Originally Posted by wendelgee2
Those beans are $$. Anybody tried vanilla extract??
Yes, and I find Nielsen-Massey to be at least as good as beans, easier to use and easier to dial in.
Before I figured this out, I bought some really nice beans for a great price on Ebay. 4 for $10 or something like that. Forget that supplier.
In any case you are trying to get dissolved vanilla aromatics in alcohol, there are two factors:
1. The quality of the bean
2. The skill in extracting the aromatics
I figure Nielsen-Massey is better at #2 than me and I have every reason to believe that I can't easily beat them on #1 either.