We started our own vanilla making again one evening recently. Last year was the first we had ever done our own, and it was so successful, we decided to do so again this year.
Todd came along while I was stuffing vanilla beans into the alcohol, and wondered if what he had always heard about alcohol being highly flammable was true. I poured some off for him to experiment with.
It was a highly successful experiment.
Chad decided it was a good chance to try an experiment of his own--roasting a Peep candy!
Chad thought that was a success too!!
And as for me, the vanilla making process is coming along QUITE well this year, using a stronger "proof" of alcohol than we did last year. This is how the bottle looked just the next morning--about 11 hours after I started it! It's much, much darker now!
I try to shake it every few days good, and then put it back on the dark shelf. I'm anticipating giving some away for Christmas!