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Old 01-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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So the way to do it would be to essentially make a vanilla tincture with vanilla beans and vodka and when done poor the whole thing in...? I'm just a little leery about using too much and ruining the batch. I figure using one bean and a half cup of vodka for a 4 gallon batch. Would that be good if I just wanted a hint...enough to cut through, but not be over bearing.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:46 AM   #12
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So the way to do it would be to essentially make a vanilla tincture with vanilla beans and vodka and when done poor the whole thing in...? I'm just a little leery about using too much and ruining the batch. I figure using one bean and a half cup of vodka for a 4 gallon batch. Would that be good if I just wanted a hint...enough to cut through, but not be over bearing.
Don't worry about it- you just need enough to keep the bean submerged the whole time (it will absorb a fair amount). Adding an entire fifth of vodka to a 5 gallon batch will only increase the abv by 1.5% and you're nowhere even remotely close to that much.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #13
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Also, I'm more concerned about a vanilla aroma rather than flavor. Could I just drop the vanilla bean into my secondary and get aroma without it flavoring it?

 
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Also, I'm more concerned about a vanilla aroma rather than flavor. Could I just drop the vanilla bean into my secondary and get aroma without it flavoring it?
Not really- the aroma and the flavor are coming from the same compound in the bean (vanillin). It's the sparkly crystals you see on the outside of the bean. Using a bean will give you better aroma than extract though, so I'd still do the vodka soak and toss everything in together. You want to soak the bean to sanitize the outside.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #15
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Cool. Thanks everyone!

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:38 AM   #16
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I was thinking if you want JUST aroma and not flavor.. maybe scrape the middle of the bean out. Its more concentrated there.

Let us know how it goes..

I am thinking of dry hopping in my current batch when it goes to secondary.
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