has anyone made their own homemade red wine vinegar? my husband is currently conducting an experiment to make some. my only concern is about parasites.... from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_wine...:
Vinegar eels (Turbatrix aceti), a form of nematode, may occur in some forms of vinegar. These feed on the microbial culture that is used to create the vinegar (called mother of vinegar) and can occur in naturally fermenting vinegar. Most manufacturers filter and pasteurize their product before bottling to eliminate any potential adulteration.
Although they are harmless and non-parasitic, leaving eels in vinegar is considered objectionable and is not permitted in vinegar bottled for consumers in the United States. Manufacturers normally filter and pasteurize their product prior to bottling to prevent the eels from occurring
any good way for us to filter on our own? looking around online, various websites suggest filtering through cheesecloth or coffee filters (several layers of both). is that enough to remove the eels? i'm generally not turned off by much but this makes me pretty queasy. ;)