This has been a really fun process and now I have really good vanilla for my desserts. I have already started using it and it really is better than store bought. I am going to let my big bottle keep soaking (perhaps add a few more beans to the mix) and in four months I hope to have even better, richer, darker liquid gold. I would highly recommend doing this. I'm thinking I should try rum next and see what the differene is. I will keep you posted on how things shape up.