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Thread: Making vanilla

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    I have some questions. Is anybody out there familiar with making your own vanilla from vodka and vanilla beans? My question is: all the recipes I have says to leave the vanilla beans in the vodka for at least 6 months. Is or will there be any negative affect if I leave the vanilla beans in for 12 months?

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    i dont know but i wouldent think so when you make tinctures which is basicly the same proces the longer you leave the herbs in the more potent the tincture is.

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    It is Ok to use in 6-8 wks. I leave mine in .
    You can also use rum for a dark amber color if you give it as gifts...... When you run out. Put Sugar in a special container and put the Vanilla bean in it... Use that sugar for cakes and cookies....

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    I have made the vanilla sugar before. Hmmm.... I still have some I will have to try it in my tea later. It was great for baking!!
    I am thinking of trying to make some homemade vanilla again.
    Thanks!

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    I had read somewhere that if you leave the bean in there you can keep adding vodka or whatever you're using. So when you use a teaspoon or so add the vodka to replace what was used and let set a few days. I thought about doing this only have 2-3 bottles going at a time.

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