Steeping and warm water? Tips on steeping?

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  1. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Somewhere on the forums a while back I read that putting the bottle of ejuice in warm water would quicken the steeping process. I am interested if anyone else has tried this or if anyone has any tricks they have found to speed the process along.

    I hate waiting to try my juices... :p
     
  2. Gormy

    Gormy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have some new juice too.. but not sure the quickest method to steeping.. have several new ones to try! =)
     
  3. denali_41

    denali_41 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i have put the bottles on electric baseboard heaters ,,and used coffee cup warmers also,,with the warmers you have to watch it,some bottles can't handle the heat,so maybe put in a cup of water on the warmer
     
  4. apuck

    apuck Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Interesting... I have never heard of this method, I will have to follow this and see what folks are saying. All that I have ever heard is take the cap off and let the bottle sit in a cool, dark, dry place for some (undetermined) time.
     
  5. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't have either of those, would you suggest letting the bottle sit in a glass or mug of hot water?
     
  6. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Why wait? It may not need steeping.

    If I need a quick steep it is just a cup of hot tap water and I plop the bottle in. Take it out every now and then to shake it. When the whole thing cools to room temp it's about equal to a week of steeping.

    The breathe, leaving the cap off, I usually only works for juice that has alcohol based flavorings for me and it can do things I don't like to tobacco flavors.
     
  7. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well a couple of juices taste like dirt or cardboard and I heard that those flavors take months to steep.

    The vendor said to let them sit for a week... :confused:

    I'm going to try the hot water cup trick on my carboard flavored ejuices I have sitting around.
     
  8. AdrenalinnRush

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    I got a shipment from rockarvapor.com and it was extremely perfumey. So much that it wasn't vapable. I'm letting them steep a couple weeks before i try it again. It's been one week and the smell is 10x better. I just got another shipment (same flavors) from rockstar and am going to try various quick steeping operations to try to match the flavor too the week old ones. I'll let you know how it turns out!
     
  9. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks! I'm eager to hear your results!
     
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    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok so I got my sample pack today of new ejuices. Of course because I don't have the patience to wait I filled my sink with hot water and dropped in the vanilla cupcake because it didn't have much of a scent. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and pulled it out and then the smell was just like vanilla cupcake!
     
  11. Gormy

    Gormy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I tried it with some juice that was good in a prefilled cart. Its giving me a headache though so I hope I didn't hurt the juice. :(

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  12. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just to clarify, it's the same flavor that was in your carto but in a juice bottle?
     
  13. Gormy

    Gormy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yepper.....

     
  14. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That's a stumper. I'm hoping someone else can answer. Are you using USA or blends with ingredients listed on the websites?
     
  15. davelog

    davelog Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I steep my DIY juices in, ironically, an ashtray. It has walls high enough to go about halfway up a 30ml bottle, with little cutouts along the edge to hold butts. I put this ashtray directly under a hot dribbling tap and put my bottles in it. I let it sit under the hot tap like this for about an hour, shaking them up every 15 minutes or so. The cutouts let the water dribble out the sides without the whole thing overflowing.

    It definitely helps accelerate the steeping process, especially with tobacco flavors.
     
  16. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok....I guess patience is, "a virtue." I ran out of my favorite juices and had to vape my backups. MUCH better flavor after a month.
     
  17. house mouse

    house mouse Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I put hot water from the faucet in a measuring cup and then run that in a microwave for 60 seconds. Then I drop my bottles of juice in there and leave them there until the water cools off. I use a 50/50 mix and when I first mix it up and shake it you can see the streaks of VG in it. After sitting in the hot water, the juice comes out clear, with no streaking. Just helps to get my vg mixed in with the rest of it better.
     
  18. Malduk

    Malduk Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I put mine one a router. Its warm, but not too hot, and IF the flavor has unpleasant smell, I open the bottle and on a router they have decent airflow.
    Its a slower method than tossing them in a hot/warm water, but forcing things too fast might yield unwanted results.
    Basically heat gives energy to the molecules, and they run around the bottle hitting each other, and mixing themselves.
     
  19. Boognish

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    Equal to a week??? So if I do this 4 times it's like steeping for a month? I hate waiting for my juices to mature. I find this method really interesting. Gonna try it right now with my new Vapor Station juices cause I'm dying to try them!!!!
     
  20. Keekers

    Keekers Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I had some old juices sitting around for probably 4 months and I couldn't believe how much the color and flavor changed. I'm going to try some of these new methods.
     
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