Mine fermented nicely down to the 1.010-1.012 range from OG 1.136. I varried the recipe slightly by adding 15 pounds of honey and then the next day adding 1 gallon of water. The cider I used was much sweeter than the spreadsheet calculator has it at so my original OG reading was 1.162! I wasn't sure if that was fermentable so I adjusted the spreadsheet calculator and it looked like 1 gallon of water would work nicely. Heck 1 more gallon of this stuff works out great for me!
So I obtained to vanilla beans and split them down the middle and opened them up. The only problem is now there is little black "seeds" flooating on the top.
Its cool to see different layers forming.
Do the black dots eventually sink? Should I wait for them to sink before racking into long term aging carboy?
I'm very excited about this one. My sample was already drinkable. Give this a year and it should be excellent
Thank you SummerSolstice!