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?
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.