[Sca-cooks] Vinegar circa 9th c. CE + musk

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Apr 21 17:42:49 PDT 2012

Tre mentioned:
<<< My husband makes cider and we had a batch go to vinegar, so I  
saved it to use for some of my SCA cooking. I made a cucumber salad  
for a recent event which I've made before with commercial cider  
vinegar. Usually, if I soak the cucumbers longer than a few hours, it  
comes out very tart. This time, using our homemade vinegar, I soaked  
them for several days, and still had some sweetness left. I was  
actually worried about it a bit, because the vinegar was MUCH sweeter  
than commercial vinegar...but it worked out really well.>>>

Did you test the acidity of the vinegar? This would be an interesting  
bit of evidence. This won't tell you how strong the vinegar is, but it  
would tell you how acidic.

It's been well over a quarter century since I had high school  
chemistry, but can't you test for acid levels fairly accurately, and  
easily with litmus paper?


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