I have been toying with the idea of steeping an e-liquid in a wooden barrel for awhile now. A few weeks ago I decided to buy a little 1 liter keg to try this out.
So I wanted to put together a recipe that would benefit from being aged in an oak barrel. Here is the recipe…
Bourbon (Vanilla Bourbon) (FA) 1%
Butter Pecan (FW) 2.7%
Hazelnut (FW) 2%
Vanilla (MF) .75%
Vanilla Custard v1 (CAP) 10%
Whiskey (FA) 1.25%
I mixed 1000ml of this in 2 stages on my stirrer, heating to 110 degrees for 1 hour as it stirred.
After mixing, the concoction was poured into this lil guy…
The barrel was purchased here…
It has been in the barrel for a couple weeks now and I just tested it. The vanilla is developing nicely and as of right now this juice almost has a vanilla cream soda kind of flavor to it. It is vapable right now believe it or not. But knowing what MF Vanilla does after a couple months I am certain this juice is going to be even more amazing.
The flavor from the barrel is already adding a note to the juice that is ridiculously good combined with the other flavors in the juice.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this aging method and give my thoughts on it so far. I plan to let it age in the barrel a couple more weeks before bottling. At that point I may be willing to share some samples with a few people here to get some thoughts on how it turns out.