How to Steep Electronic Cigarette E-Liquid And Why
If you’ve ventured into for forums or watched videos about e-liquid, you may have heard the term “steeping” tossed around. Steeping is letting a bottle of e-juice set with the top off so that it can mature, resulting in better taste.
Some people say to take the top off the bottle and let it set for a week, while others have mentioned letting an e-liquid set for a month. Personally, I only let mine set for a couple days and that usually makes a noticeable difference. I take the lid off and the dripper tip as well. I’ll let it set for a day then put the tops back on and give it a good shake. I then take the top and the dripper back off. Generally, on the third day it’s very much different.
I’ve got some juices from Juicy Vapor before and when I got them they had a strange aftertaste. After steeping them for just one night it had helped with that immensely. Other e-liquids I have gotten acquired a thicker consistency, but the flavor really came out on them. Over time some your e-liquids will change to a darker color, caused by air and light reacting with the nicotine. This is known as “tanning”.
I’ve noticed with some e-liquids, mostly Dekang brand, that steeping seemed to hurt the taste more than help. Dekang’s Cuban Cigar is a liquid that I am fond of but after steeping the sweet flavor it it got a little too strong. I had already went through most of the bottle and it wasn’t unbearable, I liked it more when I first got it.
For the most part steeping can help an e-liquid more than hurt it. I know when you get that package in the mail of new tasty e-juices you want to crack them open and give them a go and there’s nothing wrong with that. Try popping the tops off before bed each night for a couple nights and see if that makes a difference.