Vanilla Beans

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tekknofobia
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Vanilla Beans

Post by tekknofobia » 1 month ago

Anyone use vanilla beans in their mead? They got some at the local Costco but they're not cheap. Just wondering if the flavor extraction is conducive in honey must.

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Re: Vanilla Beans

Post by Warthaug » 1 month ago

I've done it with a bochet - it was wonderful, but given the current cost of beans I'm not sure I'd do it at this time. I used ~1/2 bean per gallon (4L).
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Re: Vanilla Beans

Post by tekknofobia » 1 month ago

primary or secondary? how long?

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Re: Vanilla Beans

Post by Warthaug » 1 month ago

Near the end of secondary, just before bottling. I left it for 2 weeks(ish)
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Re: Vanilla Beans

Post by tekknofobia » 1 month ago

Sounds good, I'll give this a try.

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