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Making your own vinegar at home is simple, quick, and rewarding. Never buy red wine vinegar again once you make your first batch! You cultivate the vinegar mother and can even share it with friends. You can look for red wine vinegar mother at your local homebrewing shop, but mine was out, so I ordered it online. It’s basically “live” red wine vinegar which contains the bacteria Acetobacter, which eats alcohol and turns it into acetic acid, the tangy flavor we know as vinegar. This project appears as an article in CRAFT, Vol. 9 by Alastair Bland, which you can preview in our Digital Edition.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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