Last week touched up on what light does to juices, promised I'd do one just focusing on temp, so here goes. Placed 5ml's of gunslinger in the freezer at -1F for 5 days then let it thaw for about 6 hours. Second juice was No. 7. Orginally was just going to put it over my radiators for my computer, but couldn't get it to sit stabile. Instead had it sitting infront of one the heating vents which was blowing air at 134F. Aces & 8's came next sitting in a make shift hot box. Took a steel case polished it to a mirror finish and using a heat lamp would keep it around 165-175F inside. Would expose it to this heat about 4 hours a day, tasting after each session. Added a fourth item to the mix placing a 5ml bottle of Wow TT menthol (label says cowboy, but...) to the fridge at 37F.
Gunslinger- Freezing for a long period of time does hurt the flavor. The color hasn't changed, but the gone is the pipe tobacco taste, now it's more of a chewing tobacco with a side of akward after taste. Hasn't completely destroyed the flavor, but it's by no means right. Would not suggest freezing.
No. 7- 134 dgrees is enough to affect it. It's not completely off, but it's not right either. The throat hit has weakened, the chocolate is stronger, and gone is that complex note on the end. When raising the temp it brings flavors out it seems, and if there's a particularly dominantone, it pushes the other more subtle ones out.
Knowing how bad No. 7 was affected gives you an idea what going to go on with Aces... Day 1 (4 hours exposed to heat)- Taste was slightly more like a full body cigar than a medium. Still vapable though. Day 2 (8 hours)- The sweet after taste has become much more dominant. It's almost now a sugar coated stogie like flavor. Day 3 (12 hours)- What was a full bodied cigar now is getting just disgusting. Crud might be a good term, with super sweet after taste. Color has started to darken. Day 4 (16 hours)- Unvapable is all I can really say. Will get in trouble if I put down what it really tasted like. Day 5 (20 hours)- knowing how bad it was on day 4 knew what I was in for... It made day 4's taste decent in comparison. In other words, long exposure to high heat kills it.
Wow TT Menthol- Keeping it in the fridge didn't have too much affect on it. The menthol was a little sharper in comparison to the original bottle that has been kept between 55-82F, but nothing too really comment on. Don't know what the long term affects are, but will leave it in there for another month and test again.
All in all extreme cold and heat does affect the juices. If you live in texas or another hot sunny area with a metal mail box in the summer, suggest getting your juice out of there asap. Hope this helps.