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Steeping for maximum flavour

Hi I have recently made some juices just with one consentrate in each bottle . The flavour is definitely there but it’s not that strong . How long would people recomend steeping dessert flavours for maximum flavour ? Thanks

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I do not think steeping will make your flavors stronger.
It’s all in how you use them.

Keep notes.
Raise your flavors or lower them, but always write down:

How much, what it tasted like at that amount… what would or won’t go with it… ideas jam! :slight_smile:

and solos are very important. They will teach you how to create better recipes!

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Smokey are you saying there is no need to steep single flavours?

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I have been told you need to steep single flavours well actually any flavour for maximum flavour ? :man_shrugging:

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I’m steeping but if I dont need to i will start on them.

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For cream / bakery/ dessert recipes, i usually steep for 2 weeks, and 1 month for tobacco. For fruit or menthol recipe i would steep for 1-3 days.

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I concur with this :point_up_2:.
Sometimes I let bakery recipes go 4 weeks.

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I like to steep too, but was wondering about SFT

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That would explain why the flavour I’m getting is not that strong then ? It’s been steeping a week . How do you all steep your juice . I have been told so many ways lid on , lid off on a cool place then others say warm water ? Just interesting to see other peoples methods

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What’s sft

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Single flavour test

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2-4 weeks dark area, take the lid off every 2 days and squeeze the air out and let it fill with fresh air and put it away for 2 days

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And shake after refreshing the air

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Thanks will do that to them all

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I think what @anon84779643 is trying to say is that steeping will change the overall flavor of a mix but not necessarily make the flavor stronger. It’s more about blending of flavors and different flavors taking their place in a mix. Personally, I don’t steep, I homogenize, but that is an entirely different subject for a different thread.

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I will try the method that has been posted and see how I get on with that . Never heard of it lol

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Some flavors seem to fade a day or two after mixing, but come back a bit more prominent after a week or so. To me TFA Watermelon does that.

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Just adding my sometimes repetitive and usually questionable two cents here…steeping is the whole point of single flavor testing. The goal is to become familiar with a given flavor’s potential by natural aging. I’ve not found the process to ever increase the strength or potency of a flavor, but it will promote positive reactions of the compounds (AKA volatiles) within that flavor.

Leaving the cap off during a steep allows those same volatiles to escape into the open air. That’s what you smell when you open a fresh bottle. So un-capped not recommended until fully steeped.

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Do not open the cap when you’re still steeping. @TorturedZen made a great point there.

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Nopes… was not talking a flavor blend or mix… just solos, Orge :smiley:

If you want more flavor, you have to add it. Steeping does blend… but it won’t increase what you taste.
You also have to watch how much of a flavor you use, as they can mute, morph, loose flavor notes from the top bottom sides or even the middle of a flavor.

Solos rule the flavor world… Do a search for my solo taste testing thread… its here somewhere… :slight_smile:

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