Originally Posted by Bono09
I see it says to use dextrose and vanilla extract . Do you boil this just like you would with priming sugar? Let it cool and pitch into bottling bucket. Also do you boil the spices for the secondary to make sure they are sterile before adding.
You can add the vanilla extract when you boil the dextrose/priming sugar, but I always just added it to the bucket.
For the secondary spices, I just considered them a dry hop and never bothered with sanitizing them. Instead of boiling, however, you might consider adding them to just a bit of vodka and then dumping the whole mixture in.