I’ve been mixing my own juice for a couple years now- and have had a few winners- and a few losers as we all have.
My question is… Do fruits actually need a steep?! I shake and vape them all for a quick test, but batch like 4 different mixes at 120ml to last me awhile, so they get to sit regardless.
Thanks in advance!
Bakeries are another complete beast…
Personally ( some may disagree), all blends benefit from a few hours to rest and marry (I reject shake and vape completely). I have a few 500mls resting before I bottle them for clients.
I tend to carry 120mls too for my daily vapes. Do you only love baked vapes? (not my area).
It depends on what’s mixed with, for the most part.
@D.Sims great responses already, and it does depend. I think there was always feelings that fruits could be shake and vaped regardless, but I find although they take a lot LESS time to steep/homogenize, they still benefited from it as well. As you mentioned, clearly we’re not talking bakeries and custards here, but even fruits can present as dissimilar and disjointed fresh, even sharp.
Fruit is about all I vape and always prefer the mixes after at least a 2w steep, better at 4w.
Yeah I think fruits need steeping. Take for example the new mangos from Flavorah. Decent snv but after a week they really shine. I think most profiles are better after steeping. The only mix I have found really good off the snv that doesn’t change much are some simple peppermint recipes I do.
Yes fruits benefit from 1 to 4 days and then if yiu have cream or custard its longer…You will hear other dismissing steeping but at one time they also steeped things …You can make a recuoe that is good off the shake but give that mix some time and it will blossom…That same mix can also go the other way so steeping is a great way to lkniw how yiur recipe holds up
Thanks for the response brother. I DO love my bakeries, but also enjoy a fruity mix every now and again to clean the palette. I will let them sit longer just out of principle.
@SessionDrummer Thank you too brother. I’ve read your stuff- and appreciate your views and mixing abilities. My hat is off.
I still have a lot to learn in this game. I always felt a good steep was well worth it, so you guys have confirmed this for me. #appreciated
My mixes are starting to taste like store bought juices as of late- “some, not all” and want to continue developing my technique.
Thanks again everyone!
Okey dokey. I have a girl whinging about bakery blends. Can I bother you about them at some point? (maybe in a few weeks)
Okay. I Hope your blends go well.
I’m finishing blends from December for my sins.
Not much use to you within the context of your question but personally I steep every juice I mix for 14 days regardless of its flavour.
Admittedly if I’ve mixed different taste profiles I will always test the fruity ones first.
Old habits die hard as they say.