You may remember that last year I decided to try making apple cider vinegar. Well ever since then my pantry has had this rather interesting vinegar smell. I would look at it every so often to check on it but I wasn't sure how to really tell if it was doing well or not. I think it was only supposed to take around 4-6 months but since I was so unsure of how to really check if it was good or not I let it go for 11 months.
Lately though as all my cupboard space has been filling up with new canned goods I decided I had better figure out what to do with my vinegar. I got it all out and looked it over. Some looked and smelled horrible but others seemed much more likely candidates for having turned out okay.
I did decide to keep 3 jars of vinegar. They fizzed nicely, They smelled like vinegar (though maybe a bit strong) and the one I was brave enough to taste- tasted like vinegar too.
I put all that I saved in clean bottles and am now storing it in the fridge. So far I have only had the guts to take a tiny taste, put about a tablespoon of it in my pancakes and then try treating my canker sore with a little bit. I will probably get braver. :-)
Have you made vinegar before? As you can probably tell I could use some advice with the whole vinegar adventuring.
I am linking this to Homestead Revival's Homestead Barn Hop