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Aug 25, 2008 07:05 PM

Seeking vinegar mother--preferably East Bay--please?

I'm starting out on the homemade-vinegar path. I have a fine vinegar pot that I made, and some good red wine which seemed like it was thinking about vinegaring, and I've tried the Bragg unfiltered apple cider addition but that doesn't seem to be working.

So if you have or have a friend who has some mother to spare I would really really appreciate a chunk/dose/glop/whatever the appropriate part name is. Red wine preferred but I gather opinions differ on this, so I'm flexible. I will come and pick it up, container in hand, at a time convenient to you.

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  1. Have you tried this place. I'm sure they have a mother and some motherly advice.

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    1. re: wolfe

      Yep, homebrew shops seem to carry vinegar mother. I've been in oakbarrel, and it's a very friendly, clean store. Their web site lists both red and white vinegar starter.

      San Francisco Brewcraft also carries vinegar mother.

      San Francisco Brewcraft
      1555 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

      Oak Barrel Winecraft
      1443 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

      1. re: SteveG

        Phone first. The topic I linked to has a report of SF Brewcraft being out.