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Offline bendbrew

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Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« on: September 10, 2011, 07:57:14 AM »
Will be doing Denny's Vanilla Bourbon Imperial Porter next month.  A local homebrew shop mentioned sanitizing the beans in grain alcohol.  Does anyone know if this is necessary?  Thanks.

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Re: Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 08:26:34 AM »
You don't really need to sanitize the vanilla beans, at least I never do and I have never had a problem.  Do you sanitize hops when you dry hop?  Same concept.  If you place them in a bag or something, that needs to be sanitized, however.

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Re: Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 08:50:33 AM »
I have never sanitized the vanilla beans and I've never had a problem from not sanitizing.
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Re: Sanitize Vanilla Beans
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 08:51:10 AM »
Good enough for me then, thanks Denny