It is possible to make your own vinegar, especially if you already make wine as the process is the same. Take your fermented beverage of choice (wine, cider, etc) and bring to a boil with any flavorings you like, then inoculate with a vinegar starter from a brewing shop. Toss on a clean cloth over it and wait.
(Do stop by a shop that deals with brewing and making wines as they have lots of people who can give you an idea of more exact directions, as the only vinegar I have made was on accident. Most cities have a shop or you can look online for brewing supplies and most reputable shops have a question and answer area).
Good luck! --Heather
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Hi Jackie Great Question !!!! I just googled this for you and this is what I found...
Because of its acid nature, vinegar is self-preserving and does not need refrigeration. White distilled vinegar will remain virtually unchanged over an extended period of time. And, while some changes can be observed in other types of vinegars, such as color changes or the development of a haze or sediment, this is only an aesthetic change. The product can still be used and enjoyed with confidence.
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