Vanilla Beans

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tekknofobia
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Vanilla Beans

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Anyone use vanilla beans in their mead? They got some at the local Costco but they're not cheap. Just wondering if the flavor extraction is conducive in honey must.

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I've done it with a bochet - it was wonderful, but given the current cost of beans I'm not sure I'd do it at this time. I used ~1/2 bean per gallon (4L).
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primary or secondary? how long?

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Near the end of secondary, just before bottling. I left it for 2 weeks(ish)
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Re: Vanilla Beans

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Sounds good, I'll give this a try.

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