A few years ago, I learned how to make my own red wine vinegar. Sadly, I only made one batch. The second batch has been sitting in a cupboard since, well, if the note on the container is correct, September 2003. It must be a lie. At any rate, I haven’t done anything with the vinegar. I took the jar out of the cupboard to decide what to do with it, and boy was I surprised when I discovered that the mother, a gelatinous glop of bacteria and yeast that feeds the vinegar, had taken over the whole jar! Barely any liquid remains in the container!
Peter still wants to siphon off the vinegar and use it, but I am a little frightened. So, anyone out there want some mother?