Mel Brooks reference in the title if you caught it…
So, let’s examine some of the accepted cornerstones of DIY Mixing, and see how they stand up to scrutiny. Some will hold, some will not.
1.) Time steeping is the only way to properly mature a juice.
2.) Heating kills the mix- creates off flavors and kills off normal ones.
3.) Oxidation over time brings out the flavor of the juice.
4.) There is no such thing as a “Shake and Vape”.
5.) Surpassing the manufacturer’s recommended % alters the flavor and kills it.
6.) ‘Breathing’ some juices brings about better flavor.
7.) A juice profile will change several times throughout the time steeping process.
8.) Sucralose infused juices (or even Sucralose as a sweetener) leads to premature fouling of the build.
9.) A flavor will stop increasing in flavor at a certain percentage, and increasing it only leads to waste.
10.) Nicotine and flavor extracts should be refrigerated/frozen when not in use.
Yes, we’ve discussed some of these at some point. And yes, some are true for best practices. But I bet many are accepted as ‘fact’ due to generational group think, or at least go unquestioned because “everyone does it”.
Thoughts? Pick one, pick then all, and let’s go! Have another? Add it in!