A perfect jar for those of you that don't want to create your own labels. This swing-top bottle features a chalkboard area so you can quickly label your extract and then easily change it as you like. It will require roughly 1oz of vanilla beans to get started.
Swing Chalkboard Bottle Features:
- Chalkboard surface for labeling
- Swing bottle creates hermetic seal
- 7.5 inches tall
- 8.5oz capacity bottle
- Odor and stain resistant
- Hand wash only
The typical rule of thumb for extract making is 1oz of beans for every 8oz of spirits, so this bottle will require just 1oz of vanilla beans. As for spirits, we recommend white rum, vodka or bourbon. We have had customers use unique spirits as well, such as coconut rum or strawberry vodka and the results have been sweet and pleasantly surprising. So be creative and have fun!!
Making Vanilla Extract -(Kit Instructions Here)
Making vanilla extract is simple: Just add beans, spirits and a lid...then wait for a year. 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!