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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2009, 02:42:30 am »
So, bootlegging is not dead yet  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2009, 07:25:33 am »
So, bootlegging is not dead yet  :D :D :D :D :D

Not by a long shot up here in the deep north. There are several shops selling all the things you need to make spirits. Of course it is illegal to make the stuff but not to sell the equipment. Some of my fellow shoppers are actually members of the police service. Word wide there are forums with crazy people like us making grog and sharing recipes. Now if I could figure out how to do it in the TMX if would save me some space. :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2009, 07:48:02 am »
Gretchen, you are a clever lady. Do you ever worry that it may explode or don' they do that now a days?
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2009, 09:10:34 am »
Nah, perfectly safe. I do however, worry that I might explode if I don't stop  eatin' and  drinkin'! ;D ;D
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2009, 01:19:43 pm »
Nah, go ahead and enjoy life.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2009, 01:23:20 pm »
So, bootlegging is not dead yet  :D :D :D :D :D

 Of course it is illegal to make the stuff but not to sell the equipment.
Gretchen
Don't you mean it is illegal to make and SELL the stuff Gretchen, I though it was OK to make it as long as it was for your own use ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2009, 02:00:27 pm »
It is definitely illegal to make spirits without the necessary licence
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2009, 02:02:34 pm »
Well I hope you have a licence Gretchen - if not, I hear nothing and see nothing  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2009, 10:45:21 pm »
A home distilllery can also be used to make distilled water to drink or to use in your steam iron but somehow I don't see my fellow shoppers doing that ! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2009, 12:53:47 am »
Mum's the word  ;) ;)
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2009, 08:24:34 am »
Never thougt to make my own vanilla extract. Next to my TMX I love my distillary and make my own white spirit so I could make the vanilla extract with just about any flavour around. Ummmmm. Thinking now.  About the only thing I don't make is Scotch  Whiskey as I cannot seem to get the flavour just right even though I have tried every process.

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Good on ya Gretchen - I've always wanted to set that up - just have never got around to it. I am thinking you wouldn't have to put any flavour with your vanilla to make vanilla essence just the alcohol - would that be right?? No need to waste the flavouring.  ;)

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2009, 08:55:13 am »


Sure Nay nay I say just the vanilla pod/seeds in the white spirit. I am going to find some fresh vanilla pods from a company up in the Daintree. I think they might be at a local market here in Cairns held on Sat  mornings.  I could then use hat flavouring for vanilla vodka.

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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2009, 04:17:30 pm »
I like to make vanilla agave, since i'm allergic to alcohol.
Slice 2 vanilla pods lengthwise per cup agave or use only the pods after you've scraped out the seeds. A star anis agave is nice too, by adding 1 ground teaspoon staranise or a few whole star anise per cup. Keep refrigerated
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2009, 01:03:39 am »
Thanks good tip
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Re: Vanilla Extract - from Shayla
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2009, 10:23:15 am »
Thank you Elli!

So easy. Will ask my friend in the neigbourhood if she needs all the vanilla she has ordered....
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