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Old 27-09-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hello m'dears, tis me again.

Here's the querie.

I make a mulberry chocolate (with mulberries from a 400 year old tree) and have been using an alegar reduction to complement the mulberries. But I want to change from my supplier as am a little disappointed.

Soooooo..who makes it over here? Do you have any recommendations? Do any of you actually distil your own? I know that it is popular in Bavaria and Holland... but it would be nice to get some from good old Blighty.

I am in North Lincolnshire.

All Beergar/Alegar info gratefully received.

Thank you, Chocciegirl xxx

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Old 27-09-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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Well that's a new one to me, and I've found a definition but nothing on how to make it. So it's basically a hopped malt vinegar?


I should warn you that discussion of distillation in any way, shape or form is forbidden on this forum and will probably get deleted, even though you're asking about a distilled vinegar and not a potable spirit.

If anyone knows about this I'm guessing it could be Aleman, so stick around and someone might be able to advise.

In the meantime, welcome to the forum

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Old 28-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Alegar or Beergar

seems interesting sour ale stored in a oak cask for a long time, allow the natural evapouration to reduce it, like balsamic vinegar.

I suppose you could reduce it with heat for a quicker result.

so brew a medieval ale to about 7% and and let aceto do it's stuff could be temping

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Old 28-09-2010, 02:22 AM   #4
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Welcome to the Forum CG.
Moley's not getting at you, it's just that it's a major Forum rule!

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Old 28-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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Hello peeps!

Don't worry, I don't feel got at . I'm not looking to distil it myself, so am not looking at tips and hints; I have enough on my plate with my little business and four children. Alegar is an Ale/Beer Vinegar, but I know you've worked that out.

You see I've drawn a bit of a blank on the whole thing and figured that if anyone would know anything then it would be yourselves. I just wondered if any of you knew who was making it and selling it commercially, or might be making it - preferably in this country, but not averse to going abroad if necessary.

My current supplier who is English is having his manufactured in South Africa, so it travels a bit! Trouble is, my current supplier has done a real primadonna on me, and I would rather not put any more money his way!

Thank you for the welcome. I should warn you that my hubby's nickname has always been Mole too

Am off to Mary Arden's farm at the weekend for their Apple Day and Harvest Fair... apparently lots of ciders to be sampled!

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Old 29-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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I think you are a little advanced in your field, so we're all trying to play catchup!
Patience, some one some where will know!
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You live and learn, never heard of it either.

I know a few members make their own cider vinegar....some intentionally

So give it awhile and they may be able to help

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