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Old 12-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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Floaties in my Vinegar?

I pulled out my bottle of white distilled vinegar this morning and was going to use some of it.

But .. I see thing floating in it

Never had this happen before. It's a bottle that I've had for only about a month and I used some of it, re-capped it and put it in the back of the pantry.

What the heck is that stuff? Is my vinegar bad?

A quick online check gave conflicting answers. Some said it is a "mother" and to just strain it through a coffee filter and it "should" be ok.

Others said boil it until it's gone and it "should" be okay.

It's the "should" part that concerns me.

Vinegar is cheap and I can replace it, but anyone know what the heck happened?

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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I've never heard of 'mother' in a distilled white vinegar.

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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I've never heard of 'mother' in a distilled white vinegar.
Me neither. I dont think mothers grow in distilled vinegar.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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My first thought was "mother", but I don't know if one gets mother with white vinegar. My organic, cider vinegar brags about the fact that there is mother in it.
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