Vanilla beans are a great way for the adventurous homebrewer to impart a different and unique flavor to their beers.
These Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Papua New Guinea are fresh, (unlike the dry beans you typically see in grocery stores) and ready to be used in whatever beer you like.
To use, simply slice the bean open 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 brewers will push the limits and add the third bean. Are you a three-bean-brewer? (This would typically be done in an Oatmeal Stout or a similarly heavy beer.)