DIY: Home Brewing Vs. Vape Juice?



Steeping your own vape juice is a great way to control the cost of vaping while also experiencing a unique flavor profile. Successful steeping, however, requires careful planning and the desire to experiment. Keep these DIY vape steeping tips in mind as you experiment to find your ideal vape flavor.

Gather Your Materials Ahead of Time

Nothing can ruin your steeping experience more than finding out you don’t have the necessary materials you need after you have already begun. Fortunately, there are many recipes available online that list out the exact items you need. Gather these materials ahead of time, carefully evaluating the amount of each item you will need. Keep in mind you will also need mixing ingredients like gloves, a calculator, and a scale.

Do Your Research

The best way to avoid a foul-tasting result or a complete mess is to do your research ahead of time. Otherwise, you risk wasting money and time on a failed steep. For example, some flavors should never be combined. Additionally, failing to store your steeped juices in a cool, dry place can prevent them from reaching their flavor potential. 

Another important thing to understand before beginning your steeping project is the difference between each of the ingredients. Knowing the difference between propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin can help you make minor tweaks and adjustments to improve your final product. Additionally, not all e-juices need to be steeped before use. Some flavors simply will not improve with time and can actually get worse.

Be Patient

Patience is a requirement if you are going to steep your own e-juices. This is especially true if your goal is to steep more complex flavors. Flavors like cream and custard take a lot longer to reach their maximum flavor. It can also take between three days and three weeks to fully steep your juices, so make sure have plenty of product to use in the meantime.

Use Glass When Steeping

Many experienced vapers will tell you that if you are going to steep, then you must do it with a glass bottle. Using plastic prevents the product from reaching the maximum temperature, which also causes you to lose some of the flavors. Also, with plastic bottles, there is always the risk of it melting and ruining your product.

Be Willing to Try Again

Very few people will steep their vape juices perfectly on the first try. That is because everyone’s flavor preferences and vaping styles are different, meaning there is no one perfect vape juice recipe. Also, once you learn the basic process of steeping, it will become easier and you will learn what flavors you like and which ones you don’t. A lot of people compare steeping vape juices to brewing your own beer, which also requires a lot of trial and error.

If you are the type of vaper that enjoys a deep and flavorful mist, then you might consider steeping your own vape juices. The steeping process gives the flavors the chance to breathe, giving you an ultimate vaping experience.


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