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please help with vinegar making....it is smelly

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heyjude344 Feb 10, 2009 10:25 AM

thanks for all your previous posts regarding vinegar making. i'm roughly two weeks into my project and it smells.....kind of moldy, or sour. i've read posts that say dump it if it smells like furniture polish....it isn't that kind of smell. any advice...do i dump or continue????? thanks

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    somervilleoldtimer Feb 10, 2009 05:23 PM

    What I find completely charming about vinegar making is the "mother" that results. It reminds me a lot of a placenta!

    1. scubadoo97 Feb 10, 2009 01:36 PM

      It goes through several stages in fermentation and indeed can smell like acetone before turning to vinegar. GIve it time.

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