An accelerated steep is the process by which a vaper attempts (approximately 50% of the time) to speed up either fully or partially the steeping process. The most common method of accelerated steeping is to place e-liquids in a lidded bottle with plenty of air space and to stand the bottle in a vessel (bowl, cup, mug) of warm but not hot water for approximately 15/30mins. The level of water only needs to be deep enough to prevent the bottle falling over. Other methods of accelerated steeping include very short exposure in a microwave oven (typically less than 5 seconds for a 10 ml bottle). This is NOT recommended. The boiling points of Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin are higher than water so it would be very easy for vapers using this method to seriously scald themselves.