Top 3 Benefits For Steeping Your E-Liquid Bottles

What is
steeping?

Steeping
is any practice or process used to age or modify the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>flavor
of e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid
.
Steeping
is a common practice among vapers to improve the taste of e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice, via aging,
heating, shaking, and airing. More specifically, it is to induce chemical
reactions in the mixture of the base ingredients in the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid, like nicotine,
propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and sometimes alcohol and
distilled water.

Steeping
develops and intensifies the flavor of most e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquids and improves the overall
vaping experience. When the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice is vaped straight from the bottle, the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid
may or may not have mellowed out.

Oxidation
removes alcohol which subsequently darkens the e- <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice‘s color (this is known
as the Maillard reaction—It reduces sugars and involves amino acids). The
removal of volatile compounds like alcohol improves the smoothness of the
<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.

Now,
some important details you should know:

First
would be container type. Is your bottle glass or plastic? Being aware of the
health hazards of plastic and the type of glass you’re using is important to
assess the optimum steeping method.

Glass
bottles are best for protecting health, as plastic is toxic (even if it’s BPA
free) and reactive to your <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Plastic also easily leaches into any <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid
or food that it encounters, including substances like e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Heat can easily
melt most plastics and can out-gas harmful compounds.

Additionally, any kind of physical stress like
crushing or shocks from falls can cause phthalates to be released. These
microscopic plastic flakes can enter your bloodstream via lungs and skin and
into whatever is being stored in plastic.

Here
are three distinct benefits of steeping your e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid:

Steeping
Benefit #1. Allows for flavor fine tuning: Lose the bad stuff, get the good
stuff.

Steeping will improve the mouth feel, taste, and
throatiness of the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice. Homemade <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice will almost always have unpleasant
chemical tastes.
Steeped <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquids
will feel smoother and taste better. If you want less burn, steeping would be a
good idea. Make sure to be aware of the base you’re using, as this contributes
to throat feel.

Steeping
Benefit #2: Wider palatability and versatility.

Some people may be turned off by the harshness
of certain bases which are also amplified or nullified by flavorings and bottle
material.
If you can’t stand harshness and want a smoother and
softer <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice, you want to age it.

Steeping
will allow for as many people as possible to enjoy different e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquids,
especially when you’re with friends and acquaintances. A beginner may be
unwilling to vape due to the intense taste and the throat burn.
Usefully, steeping can allow you to mitigate
these properties.

Steeping
will make a flavor less sweet and more mellow. Naturally lighter flavors will
be easily snuffed out—the less their taste will be all together.
Examples would be sweeter flavors like
strawberry, kiwi or banana. If you steep these flavors too much you might end
up taking them out of their element totally. If
you’ve ever accidentally inhaled your favorite colognes and had your mood a bit
soured as a result, you’ve experienced something like non-steeped e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.

There are many approaches to steeping—another
way is to literally age the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid in a dark, cool location for weeks,
occasionally shaking it for oxygenation; a bit like wines and other fermented
drinks. You could also steep the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid using more improvised methods,
like leaving the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice in your vehicle during the summer, breathing it
occasionally. This is convenient as it allows you to heat the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid without
energy cost or manual effort.

Steeping
Benefit #3: It’s just simply fun.

Having fun testing various combinations of
flavors, <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juices, batches, steeping methods, and other specifics is part of the
process. Often, the process itself is more enjoyable than the actual
result.

There’s
a secondary process known as streathing. This is testing the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice to determine
what kind of steeping and time span produces the best <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.
t’s good to
keep notes on this, as it can become rather complex.
And that’s a good thing as it allows for virtually
infinite taste and creativity. Steeping certainly adds some amount of culture
and nicety to an already interesting topic.

Always
use glass bottles, as plastic bottles can be toxic and reactive to your <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice.
Plastic can melt and leach into the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice itself, so again, be very careful to
use lime soda glass if possible (non-Pyrex). Borosilicate glass can work, but
it can be hazardous to use in other situations.

One can
say that the steeping process begins as soon as the batch is bottled. The
moment it’s sitting on shelves is when the aging process begins. Steeping
usually should be done manually, as it takes some extra time for PG and even
longer for VG, the two most popular bases for e-<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid.

Steeping is an important aspect of vaping. It allows you to
cultivate specific flavors and sensations while vaping, enhances the science of
<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_7.html”>juice modification, and allows for increased flow of knowledge within the vape
community.

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