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Old 08-09-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Near Jax Beach
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I have an old bottle of Heinz apple cider vinegar and it doesn't have a expire date and it smells like the real thing, does it get old?
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Vinegar keeps a long time. According to the website linked below, vinegar's shelf life is "almost indefinite."


Link: Vinegar FAQs: From Balsamic to Apple Cider to Red Wine to Distilled
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Yep^^ Keeps a long time is right. It does lose it's strength however. If you use it for pickling keep it fresh. Acidity must be correct level for safety.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:30 PM
 
Location: League City TX
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If it looks cloudy, just shake it up. That's the "mother".
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Yep^^ Keeps a long time is right. It does lose it's strength however. If you use it for pickling keep it fresh. Acidity must be correct level for safety.
Easy to fix... white vinegar (pickling vinegar) is cheapy cheap. Buy what you need for pickling fresh each year.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Near Jax Beach
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Great, thanks all.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Easy to fix... white vinegar (pickling vinegar) is cheapy cheap. Buy what you need for pickling fresh each year.
That's true. We keep several types of vinegars ..(small bottles). Not doing any serious pickling so we could rotate some stock.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Hunkering down atop Shasta
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I've know Bragg's organic vinegar to turn. It smelled and tasted nasty.
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