I placed an order at Mt. Baker Vapor the other day. Although they have really good prices, I know a lot of the juices from that site need to be steeped first to get the “real” flavor, something I am not looking forward to. All the shaking, uncapping, airing, and storing for me is no fun at all!
Call me impatient; I’m the type of vaper that doesn’t like the wait involved in steeping. If I have a bottle of juice I like in my possession, it’s hard for me to control my urge to vape it.
Which is why I tried to look for new ways to hasten the steeping process, and I came across these 2 methods. One costs you no money to do while the other requires the services of an ultrasonic cleaner, which will cost you about $83.00 USD on eBay.
The first method is a little suspect in terms of efficiency, but hey, it’s free and it SEEMS to work! The latter is a surer way of speed steeping your e-juice with proven results.
So here they are, 2 quick and easy ways to steep e-juice for impatient vapers like me!
The “Free” Quick Steeping Method (approximately 2-3 hours)
All you will need are 2 things:
- A container (Tupperware/Rubbermaid type)
- Warm, steamy water (like a dog turd in the middle of winter, according to the video!)
First, shake the e-juice bottle for 30 seconds. Next, place e-juice bottle (cap still on) in container with warm steamy water. Make sure the water is enough to cover the bottle but not touch the cap. Leave it for 15 minutes. Take out the bottle from the water and shake again for 30 seconds before placing it back in. Do this 3 more times. On the 4th try, refill container with warm water and place e-juice bottle back in container. Leave for about an hour or two, depending on how long it takes for water to cool down to room temperature. The video below shows how the process is done.
The Ultrasonic Steeping Method (2 hours=1 weeks worth of steeping time!)
So for those of you like me who don’t really know what an ultrasonic cleaner is, I found a short video below showing how an ultrasonic cleaner is used with e-juice. Conventionally, it is used for cleaning jewelry. Sonic waves clean the jewelry that is submerged in either a solvent or plain tap water. But vapers have another use for it.
The next video gives more details on how to ultrasonic steep your juice. Make sure you have the right type of ultrasonic cleaner.
This particular model is the iSonic P4810. It has a 30 minute timer (while the smaller models usually have a 6-10 minute time) and a built-in heater. Both these features are very important in steeping your juice properly. I found a link to the specific model used in the video.
Simply place the e-juice bottle/s in tap water (with cap on) and turn on! With this method, 2 hours of steeping equates to 1 week of steeping! If you want a 2-week taste of steeping, simply repeat the process after the bottle cools down. This is heaven sent for vapers who like custard flavors and juices that require a lot of steep time.
In the video, a DIY custard flavor e-juice that was steeped for 2 weeks (the natural method) is compared to the same e-juice that will be steeped in the ultrasonic cleaner with how the flavor comes out. What I found to be cool was the color of the ultrasonic steeped e-juice had darken as well, something that occurs while steeping. The taste was also very much comparable to the juice that was steeped the traditional way.
I hope this post helped everyone out there who are just like me, looking for ways to expedite the steeping process. Feel free to share this with people you think might want to know more about these methods too. Also, don’t forget to leave comments below!