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Goofed on making vanilla extract?

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Goofed on making vanilla extract?

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charmdesign | | Aug 24, 2014 12:06 PM

So I bought a 1/4lb of beans. Turns out to be 58 beans. I read a number of articles that suggested 3-5 beans per cup of vodka, and then Beanilla website suggested 7 per cup. Based on the calculations I figured I had enough for a half gallon. I have 1/8lb of beans added to my half gallon (1.75 liters). Well, the bean count fits with several of the articles suggestions but I have since gone on to read it is better to go by lbs than counting beans. I'm finding that it is suggested you use a 1/2lb beans to a half gallon. This means I not only need to add the remainder of my beans but buy more!

Also, I bought the cheapest vodka I could find, I hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot.

Please advise? Should I buy more beans or consider my 1/4lb if beans to my half gallon fine?

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