How to Store your e-juice to avoid flavor loss
Posted on January 02 2017
Don’t you hate it when your favorite juice starts to lose its awesome flavor until the vapor just tastes bland and unappealing? As a vaper, you’re bound to experience this at some point, but instead of blaming the juice, you should blame yourself, precisely your olfactory sensors and taste buds.
Keeping your e-liquids cool is essential to having good vaping e-juice. Especially during summer, where the temperature and humidity are most likely to affect your liquids, keep special attention to where and how your e-juices are stored. With proper technique, you’ll never have to worry about your e-liquids going stale ever again.
Adjusting your settings is the simplest way to improve the flavour you get from your e-liquid.
Different elements of juices come out at different settings. This is because specific flavourings vaporize at different temperatures, and your setting (in combination with your coil’s resistance) determines how hot your coil gets. For flavour-chasers, this is the major benefit of having a variable voltage/variable wattage device.
The best advice is to start at lower settings and work your way up until you hit the “sweet spot.” Each e-liquid has its own sweet spot, so you’ll need to experiment with each flavour. One juice may shine at 20 W while another comes into its own at 35 W.
Finally, your e-juice itself may be to blame. Correctly storing your e-liquid is important, because the flavourings can degrade with poor storage. Keep your juices away from heat and light, and minimise their exposure to open air to keep them in excellent condition.
Some juices also benefit from “steeping.” This is like how wine ages with time and improves in flavour – allowing your juice to age can really bring out flavour notes. There are many approaches to steeping, but they all have two common elements. Most steeping involves leaving the juice in a cool, dark place and occasionally shaking the bottle. The other major theme is letting your juice “breathe” (for short periods) by opening the cap.
Steeping isn’t needed for every juice, though, and the results might not always be what you were expecting. However, if you want the best flavour, it’s something to try.