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  1. jeff roberts

    jeff roberts Full Member

    Nov 14, 2019
    Especially with all this stocking up going on...How long does it take for vape juice to go bad? I have heard from a friend that makes it that the best buy date is not necessarily correct and that Juice tends to have a life span of 2 years?
     
  2. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    West Frankfort, IL
    Depends on the brand and juice. Little to no sweeteners and color the longer the life span generally. One exception to that is plain custards. 2-5 years if stored in a cool dark place.
    DIY is you best bet if you're in a country with restrictions or upcoming restrictions.
     
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  3. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    Stored in a cool place away from sunlight, much more than 2-years. Stored in a freezer, maybe indefinite.
    Others may disagree. But, two years properly stored is certainly too conservative.
    Some flavors probably react differently, especially under less than ideal conditions. But, unflavored nic liquid, properly stored, seems to be indestructible.
     
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  4. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    Unflavored in the freezer, yep most likely indefinite.

    Flavored at room temperature: My experience parallels Letitia's: It depends on the flavorings and sweetners used. I've had vendor juices that got nasty (dark, and an off smell) in less than a year. I've had others that still look and smell fine after 5+ (although I'm not sure why I keep those still; I haven't touched 'em in years and am unlikely to ever do so again).
     
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  5. Haktuspit

    Haktuspit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Denver, CO
    For science! How else would we be able to answer these types of questions?
     
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  6. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  7. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    I was just going to post about the same thread smacuser mentioned. Unless it gets hot it should be fine. No need to freeze but fridge should make it last a very long time. Go for it!
     
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  8. smacuser

    smacuser Vapid Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Vape Augustine, FL
    The jury is still out ;)
     
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  9. BigPappa

    BigPappa Ultra Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Fort Myers, FL
    I agree with the suggestion of DIY... if you are trying to store a lifetime of flavored liquid #1 it will not be good for a lifetime #2 even if it did last, you would probably need to rent a storage space. #3 it would cost a fortune.

    You're much better off with DIY. You can store 100mg nic in the freezer indefinitely, your liquid will cost pennies not $.$$ to $$.$$, and it will take up far less space as you would only buy the PG/VG/Flavoring as needed.
     
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  10. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I keep premixed liquids in the fridge and they've held up well for 3+ years so far. Unflavored/nic concentrate stays in the freezer.

    If I had a premix that I really wanted for the long run I'd keep it in the freezer, in glass bottles with polycone caps. Plastic bottles and rubber droppers will allow oxidation/degradation more than I'd want over extended time.
     
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  11. AvaOrchid

    AvaOrchid Ultra Member

    Sep 19, 2019
    USA
    The first ever liquid that I used that I actually enjoyed and that got me off cigarettes is still okay I've been vaping for 3 years and the juice was not new when I purchased it as in like newly made it was at a gas station it doesn't have a born on date but it does have an expiry date in 2016. It's a very sweet grape flavored liquid that's almost an amber color and I remember that it was almost an amber color back then and it's 12 milligrams per milliliter. So if anything is going to taste bad it would probably be that and so far it hasn't. Now I also have a juice that is from like 2018 in December and you couldn't pay me to vape it not sure if it's cuz it's gone bad it doesn't taste or smell rancid but I just don't like the flavor. I'm not entirely certain if I ever did. it's a very sweet grape flavored liquid that's almost an amber color and I remember that it was almost an amber color back then and it's 12 milligram per milliliter. so if anything is going to taste bad it would probably be that and so far it hasn't. Now I also have a tooth that is from like 2018 and December and you couldn't pay me to vape it not sure if it's cuz it's gone bad it doesn't taste or smell ran said but I just don't like the flavor. I'm not entirely certain if I ever did. so the jury is out lol
     
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