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Offline zman51

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vanilla bean question
« on: November 15, 2017, 08:30:39 PM »
I brewed Denny's BVIP last weekend and in recipe it says to add the vanilla beans and all to secondary. My question is should I in some way try to sanitize the beans. Or could I use the Bourbon addition to sanitize them?

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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 08:47:25 PM »
I just soaked mine in vodka overnight. Then dumped liquid and all into my secondary.


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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:50:04 PM »
I don't do anything but split them, scrape them and dump them in.  Not necessary to sanitize.
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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 11:23:53 PM »
I don't do anything but split them, scrape them and dump them in.  Not necessary to sanitize.

+1 (Not that it's needed!)  When I brewed this with a buddy, he goofed up and threw away all the "gunk" inside.  It was severely lacking in vanilla character with just the pods.  Make sure to add the internal gunk and the bean casings cut into chunks.  Gunk and chunks?  Sounds delicious, eh?   :o

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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 11:33:58 AM »
perfect, thanks guys

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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 02:11:50 AM »
I just racked my BVIP onto the vanilla beans... my fingers smell delicious!  I wish I could grow some of my own,  but I understand that's pretty much impossible. 

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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 10:47:49 AM »
I just racked my BVIP onto the vanilla beans... my fingers smell delicious!  I wish I could grow some of my own,  but I understand that's pretty much impossible.

Me too! Especially at today's prices for them

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Re: vanilla bean question
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 12:39:24 PM »
 I picked some up at Costco for a decent price, but beanilla.com has some good deals too.