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Shelf life of juices??????

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  1. Mr.Whitecloud

    Mr.Whitecloud Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2012
    Richmond B.C
    What is the shelf life on e-juice?I don't wanna buy and stockpile if its gonna go skanky I know a lot refrigerate,or store in a cool place,I am sure it will go bad sooner or later.
     
  2. Nikkita6

    Nikkita6 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2011
    New York
    Well ... I have heard the shelf life on base is about 2 years. And the last vendor produced bottle of juice I purchased was marked for expiration in March 2013 and the juice was purchased October 2011. Not sure that I trust this vendor because he kinda came off as a hot mess IMO..... as did his juice :blink:
     
  3. Mr.Whitecloud

    Mr.Whitecloud Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2012
    Richmond B.C
    Great thanks Nikkita....now I know I can hoard a bit....Yeah makes you wonder about some mix-ologists some are train wrecks and some are the best at what they do......make us happy happy happy.I think a juice taste test like they do for wine would be cool a get together over a few cocktails try different juices......and vape our brains out:D
     
  4. Nikkita6

    Nikkita6 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2011
    New York
    Then you have to try and arrange a vape meet with some other BC folks ... sounds like they are the equivalent of a wine tastings from what I hear. Or we should all save our pennies and arrange a vape meet in Hawaii :D .... *sigh* I can dream
     
  5. Mr.Whitecloud

    Mr.Whitecloud Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2012
    Richmond B.C
    Hell they had Woodstock....lets have a Vapestock.....on the grounds of Health Canada:D
     
  6. vise

    vise Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2011
    Edmonton
    There's no beach, palm trees, or ocean at HC though!
     
  7. dragonbone

    dragonbone Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2009
    Somewhere
    I have recently been vaping my 3 year old juices that I disliked at the time of purchase. I have wondered the same thing. Anyway either my taste buds have changed, or they have improved vastly with age - because now I like them again (well, at least the ones I have tried so far, since I have a giantic stockpile).
     
  8. SHM0KEY

    SHM0KEY Full Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    This is an interesting topic. Can someone with any chemistry background comment on what might be the reason for any sort of shelf life for eJuice. Does the nicotine breakdown, the flavors, the base? Maybe even comment on what might be the optimal storage conditions.
     
  9. Mr.Whitecloud

    Mr.Whitecloud Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2012
    Richmond B.C
    That is one hell of a good Idea,I wanna taste test as many juices as I can,and stockpile a few of my favs......well just incase ;)
     
  10. ChellyNelly

    ChellyNelly Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Dartmouth, NS
    The optimal storage is a cool, dark place. I believe it's the flavourings that break down fastest and therefore the issue. Though I don't think that 24 months is a short shelf life by any means. Certain juices supposedly go bad quite a bit faster than others. I've heard vanilla is one of them.

    I don't have a chemistry background, this is just what I've read on here from others experiences.
     
  11. TrueNorthist

    TrueNorthist I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2012
    Cariboo Country, BC
    I doubt we will get many working chemists to weigh in publicly on this topic -- at least not any that actually care about their professional reputations. Any opinions available today seem to fall into the realm of "grey literature" owing to the current, virtually global political status of this subject. I have been relying on the regulations that govern the nic and flavour extracts used. PG and VG are both incredibly stable and can be stored for lengthy periods ranging upwards of 20 years if kept dark and cool and are rated USP or better.

    2 years appears to be the shelf life of pharma grade nicotine and is as good an indicator as anything I have found to date. I am wondering though if something like -20C would be an ideal long term storage temp for thoroughly blended product and will be putting some well steeped samples of various strengths and mixes into my deep-freezer for a few months. I'll be sure to post my findings in the forum when the time comes, but 2 years in a cool, dark place seems a safe bet for the time being.
     
  12. Targone

    Targone Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2011
    Winnipeg MB
    I find this happens quite often with my taste,not really old juice but juice I put aside because it tastes terrible.
    Try it a few weeks later and I like it! Works the other way as well,a juice I like can turn into one I don't like.


     
  13. dano-bri

    dano-bri Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2012
    ontario canada
    if the expiry time is about 2 years they should have a date on the bottles

    we dont even know how old the juice is when we get it

    im sure some of the less popular juices sit on the vendors shelves for a while
     
  14. kidbeaster

    kidbeaster Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2012
    New Auburn, WI
    I've been vaping now for a month so I think I know what I'm talking about when I say ...I dont know.


    Seriously...good question. I was wondering the same thing.
     
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