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How To Steep Vape Juice

April 11, 2018

How To Steep Vape Juice

We have a quick guide for how to steep vape juice. The idea behind steeping vape juice is to enhance the flavor. The process involves allowing or encouraging the flavors to more fully permeate the e-liquid resulting in a more flavorful vape. In addition, steeping oxidizes the e-liquid so that any alcohols, which can be harsh when vaping, will be eliminated or diminished. The alcohols can sometimes occur in the manufacturing process.

The word steeping comes, obviously, from steeping tea. Same concept. Leave the tea bag in the hot water to allow the ingredients to settle into the liquid. Steeping e-liquid and vape juice works differently but it's a similar idea and goal. At the end of the day, it is a labor of love for vaping connoisseurs.

There are two steeping methods that we will cover. The best and most proven method for how to steep vape juice utilizes the natural functions of time. Steeping takes patience!

The other method for steeping vape juice is called streathing and is a shortcut method that will take about two hours and 15 minutes total. Streathing is not as thorough a process as proper steeping but can be valuable for certain flavors or if you are crunched for time.

Steeping Vape Juice and Flavors

We will talk about how to steep vape juice but do you need to steep vape juice? It's up to you.  Not all vape juice flavors need to be steeped. Let's talk about that. Fruit flavors actually tend to dissipate over time. As a result, fruit flavors often perform best with very little to no steeping. In fact, fruit flavors are a better candidate for streathing. More on that later.

Flavors that are a combination of a fruit and a dessert or drink flavor can be steeped for a week or two at the most. For example a pastry fruit flavor like Freeman's Imagine, which is a lemon tart vape.

Tobacco and dessert flavors will often benefit from three to four weeks of steeping. Trail Blazer, which is the best tobacco vape juice, is awesome right out of the bottle and you might further enhance the flavor with steeping. You don't need to steep for that long, or at all, but you do have that option to try it out and see what you think!

What Does Steeping Do?

Steeping oxidizes the e-liquid to get rid of any alcohols and helps the flavors saturate more deeply into the liquid. What is in vape juice?  of course you have the VG and PG liquids along with nicotine and flavors. Flavoring typically accounts for around 5% of the total volume. Allowing that 5% to more fully assimilate into the total of the ingredients is the main idea of steeping vape juice.

How To Steep Vape Juice

steeping vape juice enhances flavor satisfaction

The most basic and time tested method of steeping vape juice is letting time do the work. Store your e-liquid in a cool dark place. Keep it inside of a box or container. If you have kids around, make sure the box where you keep your e-liquids can be secured.

Every day, take the vape juice out of the box and give it a shake for about 30 seconds. Every few days take the lid off the vape juice bottle and let it sit for about an hour. Try not to forget! If you leave the lid off for too long the liquid can evaporate and nicotine.

  • Put The E-Liquid Bottles In An Opaque Box
  • If You Have Kids In The Home, Use A Box That Can Be Locked / Secured
  • Place The Box In A Cool Dark Place Such As A Cupboard Or Shelf
  • If There Are Kids Or Pets, Find A Cool Dark Place That Is Out Of Reach
  • Every Day Shake The Vape Juice Bottle For About 30 Seconds
  • Two Or Three Times A Week Open The Bottle And Let It Sit For 30 Minutes To An Hour Tops

As the steeping process is going on, you may want to occasionally vape a little bit of the juice to see if the flavor is just right. You can't make a guide for how to steep vape juice with exact times that are definite rules. When you buy vape juice, you don't always know exactly when the manufacturing date is. Watch the coloration and taste occasionally to gauge the maturation process.

Recommended Steeping Times

  • Fruit Flavors - Zero to no more than 1 week
  • Fruit and dessert combos (such as strawberry rice pudding) - 1 to 2 weeks
  • Dessert, Creamy, and Tobacco Juices - 3 to 4 weeks

None of these recommended steeping times are hard and fast rules. This is all about personal taste. Steeping vape juice can enhance the flavor in your juice. Ultimately, it's an option. Do you need to steep Freeman vape juice? You can but the good news is that we pre-steep it for you. Not for a long time but enough to ensure a blended flavor and silky smooth vape.

Freeman 120 ml vape juice bottles are pre-steeped for at least two days before we ship it out. In addition, the process of shipping also helps the flavors blend because of the shake, rattle, and rolling that occurs on conveyor lines, in airplanes, trucks, and mail bags.

What Can You Expect When Steeping?

When steeping vape juice, you will notice that the color of the e-liquid darkens over time. The darkening is part of the process and indicates that the flavor is indeed permeating more thoroughly into the liquid. After four weeks, the liquid will be about as dark as it will get.

If you steep for too long, the nicotine can degrade and detract from the satisfaction level. So watch the progress and test from time to time.

how to steep vape juice and the best steeping methods including streathing

Streathing : Short-Cut For Steeping Vape Juice

There are a lot of so called steeping short-cuts out there. Some of the methods involve boiling water, microwaves, hot rice, and the list goes on. Some of those are pretty extreme and garner mixed results. If the temperatures get too hot, the plastic bottle might melt! Forget all of these methods. There is one simple short cut method called streathing.

Streathing vape juice is a combination of steeping and breathing. By breathing we are talking about circulating the air inside the vape juice bottle to allow for the oxidation of any alcohols. The steeping part of the equation is a combination of warming the liquid and shaking the bottle. Streathing is an option for vapers who want to enhance the flavor but don't want to wait for the time it takes for full-on steeping. Furthermore, if you have a fruit flavored juice, streathing might even be a better option than an extended steeping process.

How To Streath Vape Juice In Five Steps

Streathing vape juice can be done is as little as a couple hours. These are the five steps to the accelerated steeping process lovingly called streathing.

  1. The first step is to shake the bottle. Give it some good shaking over a few minutes.
  2. After shaking, run warm tap water over the vape juice bottle for three to five minutes. Just warm, not hot. This will warm the e-liquid which is all that is needed.
  3. Next, take the cap off and leave the bottle in a cool dark place for two hours.
  4. Next, put the cap back on and shake the bottle for a good 30 seconds to a minute.
  5. Finally, take the cap off and squeeze out any excess air. If there is no excess air then don't worry about this step for now but once you vape some of the juice, then you can circulate the air and shake a couple of times.

Steeping vape juice is all about getting the ingredients to fully blend together. Streathing is a kind of short-cut!

Steeping Summary

Our goal here was to provide two of the best methods for how to steep vape juice. If you spend a little time on the internet machine, you will find dozens more. Many of the methods published are extreme. We chose these two methods because they protect the integrity of the ingredients and encourage flavor saturation in a common sense way. You can judge these two methods for steeping vape juice for yourself.

The other goal we have is to emphasize that there are no finite rules. Steeping your vape liquid will be a constant learning experience. For example, you might steep for a week and find that the flavor is not where you want it to be. Then you will say "this juice needs a little more time on the vine" and steep it another week. Steeping vape juice is something that you will develop a feel for.

That's it! That's all we have to say about how to steep vape juice. Other people have different methods and you can check around but we think these are the two best. Thanks for visiting Freeman Vape Juice and be sure to check out our latest offers while you are here!




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