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When making vanilla extract, is it recommended to split the beans?

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The Spiced Life added over 2 years ago
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Yes. You want the insides of the beans flavoring the alcohol.

jaxcat added over 2 years ago

It's also good to scrape the seeds loose. Shake the bottle after you drop in the seeds and bean casings.

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added over 2 years ago

Yes -- hope it turns out well!

c david added over 2 years ago

Will the same recipe work with rum, and which is best, dark or light?

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