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    So I bought buttercream mint as one of my first flavors. Did not like it. Really bland and flavorless, no mint flavor, just a slight sweetness to it.

    So I put it away for awhile, shook it everyday for two weeks, lots of time uncapped. But I figured it was a lost cause. If I didn't remotely like it out of the box, I didn't think it would really change after steeping.

    Picked it up today thinking "eh, why not" filled my tank a little, gave it a go. WOW! Nothing like it was out of the box! I taste the butter, the cream, the mint, taste just like the candies!!!! After a few puffs I filled up my tank all the way, this one is a winner!

    Lesson learned, steep, steep, STEEP!! Any other flavors that require lots of steeping?
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    This was my experience with MBV juices. Well worth the wait IMO
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    Steeping can really surprise you!
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    My VVs that I steep: Kona Coffee Milkshake, Strawberry Granita, Creme Caramel, Bella Amaretto

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    So I had someone on another forum ask why I uncapped e liquid to steep, saying that after 12 hours e liquids would start to lose their flavor? Has anyone else heard this? (I usually do it just overnight but have left them as long as 24 hours)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebubs View Post
    So I had someone on another forum ask why I uncapped e liquid to steep, saying that after 12 hours e liquids would start to lose their flavor? Has anyone else heard this? (I usually so it just overnight but have left them as long as 24 hours)
    I have read/heard that too and that they will loose their nicotine strength too if uncapped for more than 12-24 hrs. Not sure if it's all true, but it makes sense and I can see it happening.
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    I have never heard that uncapping can cause flavor or nicotine loss- both are part of the liquid.
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    For me, Death By Chocolate, Hazelnut and Kona Velvet must be well steeped then, WOW!
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    I don't think nicotine evaporates at room temp like alcohol does. At least, to my knowledge.

    I leave mine uncapped for 12-16hours. The Buttercream mint I find very alcoholy and sometimes have to leave it uncapped overnight for 2 days to really get it all out. I find no flavor loss, only a ton of gains after I steeped it!

    Bought Vanilla Blackberry Swirl and Buttercream mint again today at the B&M. Going to let both air out tonight and then steep them for the next 2 weeks. I was tempted to try Strawberry Granita or Strawberry Shortcake, might go back for those after I read the reviews on the site.

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    Strawberry Granita is to die for....but for me this is only true after a couple weeks of steeping. The flavor develops and comes out.

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