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What Are You Steeping ? How are You Steeping ?

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  1. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    Let's be Honest; There are some E-Liquids that just taste pretty good strait out of the Mail Box :vapor:

    But as Many Vapers (that's us) Know, the Practice of Steeping can turn a Good Juice in Magic :thumbs:

    So, Just How do You Steep your Juices ? and What have you got Steeping now ? :pop:
     
  2. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    I do the traditional 2 days caps and dripper tips off, shake them when I think about it. Caps and dripper tips back on and set aside for a couple of weeks. I also shake the little buggers whenever I think about them.

    Seems I'm on a Dragon's Fire kick. That's the only thing I have steeping and about the only thing I've been vaping.
     
  3. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    I do the traditional 2 days caps and dripper tips off, shake them when I think about it. Caps and dripper tips back on and set aside for a couple of weeks. I also shake the little buggers whenever I think about them.*

    * (why be creative when the process is the same?)

    Since I'm OFF the Dragons Fire kick, I don't have any of that steeping any more.

    My stash as it stands:

    HHV
    Heavenly Tobacco - 4 months
    Pirates Booty - 5 months
    Heavenly Army - 5 months
    Huntsman - 1 month

    MOV
    Apache - 5 months
    Southern Gentleman - 5 months

    NET.com
    Balkan - 1.5 months
    Yesteryear - 1.5 months
    Fire cured Burley - 1.5 months
     
  4. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I do the traditional 2 days caps and dripper tips off, shake them when I think about it. Caps and dripper tips back on and set aside for a couple of weeks. I also shake the little buggers whenever I think about them.*
    I usually place them on my router/modem for the first two days with caps off, then into the desk drawer or vape station.

    *I hear ya Dusty, why try to reinvent the wheel.

    Now, onto what do I have steeping? Good question... :D
    All of these are 30 ml or 50 ml bottles and most of the HHV NETs are doubled up Example: Huntsman 100 ml 8 month and 100 ml 4 month

    From HHV I know I have:

    Huntsman - some 8 months old, some 5 months
    Dark Horse - again 8 months & 5 months
    Sludge - same dates
    Shadow - ditto
    Cin City - ditto
    Tuscan Cocoa - ditto

    Then we have,
    Dragon's Fire - 7 months and 4 months
    Heavenly Army - 7 & 4
    Huntsman Menthol - 7 & 4
    Heavenly Army Menthol - 7 & 4

    Note: The older bottles are low nic and have been mixed with the younger bottles of higher nic and have been steeping for about 2-3 months.

    From NET.com:
    Black Cherry - 1 months
    Uncle BJ's BlackBerry Burley - 1 month
    Big Spirit - 3 months
    Black Cavendish - 3 months
    Chris' Blend - 3 months
    Borescoped's "BA" Mango Vanilla - 3 months
    Bombay - 3 months
    Coventry - 3 months
    Balkan - 4 months
    3-Crown - 4 months

    Mt. Baker Vapor:
    Bacon (hahaha yes, we have bacon!) - 6 months
    Blu-Bacco - 6 months
    Cherry Balsam Tobacco - 6 months

    House Of Liquid:
    El Toro Guevara Reserve - 6 months

    Yup, I got a lot o' juice!!! Enough for a year at least... :blink:
     
  5. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    I hope you're refrigerating some of those juices Chak !

    Two days / nights caps/ drippers off. After replacing caps /drippers, shake when I remember. My Juices reside on top of my stereo stand, in a corner away from direct sunlight.
    I try to give sweets and pastry flavors at least a full month.
    I always try to steep any NET's for at least eight weeks. Seems to me NET's take longer.

    Five Months; HHV Oompa
    Two Months; AltCig Caramel Love. Also have smaller bottles (15ml) of Blueberry, Hopscotch and Waffles.
    Three Weeks; HHV Shadow, Legend, Oompa, Dragon's Fire, Blade, Blueberry Muffin and Heavenly Tobacco. Also have smaller bottles of Huntsman, Heavenly Waffles, Mallow Mint, Monkey Wrench, Powder Keg and Trick or Treat.

    I've read about Hot Water/ Cold Water but never tried. It seems to me one guy was using a Pottery Wheel, but to me a 'centerfuge' type operation separates liquids. There is no better mouse trap.
     
  6. Bimini Twist

    Bimini Twist Twisted Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Redneck Riviera
    Anybody using an ultrasonic cleaner to speed things up? I finally bought one, but I've been playing with it for its intended uses so far. And by the time I got it, all my juices were already in their sweet spots - with no replacements on order yet.
     
  7. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    I've vaguely heard of this. How does that work ? By 'ultrasonic' I am assuming it's a bombardment of either electrons or some sort of audio frequency ? Help this old trucker figure this one out, please....
     
  8. Chakris

    Chakris Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I've been meaning to get some in the fridge, Papaw, just haven't gotten round to it yet - need to find (remember to buy) a container that's the right size.

    I wouldn't use a Pottery Wheel either - that's produces exactly the opposite effect you want when steeping.

    Bimini Twist, I think saw a couple people post on the sub-forum here that they had tried it, can't remember who it was, though, or whether it helped or not either.
     
  9. Bimini Twist

    Bimini Twist Twisted Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Redneck Riviera
    Not sure where I read it here, possibly from a DIY section, but supposedly 1 hour in the cleaner equates to 1 week of steeping. I think I'll try it next time I get a large order of juices.

    Oooooh. Electron bombardment sounds fun! Where did I put my Sonic Screwdriver?!

    But this in more in the form of sound waves/vibrations. 42KHz for my model. It is used primarily to clean jewelry, tattoo gear, small auto parts, circuit boards, etc... The commercial machines can be quite large (EXPENSIVE), but I got one of the consumer grade versions at Amazon.com - KENDAL 170 WATT 2 LITER (0.53 Gallon) DIGITAL ULTRASONIC CLEANER with HEATER
     
  10. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Yes Bimini, I have heard the same thing. I don't know if one hour = one week, but I have to believe ultrasonic would accelerate steeping. Steeping is nothing more than flavor molecules attaching themselves to each other so movement is very conducive for steeping. I mean, if we want to stand around all day and shake our juice it would probably be as good as ultrasonic. But I'd like to think I have better things to do with my life. :)
     
  11. fairweasel2323

    fairweasel2323 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2011
    Marion, OH
    Wow 4-5 months I been vaping HA and HT right out of mailbag and love them! I dont have funds to let anything steep longer then a month..
     
  12. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Nothing wrong with that if it works for you..


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. MrPicC

    MrPicC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2012
    Lone Star State
    2 days. Once the caps go back on any juice is good to go. I'm sick of steeping and just Don't bother anymore.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Patience never was a strong suit for you was it? :)
     
  15. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Except when it came to asking that lovely lady of his to marry him. He sure took his time with that, didn't he?! :glare:
     
  16. DavidOH

    DavidOH Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Ohio
    I'm with you on the steeping. I can wait as long as I still have so to use. That may be a week or two. but if I need it I add some of the new to the old before I run out. Then it's not so big a change. :vapor:
     
  17. MrPicC

    MrPicC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2012
    Lone Star State
    Oh I'm plenty patient as Dusty seemed to point out... I've let shadow sit for 10 months before vaping it BUT what's the point?
    I'll buy 2-100 ML lets say.. One will be opened within 3 days of caps off and the other will have a month or 2 to steep BUT... in the end they taste the same..
    Truth be told, if I had the money to afford the ring, I would of proposed DAY 1!. It also took me months upon months to just decide on the ring to get.
    We still have to figure out things down here but We will prolly be married before my insurance goes live. I'll be damned if she's gonna pay fines ..
     
  18. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    And she is lovely too. Good lookin' chick and sounds like she has some sense. MP did well. :)
     
  19. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    First I remove caps and drippers, nuke in MW for 33 seconds, recap and Ultrasonic them for 4 hrs, put them in the aromatic oil warmer for 45 min, then place then under the titanium framed pyramid surrounded by neodynium magnets on a rotary disc at 1RPM for 45 min, Chant the Babalonian juice enhancement enchantment for 4 hrs, and finally, apply either massive doses of EMP from the primary coil of my Tesla coil or just put it on top of the coil and let 1.5 million volts run thru it....

    Yea I know sounds like a lot of work, but it tastes good
     
  20. PapawBrett

    PapawBrett Travelin' Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Monroe NC
    ^^^^ (I hope BK is joking ) ^^^^

    10ml bottles of Highbrow Caramel, Caramel Cake, Chocolate Cake, Crème Brulee and Peach Thymbra, all with Extra Flavor. Also, HB Cigar (mild), French Pipe (mild) and Exotic Blend (+ Apple). I've been warned HB Tobaccos require a LONG steep.
    Caps/ drippers off about an hour ago, will replace and begin shaking Saturday afternoon-ish.


    EDIT; Saturday afternoon my NET.com order of Black Cherry, Black Cavendish and Chris' Blend has arrived. Caps/ Drippers returned to Highbrow bottles, followed by a brisk shaking. Caps/ Drippers off the NET bottles, though I'll be leaving tomorrow for three days so I'll probably re-cap earlier than normal.
     
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