New E-Liquid Manufacturing Process at Mt Baker Vapor!

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:


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.


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. Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 2.04.49 PMLeaving 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.


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.Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 2.09.57 PMIf 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!


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!

If you are in immediate need of liquid, and lack the time to steep, we’d recommend trying our very own PREMIUM PRE-STEEPED GWAR LineScreen Shot 2017-04-26 at 3.00.47 PM, Photonic Line, or many of our Third Party VendorsScreen Shot 2017-04-26 at 2.52.49 PM

Check out our video breakdown on the steeping process and all the ways to get the maximum flavors out of your juice.

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Sakda detsouvanh says:


  • Rose says:

    I hope the new process will bring back the ability to customize the MBV Vanilla Tobacco flavor. When I first bought it there were options for PG/VG, then it changed to 50/50 and 30 ml size bottle being the only way to buy it (nicotine level still has options). I preferred 70/30 and unfortunately this flavor has been the only one I really liked other than some N.E.T. brands that MBV doesn’t carry and have disappeared. I asked MBV about the limited choices on Vanilla Tobacco and the answer was that low demand caused these changes. If it has to be steeped anyway – supposedly mixed at time of order (originally) – it never really made sense how demand changed the available options. So will your new process add options back to MBV Vanilla Tobacco flavor?

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      For now, the option set for different blends will not be changing. We are looking at adding more options as we progress with this new un-steepping manufacturing process! This change will allow more flexibility, so I can more blend options being a viable option in the future! Thank you for your question!

      • Daytripper says:

        When will this new unsteeped process begin? Will the label indicate that it’s unsteeped and include the manufactured date?

        • Corey Gefroh says:

          As of several weeks ago, we have begun production of bottles that will no longer be pre-steeped. You are correct, the date the bottle was mixed is going to be the last 6 digits of the batch number located on the bottle’s label. That number will help in determining if the bottle will need more time to steep or not.

    • Ken C says:

      Yeah I miss the level of customization we used to have here. It’s getting harder to find the flavors I want that have both the pg/vg ratio I want and the amount of nicotine I want at the same time.

  • Justin says:

    Yes wait 2 weeks at least

  • zach says:

    Yes. But it’s so hard to wait!

  • Maggie Crosby says:

    Thanks for bringing this back! I’ve always preferred steeping on my own.

  • Liza says:

    Ugh! I prefer pre-steeped. I’ll just have to get on a rotation schedule. I usually buy as I need.

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      We are very sorry for any inconvenience and there is still remaining stock of pre-steeped bottles mixed in with the new fresh ones, and the pre-steeped ones should be sent first out to our customers. The date the bottle was mixed is going to be the last 6 digits of the batch number that is located on the side of the label. That is going to be the only way to tell how long the bottle has been steeping and if it will need additional time.

  • Joe H says:

    I am glad to hear this because I had received a bunch of darker than usual bottles and that means to me that they had been oversteeped. I am so happy that things are slowly but surely going back to normal. 🙂

  • Ken C says:

    Does this mean I will be able to get some of my favorite flavors in max VG at 12mg nic or higher again? The last time I ordered I noticed that I couldn’t get some of my usual flavors in max VG unless the nic level was 6mg or below.

  • Debra Kempf says:

    Very interesting glad I watch the video . I have found this to be absolutely true. I ordered Banana nut bread . After I received it I called you and said that it was very harsh I was told about The steeping process. Now it’s one of my favorites. Thank you

  • Brandon says:

    Will pre steeped juices still be available? Some people do not want to take the time or order wait up to a week to get items and still nor be able tp use them for 2 weeks

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      As of several weeks ago, we have begun production of bottles that will no longer be pre-steeped. There is still remaining stock of pre-steeped bottles mixed in with the new fresh ones, and the older bottles should be sent out first. With our new manufacturing process, the bottles will still have 1-3 weeks (typically) of time on our shelves before they are sent out to our customers. So any newer bottles should still be a bit pre-steeped. However, once you receive a bottle, check the date the bottle was mixed by looking at the last 6 digits of the batch number on the bottle’s label. That is going to be the only way to tell how long the bottle has been steeping and if you will need to steep it longer. Also, we always recommend that our customer’s try the flavor as soon as they receive it. Since taste is subjective, you may like the flavor right out of the package and may not need to steep for an additional amount of time.

  • Daniel Podell says:

    Do you have an option for extra flavor shots for the 240ml bottles? I didn’t see it anywhere?

  • Justin says:

    2 week s is the best

  • John says:

    I think it’s great that there was a steeping guide and useful information on e juice production

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      You are very welcome for the information and we are happy to hear that the steeping guide, along with the rest of the post, was helpful to you! Thank you for your feedback!

  • J Holland says:

    Quality matters, and I get everything from Mt Baker.

  • Robert says:

    I was a fan of the pre steeped but either way if fine.

  • zach says:

    Wish we could get some diy flavors from you guys. Also more max vg offerings.

  • Paul says:

    I love not having to wait to enjoy such awesome flavors

  • John says:

    I did not know steeping times for different flavors or suggested length if time, thank you.

  • John says:

    Also did not know gwar line (which I like) was pre steeped so if I’m close to out I can snag a couple bottles of that while I wait for my favorite MBV liquid to mature. Good article.

  • Brian says:

    Bummed that you will no longer offer pre-steeped bottles. Oh well.

    • Corey Gefroh says:

      I am sorry for any inconvenience. If you are looking for pre-steeped liquids, feel free to check out our GWAR Line, Photonic Line, and our Third Party Liquids.

  • Greg says:

    Thanks for keeping us informed about the changes to your manufacturing process.

  • Tara says:

    Can you please allow us to choose PG/VG Level for all MBV juices please? Also make this option available for 240ml size. Not everyone has trouble understanding the steeping process. This is very disappointing because I have bragged about your site and have referred people here. I have enjoyed your juice because it doesn’t burn my coils. Also make all MBV flavors available in 240ml please. Thank you.

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