Hello all, I was told to make home made vanilla extract is to get 3 vanilla pods and 1 cup of alcohol (vodka or scotch), split the pods in halfs, put them together in a sealed jar with the alcohol and leave for 2 months and voila, you have home made vanilla extract. My questions are in regards to what happens once you start using the vanilla extract. Can I add more alcohol to top up what I use of the extract or once I use all the extract can I reuse the pods and do another batch of extract? How do I stretch out the use of the vanilla pods so I can make more extract as they are very expensive to buy just to make 1 cup. I am trying to figure out how to make a few cups out of a few pods. Any help would be appreciated.