How to Heat Steep E-Juice Using Water in a Small Saucepan

I received a great comment from one of my YouTube subscribers, Iclies, on how she does heated-steeping for her DIY e-juice mixes and I thought it would be a great tip to share.

First, if you’re new to DIY and wondering what steeping is, it’s basically the process of aging the e-liquid faster. This aging process helps the ingredients to combine. It also brings out fuller flavors. This process will happen no matter what you do, for example, if you leave your e-juice on a shelf, it will still steep, but it will take longer.That’s why many people use speed-steeping methods.

So here’s her process of speed steeping with heat.

1. It’s best to heat steep using glass bottles, rather than plastic.

2. While you’re mixing, heat up tap water in a small saucepan on the stove. Don’t add nicotine yet.

3. When you’re done mixing, turn off the stove and set your bottles down in the water with the caps off.

4. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes, take the bottles out of the water and add nicotine. Voila!

That’s it! Pretty easy!

So let’s talk about all of this really quick.

The reason you want to remove the cap is that it allows oxygen to more quickly oxidate flavor molecules, which increases the speed of aging. This also helps evaporate excess ethanol from some flavorings.

You also don’t want the water to be boiling. High heat will damage flavor concentrates and nicotine. In the steps above, we’ve left nicotine out and that’s because nicotine degrades more easily in high heat than concentrated flavorings do. Leaving the nicotine out will allow you to steep the e-juice in warmer water.

If you want to steep with nicotine in the bottle, according to Nude Nicotine you should steep in room-temperature water at around 20-30 Celcius, or 68-86 Fahrenheit. Nude Nicotine says this will allow the e-juice to steep faster without damaging the nicotine.

Iclies says that this will speed up the steeping process by several days, which can save a lot of time. The general recommendation for slow steeping, which is pretty much just letting the bottle sit in a dark, room-temp area, is about 2 weeks. So this quick heat steeping method will let you get to that point of optimal flavor much quicker.

A New Specialty Mouth To Lung Online Store For Beginner Vapers

There’s a new specialty “Mouth-To-Lung” online vape store from veterans in the vape community, Phil Busardo, Dimitris Agrafiotis, and Schell Hammel.

You’ll find the site at MTLVapors.com

This is an online vape store that specializes in helping to introduce smokers to vaping, since most smokers prefer mouth-to-lung vaping because it mostly mimics the feel of smoking cigarettes.

All of the hardware and liquids on the site are designed specifically for restricted airflow vaping and are most likely to appeal to smokers transitioning to vaping.

For example, they sell e-juices from Mountain Oak Vapors, The Vapor Bar, and B. E-Liquids. Most of the flavors consist of various tobacco blends, coffee flavors, and menthols.

Phil’s line, B. E-liquids has a little more variety in flavors, such as his coconut vanilla yogurt or peach watermelon flavors, but something to note about his line is that they are made with 60pg/40vg, while most e-juices today are made with 70vg/30pg. It’s a small difference, but Phil’s ratio gives the e-juice a little more throat hit and also better wicking ability for mouth-to-lung tanks.

The hardware they sell are all great setups for beginners too. You’ll find a lot of all-in-one setups, pod-based setups, high-quality vape pens like the Innokin Endura T18, and a few more powerful devices (but still beginner-friendly) like the Coolfire IV Plus.

They’ve created a few bundles too so that it’s easy to jump right in and get everything you need at once.

They’ve made the site very easy to understand and have removed a lot of the more advanced and confusing aspects of vaping, however, there are a couple of informational pages to get new users familiar with some of the terminology, how vape technology works, the ingredients that are used, and safety concerns.

I wish a site like this existed when I first started. This is a great idea and I’ll definitely mention it to any smoker I meet.

The Latest Vape News – The VapePassion Show Episode 76

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: Strawberry Cotton Candy from Zeus Juice
  • Old School Vape Review: Aspire CF Sub Ohm
  • DIY E-Juice: Slotter Pops from Lost Art Liquids
  • Battery Explosion Victim is Suing Sony
  • Repurposing Your Fidget Spinners For Vaping
  • BullCityFlavors.com is Now Selling Community Recipe Packs

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The Latest Vape News – The VapePassion Show Episode 75

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • San Francisco Votes to Ban Flavored E-Juice
  • Get Free E-Juice From Verdict Vapors
  • E-Juice Review of One by St33p Liquids
  • Old School Vape Review of the Knucklehead Swivel Drip Tip
  • Taste Testing DIY Concentrates From RealFlavors.com: Watermelon, Taffy Base, and Cinnamon Roll
  • Why The Exo Skeleton is Shorting Out
  • The University of Connecticut Says Vaping Causes DNA Damage In Faulty Study
  • A Fidget Spinner For Your E-cig

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The Latest Vape News – The VapePassion Show Episode 74

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: Forest Mist from Steepd
  • How E-Cigs Can Be Used to Hack Your Computer
  • PSA: Don’t Use The Efest SODA Charger at the 1amp Setting
  • The CDC Released A Study Showing That Both Smoking and Vaping Rates Have Dropped
  • Researchers At Penn State Say Vaping is Less Addictive Than Smoking
  • DIY E-Juice: Smurf From Vapergate

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How to Get Free Concentrates from RealFlavors.com

RealFlavors.com is a Troy, Michigan-based flavor concentrate manufacturer that specializes in custom flavor creation made in an FDA certified lab. These guys do some really cool things too. They have both PG and VG-based options and they also clearly mark concentrates if they test positive for diacetyl, acetyl propionyl, and acetoin.

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E-Juice Review: Smores by Loaded E-Liquid

I received Smores for free for the purpose of this review.

Smores comes from a company named Loaded, which is actually manufactured by Ruthless Vapor out of Southern California. I recently reviewed their Glazed Donuts e-juice a couple of weeks and I thought it was pretty good. Not amazing, but good.

Let’s see how this one stacks up.

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The Latest Vaping News – The VapePassion Show Episode 73

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: Marilyn From High Class Vape Co.
  • E-Juice Review: DIY E-Juice From One Of My Listeners
  • Old-School Vape Review: Smok DC Tank V1
  • VapeNW Is Back….Sort of
  • A Case of an Exploding Wismec Exo Skeleton Mod
  • Should The Vape Community Hide Negative Stories From the FDA?
  • Two Vape Shop Studies Show That Secondhand Vapor is Not a Concern

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