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Old 05-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
Dec 2009
Ofallon Mo
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I just made up a one allon batch of mead and am going to falvor with vanilla. I have one 1 1/2 to 2 inch bean. Should i split and scrape it when i rack it over or just drop it in.

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Jun 2010
Carnegie, PA
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yes, split it and scrape it...I usually drop the scrapings and bean parts into a shot of vodka and let it soak for a minute or two, then chuck it all in...
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:31 AM   #3
May 2012
Ashland, VA
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I just put mine into a coffee grinder before dumping my seasonings into the must. I figure the flavors will extract faster if the pieces are smaller. The foam is leaving a ring of seasoning specks at the top. xD

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