I was thinking that I might like to make homemade vanilla extract, and was wondering, what type of alcohol would product the best results? I have appletons dark rum at home, but am not sure if that is too strong. Also has anyone tried "Uganda Gold" vanilla beans, which apparently contain more vanillan than madagascar beans? Oh, one more question, has anyone filtered vodka through a Brita filter before making their extract?
Thank you all for the tips!