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Old 07-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Apple cider for vinegar

Pitched a package of Red Star pasteur champagne yeast into a bottle of Hansen's 100% natural apple juice last night. (OG 1.049)
The plan is to ferment it dry and then mix it with Bragg's apple cider vinegar (with mother) to convert my cider to vinegar.

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Old 07-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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The plan is to ferment it dry and then mix it with Bragg's apple cider vinegar (with mother) to convert my cider to vinegar.
Or, just expose it to air after it is done fermenting.
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Sounds like a waste of alcohol to me... But it's a free country at least for now...

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It needs to be alcohol before it can be vinegar. Otherwise I'd agree with you regarding the waste of alcohol.

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To make vinegar you should get a winemakers titration kit. You want 5% acid to be sure it is finished. The kits are a bit like pool test kits, easy to use. Warm temperatures speed up the process but it takes a month or 2.

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