Well, some independent testing results are in… The wife and daughter tried three of these that I had three time aged ones already made. It was a pain in the ass to do it with all the cotton and multiple RDA’s, but worth it. Two Dead Rabbits and a 13/9.
First I asked them if they could tell anything different about them. My daughter couldn’t tell the difference. My wife could.
So, I took it further. In an intentional act of deception, I told her the new one was the old one, and vise versa. Then I asked which was better, and why.
She said she “knew” which was the older one because it was better, that she knew time helped it become more mature, smoother, etc. She got mad and quit the testing when I told her I revealed them backwards intentionally, claiming I tricked her. Said I was lying, too, and she knew which was which. But she clearly didn’t. She was right about the lying and the deception, but I wanted to be sure.
Results here show that A.) mechanical maturation is viable, and B.) the mind is easily tricked. This is why I switched them on the reveal. So from what I can tell, she actually couldn’t tell a difference. Her mind told her there was a difference that seemingly doesn’t exist in reality, especially since she was certain the new one was the old one. I don’t detect that these new juices are in any way ‘better’, simply they are the same. Which is exceedingly good news. And a far better result than I anticipated.
Oh, and one thing I consider a large bonus… they are much lighter than their aged counterparts because oxygen has not yet compromised the nicotine.