Vanilla beans have been used for years by various breweries to impart a different and unique flavor to their beers. These Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Madagascar are fresh and ready to be used in whatever beer you like, unlike the dry beans you typically see in grocery stores. To use, simply cut the bean lengthwise and add to your Secondary or Keg. Remove when the Vanilla flavor is at the desired strength. 1-2 beans are fine for a slight Vanilla flavor, but some adventurous brewers will push the limits and add the third bean. This would typically be done in an Oatmeal Stout or a similarly heavy beer.