So I got a line on a 100 year old vinegar mother from the old Cribari wine family. I got my instructions and I'm ready to go. Truth be told: I was a little apprehensive about the wooden barrel. They are expensive, require curing, and though picturesque, they're not the best thing for vinegar. The cute little spigots get clogged up with mother and the bung hole in the top isn't big enough to actually get the vinegar out. They make them with lids especially for vinegar, but those cost $200. I'm so happy I found this glass, Italian-made cask at Oak Barrel Wine Craft on San Pablo in Berkeley. $36 and I'm in business. Ready to make my vinegar. It's picturesque in its own way don't you think?
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