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The make-your-own vanilla extract experiment

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9 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Seriously, wood is used to impart a vanilla flavor to wine and spirits.

 

Right, I'm not questioning that (wood barrels and all).

 

My vanilla tastes like raw bark/wood.  Not only does that sound incorrect, I'm not sure I like it.  Go outside, pick up a stick of mulch bark and chew on it.  Do you like it?  Actually, don't do that, might be toxic, I'm saying it to illustrate the point :)

 

I'm here looking to see if others have this wood flavor - I have not seen that mentioned in this thread.  It's definitely from the pod/sheath.  Is it because it's only 2 months old, is this normal, or did I just not use good beans?  This random internet user wants to know.


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The one time I made my own vanilla extract, I didn't even try it until it had sat for 6 months. 


That's the thing about opposum inerds, they's just as tasty the next day.

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