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The MVG Steeping Guide - Revisited

October 07, 2013

Oh Juices... After our initial blog post on steeping, one of our community members, a chemist by profession, chimed in and schooled us--Walter White 'Breaking Bad' style.  He referred us to a study he did on the changes in chemical composition over juices that are properly steeped.  He notes in his study that leaving the cap off over night does nothing to the juice chemically.  Based on different tools at his disposal, he found that there are only two factors that change the chemical composition of e-liquid: time or slow heat. 

Since we aren't chemists, we wanted to apply his study to the real world in easy and simple ways, so our readers can do the same.  Since the only criteria that changes the flavor profile of juices are time and slow heat, we have rehashed our guide to follow suit.  Testing by time was easy.  Leave the bottles untouched in a dark cabinet for 2 weeks, and you should have a juice that is ready to be enjoyed.  Most of us are impatient.  That is why we wrote the first guide.

So, for those who are less patient, slow warm heat applied over a period of 8 hours will get you the same results!  Our new guide is just as simple as our first.  

1. Grab your favorite juice (bought at ShopMVG.com of course) and throw them in your glove box away from the sun.  
2. Go to work.
3. At the end of the day, your juice is ready to go.

4. Shake it up. Vape it. Get a VaporGasm

We've heard of other folks using other methods like crock pots, rice cookers, and coffee warmers to get the same results.  Get creative, and let us know what works best for you!  Each juice is different, and the length of time and how much flavor change you want will depend on your palette.  The great thing about vaping is that you can try different things and figure out what works best for you. Feel free to try the different methods here or on our other guide.  Enjoy!

For the scientific minded, below are some of the technical findings:



An excerpt from the study to explain the chart.  While there isn't definitive data to explain exactly what the peak is, it is noted that we "think of it as the perfumery peak. (the green peak in the area i circled and enlarged.)

You can see how it goes away with 8hours at low heat or 2 weeks."

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