I'm asking because I want to bottle this beer.
The beer is a 10% smoked porter with vanilla beans. I cut open 3 vanilla beans and placed them in a stainless steel tea ball, and dropped the ball into the corny keg. Now the stainless steel tea ball is at the bottom of the keg. The first 3 days I didn't taste much vanilla, today is the 4th day and the beer tastes like it has just the right amount of vanilla flavor. I have been trying to swirl the tea ball around so all the beer gets contact with the vanilla. I don't know if I'm getting too much vanilla flavor because I'm drawing beer from the bottom and the vanilla tea ball is at the bottom.
Does the vanilla bean flavor dissipate over time?
Here's my issue.
When I age beer on oak, initially after 3 months the beer tastes like it's perfectly oaked so I go to bottle it. But when I bottle the beer the oak isn't so apparent as it first tasted. So with vanilla beans is it the same thing?