Why Do You Need To Steep Your Vape Juice?
Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to vaping. If you are considering picking up your new organic 100 VG e liquid and simply vaping it as soon as you’ve bought it. You might have another thing coming. Many boutique vape juices need some time to steep, a process in which the ingredients within the vape juice are given time to infuse into one another. Thus creating a much fuller taste that gives a far more satisfying vaping experience.
Why should you steep?
Steeping is much like the process of fermentation. If you are trying to create a rich and full flavoured wine, you keep it in the barrel for years at a time, ending up with a potent and full taste. The same goes for vape juices. If you want to fully realise the potential flavour of the vape juice you’ve bought or made, then the longer it’s steeped, the better it’ll be. Vape juices are made from five different compounds: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, water, nicotine, and flavourings. Making sure that these five compounds mix and set properly is vital to enjoying your vape juice. Click here to read the post on ‘Top Tips For Mixing DIY Vape Juice’.
How do you steep?
There are several methods to steeping, but all have the same aim. The steeping process intends to infuse and enhance the vape juice, and each of the below methods do this in different ways. You can also get e liquid bottles specially designed for mixing and steeping your own liquids.
Different methods of steeping
Whether you’re new to steeping or you’ve been at it for a while, there will no doubt be a method below that you haven’t tried. With the innovations within the vaping world, steeping has become easier by the year.
This simple and rather quick method is one of the easiest for the more impatient vaper. Make sure that your e liquid is contained within a microwavable bottle before closing the lid and microwaving it for 10 seconds. Then take the lid off and let the liquid breathe, anywhere from half an hour to 6 hours. The microwaving process will encourage the molecules to heat up and interact with each other, ensuring that the different components of the liquid steep properly.
One of the simplest and cheapest ways to steep your vape juices is through giving the bottle a water bath. Boil some water and place it in a cup. Put the lid on your unsteeped vape juice and place it in the cup. Wait for an hour or two until the water has cooled down and take out the vape bottle. Due to the heat, the mixture will have started steeping at a quicker pace. Shake the bottle, open it and let it breathe for half an hour. If you’re not happy with the results, then simply repeat the method again until it is steeped to your liking.
Placing your vape juice in a space where it is constantly exposed to movement will help the mixture steep. For instance, if you are going on a long drive, let your vape juice steep in the glove compartment. If you are going for a jog, take it in a pouch with you. Wherever there’s movement, there’s potential for steeping.
Ultrasonic cleaners have many uses, and one of them happens to be steeping vape juices. Due to their rapid movement they make perfect steepers, especially if they contain a heater inside.
Sometimes letting time work its magic is the best way to steep. This may take longer but an unrushed process and a lot of patience might help you find that fuller flavour.
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