E Juice Steeping Chart
Why Cant I Taste My Juice?
I'm sure like most of you, there is nothing worse than receiving your long
awaited vape mail only to discover upon firing up your favourite vaping device,
the e liquid recipe you've spent the last 24 hours thinking about tastes nothing
short of bland and somewhat flavourless. Why is this?
Well for one, everyone’s taste is different. What may be full of flavour for those
with 10000+ taste-buds, may not be for others with 2000. This is true for
almost all types of consumables and something “we” as vapers will have to deal
with throughout our entire vaping career. Those of you purchasing the same
liquid regularly maybe experiencing another temporary, but re occurring
phenomenon known as “Vaper's Tongue” more on this here.
More than likely though, the main reason for this atrocity is simply because you
started vaping it too soon. E liquid is like a fine wine and takes time to nurture.
No, not years, but at least a few days to 1 week before the flavour starts
Below is a chart illustrating the typical time you can expect your Ichor Liquid e
liquid to reach maturity. The time in days is taken from the bottled date
displayed on your e juice bottle.
I personally wait until at least 50% maturity. Flavours at this time are well on
their way to balancing out and an enjoyable vape can be achieved. Things only
get better from here!
It is important to note that some flavourings; especially the menthol variants,
blend into the electric cigarette liquid much faster than others, and thus
masks other flavours until a maturity over 50% is achieved. While this may not
be a problem for some, we highly recommend you wait until the 50% mark has
passed to ensure you get the most out it.