Help me make vanilla extract
September 28, 2010 4:24 PM Subscribe
Please give me advice and tips on making vanilla extract.
posted by Aizkolari to food & drink (7 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I've decided that I think this would make a cool and, hopefully, cheap gift for the holidays. I've done some research, but I have a few more questions:
1. Sourcing. What are good places to buy the beans? I've heard mixed things about Ebay, and some places are ridiculously expensive.
2. Ratio. How many beans per oz of vodka? Recipes online vary, and I'd like to get the Hivemind's opinion.
3. Any other tips? Great recipes? Hot vs. cold extraction? Anything I should be thinking about?