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Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 15:21
by MattN
Hi folks

Anyone know where I can buy a Mother/vinegar starter. I live near Wigan and work in Manchester so anywhere local(ish) or in between would be useful.

Thanks

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 15:39
by calumscott
Open a bottle of beer, wait for fruit flies?

It's acetobacter you need I think and fruit flies are riddled with it.

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 15:45
by MattN
calumscott wrote:Open a bottle of beer, wait for fruit flies?

It's acetobacter you need I think and fruit flies are riddled with it.


Thanks Calum, I was err trying to do it without the involvement of those little critters.

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 16:22
by godfrey
I read somewhere if you buy an unpasteurised cider vinegar you can use it to make a starter

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 16:24
by calumscott
MattN wrote:
calumscott wrote:Open a bottle of beer, wait for fruit flies?

It's acetobacter you need I think and fruit flies are riddled with it.


Thanks Calum, I was err trying to do it without the involvement of those little critters.


Probably wise... :lol:

godfrey wrote:I read somewhere if you buy an unpasteurised cider vinegar you can use it to make a starter


Also a good plan - try local farm shops, deli's and what not. :thumb:

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 20:14
by graysalchemy
MattN wrote:Hi folks

Anyone know where I can buy a Mother/vinegar starter. I live near Wigan and work in Manchester so anywhere local(ish) or in between would be useful.

Thanks


I have 3-4 gallons of vinegar both malt and cider with plenty of mother in it. If you want some I am in eccles but unfortunately I am only available during the day.

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 20:59
by MattN
graysalchemy wrote:
MattN wrote:Hi folks

Anyone know where I can buy a Mother/vinegar starter. I live near Wigan and work in Manchester so anywhere local(ish) or in between would be useful.

Thanks


I have 3-4 gallons of vinegar both malt and cider with plenty of mother in it. If you want some I am in eccles but unfortunately I am only available during the day.


Thank you very much, I will send you a pm.

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 21:49
by MattN
So, yesterday I nipped out from work and picked up some 'mother' from Greys. (Pssst I don't think that is his real picture.)

Anyway, I have now got two litres of white wine vinegar, two litres of red wine vinegar and two litres of Cider vinegar on the go all thanks to Mr. (ahem) Meldrew.

Cheers Al

Matt

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 22:45
by Springer
MattN wrote:So, yesterday I nipped out from work and picked up some 'mother' from Greys. (Pssst I don't think that is his real picture.)

Really. :o :lol: :D
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How did you know it was him then :scratch:

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 07:31
by MattN
Springer wrote:
MattN wrote:So, yesterday I nipped out from work and picked up some 'mother' from Greys. (Pssst I don't think that is his real picture.)

Really. :o :lol: :D
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How did you know it was him then :scratch:


Well, I don't know if you have ever seen a picture that he has posted of an infected brew... you probably haven't :whistle: The 'mother' came from that batch. (I think)

Re: Vinegar mother

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 09:13
by graysalchemy
Nice to meet you Matt, and I must say you look nothing like your avatar either. :lol:

The mother came from an early acetobacter infection from 2011, I think, a not the one which is well documented on here :whistle: .