Favorite Vanilla bean beer?

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I have about eight beans that were hand delivered from a friends trip to madagascar ... They smell fantastic. I don't want them to go to waste so I thought I would make 2-3 quick brews to use them up but I don't have a recipe in mind. Anyone have a favorite brew they would be willing to share that would incorporate these beans?
 

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Search for the vanilla bourbon porter. Made that one in Nov for thanksgiving and OMG it was gone in one night.
 
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Search for the vanilla bourbon porter. Made that one in Nov for thanksgiving and OMG it was gone in one night.
:mug: Just added to BeerSmith and added the specialty grains to Brewmasters Warehouse.

Any other tried and true out there?
 

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I tried the "none more black vanilla stout" extract recipe from here. Everyone that tastes it loves it. I even had two people that "don't like dark beer" share one. They loved it.
 

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I brewed up a Bourbon Vanilla Porter yesterday, and it is fermenting away right now. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
 

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I do have to add that I used vanilla extract in mine since I had read that beans have an oily-ness to them that affects head retention. I'm not sure how much if at it affects it, but extract was also easier to come by. If I had the score you got I would use the beans for sure.
 

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I do a vanilla porter that is always a big hit. I've actually got a batch I brewed a couple weeks ago that I'm moving onto the vanilla beans tomorrow.
 
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I'm also going to do the December BYO - Creme Brûlée clone for SWMBO....she fiends for that stuff. I have enough "beans" for one other batch..... Hmmmm what to do😜
 
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steelersrbrun said:
I'm also going to do the December BYO - Creme Brûlée clone for SWMBO....she fiends for that stuff. I have enough "beans" for one other batch..... Hmmmm what to do....
 

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The Atwater vanilla java porter is excellent imo. Even swmbo likes it a lot.
 

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