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how long should i steep e-juice ?

Discussion in 'General E-Liquid Discussion' started by SonnyCooL, Jan 14, 2019.

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  1. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    i'm just starter and try to make my first very pure e-juice, no nicotine, no flavor.
    purely 70-30 combination, how long should i wait ?
    thanks
     
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  2. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    Just VG and PG...no need to steep.
    Juice with flavoring, may or may not benefit from steeping.
     
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  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I agree with @puffon . No need to steep flavor-less e-liquid.

    May or may not need to steep flavored e-liquid. Commercial premixed e-liquids may have been sitting on a shelf for days or weeks before you open the top, so they are essentially already steeped. Homemade e-liquid with flavoring may benefit from steeping, but many simple (single) flavors may be good from scratch.

    More complex flavors consisting of multiple flavor concentrates usually benefit from some steeping. Could be as little as a few days to a few weeks.
     
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  5. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
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  6. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Steep liquids a month. I know, that's outrageous. Creams especially want longer steeping, fruits less so, but I have been happier with all my liquids at the one month point than one week. Best thing to do is make little testers, 30 mls at most, and try a tank once a week to see how you like it. Shake and vape mixes are a thing but not my thing.
     
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  7. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    @SonnyCooL, you are beginning to learn, that not all participants always read thoroughly, before responding. ;) :rolleyes:

    As @puffon, and @Baditude, have already mentioned:
    A plain mixture of only PG, and VG (NO nicotine, and NO flavoring); will NOT benefit... at all... from any form of aging.

    Once you have thoroughly mixed the PG and VG together; you can start vaping immediately.:D


    However, that being said; if it helps you to sleep better at night, there is likely little to no harm that can be done, by letting it rest.

    The only negative impact time might have (that I can think of); is the possibility of a slight watering-down of the mixture. Both ingredients (PG, and VG) are fairly hygroscopic... meaning that they absorb water easily. IF, you live in an extremely humid climate, and are using oversized containers for your liquid (leaving lots of airspace in the bottle; or using poorly sealed containers); it is possible that it can begin to absorb moisture from the ambient air. In turn, if it absorbs enough, it could begin to thin out. In my mind; this is all highly unlikely.

    But, even if it were to happen, it remains perfectly vapeable. The only effects of excess water, are going to be a mild reduction in visible vapor, and a increased possibility for flooding (if using a tank type of atomizer).

    Again; this is only the worst-case scenario. The chances of all the required conditions coming together, seems extremely unlikely.


    Mix... shake... and vape away!!! That is my recommendation! :cool::D


    {Just as a reference point: my "normal" go-to vape is an unflavored mix of only PG, VG, and nicotine (@ 40PG/60VG 18mg/mL). And, I routinely shake and vape this. Even with the nicotine included; there is no significant change in flavor... even over the 2 (+/-) months it takes me to vape a batch. :) }
     
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  8. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Oh yeah, my advice was for flavors. No flavors, mix and vape.
     
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  9. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You don't NEED another answer to your question. It's flavorless. It's not going to magically get MORE flavorless if you steep it. Just vape it.
     
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  10. tiggerrts

    tiggerrts ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    Texas
    Okay steeping. Micros vary and the bottle. The best is fine by sound, but heat is our friend.

    If a plastic bottle 4 or 5 seconds Max. The PV gets hot fast and plastic melts.

    Glass bottle maybe six or seven seconds let rest. Shake and repeat. Shake and let cool.

    There you go take off the cap and let breathe. Then replace cap and shake, let breathe again.

    U r now close to a good flavor. Remember that juice needs to vent. As such heat it let rest and walks good tasting juice or vape.

    Trust me. Almost ten years ago reading watching and hug they were right. Not a wheel to turn over again, done before.
     
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  11. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    i just worry PG and VG won't have good re;relationship, especially short period of time :p
    actually i try it and it taste a little sweet and clean too, kind of love it but missing nicotine.
     
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  12. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
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  13. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Why no nic?
     
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  14. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    VG has a sweetness to it all by itself.
     
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  15. CagedSpam

    CagedSpam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2015
    FoPo, Oregon
    About as long as it takes to drip an RDA or fill an RTA?

    Enjoy your DIY journey, it only gets more fun with flavors and/or nicotine. I like to shake and vape most everything, and then taste my mixes as they steep to learn about the changes in flavor.
     
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  16. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    they are able to have a lovely relationship after simply shaking the bottle.

    Just shake, then vape.
     
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  17. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    still learning what, how and which nic to use :)
     
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  18. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    PG and VG are quite compatible. There is no worry about them not blending or trying to separate.

    The sweetness comes from VG. If you wanted to conduct an easy, simple experiment; you could vape a bit of each (PG and VG) separately, to see exactly what each is contributing. (Do NOT do this with undiluted nicotine concentrates, or undiluted flavor concentrates.)

    There is never anything that would prevent you from test vaping any freshly made mix. There is nothing harmful that is going to go away with time. As @CagedSpam suggests; repeated vaping, over a period of time, is a great way to learn: if, how, and when flavored e-liquids change.
    Nothing wrong with that. Read, research, and ask questions. That is how we all learn. Buy when you feel comfortable with your choice(s). And, begin with purchasing small quantities. You can always buy larger quantities once you are sure it is the right product for you. :thumb:
     
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  19. EverythingEvil

    EverythingEvil Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2014
    Grand Junction, Co
    I find after about a week the flavor change from steeping longer isn't very noticable. I don't vape unflavored very often, but when I do I generally mix it, heat it up a bit and shake the crap out of it to get the nic mixed in well, then vape it.

    There isn't much advantage to steeping a liquid with no flavor. Steeping is generally something people do to allow the flavor in thier juices to mix and meld together uniformly.
     
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  20. Vapefiend

    Vapefiend Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Connecticut
    My diy recipe I’ve vaped for 2 years now is good right after mixing but of course the longer it steeps the better in my case.
     
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