While home brewing has become increasingly more popular over the past decade, preparing your own DIY vape juice is a less common practice, that is slowly becoming more popular. In order to compare home brewing and DIY vape juice simply continue reading.
Home brewing VS DIY Vape Juice:
What is the key difference between home brews and DIY vape juice?
Home brew is a homemade alcoholic beverage while vape juices are designed to be used with a vaping machine such as a vape pen.
The primary reason why individuals choose to create their own home brew is to create a unique, one of a kind brew which perfectly suits their preferences, while the majority of individuals who make DIY vape juices, are looking for a cheaper way to vape on a regular basis. As most of the vape liquids that are commonly available are pricey.
In order to create a home brew you’ll need natural ingredients such as hops, yeast, water and malt extract, whereas if you choose to create homemade vape juice, you’ll need vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol and your choice of flavoring. Although some individuals do add nicotine to their DIY vape juice.
If you opt to take up home brewing some of the equipment which you’ll need to invest in include a fermenter, a strainer, a large stock pot, a metal spoon, a bottling bucket and an air lock thermometer. While if you choose to take up creating homemade vape juice you’ll need to get your hands on a scale, disposable eye dropper bottles, glass bottles and dropper caps.
While it will take each batch of home brewed alcohol roughly 3-5 weeks to ferment and to carbonate, it’s far quicker to create vape juice. A process which should only take you 3 days to 3 weeks to steep properly.
So if patience isn’t one of your strongest attributes, your personality type may be more suited to steeping vape juice. Especially as technically you can smoke a vape juice, right after you’ve created it, although if you want to some a high quality vape juice, it’s well worth waiting for a couple of days for your vape juice to steep.
If you favour creamy flavors, your vape juice may take a little longer to steep and may take 1-3 weeks to steep adequately.
Are there any negative points associated with preparing homemade vape juice:
Typically homemade vape juices have a short shelf life and must be consumed within a short time frame. Whereas most home brews have a slightly longer shelf life and can even be given to friends and family members as gifts.
How to store home brew and homemade vape juice:
The best way to store home brewed alcohol and vape juice is to store your conceptions in a cool, dark place. If you have a basement in your home you may want to create your home brew or vape juice in your basement. Alternatively, many people use their garage in order to create their home brew or vape juice.
So there you have it a fair comparison between creating home made vape juice and home brews. Both of which are well worth experimenting with as a hobby!