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can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284667 Zech
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:24 pm

I know that all vinegar comes from sugar, ultimately, but do I have to turn it all into alcohol before I start on the vinegar, or can I get both processes happening at once?

I've had some success with making vinegar last year, and I have a blob of jelly that I'm pretty sure is a vinegar mother. I also have some too-sweet beech leaf wine (basically a herbal tea sweetened with lots of sugar and partially fermented). It's too sweet because I tried to make wine using bread yeast and it gave up half way through. The wine has cleared by now, so I'm not sure whether there's any yeast left in it, or whether it's all sunk to the bottom.

I've seen instructions for making vinegar directly from apple peelings, suggesting that sugar to vinegar conversion can be done in one go, so I'm wondering the sugar will turn into vinegar if I just put the mother into the wine. Does anyone know what I can expect if I try this?
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284668 Green Aura
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:02 pm

We've made vinegar from crappy wine with good success, but that was starting without a mother. If you already have that I don't see why you shouldn't be able to turn just about anything into vinegar. It doesn't take very long with the mother so it might be worth trying a small tester.

Otherwise buy some wine yeast and restart you wine. We've done that too with mixed results.
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284673 doofaloofa
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:04 pm

One can make a type of gun powder from sugar
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284683 Zech
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:57 am

Cheers, Green Aura. Maybe I'll just stick it all in a jar and see what happens.

Doofa, I believe that icing sugar will go up with quite a bang all by itself, but that wasn't quite the effect I was aiming for!
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284685 doofaloofa
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:09 pm

sweet
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284688 ina
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:38 pm

doofaloofa wrote:One can make a type of gun powder from sugar


Any recipes? Might need some in the near future! :mrgreen:
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Re: can I make vinegar from sugar?

Post: #284690 doofaloofa
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:45 pm

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln


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