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Old 09-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Adding vanilla extract to bottling bucket?

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?

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Old 09-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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I would put it into your fermenter after it had fermented for about a week and then let it stay for about another week. This will allow the flavor and aroma to move through all of the beer just like dry hopping.

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Old 09-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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>.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.

That should work fine. Just make sure to give a gentle stir a couple of times you transfer to the bottling bucket. Mix up your sugar too.

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I suppose you could also use your bottling bucket as a secondary, and then when it comes time to bottle you can use your primary bucket.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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A simpler solution for future brews... if your kit came with a primary and a bottling bucket, then primary in the bottling bucket. You can then transfer to the non-spigot bucket for secondary. That way the bottling bucket is clean and ready to use on bottling day.

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I'd say add the vanilla to your primary and give it 3-7 days then bottle. You can probably get away with adding at bottling in a pinch, but I think the flavor would be more consistent more quickly if you add it to the primary.

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