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Making a homemade unique vanilla extract using oak blocks

Vanilla extract is one of the desired extracts and is the world's most popular extract. Using vanilla beans, alcohol, and oak finishing blocks, this post will show you how to produce your own extract using the same. 

Preparing vanilla extract  

A concentrated substance is referred to as an extract. As a result, vanilla beans are used to make vanilla extract. To manufacture this particular type of extract, we need to use vanilla plant beans. 

To make your own Vanilla extract, start by grinding a few vanilla beans. After that, you must soak them for at least 24 hours in alcohol. You can use them as the base ingredient for the extraction procedure once they've been entirely absorbed. 

You can use any number of vanilla beans (they should all be whole), but at least 30 grams per liter of water is recommended. This guideline is based on the fact that less than 30 grams of vanilla extract do not produce a strong vanilla flavor. 

Adding oak blocks  

Pour the extract you just prepared into a pint jar with an oak finishing block and leave it to age for two weeks. This is the next step that provides excellent vanilla flavor. 

Oak is a completely natural technique to age vanilla extract, bringing out four distinct tasty flavors: light, medium, dark, and char. 

Because taste and smell are subjective, we recommend evaluating your extracts regularly when using oak for the first time. Some people may enjoy the presence of oak, while others may not. 


Vanilla is a taste that can be used in a variety of ways. This extract is suitable for usage in a wide range of meals and beverages. However, you can take it a step further and age your extract using oak finishing blocks, which will make it even more wonderful.