One of the most common problems vapers experience with fresh-made e-juice is not allowing it to steep. Many vapers are so eager to try their new flavor, they vape it fresh out of the box. If you don’t give your Mt Baker Vapor e-juice proper steep time, you may experience less-than-desirable flavor and vapor production. To get the optimum flavor and vapor, follow this step-by-step on how to steep e-juice:
To understand the steeping process, one must be familiar with e-juice components. Steep-time is dependent on many variables: flavor type, extra flavor shots, nicotine content, PG to VG ratio, and temperature. We offer customers a wide array of options when it comes to e-juice, and these differences in composition can make a world of difference for steep time.
E-juice is composed of the following parts (in varying ratios):
Here is the official position on steeping from Mt Baker Vapor’s Customer Service department:
Steeping is an oxidation process that occurs between the flavoring, nicotine, and base. Steeping is going to be the answer to resolving any issues you are currently having with an alcohol or soapy tasting ejuice. We recommend at least 2-4 weeks of steeping for all of our ejuice to develop the flavor properly. This process will take longer for tobacco flavors, higher VG blends, larger bottle sizes, and added flavor shots. All you need to do is set the juice out of direct sunlight with the cap on, and shake it once or twice a day as it steeps.
HOW TO STEEP YOUR E-JUICE:
Once your e-juice arrives, it is a good idea to shake your juice. Shaking is a great way to make the juice mix better. The idea is to get the e-juice as homogenous as possible, minimizing separation of parts. Agitation is an important part of steeping.
Anticipate a few weeks of steeping before vaping your e-juice. Shaking your bottles at least once a day during the 2-4 weeks of steeping can make a tremendous difference in your flavor and vapor experience.
Make sure your storage environment for steeping is within 50°F and 70°F. Any cooler, and your e-juice will take longer to steep, and any warmer will change the flavor and composition. It is very important to keep your steeping e-juice out of direct sunlight, as the varying heat and intensity of sunlight has a big effect on your e-juice composition.
This may be the hardest step in the process: patience. Temptation can be overwhelming. If you want the best possible flavor and vapor production for your freshly-made e-juice, it is important to wait the 2-4 weeks. Agitating periodically, keeping the e-juice in a dark, room temperature space, and waiting the full steep time are all crucial. Keep in mind, differing ratios of parts may influence the time needed to steep. If you have any questions as to what effect these ratios may have, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Note: If you are in immediate need of e-juice, and lack the time to steep, we’d recommend trying our pre-steeped GWAR Line of Premium Fluids, or many of our third party vendors.