Welcome to ELR!
A quick tip perhaps, before you order flavors, do a little bit of research on the flavors. Looking at the ones you’ve received, I’m not sure if you’re going to be able to make a lot of recipes. They seem a bit weird combinations… but sometimes weird works just as well
A lot of flavors can be vaped as single flavors but over time, you’ll notice that the flavor concentrates we buy, only offer a small piece of the flavor spectrum of those flavors we’re chasing. Combining a few flavors together will give you a much richer flavor experience that you will enjoy a lot more.
Steeping time depends a bit on the flavors and the amount of flavor (%) that you use in your recipe. To get a feel for it, people usually mix up small quantities (5-15ml) with different percentages, let it steep, try it every couple days to see how it goes.
You may find flavor notes on the recipe-side of the site where people talk about steep times, but that’s more commonly found with the recipes instead of the flavors. Generally speaking (but this is certainly no rule), fruity flavors don’t need a long steep, often they’re shake-and-vape certified. Bakery and light creams take a little longer to steep and heavy custards and tobaccos take the longest.
That being said, there are tobaccos that can be vapes nearly instantly and there are fruits that have to steep for over a month. A lot of DIY is finding out for yourself what works for you.
This all depends on how you vape and which equipment you use, whether you use a 50/50 VG/PG ratio or perhaps a Max VG mix. MTL devices could use a little more flavor while a multi coil RDA can probably do with a lot less flavor…
That’s why everyone here is always suggested to make little testers of their flavors (single flavor testing) to get a feel for what works for you.
I should also recommend you to read A LOT and maybe best start in #e-liquids and the forum’s sub-sections. There is a ton of information on how to mix, steep, how to get the most out of your flavor stash, which flavors to buy so you have the most options for highly rated recipes, how to test flavors, keep notes to keep track of your experiences and so on.
There is no short guide that will take you from A to Z in a short time and there’s no one who knows it all. We all still learn new things every day
If you have any questions, just shoot. It’s a nice, friendly and very helpful community here.