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Storing Vanilla Beans

Proper storage will keep your vanilla beans from drying out. This is a guide about storing vanilla beans.
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October 12, 2010

Because dried out vanilla beans are nearly impossible to split and scrape, I store whole beans in a jar filled with vodka, bourbon or brandy. They stay soft, making it easy to scrape out every last bit of vanilla. The liquor makes a vanilla extract. Great for anything!

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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October 16, 20100 found this helpful

I guess I never thought of the beans drying out. I use my right away. I have heard of storing them in alcohol but I thought it was just for making vanilla extract. Glad to know it serves a duel purpose. Might just give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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