Our homemade vinegar is brewing.
Soon after returning with our "mothers," we moved them to
bigger jars to start the feeding process.
We put each one in a mix of
water and wine, then topped the jars with cheesecloth secured with
rubber bands to keep out vinegar flies.
Note: If doing this at home, you might want to move the mother with a
ladle, or wear gloves.
I used my bare hands and—even after scouring
them with coffee, baking soda, and other supposed odor neutralizers—they smelled of vinegar for two days….