15 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your E-Cig Juice

Chances are you have already learned some of these tips through experience, but some may surprise you. This is a list compiled from experience and opinion aimed at helping anyone get along with their juice.

1. Let your juice “steep” for at least 3 to 10 days.

Steeping is one of those things you may be skeptical about, but in my experience it actually does work for a lot of juices. You will notice on some juices that after a few days the color will darken, and it often times seems to marry flavors together producing a better tasting juice. Something probably has to do with the nicotine oxidizing, but other than that we don’t know why this phenomenon happens. If your juice tastes weird right off the bat, give it some time to change, chances are, it will.

2. Shake your bottle of juice up every once and a while

This will ensure that you are getting all the flavors evenly at all times.

3. Buy pure VG or PG with nicotine to cut your liquids

Something that I do quite often is cut my liquids with pure VG with nicotine in it to make strong flavored juices last longer. The VG always adds a little boost to the vapor as well.  If your PG or VG has a lower amount of nicotine in it you can add it to cut down the nicotine strength as well if the juice is too harsh.

4. If you need more throat hit….

Try adding pure grain alcohol like everclear, this is something that is known to provide additional throat hit. Start by adding just a drop or two and move up from there, you don’t want to over-do it though! Cinnamon and menthol flavored juices are also known to give more throat hit. More nicotine also increases the throat hit. PG is also said to give more throat hit than VG.

5. Dark juice is thought to gum up your atomizer more than a light or clear colored juice

If you use a lot of dark juice, you may be gumming up your atomizers pretty quickly, make sure to clean out your atomizers regularly if the draw or taste changes.

6. Juices from different vendors come in different viscosities

VG is thicker and PG is thinner, but some companies make their VG runny by adding distilled water. VG makes more vapor but the flavor is not as prominent, PG makes less vapor but tends to hold more flavor. Experiment with different ratios to find your happy place.

7. Some people say to store your juice in a dark place

It makes sense, right? A lot of liquid solutions are stored in dark places because light can cause problems, if anything this could change the flavor of the juice and is more of a “Better safe than sorry”.

8. Experiment by buying sampler packs from as many vendors as possible

This will not only tell you who makes juice you like, it will help you quickly figure out what flavors you tend to love.

9. Avoid juices with diacetyl

This is commonly found in “buttery” flavorings and is known to cause lung damage when inhaled.

10. Certain flavors stay in your atomizer for a long time

These may include cinnamon, fruit flavors, cola, and some menthols. If you notice these flavors carrying over, you can wait it out or you can clean your atomizer.

11. Don’t be afraid of experimenting with flavors

You will be surprised at what actually tastes good sometimes. I have found that more often than not, flavors I was not too eager to try ended up being a favorite.

12. Try not to flood your atomizer or overfill your cartridges

This typically results in leaking and also barely any vapor. It may cause you to think that your atomizer is not performing well, but thats not the case. You can remove excess juice by removing your cartridge and holding your e-cig by the battery, flick it towards the ground to throw the juice out.

13. Nasty burnt taste when you are vaping?

You are probably letting the atomizer get too dry. Its not the juice, its the atomizer, and it needs to be cleaned. If cleaning does not help, remove the wick inside with a pair of tweezers. Dont worry, removing the wick does not make a huge difference in performance, especially if you like to drip.

14. Have a variety of flavors on hand

Chances are if you vape something for a while you will get sick of it, keep rotating, like fresh underwear.

15. Dont let your juice anywhere near children or pets, the stuff smells good and even a fraction of a bottle with nicotine is enough to cause OD.

Have some additional tips? Throw them down in the comments!

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10 Comments on "15 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your E-Cig Juice"

  1. Paula April 9, 2013 at 4:46 am · Reply

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  2. Brittany March 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm · Reply

    I bought some strawberry e liquid and it is just not as sweet as im used to. Is there anything I can add to sweeten it up? Thanks!

    • Eric Arabie May 3, 2013 at 9:14 am · Reply

      You can by sweeter from the d.i.y. Websites… It’s a sucralose sweetner. Called super-sweet. Couple drops is all you need for 5ml bottle.

  3. TJ December 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm · Reply

    I’m fairly new to vaping and am really starting to enjoy all the different flavors. I’ve ordered a handful of times, but just started the whole “steeping” thing. Is it possible for steeping to ruin a flavor? I got a pineapple and a eggnog (tis ths season) and thought I would steep it. I still steal a cart out of them here and there, but today I did and both seemed to have less flavor than the first vape (day they were received). Is it possible that I ruined them by steeping? I have them is a cool, dark place (drawer in my closet) and thought it would make the flavor stronger, but like I said, they seem to be less than the day I received them. Oh and a side note…or question rather…does anyone have the link to Ben’s site? Always happy to try new vendors!

    • fiercemoose December 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm · Reply

      TJ, many flavors will benefit from steeping, but some do not. In my experience it seems like the sweeter juices tend to mellow out with time rather than intensify. I don’t think this is universally true, but certainly has been an observation of mine. These days, what I tend to do is crack open my juices when I first get them without letting them steep… After a few days I try them again and see if they’re any better or worse (or the same). You should be able to tell at least minor differences after only a few days so if you aren’t happy with how some are shaping up, go ahead and keep vaping them and make a mental note to not let them steep next time.

      If you are referring to Ben from Alien Visions, his site is http://www.avejuice.com. Since you are interested in trying juices from different vendors, DEFINITELY give his a try. They’re top notch. We’ve got a small list of vendors we buy from on a regular basis here: http://www.ecigology.com/vendors/.

  4. Alex September 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Reply

    I’m not too sure abut the buttery flavors / diacetyl rumors. For example Dekang claims no diacetyl in their liquids and they make lot of buttery flavors. I’d be aware of the small bath tub brewers tho.

  5. Ben January 9, 2011 at 6:12 am · Reply

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  6. Ben January 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm · Reply

    An excellent write up and very spot on! I’ve been vaping for over two years now and I’m also a supplier of e-juice. This write up is concise and to the point with very helpful info.

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    • fiercemoose January 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm · Reply


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