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Kauaʻi Traveler magazine features our vanillery

We’re very pleased to have an arti­cle about our vanillery in Kauai Traveler mag­a­zine!

Read the arti­cle here…

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  1. Dear Roland

    I had the dis­tinct plea­sure of tak­ing a class from Beatrice yes­ter­day and she real­ly likes your vanil­la beans, as you know. Here is my prob­lem. I do not know which ones to order. I have been mak­ing vanil­la, using rum, for many years and I am delight­ed to read all about your oper­a­tion.

    What do sug­gest I order? I make it in a fifth bot­tle that I con­stant­ly replen­ish.

    Your advice will be appre­ci­at­ed.

    We once lived on Cosby street in Queens Acres, back in 1987

    Aloha

    Ellie

    1. Hi Ellie,

      For what you’re doing, the grade B is the way to go. Those beans are slight­ly less moist, which is a good thing when you’re doing an extrac­tion. The usu­al for­mu­la for extract is 1 oz. of vanil­la beans to 10 fl. oz. of vod­ka or rum. A full fifth is 25 ounces, but you’re not mak­ing straight extract, you’re just keep­ing a bot­tle of it going. That’s how we do it at home too! In a sit­u­a­tion like that, you’d be using less alco­hol, so maybe 1/2 to 3/4 cup of booze with your ounce of beans. The add more in a few months when it’s run­ning low. It will be good and strong after a few weeks.

      We’d be hap­py to show you around if you want…email us at [email protected] to arrange it.

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