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Ferment tastes like vinegar

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Ferment tastes like vinegar

Postby The Baker » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:08 am

Hi,
I started to search for vinegar but there are hundreds of posts, nearly all about cleaning a still.
So...
I'm gradually moving everything from the farm shed to home. (A few years ago there was a grass fire, burned 14,000 hectares, and melted the big plastic tank which stored rainwater from the roof. So no water for ferments and washing up and cooling...)
And I found two containers with ferment in them. Probably from when I put some grain and some sugar on the lees of an apple ferment.
Total thirty litres. One smells and tastes fairly strongly of vinegar, the other a bit less so. There is no slimy mass floating on the surface.
The ferment is not clear but contains a lot of, maybe bran or something from the grain (crushed wheat). Not sediment because it is all through, not deposited on the bottom.
Any ideas?
Can I make vinegar? If so, how, distillation??
Can I distil it for alcohol?
Should I throw it out?

Thanks,

Geoff
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Re: Ferment tastes like vinegar

Postby punkin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:33 am

Id throw it out for sure. If i wanted to make vinegar I'd set out to do it.
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Re: Ferment tastes like vinegar

Postby sugarcreek » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:19 am

Throw it out.
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Re: Ferment tastes like vinegar

Postby The Baker » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:12 pm

Thanks,

I had some vinegar before and it was nice, still using it.

But this is a bit weird, I will throw it out, containers and all (cubies free from the bakery....).

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