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May 23, 2011 11:56 AM

Anyone make their own vinegar?

I have a bottle of red wine vinegar with several "mothers" floating in it and am wondering if that is all I need to start making my own red wine vinegar. I know I need some sort of crock with a spout, a cool place, and cheese cloth to cover the mouth of the crock.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. Just pour it in a crock or ice tea jar, put it somewhere warm, cover with cheesecloth and feed it a glass of wine every week or every other week. It will smell like acetone for a while and then it will start to smell like vinegar. The mother you are seeing will grow to a large layer of whiteish cellulose layer which you can ignore. It will fall when you feed more wine and create another one. For more details, visit this site which I found when I was starting out.

    Enjoy. Homemade wine vinegar is wonderful, nothing like the stuff from the grocery store.

    1. Thanks for the reply. I researched it on the internet and it just seemed too easy. I just need to get a crock to get started and I need to figure out where to keep the crock.

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