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superflyguy - 17 October 2012 - 7:06 am
Hi, your Open By Christmas recipe looks pretty good. I was wondering what the vanilla actually is? Extract? Pods? Also the oranges, do you use the juice and peel as in previous recipes or just the peel as stated? much thanks
ibrewalot - 17 October 2012 - 8:11 pm
It's Vanilla Extract. I never wanted to hassle with the variability and pain of doing the whole vanilla bean soaking thing, so I fine-tuned the amount of real (not imitation) vanilla extract to use over the years. Good luck with the recipe! :-)
ibrewalot - 17 October 2012 - 8:12 pm
Oops...I use the peel (grated off the oranges) in the boil and the juice of those oranges after the wort has cooled.
michangal - 14 October 2012 - 3:19 pm
Maybe I am not seeing it, but what yeast are you using for your holiday standard? It doesn't download with recipe.
ibrewalot - 14 October 2012 - 7:28 pm
I'm not sure why it's not showing up...must be my bad. Either way, I always use Safale 04 dry yeast. I get consistent results that I'm happy with. Good luck with it! :-)