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What is Steeping and Why is it Important?

Steeping is one of the key steps to know when learning how to make a vape juice. It can go a long way to improve your DIY e-liquid flavors. For people who are new to vaping and DIY e-liquids, the subject of steeping can be a bit confusing. You may be wondering why steeping an e-juice is necessary and even how to do it. Well, the purpose of this short article is to answer all those questions.

Before we delve more into this topic, it is important to categorically state that steeping your vape juice is not a waste of time. This is an indispensable process for making an e-liquid. But don’t just take my word for it. Here is a simple experiment that you should conduct. Make an e-juice, and vape it immediately. Then write down your impressions about the flavor. After that, take the time to steep it and vape the e-juice again. Then, take note of the difference. You will notice that the e-juice flavor has become richer and is more spot-on.

There are different ways to steep an e-juice. However, the underlining goal is to let the flavors blend together well. The ingredients used to make e-liquids (vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavor concentrate, and nicotine) have different densities. As a result, they do not immediately mix together when you combine them in a bottle. This is why you do not get the real taste of your e-liquid when you vape it immediately after vaping it. Steeping basically ensures that all the ingredients come together harmoniously. Now, let’s look at some of the techniques for steeping a vape juice.

The easiest method involves simply taking the cap off your bottle of e-juice and putting it in a dark place. You need to shake the bottle from time-to-time. This method takes like a week to steep your vape juice.

Another equally easy method involves putting your bottle of e-liquid in warm water. Do not completely submerge the bottle of e-juice in water. It should be two-third submerged. After the water cools down, you can test the e-juice by vaping it. If you are not satisfied, you can repeat the process again.

You will notice that your e-liquid takes on a tinge of amber after you leave it to steep. This does not mean that the vape liquid will darken your coil; it is simply the result of a chemical process.

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