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making cider vinegar
« on: June 22, 2011, 10:32:20 pm »
Has anyone tried making vinegar from home brewed cider?  My brother anticipates a large apple harvest this year and wants to try making his own cider vinegar to use in apple chutney.
He has juice extractor and normal wine making apparatus, its the final stage of turning the cider into vinegar he is pestering me about.
IIRC vinegar occurs when the ethanol in a liquid oxidises to ethanoic (acetic) acid; how do you bring this about without it all turning horrible?