[NAFEX] Vinegar

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Sat Jul 1 01:00:46 EDT 2006

A little clarification; the reason you need to ferment your base is that
ethanol is required as a raw material for Acetobacter aceti conversion to
acetic acid.  No ethanol, no vinegar.  

Stephen Sadler

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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Vinegar

You do need to make wine (or hard cider or perry) first.  The acetobacter is
a drunkard of a microbe, and needs the alcohol. 

I've made hard cider, but not fruit wines.  For cider and perry, you don't
need to add sugar at any point.   


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