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Aug 9, 2012 06:02 PM

I made strawberry shrub, and now I think there's mother of vinegar in there.

Is this possible/likely? The recipe called for equal parts fruit, sugar, and apple cider vinegar, I used a cold-process (no boiling of the vinegar), and it tasted fine until I noticed a ghostly floating thingie in the bottom of the jar that looks just like what was once told was a mother of vinegar. Is it? Will it hurt anything? Should I remove it? Can I still use the shrub (hope so - it's awfully good).

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  1. This sounds like the mother. Won't hurt a thing. You can strain it out if you like. Or you can keep it and try to make your own vinegar!

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    1. re: meatn3

      Thanks! Any ideas for how to make my own vinegar, now that I have mom in hand?