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Old 05-14-2008, 07:34 PM   #21
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Cider vinegar diluted with a little water and dabbed with cotton ball helps sun burns. I make an every day after a shower spray 3 parts water 1 part white vinegar and 1 TBL bleach I put it in an old windex bottle works pretty good for light cleaning also. I have white, cider, balsamic,red,white, sherry, fig, rice wine and raspberry vinegar. There are many uses for white and cider vinegar besides cooking.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:27 PM   #22
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I forgot about the hair rinse with cider v. I haven't used that in a longtime, yet it's supposed to be good for red heads. (Me-strawberry blonde).
thanks for the reminder
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:01 PM   #23
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Vinegar is an acid and even at 5% acidity it can cause problems in certain circumstances at full strength. Most uses however are diluted with water or something else.

I "drink" apple cider vinegar with water every day. I also rinse my hair daily with a vinegar/water solution and also use it to keep my skin soft and beautiful (I'm a guy so no flowery lotions for me) after working in the garage or yard.

Good stuff and yes the smell goes away in a matter of minutes.
I have used 8 parts water to 1 part cider vinegar in a spray bottle to put on my face after a shower to restore the pH balance for mantle on my skin for years. HB also drinks cider vinegar every day it's loaded with potassium
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We use tons of white vinegar. If you can make bombs with it I'm gonna get followed home by the FBI or Homeland Security from WalMart some day...... When DH cleans his aquarium equipment he soaks his pumps and stuff in it to get the calcium build up off. I usually end up buying 5 gallons at a time.
Reefkeeping.... now there is a totally MacGuyvered hobby.
Sorry, waaaaaayyy off topic.
Otherwise I use mostly cider for cooking, I also have redwine, white wine, rice, balsamic, and a couple others I dont feel like getting up to I.D. right now. :) When I see an interesting one and I have a few extra bucks on my grocery budget (which is never) I like to grab something different.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:29 AM   #25
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...HB also drinks cider vinegar every day it's loaded with potassium

Buy him a banana, they taste a lot better.
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I have some cider vinegar with a mother in it, how do I make more vinegar? Do I just use apple cider and add some mother? Can I make red wine vinegar with red wine, add the mother?

I like balsamic vinegar, on my mac and cheese, and alfredo noodles, and in a reduction. White vinegar in dressings, and mayo. Cider vinegar, to drink with molasses and honey, and dressing.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #27
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Apple cider
Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known simply as cider vinegar, is made from cider or apple must, and is often sold unfiltered, with a brownish-yellow color; it often contains mother of vinegar. It is very popular, partly due to its beneficial health and beauty properties. Due to its acidity, apple cider vinegar can be very harsh, even burning the throat. If taken straight (as opposed to usage in cooking), it should be diluted (e.g. with fruit juice) before drinking.[3] Others dilute it with warm water and add some honey.[4] There have been reports of acid chemical burns of the throat in using the pill form."

It has never tasted harsh to me or burned my throat. And while putting it on FFs may heat it up some, I wouldn't consider that cooking with it

And getting malt vinegar is on my list

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What it is telling you is not to drink it straight from the bottle, though some people do.

What it is not saying is that it will burn you if you put it on your fries or use it any way but straight.
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Old 05-15-2008, 10:58 AM   #28
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Pretty much all vinegars are adjusted to a set range of acidity. The bottles in my cabinet range from 4.3% for rice vinegar to 6% acidity for balsamic and red wine vinegars.

Hard to imagine any of them causing an actual burn rather than just a burning sensation as you swallow it.
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There have been reports of acid chemical burns of the throat in using the pill form."

I think the confusion about the "chemical" burns is that the information pacanis cited is talking about the pill form.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #30
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Buy him a banana, they taste a lot better.
Actually that is a total MYTH. Sure, there's potassium in it, but potassium is also the predominant nutrient in almost all fruits and vegetables, from avocado--which offers twice the potassium of a banana--to zucchini. Also, bananas are high in sugar and best avoided if you have blood sugar problems. Or at least don't eat bananas on an empty stomach.

As for the vinegar, its an acquired taste, but the benefits are enormous.
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