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Chiangkang Vinegar question....

wench31 Oct 8, 2013 06:31 AM

I found a bottle of Chiangkang vinegarin my cupboard and realized that it's a few years old. Completely forgot about it! Can I still use it should I get another bottle? Thanks!

  1. jen kalb Oct 8, 2013 08:11 AM

    did you open it? If you didnt, no issue.
    If you did, it could have evaporated and got stronger. Or, sometimes, vinegars form a mother and the effect is to become sort of watery.

    Seriously, I had a bottle of this vinegar that lasted more than a decade, Id estimate and it wasnt even tightly capped.. If it is palatable, I would not sweat the issue.

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    1. re: jen kalb
      wench31 Oct 8, 2013 09:39 AM

      No floating things. :) It looks ok and smells ok BUT I opened it. Don't remember when. I'll probably try it. Thanks all!

      1. re: wench31
        jen kalb Oct 8, 2013 10:21 AM

        it should be fine. Most vinegars will keep a very long time. Soy sauce is another thing again - it doesnt spoil but the flavor deteriorates with time.

    2. h
      Harters Oct 8, 2013 07:52 AM

      Looks OK? Smells OK?

      Probably is OK. Vinegar is inherently a preservative.

      That said, I usually take notice of any "use by" date on things. Not slavishly, of course.

      1. alkapal Oct 8, 2013 07:50 AM

        does it have floating things?

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