DAY # 1
You simply cut or split the whole beans exposing the vanilla seeds on the inside of the pod and place in glass bottle of vodka. The bottle needs to have a tight fitting lid and enough vodka in it to cover the beans. It needs to be stored in a cool dark place and every few days you give the bottle a shake, within 2-3 months you have pure homemade vanilla extract with no additives!
DAY # 10
Here's is another blog post with additional info and pictures:
I'll report back in a few months when our first batch is complete - I'm thinking about doing more and bottling it for holiday gifts!