What is Steeping?
Steeping is process of letting the e juice rest for a period of time to improve the flavor of the juice. This is very much like letting good wine age. There are numerous ways to steep and everyone has a different way to do it. Though two things are required for proper steeping: patience and experimentation. E juice is a mixture of some or all four components: PG, VG, Nicotine and flavoring. When freshly made or stored on shelf for extended period of time, the denser component may separate and sink to the bottom. When shaking the bottle during steeping, you are homogenizing the mixture.
When to Steep?
Steeping aims to improve the flavor of your juice. If you already love the your juice as is, then there is no need to steep. Vape away. Why delay your happiness? However, steeping in most cases changes the flavor of the juice for the better. So if the flavor is not to your liking or you are curious how your juice may change after steeping, experiment a little can improve the flavor of your juice.
Slow Steeping requires patience. The simplest method to steep is like having a retirement account, let it sit. Check in once in a while, and let it sit some more.
Step 1: Give the bottle a good shake. And we mean shake it! E juice is very viscous, so lots of shaking is required for mixing.
Step 2: Light can degrade the juice flavors so find a cool and dark place to store your juice. We recommend your closet or cupboard out of reach of your kids, pets and anyone else you don't want to grab it.
Step 3: Come back after a week, give it another good shake. Repeat. After about two or three weeks, you are welcome to do a flavor test.
Not happy yet? Let it sit some more. You can steep for months as long as you don’t pass the expiration date on the juice.
What happens after steeping?
After the steeping period the juice flavor will change. This is the desired effect. The flavor of the juices will be deeper and smoother. You’ll also notice that the color of the juices may change as well. The color change is the result of nicotine getting oxidized by oxygen in the air. Whether you leave the bottle open or not, there will still be oxidization.
At Wicked Wizard we have already done the steeping for you. When we developed our e juice we experiemented with the best way to steep it and how long for and some of our e juices need steeping longer than others and others taste best when they aren't steeped at all. Our Cloud Base e juice took us 12 months to develop and we made sure that they are the best tasting, smooth vaping e liquids money can buy.