Hey there, so I tweaked this receipe a bit in to a chocolate coffee oatmeal stout. I got a little sip of the beer as I was racking to the secondary this evening - it tasted great. It's about 26 GU's but it's also only 4 gallons as I'm adding 1 gallon of cold pressed coffee in the next few days.
I'm not sure what to do about the vanilla bean though. How do I sanatize / pasturize the bean to avoid infections?