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    Sept. 2020 bored locked in, what to do with half gallon of rum? It wasn't the only booze I had, and I don't drink much. What I did was to order 28 grade "A" Madagascar vanilla beans, and drop them into the bottle. Now months later I have a half a gallon of quadruple strength vanilla extract. This is real deal stuff, anything you cook with it is fantastic. I made a batch of french vanilla ice cream for the family and everyone loved it and commented on the vanilla. It is crazy different from the cheap stuff in the store. If you ever want to make some buy some rum and hit ebay for the vanilla beans. 2 vanilla beans per pint or more, and forget about it for 6 months or a year. If you know someone who bakes, they will love you if you give them some.
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    Over the course of this winter I've been experimenting with pickling the same way it was done before the invention of canning. It's truly amazing what can be done with nothing more than water and salt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalfab View Post
    Sept. 2020 bored locked in, what to do with half gallon of rum? It wasn't the only booze I had, and I don't drink much. What I did was to order 28 grade "A" Madagascar vanilla beans, and drop them into the bottle. Now months later I have a half a gallon of quadruple strength vanilla extract. This is real deal stuff, anything you cook with it is fantastic. I made a batch of french vanilla ice cream for the family and everyone loved it and commented on the vanilla. It is crazy different from the cheap stuff in the store. If you ever want to make some buy some rum and hit ebay for the vanilla beans. 2 vanilla beans per pint or more, and forget about it for 6 months or a year. If you know someone who bakes, they will love you if you give them some.
    Not half an hour ago we were talking about flavouring up cheap store bought gin with juniper, cardamom, pepper and so forth and how to deal with the oil extraction problem. This puts a whole new angle on things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan W View Post
    Not half an hour ago we were talking about flavouring up cheap store bought gin with juniper, cardamom, pepper and so forth and how to deal with the oil extraction problem. This puts a whole new angle on things
    High strength low added flavor booze is the best base when you make an extract. The oil is dissolve by the alcohol and leached out into the liquid. Crushing hard spices speeds up the extraction. You need to let it sit months for the best extraction. Oils work too the process takes a lot longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAB3 View Post
    Over the course of this winter I've been experimenting with pickling the same way it was done before the invention of canning. It's truly amazing what can be done with nothing more than water and salt!
    I pickle/ferment a lot of veggies, they are so tart and tasty. I like the jalapeno, onion, garlic, ginger, black pepper ferment. I have been buying 1/2 and 1 gallon jars of pickles for the glass jars a lot in recent years. Those make the best large containers for pickling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalfab View Post
    I pickle/ferment a lot of veggies, they are so tart and tasty. I like the jalapeno, onion, garlic, ginger, black pepper ferment. I have been buying 1/2 and 1 gallon jars of pickles for the glass jars a lot in recent years. Those make the best large containers for pickling.
    I've been using left over plastic coffee containers. They tend to have a bit of "funk" left in them from holding coffee but a tablespoon of baking soda added to to water inside them left overnight takes care of that problem. Here's the video that got me started, sent to me from a fellow po-lock up in Buffalo.

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