I did some searching and couldn't find a definitive answer.
I brewed up a pumpkin ale this week, and the recipe said to add some vanilla extract to the secondary fermenter. I do not have a secondary as this was my third batch. The recipe which i loosely followed stated to let it sit in primary for 3 weeks, rack to secondary over vanilla and let sit for 1 week then bottle.
I was wondering if i could just skip this step and add the 1 tsp the recipe calls for of vanilla to my bottling bucket at bottling time. would this work? would it be the same as adding it to the secondary?
thanks once again