How to Cook with Concentrate Reclaim


Concentrate enthusiasts are sometimes faced with a difficult question: what do you do when you have too much reclaim? Well, the fact of the matter is, concentrate reclaim has already been decarbed, so that gives you the perfect chance to do something special. Instead of smoking all that harsh-tasting reclaim, make edibles!

What You'll Need

There are a few things that you will need if you plan on cooking with reclaim.

Bacardi 151 or Everclear

Concentrate reclaim

A recipe using coconut oil, vegetable oil, or butter

A double-boiler (you can use a heat-safe bowl that fits over a pot)

A stirring utensil

How to Access Your Reclaim

You may not be sure how to get that reclaim out of your piece if you are a newer concentrate user. You don’t need to use salt like you do when you clean up after traditional herb. Instead, find a high-proof alcohol like Bacardi 151 or Everclear. Some people use rubbing alcohol, but that can be unsafe to consume if not dissipated properly, so we encourage that you get alcohol that is safe for consumption.

After you have your alcohol, dump out any water that was in your piece and fill it with alcohol. Depending on how long you have let the reclaim build up, it may take awhile for the alcohol to finish doing its job. It can take up to three days, so be patient.

Once all of that reclaim goop has dissipated into the alcohol, you are ready to dump it into the double-boiler. Now, you get to make the decision whether you want to let the alcohol dissipate naturally over the course of 2-4 days or whether you want to make your edibles immediately. We will provide details for either option.

Cooking with Concentrate Reclaim

Step 1: Bring a pot of water to a boil.100133_2-zoom

Step 2: Once the water is boiling, place your bowl or double-boiler of reclaim over the top of the bottom pot. If you decided to keep the alcohol in it, you’re going to have to watch the double-boiler closely to make sure it never boils over, and be prepared for it to smell. Make sure all that alcohol is gone before you add your oil or butter. Only add as much as your recipe calls for. If you decided to let the alcohol dissipate naturally, which is technically the safest option, you can add your oil or butter immediately. Keep stirring said oil or butter as you go, until it is fully melted. It should take on a brown color as you stir the reclaim into it. The heat will do a lot of the work for you.

Step 3: Once oil/butter and reclaim mixture is fully mixed, remove from stove.

Step 4: Prepare the dry ingredients of your recipe and incorporate the mixture as your recipe calls for.

Step 5: Finish the rest of the baking or cooking instructions.

Step 6: Get your edibles and enjoy!


Jheri is a successful freelance writer and cannabis enthusiast from Michigan. She is currently writing her novel and a number of short stories, as well as promoting cannabis for Smoke Weed and Medical Marijuana Cure. Her office is based in Denver, CO.

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