Steeping and long storage of mixed juice

Hi, I am new and glad to be part of this great forum, I have a couple of questions:-

  1. when I have mixed my juice & nicotine [Strawbery custard] in a 100 ml bottle [or if good taste 500ml bottle] how do you steep? do I leave the screw cap on or off?, is steeping allowing air into the bottle or not?

  2. if I store a mixture long term [say six months] is it best to keep screw cap on and keep air out? or occasionaly open cap to let air in?

thank you very much for any help

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Never take the cap off, shake and let sit in a cool cupboard. If it seems harsh, it’ll smooth out with a steep. You’re just letting flavour evaporate with the cap off.

As for storage, I think the air left in the container will do nothing, but the hardcore DIY nerds have used a gas called Argon I believe it was called, but that’s just nerdy posturing imho.

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No need to breathe the juice, just throw it in a dark space and forget about it.

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Welcome to ELR @IA1. As others have stated, the length of the steep depends on the recipe. Fruits a week or so, bakeries, and some custards 2-4 weeks, heavy custards 4 weeks, tobaccos/NET’s even longer.

Never uncap, as if you can smell the flavors, while uncapped, you are LOOSING flavor molecules/compounds = less flavor.

Cap’m, steep’m, and enjoy.

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Very good advice from everyone, very much appreciated, very nice to be on this forum and thanks again

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You’re welcome @IA1, and please remember, all of this is our ADVICE, so you could always TRY a few (small) samples, in 10ml bottles. Leave one capped for a month or two, the other uncapped, and see what YOU think at the end.

About the only time I can remember “venting” juices, were when I had HIGH levels of flavors that were alcohol based, but even then, not sure what I vented more, flavor molecules OR the alcohol LOL.

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Hi mate, yes I will do a small sample first and make notes, thanks again :+1:

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Welcome @IA1. Don’t hesitate to ask any question bro. We’ve all been new once- and remember how it was. :sunglasses:

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Thanks, I will do, all the best :+1:

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Welcome to ELR @IA1 :call_me_hand:
Great advice above, I keep everything Capped for steeping myself :ok_hand:

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@D.Sims I still feel new, as I’ve STILL gotta pile of “Yeah, that tastes like shit” juice !!!

:slight_smile:

Looked great on paper, but …

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Sometimes it’s hard to let go…

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:open_mouth: wow thats a hell of a lot !!!

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Don’t forget, above all, to have fun…

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Rocky gets it …

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@IA1, what @Gus6 said ^^^^^.

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LOL, that’s just the maybe’s

:tada: :beers:

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Lol @ both you guys @SessionDrummer @Rocky02852!! So true!! If I were in a jam, you guys both know I’d be hitting your DM’S for all that experience info ya’ll got! :muscle:

@Gus6. 1000% brother!! The most important thing hands down.

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Welcome and glad you joined.

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Wow, I was totally not expecting THAT!!!

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