Looking for Vanilla beans
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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for Vanilla beans

    I need a pound of vanilla beans for my next science project. Does anyone know where to source them on line? I got wonderful ones reasonably priced several years ago but can't find the information on where I ordered them. I have been to amazon but hope I can do better.

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    I buy from this seller on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Grade-A-P...kAAMXQdGJR0eTe

    Awesome beans. I last bought the Tahitian and the Madagascar ones and they are both great.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    Madagascar has a lot of them. Just saying!

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    I use the grade B beans when infusing honey with them.

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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    www.brewandwinesupply.com

    Good prices on most items, free shipping for $50

    This is where I got my vanilla beans, good quality, they do add a nice flavor and aroma to mead.

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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampsquash View Post
    I use the grade B beans when infusing honey with them.
    Sounds nice. I'm curious about the procedure you use and how long it takes for the honey to be infused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beesohappy View Post
    Sounds nice. I'm curious about the procedure you use and how long it takes for the honey to be infused.

    I normally take a gallon of honey and 10-15 beans or more depending on desired strength. I will cut the beans in half and scrape the seeds out with a paring knife. I do my best to get the vanilla caviar(seeds) mixed up real good. They sometimes clump. I will mix this into the honey and let it sit, for a while. 2-6 months or so, depending on how strong vanilla flavor you want. I try to stir and taste it frequently. When I'm happy with it, I call it done. I normally sell or give out as gifts.... Next I want to dabble with making creamed honey out of the vanilla honey.

    I always try to use my lighter honeys, some of the dark summer stuff I have will overpower the vanilla flavoring.

    After I'm finished I remove the beans and I always leave my old beans in a jar of sugar. Vanilla sugar is great on lots of stuff!

    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampsquash View Post
    I normally take a gallon of honey and 10-15 beans or more depending on desired strength. I will cut the beans in half and scrape the seeds out with a paring knife. I do my best to get the vanilla caviar(seeds) mixed up real good. They sometimes clump. I will mix this into the honey and let it sit, for a while. 2-6 months or so, depending on how strong vanilla flavor you want. I try to stir and taste it frequently. When I'm happy with it, I call it done. I normally sell or give out as gifts.... Next I want to dabble with making creamed honey out of the vanilla honey.

    I always try to use my lighter honeys, some of the dark summer stuff I have will overpower the vanilla flavoring.

    After I'm finished I remove the beans and I always leave my old beans in a jar of sugar. Vanilla sugar is great on lots of stuff!

    Good Luck!
    Sounds delicious! I made up some creamed honey last year using some clover honey from north Dakota that would work out perfect for this.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    Vance your mail box has overflowed!
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    Thanks I did some housekeeping. If this is about vanilla beans. I recieved 25 little dried up things for $36'95 american yesterday and returned them to slowfoodgroup llc today. I felt i had been a mark. I have had great luck getting great beans in the past.

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    Vance if you have a Trader Joe's near you they have very good Madagascar beans. If not marshallscreekspices.com has good ones as well. I have bought from both. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Looking for Vanilla beans

    Thx

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