Mother of vinegar


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Mother of vinegar

A cluster of the bacteria that converts alcohol to vinegar. When vinegar for household use was bought or made in multiple-gallon quantities, it might stay in a wooden barrel or cask for several months. During that time, the mother of vinegar would sometimes grow into gelatinous masses several inches across.
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I emptied the juice into a jar and added a mother of vinegar, which I normally use to make apple cider vinegar.
The first one is in reply to Arena Blankenship who asked about "mother of vinegar." From her description I believe what her neighbor made and she sampled was kombucha, a fermented tea.
PHOTO : Gelatinous mother of vinegar layers float in wine-water mixture.