Originally Posted by LindaF144a
I was just pondering this subject in my head last night.
Did you use dark bottles? I read somewhere that you need to use dark,but I can't find them.
If you are using vodka, why can't I just slip the beans in the bottle the vodka is in, after pouring some out.
I wouldn't use too cheap a vodka. I bought some Skol to paint with. Within a week it turned from clear to a pale yellow and has a definite off putting chemical, rubbing alcohol smell to it. I would move up to at least the $10 range. Although I am a liquid snob, so I would have to try very hard not to go for the Grey Goose on this. ( as my friends affectionately call us)
You can use any coloured bottle you wish - the darker the glass the less light gets through...
If you have a green Olive Oil bottle - you could wash that out - sterilize it and use it.
Most of our Olive Oils come in dark green bottles....
Keeping the mixture in the bottom of a pantry/dark cupboard helps with it not fading due to sun light....as it matures.
Yes, you can use your Voddka Bottle...
Perhaps not the one that smells like rubbing alcohol
Grey Goose - no, keep that for drinking
Somewhere in between...