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WikdWaze
11-05-2004, 11:31 PM
How much vanilla extract would y'all recommend? I'm thinking about adding some to secondary, but don't want to overdo it.

Jmattioli
11-06-2004, 02:41 AM
1 oz per gallon of Watkins double strength Vanilla is detectable. If you are a Vanilla lover add another ounce. Don't go more than that unless you taste it after it has aged some. You can always add later after you age and test but you can't take away.
Joe

WikdWaze
11-06-2004, 10:58 AM
Would that mean 2 oz of regular strength vanilla if I can't find the heavy duty stuff? ;D

Jmattioli
11-07-2004, 06:10 AM
Good question. I don't know the answer to that. Thay call it Watkins double strength but I don't know if it would be equivalent to double of any other brand. I don't know what they use for a standard.
Joe

WikdWaze
11-07-2004, 11:11 AM
Hmmmmm

Guess the only thing to do is add 1 oz, see if it works, add more if needed.

Talon
11-07-2004, 11:50 PM
Found a great place to get decent vanilla beans if you would rather use them...

http://stores.ebay.com/Vanilla-Cafe_W0QQsspagenameZl2QQtZkm

Extremely resonable. 20 Madagasgar beans for $20... Everywhere else is charing $30 for 15...

All you need is a paypal account...

WikdWaze
11-08-2004, 02:21 AM
Not sure it matters to me whether I use beans or extract. This is largely just an experiment to see if the vanilla is the "missing" flavor.

Oskaar
11-08-2004, 05:10 AM
Howdy Wikd,

I hope you have a chance to try the "live" (lol) vanilla beans! They have a wonderful flavor that the extract just doesn't impart.

I know it will work out well either way!

Oskaar