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Vinegar is a dilution of acetic acid. Versions used in cooking include white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and rice wine vinegar.

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Wheat berry vinegar

I soaked these wheat berries. They are fully submerged for about 6 months now. As far as I can tell it should have just gone from the stages of ferment, to malt, to alcohol, to vinegar. I did not put ...
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Home made apple cider vinegar

I have several jars of apple cider vinegar fermenting for 3-4 months now. Stored away in a cool dark place. I just pulled them out. One gallon jar had a rip in the paper lid at the rubber band. Fruit ...
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White Mold on Apple Cider Vinegar, Salvagable?

I have been trying to make homemade vinegar for the past few months. I have successfully made apple cider vinegar, grape vinegar, pomegranate vinegar and so on. I recently put a new batch of apple ...
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What is growing on my homemade blackberry vinegar?

My vinegar reads 5% acetic acid. There is an unusual layer on the top, not slimy at all. More powdery and granular.
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White-wine vinegar mother & red-wine vinegar mother: what's the difference?

Aside from the coloration (presumably from the wine medium), is there any difference between mothers for red or white vinegar? That is, is it reasonable to use some mother from a red-wine vinegar to ...
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Heat levels when reducing balsamic vinegar

I'm going to attempt reducing a balsamic vinegar into a syrup, and while most recipes I've found recommend bringing it to just a boil and then lowering the temperature, none of them ever specify what ...
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Making wild vinegar - covered or open?

I'm trying to make white wine vinegar using the traditional method - leaving an open jar with water-wine solution in a warm place (~7% alcohol content in the mixture) and waiting for the right ...
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Shelf life of homemade kombucha vinegar

How long does homemade kombucha vinegar last on the shelf (non refrigerated)? Or are there signs to tell it’s gone bad beyond the it smells bad?
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When measuring vinegar for salsa do I measure all vegetables or just the tomatoes?

I'm using bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, onions, and tomatoes for salsa. How much vinegar do I need to add per cup or is the amount of vinegar just based on cups of tomatoes?
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Effect of combining baking powder and vinegar powders in a rub or seasoning blend

I am currently working on a line of seasoning blends and rubs and I was curious, I know that both vinegar powder and baking powder are commonly used to dry rub meat and gain a more tender end result ...
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How to make mellow vinegar?

I made pineapple vinegar by just putting all of the fibrous and hard to eat parts of the fruit in water with some sugar. It did ferment and make vinegar, in that it's sour and pretty acidic (pH is ...
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How many mg of acetic acid are in 1 Goli apple cider vinegar gummy?

The label says "Apple Cider Vinegar (5% acetic acid) 500 mg". Does one gummy have 25mg of acetic acid or 500mg of acetic acid?
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Amount of water needed to soak buckwheat groats together with apple cider vinegar as prep for buckwheat milk

I'm attempting a recipe for buckwheat milk from Blissful Basil. The recipe calls for the following ingredients: 1 cup raw buckwheat groats 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 3 cups filtered water 2 ...
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Mold in my new vinegar batch [duplicate]

I found this mold in my new vinegar batch. It has grown in the second refill of alcoholic soda when the mother of vinegar was already formed. Does anyone know why this mold has come out in the vinegar?...
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Found a single fruit fly inside my batch of apple cider vinegar. Should I throw it all away?

I'm making apple cider vinegar. I strained the scraps from the liquid and some time later, found a single fruit fly inside the jar. I took it off, but didn't throw it all away. It's been almost 5 ...
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Will ultrapasterized milk curdle?

Normally (e.g. here) the recipe for oladyi (thick palm-sized pancakes) requires kefir, a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yoghurt or ayran. There is one well-tested recipe that uses milk with ...
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Can homemade vinegar be safely sealed in a bottle?

When I've read kombucha recipes a last recommended step was to bottle the liquid, allow some gas buildup to carbonate it, and then refrigerate it to stop the bacteria from continuing to produce gas. ...
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Is lactic acid a vinegar?

'Saccharomyces' gives us 'ethanol' (i.e. alcohol). Then 'acetobacter' makes 'acetic acid' (i.e. vinegar) On the other hand, 'lactobacillus' gives us 'lactic acid' (i.e. pickle brine) My question ...
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What defines the type of the fermentation (alcohol/lacto)?

What defines the outcome of the fermentation? You put the veggie, fruit in an anaerobic environment and you either get "Alcohol fermentation" (ethanol) or "Lacto fermentation" (...
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Is it a mold in my scoby?

For the fist time in my life I make a apple cider vinegar and don't know anything about mold in the scoby. What I know is there is a mother that will formed in there process but I don't know if its ...
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can light beer be used as substitute for white wine vinegar in marinade recipe?

A chicken marinade recipe calls for both 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup white wine vinegar. I was wondering if I can swap the vinegar with a light beer, and if so, would proportions remain same as if ...
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Is there residual alcohol in various vinegars?

How much, if any, alcohol is left when vinegar is made from alcoholic products? Does this differ between different types of vinegar, such as malt, red wine, white wine and spirit vinegars? The context ...
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Is it safe to eat a dish made with vinegar if the vinegar lid had black stuff on it?

I stored some vinegar in a salsa container. When I opened it, I noticed some black stuff under the lid. The vinegar liquid looked good, so I used a little and started to cook with it. When I washed ...
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Am I on wrong track or is my Apple Cider gonna waste?

I am new to this forum. I am questions regarding ACV. But for this I am writing the complete scenario for understanding. Last year, I made ACV (watching some tutorials from YouTube) and ingredients I ...
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My apple cider vinegar became infested with fruit flies and maggots. Can I wash the mother and use her again?

My apple cider vinegar became infested with fruit flies and maggots. Can I wash the mother and use her again?
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My pepper sauce looks unsafe

I canned some pepper sauce. It had peppers and green tomatoes. After 3 days of being refrigerated , the peppers are floating on top and has blobs of cloudy material stuck to the peppers. The tomatoes ...
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Settling Up the Dispute over Poached Egg's Definition

Fact: You can poach an egg without acid, although adding a tiny bit helps a lot with the egg white to set easier. Current situation: My friend (a culinary graduate) 'poached' an egg without vinegar ...
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Is it possible (and if so, how) to convert a store bought "pickles in vinegar" to "pickles in sweetened vinegar"?

In the past I've bought many pickled cucumbers and other veg, but a few weeks ago I bought pickled 'sandwich' cucumber slices (similar to this) which were in sweetened vinegar and liked them much ...
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Can I dissolve eggshells in vinegar, and use the vinegar in a dish? [closed]

Are there other dishes where this is done to increase the bio-availablity of calcium in a dish, such as pork knuckle vinegar stew, which is considered a post-partum dish in Cantonese style cooking. ...
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White stuff on the top of my apple cider vinegar?

This white stuff has appeared on my Apple cider vinegar. Is it good or do I remove it? It has been 4 weeks. I was going to strain the apples out today and let it sit for another 4 weeks. Smell of ...
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Does anyone know why when we add vinegar to rice its texture changes? I would like to understand "chemically" what happens

I'm trying to improve my brown rice recipe, and although I put some vinegar in it, I still don't understand how it works. Does it make the rice stickier or looser?
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Does anyone know what it is in my apple cider vinegar?

I bought it in December. Is it spoiled? I hadn't noticed that until today. The smell is normal. ⠀⠀⠀
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Balsamic vinegar became too thick. How to liquefy it?

I store an Italian balsamic vinegar (BVM) in a fridge and use it from time to time for a couple of years. It used to be thick and viscous. (In contrast to some other reports, I did not need to reduce ...
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What is the best substitute for sherry vinegar?

I want to make an Ajo Blanco soup and one of the ingredients is sherry vinegar, but where I live I didn't find it to buy it. The recipe calls for 2 tbsp. I have never tasted sherry vinegar, so I have ...
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vinegar pickles safety

I recently made a large batch of mixed vegetable pickles (cucumber, onion, carrot, peppers, cauliflower, garlic) with a brine of 1 cup white vinegar to 3 cups water and 1/4 cup salt. I used a clean, ...
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Were are they? Are there even any? [closed]

Were are the steps to make yogurt? I've been looking for 5 hours and ended up being late for making yogurt for lunch! I won't be back on this website again, Thats for sure
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Stewing meat with vinegar or adding it after

Wild turkey legs are rather tough, and some hunters even throw them away, but I decided to give it a shot in a slow cooker set at the lowest setting for 8 hours, with vegetables. I definitely like ...
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What am I doing wrong with my Beurre Blanc?

I made my first Beurre Blanc a couple days ago. It got very sour and I had to pour some sugar to sweeten it. I'm almost sure I reduced the wine and the vinegar enough before I started throwing in the ...
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What vinegar was used in 1904?

What kind of vinegar would best replicate that was being used in the USA, upper Midwest in a recipe dated 1904? It is a potato salad recipe. The potatos & egg yolks are mashed together with minced ...
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Added too much White Wine Vinegar

I have added a good slosh of white wine vinegar to a dish by accident (it was meant to be white wine, not vinegar) and now all I can taste is a nasty vinegary taste. I don't have any actual white ...
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Mircowave does not work after I used vinegar without water to clean it [closed]

I forgot the water with the vinegar. I heard a pop. Now it does not work. Can I do any thing, or did I blow it up?
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Do salt or vinegar in the boiling water help peeling eggs?

In another question, a user commented I've heard some tales that vinegar helps with peeling afterwards and another one responded both are totally useless That struck me as a very good ...
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White wine vinegar query

How long does white wine vinegar last if kept in a sealed bottle? Does this apply to the age of all vinegars kept in a sealed bottle?
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Little maggots on top of my home-made apple cider vinegar, is it bad?

This was my first attempt at making apple-cider-vinegar at home. I did this all following a tutorial from YouTube. I simply cut a few apples and put them in a clean jar with sugar+water. I set the lid ...
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Can mold grow in vinegar?

I found this: The bottle has a best by date of 2022 and was opened a few months ago. Is that common that mold can grow in vinegar?
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Can vinegar be used instead of alcohol in keeping sorbet soft/scoopable?

I recently found a recipe (forgot the source) that called for white wine vinegar instead of strong liqour or sugar syrup to keep the sorbet soft and creamy. Would this actually work (is there ...
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Softening meat with the vinegar / lemon / onion / pineapple etc. How does it work? [duplicate]

And why does acid make the meat softer?
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Ruined balsamic salad dressing, how to recover?

My favorite balsamic salad dressing seems to have been discontinued, so I decided to make my own. In doing so I added far, far too much xanthan gum and am now left with 350ml of oily herbed balsamic ...
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Why did my apple cider vinegar hiss when I opened it?

I opened a bottle of apple cider vinegar and it made a hissing sound when I opened it (like beer). I thought it was okay and poured it on my salad but it did smell a bit yeasty. I put the salad in the ...
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Apple cider vinegar in roasting pan

I am smoking a turkey and don’t have broth to use in the base of the roasting pan. The turkey was brined over night. I was thinking of putting the turkey on a bed of celery and carrots with 3 cups of ...
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