Caring for the Mother of Vinegar

I had a mother of vinegar given to me and was trying to add to it ACV from the store to improve its acidity. I recently read that the if the mother is on the bottom of the bottle it is dead. So mine must have died a long time ago. Is it possible to keep the mother alive and health? Do you have any advise on its care?

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Oct 13, 2016
by: Anonymous

i have a beautiful light floating mother... how do i keep her happy? in room light , in darkness? do i feed her? with what. i want to save her, shes hard to 'breed' long ago i fed a large one w/ apple... dont '
member how that went....

May 02, 2016
help with the mother
by: Debbie

I have looked everywhere within "grandma's wisdom" and can not find anything to help me with instructions on "keeping the mother alive" for my next batch of ACV. Can you please let me know how to do this? Thank you!

Nov 02, 2011
The Mother & Fermentation
by: Grandma

The mother of vinegar should never be added to vinegar that is already fermented. The mother is added to help hurry along the fermentation. You probably did kill the mother by adding it to the Apple Cider Vinegar. I wrote a whole page about making vinegar if you look on the left "Vinegar Wisdom" then scroll down until you find, "Making Vinegar".

You can find Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother in your local grocery store or in your local health food store.


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