Alegar or Beergar

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  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1

    ChoccieGirl

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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
     
  2. Sep 27, 2010 #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 :cheers:
     
  3. Sep 28, 2010 #3

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    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
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 #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!
     
  5. Sep 28, 2010 #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 :cheers:

    Am off to Mary Arden's farm at the weekend for their Apple Day and Harvest Fair... apparently lots of ciders to be sampled!
     
  6. Sep 29, 2010 #6

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    No further thoughts?
     
  7. Sep 29, 2010 #7

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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!
     
  8. Sep 29, 2010 #8

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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 :D

    So give it awhile and they may be able to help
     
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    What are you trying to say! :shock: :whistle:
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 #10

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    Busted :lol:
     
  11. Sep 30, 2010 #11

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    surley all you need to do is get some mother of viniger and put it into a bottle of beer and use that?
    also the North Americans know it as malt vinigar so maybe a look at a US site
     
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    Just a thought, but couldn't you just brew a basic beer (even a kit would work I guess) and then introduce Mother of Vinegar to it?

    I tipped outa bit of some 2 year old beer from a pressure barrel t'other day. That would definately have needed diluting before you put it on your chips.

    EDIT: Beaten to it!
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 #13

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    Chicken! :lol:
     
  14. Sep 30, 2010 #14

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    Pah. It made my eyes water just smelling it.
     
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    So you wouldn't roll your onions in it then? :shock:
     
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