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Offline John M

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Re: Vanilla Beans
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2024, 04:00:54 pm »
I'm about to use vanilla beans in a stout. I just want to make sure I understand correctly- you scrape the "caviar" and add it as well, correct? I guess you're scraping it to make sure it's fully exposed?

correct on both
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Offline John M

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Re: Vanilla Beans
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2024, 04:28:36 pm »
Denny- How long should they be in the beer?
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Re: Vanilla Beans
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2024, 08:20:11 am »
Denny- How long should they be in the beer?

Until it tastes good to you. Can't give you a definite time since it depends on the beans you use.
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Re: Vanilla Beans
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2024, 08:40:28 am »
Although vanilla beans are a PITA to split, I cut mine in 1"-1.5" chunks before splitting them.  I have done both scraping and not scraping them out and soak in vodka for about a week, then add the tincture and all to a secondary (also one of the few times I secondary).  It works for me either way.
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Offline John M

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Re: Vanilla Beans
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2024, 09:08:38 am »
Thanks guys! The base beer is an 8.5% Tropical Stout, that will get the vanilla and a generous amount of toasted coconut. I have two beans split and scraped, soaking in Sailor Jerry.
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