I realize this post was years ago, but I was curious as to how your experiment turned out. I bought a bunch of vanilla pods, really cheap and I want to make lots of vanilla to give as gifts for Christmas. So far I have 2 different cheap vodkas, 2 different brandy's, and a dark rum. Of course I will have to wait months to figure out which one I like best.
How did yours turn out and did you just split the beans and take the seeds out or did you chop them too?
If you remember your results I would greatly appreciate it. I have been having terrible luck finding someone who has done an experiement with multiple types of liquor.
Here is a link to a thread on homemade vanilla.
I need to up date with new pictures. I am using the vanilla now and it is fantastic!
I have only used 2 kinds of vodka but am going through it rather fast and will start a new bottle the next time I find the beans at Costco. Might go with rum next, i am thinking a light rum.
Homemade Vanilla Thread.
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Gin is the one with juniper berries, not vodka!
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