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Old 03-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
Nov 2010
Carlsbad, CA
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Taking a stab at making home made hazelnut extract. Here's what I did:

Took two 8oz mason jars (boiled), and put 1 split and scraped vanilla bean in each. Then I took 16 oz of hazelnuts and split them into two parts. I baked for 9min at 350. Then I removed them and let them cool for a minute. Then I de-husked them. For one of the piles (8oz) I grated the nuts on a cheese grater. Then I put both piles back in the oven for 9 more minutes. Took them out and put each pile into their separate mason jars with the vanilla bean. Poured vodka to the top. Sealed.

I just used a cheese grater and got each nut down to the point where I couldn't hold it anymore.

Unexpected: I couldn't actually fit all the grated nuts in the 8oz jar.

Here's what the finished jars look like. In the cupboard they go.

I'll try and post in a few weeks on the progress!

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
Jan 2012
richmond, va
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I did a similar thing this past Saturday. Cracked some roasted hazelnuts with my fist and put them in vodka. I only had about an ounce of nuts though. The hazelnuts are not yet coming through strongly. I'll be interested to hear how your experiment goes.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
Jun 2012
orlando, florida
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any word on how this came out? im interested in trying this. does the oil from the nuts dissipate? have you tried this in a beer yet and if so, how was the head retention?

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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Dec 2012
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I'm curious how it came out. Please fill us in!

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