Author Topic: How to Add Vanilla  (Read 5345 times)

Offline jmcamerlengo

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Re: How to Add Vanilla
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 07:20:04 PM »
Whatever you do, keep in mind that vanilla is a pretty unstable ingredient.  The aroma fades out quickly in my experience....just means youll hafta drink more...darn!
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Re: How to Add Vanilla
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 12:15:16 AM »
Soaking the beans in vodka (or bourbon, for a little more interesting flavor) does the trick. I don't like to add too much liquid, as the flavor can get overpowering. The last batch, I added one bean, split and soaked in vodka, for about a week and the vanilla flavor was just right.
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