Steeping is the process of letting the e-juice rest for some time to enhance the flavors, compared with allowing a good wine to age. In addition to steeping you’ll also need to master breathing which is about to release oxygen into e-juice. The process of breathing is something you should never do more than 12 hours straight, after that the flavors and nicotine strength will gradually subside. This technique is applicable to both DIY e-juice, and pre mixed e-juices.
There are many ways to steep and breath e-juices, one way is like this:
- Place the bottle with the cap sealed, in a dark and cool place between 3-7 days (depending on how good patience you have).
- Take out the bottle, shake it, open the cap and release oxygen in it for 12 hours.
- Put the cap back on, shake it and let it stay with the cap on for 24 hours.
- Taste it, and repeat steps 2 & 3 until you are satisfied with the taste.
There are many ways to steep and everyone do it in different ways, but all have one thing in common: patience. E-juice is a mixture of PG, VG, nicotine, alcohol, flavorings and water. For freshly e-juices, and e-juices that stood still for a long time, the mixture may separate and sink to the bottom. When you shake the bottle the mixture homogenizes and you simply shake it back to life.