I bought a natural vanilla extract (vanilla beans, alcohol, and water) to add to my beer at bottling time. I mixed it along with my carbing sugar and bottled. When I tried the beer for the first time, there was a heavy "medicinal" taste to it. (It didn't come from the base beer because I bottled some without the vanilla and it tastes fine).
Is there a way to remove the alcohol from an extract prior adding to beer?
Would it have been better to add the extract to the boil? (I was hoping to get some vanilla aroma by adding it at bottling)
Does anyone have any experience with this?