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Old March 2, 2017   #676
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I've got lots of cider vinegar going! When to cap it?

I have no idea about anything to do with cider vinegar.
Only what I have read on line.

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On the way to a job interview I stopped at a brew supply store.
Bought four airlock and four stoppers.
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Okay asparagus was on sale so I am fermenting two bunches of it with dill seeds and garlic powder.
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Here are the asparagus fermenting.
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I also found a fantastic way to hold the stuff down.
This is an 80 fluid once jar.
I took a coffee can lid and cut the outside rim off.
I then folded it in half and cut a circle out in the middle about 1/2 inch in diameter.
Then I made a cone out of it and slid it into the container past the shoulder.
It is working very well.

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worth i'd suggest checking on the type of plastic that is, might not be good, about the only thing i read on plastic to use was from milk jugs, i used the kind where the plastic dents in a bit like a circle, then punch holes in it, it's big enough to go below the neck of the jar and it's tapered , fits really good. i'll take some pictures when i get back home , might explain it better. not all plastic is good to use. ---tom
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worth i'd suggest checking on the type of plastic that is, might not be good, about the only thing i read on plastic to use was from milk jugs, i used the kind where the plastic dents in a bit like a circle, then punch holes in it, it's big enough to go below the neck of the jar and it's tapered , fits really good. i'll take some pictures when i get back home , might explain it better. not all plastic is good to use. ---tom
Brother thanks but I already checked on it.
It is recycle code number 2.
High density Polyethylene one of three plastics safe and has a low risk of leaching.
Most of this plastic scare is when you heat stuff up and why I will NOT use what people call Styrofoam which is really polystyrene .

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here's some pictures of what i did with the milk jugs, this one is a quart jug, because the chocolate milk pic. came out better, the gallon ones are bigger, just used a paper punch for holes but a drill would work too, i just kept cutting it smaller to fit the body of the jar but bigger than the neck of the jar. if anyone is interested,
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Thanks.

It is amazing what a person can come up with if they put their minds to it.

When I was at the Brew store they had used 5 gallon wood whisky barrels for sale.
I just had the take the cork out of one and smell inside.
Oh my god, the smell was to die for.
It didn't smell like the whiskey in a bottle is was sweeter.

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I sampled the asparagus and it is tasting pretty darn good.
Just a hint of asparagus flavor left slightly tart full garlic tasting body with a good dill finish no more grassy flavor.
This is one everyone should try.

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yah but does your pee still smell for asparagus! LOL
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I put the asparagus in the refrigerator and now have 1 1/2 quarts of Kosher Dill deli style pickles going.
Yesterday they had some really nice fresh hard crispy crunchy pickling cucumbers at the store.
The total cost was $2.26 cents for the cucumbers and a jar of Claussen refrigerator pickles is $3.14.
So it is a little cheaper to do it this way and I know what it is.
It only takes about 7 days or so to make these things.

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Worth, thanks for pioneering fermented asparagus. I want to keep the flavour, so will do 3 varieties, with dill, with garlic and plain. Just a couple of months to wait - it is currently -10 and lightly snowing...
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Worth, do you prefer dill seed to fresh dill? Why?
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Fresh dill I do not have and the dell seed seems to work and stores well.
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