Steeping an e-juice has the same effect as fermenting wine. Steeping allows the ingredients to blend well together although you may not see it mentioned in some e-liquid recipes. If you do not know how to steep e juice, below are some of the most popular methods.
Different Methods of Steeping E-Liquids
Generally, it’s essential to perform the steeping process with a glass bottle since plastic can melt. There are different methods of steeping an e-liquid.
Slow Steeping Methods
There is the slow steeping method. All the others are faster. To slow steep an e-juice, start by removing the wrapper of the bottle, then place the bottle in a cool and dark place for at least 6 to 14 days. At least once every day shake the bottle. Avoid having the light hit the bottle since it can tarnish the vape juice. Open the bottle occasionally to let air in, but do not leave it open for too long.
Fast Steeping Methods
There are many ways you can steep an e-juice quickly. Three most popular methods include the hot bath technique, the birdbath technique, and the slow cooker technique.
The Hot Bath – The Hot Bath method is the most common steeping method. The method involves filling a bowl with hot water. The water should not be extremely hot. Place the bottle of e-liquid in a zip-lock bag and seal it, then place it in the hot water. Remove the bottle when the water cools to room temperature. Uncap it to let the gasses dispel, then close the bottle and shake it well.
The Bird Bath – This method also involves using a bowl of hot water. Instead of immersing the bottle inside the hot water like the previous method. Take the cap off of the bottle and place it halfway in the hot water. Let the bottle rest in the hot water until the water cools to room temperature. Replace the bottle cap and shake well.
The Slow Cooker Method – There are two different manners you can use a slow cooker.
1) Fill the crock-pot with water, place the e-liquid bottle in a zip-lock bag. Make sure that you remove as much air as possible from the bag. Place the bottle inside the crock-pot and place the cooker on low. Leave for at least 30 minutes to 4 hours. Uncap and shake the bottle.
2) The second method also requires filling the crock-pot with water. Instead of using a zip-lock bag, place the bottle in the bowl. Leave the bottle for 30 minutes to 4 hours, then uncap the bottle to let it breathe and shake well.
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Why Steep Your E-Juice
When you steep an e-juice, you improve the flavor and the overall vaping experience. It is not compulsory to steep an e-liquid. Most, if not, all e-liquids come pre-steeped and ready to be vaped. However, occasionally when you vape an e-juice without steeping, the ingredients may not have mixed well coming from the factory.
The e-liquid may require further steeping to really let the flavors come out. Steeping is all about time. The longer you steep, the flavorful the e-juice.
Steeping is even recommended by e-juice manufacturers. It will improve your overall vaping experience. Now, you know how to steep vape juice. Check out YouTube for video tutorials on steeping.
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