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Questions about steeping

Discussion in 'Ask The Veterans' started by Darth Skirata, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. Darth Skirata

    Darth Skirata Senior Member ECF Veteran


    I have been vaping for some months now, and have been looking to branch out with my juice purchases. I have a few core juices I like and vape regularly, but I hate to feel like I'm missing out on anything, so I've been working my way through some of the different juice vendors.

    Something I have noticed in reading some of the juice reviews on here is people referring to steeping. I understand that steeping is the process of letting your juice age once you've recieved it. What I am having trouble with is quantifying the benefits derived from this process, as well as the length of time to achieve maximum return.

    My practice up till now has been to tear in to my new juice as soon as it arrives, and begin dripping or fill up a cartridge and try it immediately.

    Does letting your juice steep really make that big of a difference, and if so, how long should it be steeped for? Is it fine to let it steep in a room temperature environment or should it be chilled?

    I wish that this kind of stuff didn't keep me up at night, but unfortunately it does....
  2. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    The concept of 'steeping' is relatively new to vaping - for years people did well without it. Now there does seem to be some flavors that can be enhanced by sitting - but in general, oxidation is not a good thing for ejuice. Coffee flavors seem to respond to waiting to vape them even when dripping I'll load up my 'coffee PV' take a drag or two and then let it sit. That is the only flavor that I have that is better if it is left sitting for a while. The others tend to lose flavor. I think that 'steeping' may have been used as an excuse for some vendors with flavors that are weak, but that's just my opinion. Others tout it as the best thing since RY4 :) So there are two camps... although with coffee, I agree but only coffee so far for me.
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