If you enjoy vaping as well as drinking quality beer, then learning how to brew your own beer and steep your own vape juice can benefit you. When you steep your own vape juice, you can control the flavors and amounts of nicotine to your unique preferences.
The same goes for brewing beer at home, you can control the level of hops, bitterness, and alcohol content for your tastes. Both processes will help you save money as well as customize your vaping and beer drinking experience. Let’s take a look at a bit of history of these two methods as well as some of the similarities and differences involved.
The History of Brewing Beer at Home
People have been home brewing beer for thousands of years and recipes are found from ancient Egypt, to as far away as China. Interestingly, it wasn’t until 2013 that home brewing of beer became legalized in all of the states in the United States. Estimations show that by 2017, over one million people in the United States were brewing their own beer and that about 40 percent of those home brewers just recently started.
How Vaping Started
Vaping actually goes back to ancient times in many cultures. The Egyptians used hot stones to create vapors of medicinal and cleansing herbs. People from the Middle East and India devised ways to benefit from smokeless inhalation of herbs, leaves, and roots, so vaping actually isn’t a new process.
Today, vaping generally means vaping nicotine with flavors to create a smokeless inhalation experience. However, it wasn’t until 1927 that Joseph Robinson invented the first e-cigarette. In 1963, Herbert A. Gilford filed and received a patent for a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette.” Unfortunately, neither of these gentlemen commercialized their inventions and patents. The first successful e-cigarette wasn’t invented until 2003 by Hon Lik. Today, nearly 11 million Americans (or 1 in 20) vape and benefit from the invention of smokeless cigarettes.
Vapes come in all shapes and types now. There are nicotine vapes for quitting smoking, menthol vapes to help reduce lung irritation, and THC vapes for those who use cannabis products. Accordingly, if you would like more information about some of the different types of cannabis vaping products, you can find some helpful resources on Observer.com. Furthermore, many people enjoy vaping simply for the flavor and this is one of the reasons DIY vape juice is becoming popular with enthusiasts.
DIY Home Brewing Versus Steeping Vape Juice
Although there are similarities in brewing beer and steeping vape juice, there are differences as well. Volume sizes are quite different, as well as ingredient lists, yet much of the process has interesting similarities. With both methods, always keep your equipment clean and sterilized. This infographic really helps you to visualize equipment needed, time involved, ingredients, storage, yield, and pros and cons of home brewing of beer and steeping vape juice.
Pairing Home Brewed Beer and Vape Juice
Because the methods of brewing beer and making vape juice are so similar and both use flavor profiles to define the product, some companies are compiling lists of specific beers or styles of beer that compliment flavors of vape juice. Use your imagination and creativity to experiment with your favorite vape flavors and beers, and then try mixing and matching to see which ones enhance each other. Take good notes, share with your friends, and have fun! This infographic is helpful in guiding you and inspiring you to further research proper methods for both home brewing beer and steeping vape juice. With both, you can save money, control the ingredients, and create a customized drinking and vaping experience.