[Sca-cooks] Making vinegar?
david at vastrepast.com
Sat Nov 14 09:27:24 PST 2009
WOW What a great entry.
On 11/13/09 11:17 PM, "Robert Dunn" <robert.arthur.dunn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Glad to see I'm not alone in my madness of vinegar making!
> There are a lot of sources for vinegar making from the 1700-1800
> period, but prior to that I haven't had much luck with primary sources.
> I found a French encyclopedia of mechanical processes from 1789(ish-
> it's downstairs right now) which stated that those who entered the
> Corporatif du Maitres Vinegriers were sworn to secrecy. So much for
> getting first-hand accounts of the Orleans method.
> There are several online sources in GoogleBooks that detail production
> methods from Orleans to the Pasteur process. Try searching for
> "treatise vinegar manufacture."
> There is however the Qi Min Yao Shu, a multi volume work from China in
> the 3rd(?) century which contains methods for making 22 types of
> vinegar. I have yet to find a translation, later edition, etc near me.
> I'm actually entering my first vinegar (alegar) today at the St.
> Eligius event in Dragonship Haven, EK.
> I made a brown ale based on a narrative from Digby, an alegar in an
> oak cask (Orleans Method) from the brown ale, and a horseradish sauce
> using the alegar I made instead of vinegar.
> Thomas of Silverwood
> On Nov 13, 2009, at 2:42 PM, Michael Gunter <countgunthar at hotmail.com>
>> I'm thinking about learning to make vinegar.
>> Vinegar seems so essential to so many
>> cultures as a preservative and food but I don't
>> see many people making it, which is sad because
>> it is so much a part of pretty much any civilization.
>> Any sources on vinegar making? I'm thinking of
>> trying some when we get moved into the new house
>> and I have a garage.
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