vapor condenses and leaves behind its contents. This leftover material contains consumed concentrate components like cannabinoids and terpenes.
While it is possible to collect and smoke reclaim, it often retains little flavor or aroma, making for a harsh smoking experience. The most flavorful terpenes burn off during the original dab. Frequent swabbing keeps rigs clean for optimal taste.
However, some don’t mind the muted flavor and recycle their reclaim by collecting and re-dabbing it. When cannabis supplies are low, reclaim provides an option. But most concentrate enthusiasts fresh dab every time for peak flavor experience.