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Old 07-31-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Adding vanilla to secondary??

I've never added vanilla, but I think I'd like to add a hint of vanilla to my pumpkin ale this year (currently in secondary hibernation...I mean fermentation)...

...do I throw in a whole bean or some sort of extract? And how long should I leave it in?

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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Depends on how much vanilla you want. I did two beans, split down the middle in secondary in a Vanilla Porter and would do three next time. They fade with time. I'd be sure and score down the middle.

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Depends on how much vanilla you want. I did two beans, split down the middle in secondary in a Vanilla Porter and would do three next time. They fade with time. I'd be sure and score down the middle.
Any needs to sanitize the bean b4 hand??
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I've had good experience with vanilla extract in the bottling bucket. Usually 1-2tsp/5gal does the trick.

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I dipped mine in starship, including the knife, before splitting and dropping in fermenter. Not sure if it was needed or not, but had it legged for nearly a year and no infection. (about empty)

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I dipped mine in starship, including the knife, before splitting and dropping in fermenter. Not sure if it was needed or not, but had it legged for nearly a year and no infection. (about empty)
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Starship?!? Ha! Stupid IPad spellcheck time machined me back to the 80's! Legged?? That would be Starsan and kegged.

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Starship?!? Ha! Stupid IPad spellcheck time machined me back to the 80's! Legged?? That would be Starsan and kegged.
I speak iPhone as well...it's all goats.
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i soak my vanilla beans in some vodka, after I split the beans and scrape out the insides to open it all up, throw everything into a container with some vodka for about 24 hours and dump it all in.

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I recently made a vanilla porter with 4 beans that I chopped and let sit in rum for 4 days prior to adding to second ferment. I dump the beans and rum. I think the vanilla should have sat for more time because the flavor was hardly noticeable.

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