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    White film on vinegar?

    I have a big bottle of white wine vinegar I got from Costco. After not using it for maybe two weeks, there's a white film that formed on top. When I moved the bottle, it sank to the bottom. Anyone know what this is and how I can prevent it in the future? Also, can I still use the vinegar?




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    Wow you are actually probably lucky, that's almost certainly what is called a "mother" and can be used to form new vinegars from any wine...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_of_vinegar

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    Is your vinegar unpastuerized? If so that white film is the "mother". If you want you can strain it out, reserve it, and make your own vinegar.

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    If you are unsure bring it back. One of the things I love about Costco is their liberal return policy.

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    The bottle does not say whether it is pasteurized, but it does say sediment formed is harmless. The brand is Acetum if anyone know if it is pasteurized or not.

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    The vinegar doesn't have to be unpasteurized for mother of vinegar to form it's just more common in unpasteurized.

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    Yeah, that's nice.

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    Duck!!!!!!!!!!!!! New vinegar making hobby incoming!!!!

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