Distilling Tahiti Vanilla ?!

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  1. tyson

    tyson Oud Alchemist

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    A friend is sending me 4 pounds of AAAAA grade Tahitian Vanilla Beans from last years harvest. Im not even sure it will make any oil but were going to find out . I can only imagine what a magnificently magical essence oil this will potentially make .
    Anyone who guesses the amount of oil produces will win a full bottle of the ambergrisvanillahojary.
    awnser down to the 0.1 ©2014VanillaFromTahiti-4a.jpg Tahitian beans are usually shorter, plumper and contain a higher oil and water content than Bourbon beans.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  2. Martin

    Martin Oud Novice

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    I’ll guess 3ml of oil.
     
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  3. Elixir Attar

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  4. Mr.P

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    I am guessing you will not get even a single milliliter. So I will guess 0.75 ml


    Good luck.
     
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  5. Joe King

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    0.5ml
     
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  6. tyson

    tyson Oud Alchemist

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    The person who im doing this for sells hydrosols so he will at least get his money back from this test... It is a bit of a gamble I have to say , im going to assume that it will be less than 1 ml but who knows maybe there will be a pleasant surprise
     
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  7. Sproaty

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    0.82 :)
     
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  10. Mr.P

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    I’m revising it downward. Less than 0.1 ml, basically a light skin of oil on the surface.

    Vanillin’s boiling point is like 500 F or close to it.
     
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  12. tyson

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    Looks like your the winner powdernose , will send your prize off later this week :) send me your shipping addy please :)

    The tiny drops were not really oil but a butter much like orris root . The smell was off the charts fantastic , buttery nutty vanilla with this magnetic pheromone note that really blew my mind. My condenser has so many coils that it also absorbed any of the vanilla butter , not the best condenser for getting such tiny bit of oil but that's just a drawback for distilling a gram or less so really not that much of a concern for 99 percent of applications .
     
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  13. powdernose

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    Thanks!

    Pheromone smell? sounds like it was worth the olfactory adventure.
    How's the hydrosol?
     
  14. tyson

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    The hydrosol was beyond my expectation , its so close to the scent of the bean and when you drink it , it feels very powerful . I think alot of the water soluble chemical properties were infused into this water . There are 500 different chemicals in vanilla and only 250 of them are known so its hard to say what came over but you really feel it when you drink a little , pure magic ! A hydrosol fit for spritzing oneself or used in culinary masterpieces .
     
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    0.1 ml from 4 pounds?!
     
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