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Old 05-30-2014, 03:31 PM   #1
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Is there a substitute for malt vinegar?

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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No.

Actually, it would depend on how you are using the malt vinegar. If you're using it as a condiment, like with fish & chips, then no, there would be no acceptable substitute. If, however, it is in an ingredient list, you could most likely use whatever vinegar would go best with the recipe. Personally I would choose rice wine vinegar, which would be the mildest of the vinegars.
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Is there a substitute for malt vinegar?
What are you doing with it?

I'm in the UK so malt vinegar is readily available (in many places more easily found than wine vinegar)

I only use malt vinegar for pickles and chutneys and not always then, although for pickles you need to use a vinegar that has 6% minimum acidity in order to be sure the pickles will keep well. Any less acidity and the pickles may not keep. Having said that I do pickle onions in cider vinegar. I also use malt vinegar in the meringue base for pavlovas (it makes the centre of the meringue base nicely squishy and marshmallow-ish as a pavlova should be). I don't know if it has to be malt vinegar for some scientific reason but recipes always say to use it so I do.

I use wine vinegar or cider vinegar for most other things. Malt vinegar is too fierce for salad dressings, etc.

Of course, malt vinegar is the only vinegar for putting on your fish and chips :-D
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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Is there a substitute for malt vinegar?
Be aware if you do find it that malt vinegar is NOT gluten-free (it's made from barley) and is a definite no-no for any one with a gluten intolerance.

However, I just came across this http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.co...t-vinegar.html
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Like others have said, it depends on what you are using it for.
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Of course, malt vinegar is the only vinegar for putting on your fish and chips :-D
We like cider vinegar on French Fries, but malt vinegar on fries is pretty good too.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
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There probably is a substitute, but as in all substitutes it won't be malt vinegar... cider vinegar isn't wine vinegar and neither is it rice vinegar and for sure it's not malt vinegar.
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Speaking of vinegar, these are the ones I keep in my pantry:

White balsamic, red balsamic (several different "qualities")
white wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
black vinegar (this is a Chinese vinegar)
apple cider vinegar (actually in the fridge--it is raw and has mother in it)
champagne vinegar
blackberry vinegar
cloudberry vinegar (IKEA carries it)
cane vinegar
fig vinegar
raspberry vinegar
pomegranate vinegar
rice wine vinegar
mirin (is that a vinegar?)
malt vinegar
white vinegar but I usually use that for cleaning

I am a sucker for vinegar. Whenever I come across one I don't have, I buy it.

I probably would grab the raw apple cider vinegar if I were out of malt vinegar. Depends on what you are making.
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Speaking of vinegar, these are the ones I keep in my pantry:

White balsamic, red balsamic (several different "qualities")
white wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
black vinegar (this is a Chinese vinegar)
apple cider vinegar (actually in the fridge--it is raw and has mother in it)
champagne vinegar
blackberry vinegar
cloudberry vinegar (IKEA carries it)
cane vinegar
fig vinegar
raspberry vinegar
pomegranate vinegar
rice wine vinegar
mirin (is that a vinegar?)
malt vinegar
white vinegar but I usually use that for cleaning

I am a sucker for vinegar. Whenever I come across one I don't have, I buy it.

I probably would grab the raw apple cider vinegar if I were out of malt vinegar. Depends on what you are making.
I love vinegar, too Strawberry balsamic and chocolate balsamic are killer over ice cream.

Mirin is sweetened rice wine.
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I love vinegar too! I made a dressing for a quinoa salad recently from grapefruit balsamic vinegar and grapefruit flavored olive oil. It was delicious, I could eat it with a spoon ;)
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Speaking of vinegar, these are the ones I keep in my pantry:

White balsamic, red balsamic (several different "qualities")
white wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
black vinegar (this is a Chinese vinegar)
apple cider vinegar (actually in the fridge--it is raw and has mother in it)
champagne vinegar
blackberry vinegar
cloudberry vinegar (IKEA carries it)
cane vinegar
fig vinegar
raspberry vinegar
pomegranate vinegar
rice wine vinegar
mirin (is that a vinegar?)
malt vinegar
white vinegar but I usually use that for cleaning

I am a sucker for vinegar. Whenever I come across one I don't have, I buy it.

I probably would grab the raw apple cider vinegar if I were out of malt vinegar. Depends on what you are making.

I love vinegar but you totally outdo me.

Since you are a sucker for vinegar I highly suggest adding a good bottle of sherry vinegar to your pantry.

It might be my favorite kind.

And Mirin is not vinegar, it's a rice wine like sake. Bottoms up!
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I forgot the ume su (spelling) and the sherry vinegar. I have those, too. Haven't found grapefruit vinegar...I'll have to look for it.
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I have some Mango Vinegar.
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Mango vinegar yum!
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We like cider vinegar on French Fries, but malt vinegar on fries is pretty good too.
I like to use the malt vinegar on fries and even on fried chicken.
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