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Old 09-01-2014, 10:06 AM   #11
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Actually, alcohol and water makes an azetrope, so you can't boil away all the alcohol. "... an ethanol-water mixture (obtained by fermentation of sugars) on fractional distillation gives a solution containing approximately 95% by volume of ethanol." from Ethanol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 09-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by icor1031 View Post
Is there some kind of spoon/dipper that I can use for burning the alcohol out of vanilla extract, etc. - which won't spill the extract when I set it down?

Holding onto the spoon until the flame goes out is a lengthy and boring process.
You can flambe the liquid in pretty much anything. A measuring cup or even a shot glass. For safety's sake, I would set the cup in a larger container.

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Old 09-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #13
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I must be using different vanilla extract. I can't remember ever tasting the alcohol that might be a couple teaspoons of vanilla used in any recipe that might have included the extract.

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