8.5oz (250ml) Swing Top Flask


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This beautiful 8.5oz bottle is perfect for medium-batch extract making. They are made of glass (best for extract taste and the environment) and they look nice for counter-top storage. 

The typical rule of thumb for extract making is 1oz of beans for every 8oz of spirits. So these bottles will require 1 full ounce of grade-A or grade-B vanilla beans with whatever spirit you choose. Since they are a little larger than 8oz they provide plenty of room for the spirit, after the displacement caused by single or double fold vanilla beans. So be creative and have fun!!

Making vanilla extract is simple: Just add beans, spirits and a lid...then wait for a year. (Here is a more detailed recipe.) You may need to cut your beans into smaller pieces to fit into your bottle. We also recommend slicing the bean pod down the middle so the seeds inside the bean are fully exposed. (This equates to faster extraction). Once each bottle is filled, store the vanilla extract in a cool place (65 degrees or so) and away from any sunlight. Watch as the extract slowly turns to a dark amber over time. 

Remember, pure and real extract is a rich, transparent amber color. It is NOT dark, cloudy or non-transparent. Many extract manufacturers infuse their extracts with corn syrup and other sugars and color additives...because it's cheeper and doesn't require as much time to extract. Real extract isn't rushed.  

Give extract making a try for yourself! We've made it easy. Just pick your bottle, select your vanilla beans and then choose your spirit.

Have fun and please tell us how it turned out! 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

This bottle is so pretty and made well. I highly recommend it.

French Square Bottle

I do not recommend the French Square bottle. I purchased both this shape and the Boston Round bottles. The screw-on lid for the French Square bottle is a flimsy, low quality plastic with a thin styrofoam paper liner. It looks and feels cheap; I had purchased these bottles for gifting vanilla extracts. The Boston Round bottle has a much better plastic lid. I would recommend ordering the Boston Round, as opposed to the French Square based upon the screw-on lid quality.

Super Cute Bottle

I used it for making my extract. Love how it looks and it also pours well.