Adding a vanilla note to a cream ale...?
I am getting ready to make my second batch of Cream Ale for 4th of July. I use NB's Cream Ale kit as a base. I would like to make this into a vanilla cream ale. Last time I tried just adding some vanilla extract to this whil ine the secondary, but this gave me an off after taste. I am thinking of just using vanilla beans but not sure the best amount to use or best time to add them.
Any and all help is appreciated.
The Compound Brew Works
On Deck - Pumpkin Porter
Primary - Simple Mead / M.H. #9 Clone
Secondary - Sweet Mead
Kegged - Honey Wheat
Bottled - None