[Sca-cooks] Concentrated drinks shelf life
tierna.britt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 07:43:27 PDT 2007
On 9/28/07, Mairi Ceilidh <jjterlouw at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I don't even refrigerate it, and it keeps for months. Yeah, I "lost" a
> bottle in the pantry several years ago. It was probably a year or so old
> when I found it. Still good. Vinegar is a wonderful thing.
> Mairi Ceilidh
> I made some sekanjabin and some syrup of lemons today for Pennsic, and when
> I took them downstairs to the fridge, I discovered that we still have a lot of
> sekanjabin syrup from last year. It's perfectly clear and smells
> completely normal, but my husband is worried that it might not be any good.
> I seem to
> remember that sugar syrups are pretty stable and don't really even need to
> be stored in the fridge, but will last for a long time. Anybody have any
> ideas how long this stuff will last?
Mine's five years old, made with cider vinegar and turbinado. Still as
strong as ever, still good. When I worked in food service we used to
filter cloudy malt vinegar through a coffee filter and put it back on
the tables. I do same with my vinegars and probably would if the
sekanjabin got cloudy.
But when verjuice goes, man, you can tell it's gone. It grows a
'something' spongy in the middle of the bottle. Which is another
reason I just snort lightly at settlings in vinegar and use it anyway.
I have seen dead stuff, and it was scary.
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