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Title: Vanilla Extract
Post by: Wayne Baker on September 20, 2018, 04:06:55 AM
How much liquid vanilla extract should I use in a five gallon batch of porter?
Wayne
Title: Re: Vanilla Extract
Post by: dmtaylor on September 20, 2018, 04:27:10 AM
I use about 1.5 teaspoons in mine for 5 gallons.  If you want you can start with 1 teaspoon then add more at 1/2 teaspoon at a time if it needs more based on flavor.
Title: Re: Vanilla Extract
Post by: denny on September 20, 2018, 02:34:51 PM
How much liquid vanilla extract should I use in a five gallon batch of porter?
Wayne

You're really the onlyu one who can decide that.  We don't know what your beer tastes like or the flavor and strength of the extract.  The best thing to do would be add to taste after fermentation.  Pour 4 small ,measured  samples of the beer.  Add a different, measured amount of extract to each.  Taste, determine which you like best, then scale that amount of extract to you batch size.
Title: Re: Vanilla Extract
Post by: KellerBrauer on September 21, 2018, 01:01:33 PM
How much liquid vanilla extract should I use in a five gallon batch of porter?
Wayne

You're really the onlyu one who can decide that.  We don't know what your beer tastes like or the flavor and strength of the extract.  The best thing to do would be add to taste after fermentation.  Pour 4 small ,measured  samples of the beer.  Add a different, measured amount of extract to each.  Taste, determine which you like best, then scale that amount of extract to you batch size.

+1

It really depends on the style of Porter you’re brewing.  A Brown Porter, for example, would require much less flavoring than a Baltic Porter - in my opinion.  So denny’s Instruction would be the best way to approach the solution.