Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Don't Sleep on Steeping


Most people think of steeping as relating to making tea or infusing flavors into foods. A lesser known use for steeping is to both enhance the quality of e-liquid for vapes and remove any residual flavor of the bottle and traces of alcohol. By taking a closer look at steeping your e-liquid, you'll quickly see that it isn't just for tea anymore. 

What it is:

Steeping in its simplest form is soaking something in a liquid to either draw out a flavor or infuse the flavor of the liquid into any food similar to marinating a piece of meat. This same process can be utilized to maximize the flavor of typical e-liquid and elevate it to a much higher quality. The underlying science behind steeping is oxidation. Oxidation occurs when the e-liquid reacts with the oxygen in the air to remove any alcohol present. Oxidation also gives your e-liquid a much darker and aesthetically pleasing look than juice that hasn't been steeped. 

How it is done:

The process of steeping is actually quite simple if you're willing to wait. First, you need to find a cool and dark place to store your e-liquid for anywhere from six days to two weeks. Simply remove all labels from your e-liquid bottles place in the previously identified cool and dark place and wait. Once a day you should take the bottle out of hiding, give them a good shake, and briefly open them and expose them to the air to induce oxidation within the e-liquid. While performing this daily ritual, be sure not to expose the bottles to light for too long or else this can decrease the overall quality of your e-liquid. For those of you who don't want to wait quite as long but still want to reap the benefits of steeping, there is a process for you as well. Simply place your unlabeled bottles of e-liquid into a sealed bag and place this bag into a warm bath. The bath should be hot but not too hot that you are unable to place your hand into it. Once the warm bath cools, simply take the bottles back out of the bag and open each one to expel the unwanted gases. 

Why you should be doing it to your e-liquid bottles before vaping them:


Most people begin vaping as a way to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes. Whether it was because a doctor told you to, for a family member or just for yourself, health concerns or health goals are one of the main driving forces in the transition away from cigarettes. Not only will steeping your e-liquid before vaping it make your juice taste great, but it will give you even more health returns than previously thought. By removing alcohol and harsh chemicals associated with the bottling process, steeping your e-liquid is a simple process that is well worth the wait.

Vaping has offered freedom for thousands of people who wanted to transition away from traditional cigarettes. Not only does vaping offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes but it can also offer a plethora of enjoyable flavors for every individualized taste. Steeping your e-liquid before vaping it only enhances the already pleasurable flavors that are offered on the market today. Remember, don't sleep on steeping.