Some companies sell their e juice to just about any distributor that will have them it would seem. The Steam Factory is not one of them. This team of husband and wife vapers aims to bring the vaping world unique e juice that can be vaped all day. They specialize in light vapes; nothing heavy or custard-like.
A Bit of Background
According to whatever sources I can find online, of which there are very few, The Steam Factory began releasing their products in 2013. That summer they launched a line of mostly fruity flavors. Vapers were used to seeing fruits on the menu; these are some of the easiest to make.
What they desperately needed and wanted was quality fruit-type e juice, not the cheap stuff that reminded them of a fluoride treatment at the dentist. This was about the time vapers saw an explosion of choice, and The Steam Factory had a lot of competition. They held their own, though, and continue to develop new flavors very slowly. The latest is an unusual tea-style vape.
The Steam Factory takes time over their flavors. The first ones were several months in the making following a lot of background checking and experimentation. I don’t know what their research consisted of.
Since there is very little information about The Steam Factory, that means we can’t see where they make their e liquids, the conditions of their mixing and bottling facility, what sorts of flavors and bases they use, and so on.
We know they make a blend in favor of sub ohm coils (30/70 PG/VG) but aside from that we are kind of clueless. Saying they use only the “highest quality ingredients” doesn’t tell us much. The highest quality would be organic, non-GMO, all-natural, US-sourced stuff. At $22 for 30 ml, they might very well be using such ingredients, but I would be inclined to advertise facts like those. Wouldn’t you?
Flavors from The Steam Factory
Don’t get this firm mixed up with others featuring “Steam” in the name like The Steam Co. The easiest way to tell the difference is by comparing flavors. The Steam Factory has chosen a distinctive naming process weighted in favor of cheap, vulgar laughs, but that’s okay. Most people will laugh much of the time. Their flavors are Muffcake, Blue Ballz, Screwberry, Screwbacco, Larry, Kizmet, Castawa, and Vani-Tea.
Muffcake is part muffin, part cupcake. When asked the difference by their children, most parents would have to say that muffins are healthier and lighter than cupcakes, often filled with nuts, whole wheat flour, and stuff like that. Cupcakes contain butter, white flour, and frequently chocolate. It’s a compromise and one of the most popular flavors.
Blue Ballz blends banana and blueberries for a visual joke. Screwberry is just berry-style vapor but Screwbacco is strawberry tobacco. Whoever Larry is, I suspect he loves an ice cream sandwich with berries. Kizmet brings us the overlooked yet obvious pairing of apple and pear.
Get lost on a deserted island with Castaway. Here you will find tropical fruits in your vapor. The “Flavor that Never Was” is prefaced with a story about a tree so narcissistic as to grow without neighbors and to produce a stemless fruit. Fiction, or some kind of reference to peaches? Anyway, this peach vape contains milk, tea, vanilla, and a unique fruit flavor.