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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: First Big Beer
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2014, 11:22:20 AM »
I missed where you might have stated what kind of beer you made...that will help on the decision to add vanilla!
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Re: First Big Beer
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2014, 12:20:45 AM »
Yeah I guess that would help, thought I had posted it. Making a Russian Imperial Stout, wanna put one or two in the secondary just to see how it affects the flavor. Only problem is, I don't know how much flavor you pick up from a single vanilla bean.

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Re: First Big Beer
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2014, 03:11:31 AM »
Add two. In a sanitized hop bag. Then taste every day or two until it's where you want it vanilla wise. Vanilla fades pretty quick though so you might want to add it just a few days before packaging.
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Re: First Big Beer
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2014, 11:12:17 AM »
+1 to what Mort said.  Vanilla can be just a hint to overwhelming depending on the method.  The beans are better done late IMHO.  In the boil, you just don't know the strength and using extract its better to go by taste in a glass and extrapolate volume back to the keg.
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Re: First Big Beer
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2014, 03:10:29 AM »
Ok will try doing this late. Gonna leave in the primary for 3-4 weeks before transferring to secondary for two months.