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3 Tips For Steeping Your E-Liquid At Home

by Anita Jackson

If you vape, you may have decided to try to make your own e-liquid at home. However, you may wonder if there is any way you can steep the liquid with what you already have in your kitchen. If so, try one or more of the following tips for steeping your e-liquid at home.

Give the Liquid a Rice Bath

One way you can steep your e-liquid at home is to give it a rice bath in your microwave. The rice not only holds in the heat and directs it around the bottles, but it also pulls some of the heat away so that they do not become so hot that they crack.

To give your liquid a rice bath, fill a small microwavable bowl with dry white rice. Then, push one or two bottles into the rice, burying them until the rice reaches the top.

Place the bowl in the microwave, and heat it for about half of a minute. Leave the bowl in for a couple minutes more, then remove it. Pull the bottles out of the rice, and shake vigorously.

Microwave It for a Few Seconds

If you do not have any rice, you can also place bottles in the microwave for a few seconds. To use this method, simply place the bottles directly in the microwave, and heat them for no more than 5 seconds.

While this method will steep the ingredients in the e-liquid, make sure you do not leave the bottles in the microwave for too long. The direct heat can break down the ingredients, as well as decrease the nicotine content because there is no buffer to insulate it from the heat's intensity.

Use a Slow Cooker

You can also use a slow cooker to steep your e-liquid. While this method takes the longest, the liquid does not degrade as much as putting it in the microwave. The water is slowly warmed, while the temperature remains at a constant, low heat setting. This removes the intense, direct heat that could break down your e-liquid solution.

To use this method, fill the slow cooker with enough water to fully submerge the bottles. Then, cook the water and bottles on low heat for several hours, shaking the bottles periodically to evenly distribute the ingredients.

While it is possible to steep your e-liquid using the tips above, you may notice that a decrease in the flavor and quality due to nicotine and ingredient breakdown. To ensure you make the highest quality of e-liquid possible, find a smoke shop online so you can order DIY e liquid gear designed for making your own preparations.