In the interest of giving our customers the best vaping experience possible, Mt Baker Vapor has revamped our manufacturing process yet again. Our new process brings more agility to our inventory system, and empowers our customers to steep Mt Baker Vapor e-liquid on their own terms. Read the details of this exciting announcement below!
Some of you have undoubtedly noticed some changes in Mt Baker Vapor in the years since we started. This is because we never stop listening to our customers, and we never stop advancing. Decisively, our customers have declared a preference for variable steep times, which has spurred a revolution in our manufacturing processes. Mt Baker Vapor is pleased to announce a more agile, customer-driven e-liquid production line, in tandem with a more sophisticated inventory system.
This means the e-liquid gets to your mailbox faster after the e-liquid is mixed!
For those unfamiliar with the e-liquid steeping process, we’ve assembled the following guidelines:
WHAT IS STEEPING?
Steeping is an oxidation process that occurs between the flavoring, nicotine, and PG/VG base that deepens the flavor profile of e-liquid. When this natural, simple reaction occurs, the e-liquid generally darkens and thickens, while the flavor profile matured. This is similar to the aging of wine, or the ripening of fruit; all of these reactions have a remarkable effect on the taste of the product.
HOW DO YOU STEEP?
To steep your e-liquids, store them in a temperate, dark room. E-liquid benefits from occasional agitation while steeping, so shake your bottles every 1-2 days. Leaving the caps off of your bottles during the steeping process can be hazardous to pets and children, and is not advised. The ideal temperature for steeping e-liquid is between 50°F and 70°F. Any cooler, and your e-juice will take longer to steep, and any warmer will affect the flavor and composition. It is very important to keep your e-liquid out of direct sunlight, as the varying heat and intensity of sunlight can alter the e-liquid composition.
During this transitional period, you may receive e-liquids with varying steep times, as we integrate our new process. Notably, even newly-bottled e-liquid will steep during the shipping process.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STEEP?
Taste is completely subjective, and proper steeping times are all a matter of personal preference. Be sure to check the manufacture date of your e-liquid, and plan your steep-time accordingly.If you prefer to steep your Mt Baker Vapor e-liquid, we recommend the following: Steeping may take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Tobacco flavors tend to have the longest wait times of around 6 to 8 weeks, fruit flavors tend to take 4-6 weeks, and menthol flavors have the shortest wait time of around 2-4 weeks. If you enjoy the taste of your vape right out of the box, you may not want to steep your e liquid at all!
DON’T WANT TO WAIT?
You can also speed up the steeping process by heating your juice periodically. To do this, put your bottles in a plastic bag and soak them in a bowl of hot water or uncooked rice for several hours. Repeat this process once every week or so and this should speed up the oxidation. Keep in mind, just like most great-tasting food, patience is key!
Check out our video breakdown on the steeping process and all the ways to get the maximum flavors out of your juice.