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Homebrewed Vinegar: How to Ferment 43 Delicious Varieties, Including Carrot-Ginger, Beet, Brown Banana, Pineapple, Corncob, Honey, and Apple Cider Vinegar

by Kirsten K. Shockey Author

If you've ever made your own pickles, you're probably familiar with the process of fermentation involved. Cucumbers and vinegar, right? But you might not know that you can make your own vinegar too! All you need is something with some fermentable sugar in it. In this in depth guide, author Kirsten K. Shockey walks the reader through the steps involved in creating your own vinegar from a variety of different ingredients, yielding vinegar with a wide array of flavors that can be used in recipes or consumed for the unique health benefits that accrue from the fermentation process. With an overview of the science of fermentation and dozens of recipes, Shockey will have you making your own apple cider vinegar, aged balsamic, rice vinegar, and many more varieties. Beyond the vinegar itself, Shockey offers recipes for tonics, oxymels, and other vinegar-based drinks and food. A comprehensive guide for the fermentation fanatic.