Fruit Juice Vinegar



During season of fruits, we should avoid throwing the unsold overripe fruits, instead we can make them into expensive vinegars. The procedure is very simple as outlined below.


MATERIALS:

ripe fruits 2 kg
water 6 L
yeast 2 tsp
vinegar starter 8 c
sugar 4 c

UTENSILS:

measuring cup
measuring spoon
knife
chopping board
casserole
stove
cheesecloth
wide-mouthed glass jars
thermometer

PROCEDURE:

1. Mash pulp of ripe fruits (pineapple, etc.)
2. Dilute one (1) part of mashed fruit by weight with three (3) parts of water in a clean container. Extract juice by pressing through cheesecloth.
3. Add 4 c sugar to every 32 c (8L) of diluted fruit juice. Pasteurize at 60ºC for 10-15 minutes.
4. Cool, transfer into sterilized container, half filled and add 2 tsp yeast.
5. Transfer in a sterilized container half-filled and cool. Add ¼ tsp yeast for every 4 c diluted liquid. Cover with clean cloth/paper.
6. Ferment for seven (7) days until alcohol content is about eight (8) percent by volume.
7. Pour gently the alcohol solution into another sterilized container so as not to disturb the sediments. Add one (1) cup vinegar starter for every four (4) cups of the solution. Cover with clean cloth/paper.
8. Set aside for 15-20 days then determine the acidity which is usually between 6-7 percent.
9. Decant/strain. Pasteurize at 60 - 65ºC for 5 minutes.
10. Fill in sterilized bottle and seal tightly.
11. Label and store.

Source: DOST, photo courtesy of http://www.weilandsgourmetmarket.com/

10 comments:

  1. Where can I buy vinegar starter?

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  2. vinegar starter can be obtained from stores that sells vinegar - it is the soft gelatinous residue found on vinegars.

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  3. did you tried to do this?

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  4. can you also make a vinegar out of calamansi?

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  5. you can make vinegar with any fruit for as long as it has a lot of sugar or carbs....

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  6. how about passion fruit can also make vinegar? 2kg too.

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  7. Al, yes you can make sugar out of passion fruit.

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  8. 1. does c means cup and L liter?
    2. How do we measure alcohol content of 8%
    by volume?

    Reng Viray

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  9. Yes, c means cup, and L liter, yes by volume.

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  10. do we have to peel the fruits

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