If your favorite e juice flavor has lost its punch or you're trying to take your vaping to the next level, now is the perfect time to give steeping a shot.
Like whiskey, vape juice only gets better with age (up to a point). But, you don't need any specific wooden barrels or a decade of waiting to take your e juice from alright to excellent.
If you're willing to practice some patience, practicing the art of steeping e juice may be your next favorite hobby. You may be wondering what steeping is and how it makes vape juice taste so much better.
We're here to let you in on the big secret.
Here's everything you need to know about customizing your e juice through the art of steeping.
Steeping E Juice
When you think steeping, you probably picture a nice cup of herbal tea. But, steeping e juice is not like that at all.
Let's take it back to the whiskey metaphor -- to steep e juice means to age eJuice.
The steeping process technically starts the minute the vape juice hits the bottle. But, the amount of time it takes for that bottle to get from the manufacturer to your hand isn't long enough for raw vape juice to hit peak flavor.
That takes a little extra time.
If you're interested in steeping your vape juice, there are a few different methods you can try in your quest for the perfect eJuice flavor.
How to Steep Your E Juice
The most basic way to steep your vape juice is to put it in a box and wait.
In reality, there's no such thing as a set steeping time. Some vapers like to let their juice sit for a few weeks -- others let it steep for a few months. But, most people agree that roughly two weeks is a good starting point.
The quality of the finished product is subjective, it all depends on how strong you want the flavor to be.
Also, different flavors take different amounts of time to steep to their desired potency. When you think it may be ready, give it a taste.
Even though the main ingredient in steeping is patience, you'll need to check on your bottles every day and give them a shake. Shaking the bottles will help speed up the process.
Remember though, eJuice doesn't last forever -- it's got an expiration date. Don't let your vape juice steep for too long, or you'll never get to taste the fruits of your labor.
Speeding Up The Process
Steeping takes a long time -- and sometimes you don't want to wait.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can cheat the system and enjoy peak flavor without having to wait.
If you can spare a few hours, treat your vape juice like a fine wine and let it breathe. Pop the top and let the bottle sit in open air for a while.
Don't wander too far though, after 12-hours or so your vape juice is going to start to go rancid.
Another super easy way to steep your vape juice fast could almost be referred to as an alternate form of hotboxing. If it's hot and sunny outside, throw your eJuice in your car's glovebox and let it sit there for a few hours.
Heat is excellent for speeding up steeping process. So putting your bottle of vape juice in a hot and dark place could give you all the benefits of weeks of steeping in a matter of hours.
Just remember to taste your eJuice before you vape with it.
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