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|How to make herb vinegar|
How to make Herb VinegarMaking herb vinegars is easy and rewarding. The colors are lovely, the taste is delicious and the process is satisfying.
Some general guidelines:
Cut herbs in the morning, if possible, after the dew has dried but before it gets hot. The essential oils will release from the herbs at about 85 degrees F.
Never put your vinegar in a container whose previous contents are unknown to you. It is not a good idea to buy bottles for vinegar at flea markets or yard sales.
Check the vinegar you are going to use for acidity. Any vinegar with 5% acidity can be used to make herb vinegar.
Selecting a vinegar:
The most commonly used vinegars are red or white wine vinegars and cidar vinegars. Rice wine vinegar, sherry vinegar and other specialty vinegars may also be used. Distilled white vinegar is easy to obtain and will make a nice herb vinegar, but it will have a sharper flavor than the wine vinegars.
Some favorite combinations:
Experiment. Use the herbs you enjoy. Be generous in the amout of herbs you use to make the vinegar. It is hard to have anything but success in making herb vinegars.