If you agree that aged wine tastes better then you will surely enjoy steeped e-juice. Just like aged wine, steeped e-juice has an enhanced and smoother flavor. Many vapers find it torture having to wait for their e-juice to steep. The good news is that, you don’t need to steep store-bought ones. Especially, the premium e-liquids, for they usually are pre-steeped. But if you don’t like the flavor of your bought e-juice, you can steep to check whether the taste will change. However, if you're making your liquid at home, steeping is a must. With all that said, here are just a few tips and tricks to help you properly steep your e-juices.
Use a Glass Bottle
When steeping, get a glass bottle instead of plastic bottles. Glass bottles retain more heat, hence speeding the steeping process. However, you should note that the choice of the steeping bottle used has no effect on the end taste.
Steeping time is usually different for different flavors. Some flavors, for examples tobacco and other creamy flavors, will take up to three weeks for them to properly steep while others will take a relatively shorter amount of time to do so. It also varies with each vaper’s taste buds. So some enjoy fresh from the store. However, if you don’t like the harsh chemical-like taste, it's important that you steep until your taste buds feel that the flavor is right. If your flavor takes long to steep, there are a few tricks to speed up the process. First, give your e-juice a thorough shake, then take off the cap so as to oxidize. To hasten the steeping process, place your juice in a hot water bath, or use a dryer or microwave. The heat will help to speed up the oxidation process and mix up the ingredients rather rapidly.
Tips for Breathing E-Juices
Breathing e-juices is a traditional method of steeping. When you take the cap off, ensure that they do not seat open for more than 12 hours. If left to breathe for long, the flavor of your e-liquid will start to diminish instead of intensifying. Also, ingredients, such as nicotine, will start to diminish. Also, with traditional steeping, place your e-liquids in a dark but warm place. This will allow the solvents in your liquid rise above other ingredients and evaporate.
Shaking the E-Liquid
Before storing your e-liquid to steep, it's important that you shake your liquid well so that all ingredients blend. However, be sure not to shake too much and create micro-bubbles.
Steeping is not a must. So you don’t have to impatiently wait for something you could have enjoyed even without steeping. Therefore, always taste your e-juices then decide whether steeping will improve them or whether they're great as they are.