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Steep e-juice?

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  1. sheilava747

    sheilava747 Full Member

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hi I'm a Newbie and still trying to figure most of this stuff out...
    Can someone tell me what it means to "steep" the e-juice?
    Thank you.:confused:
  2. rottgas

    rottgas Full Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    i think it just means to let it "rest" for a while -- some people take the top off and put it in a cool dark place for a few days to let the flavors blend together
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  3. lobanw

    lobanw Full Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Los Angelas
    I heard the same thing when I first switched to the electronic cigarette and Sheila is right, it basically means to let the cigarette chill for a minute. Continuously toking on your electronic cigarette will only drain your battery and your juice quicker and sometimes when you let the juice steep, it holds the flavor long and the cigarette has a chance to rest and keep its charge for you. I did read online somewhere that people "steep" their juices with water but that is basically diluting it and would cause even more vapors to arise within the cigarette.
  4. IOU

    IOU Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    When peeps talk about steeping your juice, they are just suggesting that you don't use it for a while. Correct, this allows the flavors to permeate the liquid better. Many juices just seem to taste better after sitting for a week or more before you vape them. :)
  5. Cat_in_the_Playground

    Cat_in_the_Playground Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Steeping is more important for juices that are mixed to order.

    Some juices are great right away, others need some time to mature before they are good. I have noticed that fruit flavors tend to need to steep before they are good. Even some of my favorite juices that were great the day they arrived (FSUSA butterscotch is one example) got better over time. As I i got to the second half of my bottle of butterscotch, it has gotten even better. The vapor production is the same as day 1, but the flavor is richer, sweeter, more complex. I just bought a new 30ml bottle and you can see the difference. The juice in my original bottle is slightly darker and thicker than the bottle that just arrived.

    Some need to steep longer than others. I know I am a big fan of instant gratification. I hate having to wait. When I get that bottle of juice, I want to use it the day it arrives. Sometimes USPS helps with the steeping wait. I had two orders that (by no fault of the vendor) took about a week or more to arrive. One came from NY then went to FL and spend 3 days in a sort facility there before coming to Atlanta. Then spent a day in the Atlanta sort before going out for delivery. The second made even less sense. From AZ, it was in ATL the next day. It spent 1 day sitting in ATL sort, then was sent to Memphis where it sat for 3 days before coming back to the same ATL sort facility and sat there for another day before being delivered. I stalk my juice orders online - watching every step they make on their way to me. It is so frustrating to see them being sent to unusual places rather than just coming directly to my house and PV. But, on the positive side, at least they arrive pre-steeped (assuming it isn't a flavor that requires a long steep).
  6. dspin

    dspin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2010
    Steeping - take drip top off for 24 hrs and let it sit. Then let it sit for a week or more. Some juices are better after a month, especially Backwoods Brew. Some juices will be fine upon arrival. Only the vaper will know.
  7. sheilava747

    sheilava747 Full Member

    Mar 4, 2011
    Thanks everyone! Now I just have to be able to afford to order enough juice so I can stock up enough so that I can put some aside to "steep"! Especially the juices I really don't like when I first try them, maybe that will help. I also, found on the forum how some people recommend "Freezing" juices -which I'm currently trying on a batch of juices I got from a new supplier which I didn't like any of...I'm hoping that will change the flavor enough that I will like them--if not, I'll try "Steeping"them for a month or so too...
  8. moo

    moo Full Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Los Angeles
    would shaking the juice before filling a cart with it be a good idea? i never really thought of this before, but are some substances in the juice heavier than others and sink to the bottom when the juice is left to sit?
  9. Bmays

    Bmays Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2011
    Lyndhurst Virginia
    Its a good idea to shake your juice everytime prior to filling your carts/cartos.
  10. NCC

    NCC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Fla Panhandle, USA
    Like other terms used here (analogs for example) I have an issue with the term steeping.
    It's incorrect.
    But, I agree that aging some juice has a positive effect. Some vendors custom mix upon order. Those seem to benefit the most.
  11. YorekTexas

    YorekTexas Unregistered Supplier

    Mar 30, 2011
    I definitely shake my juice every time I fill a carto or a bottle. Although i'm not sure that the juice settles, I just feel better shaking it.
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  12. goodsmilez

    goodsmilez Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    my juice start to change its colour after a few days.. and taste much better.. :D
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