Storing Extra Vanilla Beans

Decorating By ibeeflower Updated 23 Jan 2013 , 5:13pm by ibeeflower

ibeeflower Posted 21 Jan 2013 , 3:33pm
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Hi all,

I just received vanilla beans from Beanilla and they are vacuum sealed. I am using 20-25 beans for extract and will have a few left over. What is the best way to store the remaining beans? 

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-K8memphis Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 6:07pm
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i wrapped mine like a mummy and stored them in an airtight container


i saw a suggestion to stick one in your car to make it smell good--thought that was kinda cool--


next time i get some i'll treat my car!! icon_biggrin.gif

ibeeflower Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 8:11pm
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Thank you K8memphis! I will be sure to do that. I love vanilla beans and I usually buy singles, so I'm not used to excess beans. The car idea sounds cool though. I would love it if my car smelled like real vanilla.


You mentioned you wrap yours, what do you wrap it in? Paper towel? Parchment paper?


Thanks again :)

-K8memphis Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 8:14pm
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plastic wrap and back into the air tight tubes they came in


you are very welcome!

ibeeflower Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 8:23pm
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Ah, I think I will have to find something else to store them in aide from plastic wrap. Mine came vacuum sealed, not in a vial or tube. 

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 8:59pm
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Seems to me that the obvious answer is to find some appropriately-sized glass vials whose caps form a hermetic (or at least, near-hermetic) seal. I recently purchased such a vial, myself at The Container Store, for a reason I'd be happy to discuss by PM (some people have gotten a bit squeamish about it, so I'll resist the temptation to discuss it on an open Board).

ibeeflower Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:25pm
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I'm intrigued James...PM away!

KoryAK Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 2:49am
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Yeah I wanna know too lol

ReneeFLL Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 5:41am
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I have a Seal A Meal where I vacuum seal them again. 

ibeeflower Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 5:13pm
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Thanks Renee. I have a vacuum seal machine. I used it last night on my leftover fondant. I should have thought about that for my beans. :)

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